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From a magical canoe ride through the Brazilian Amazon to an exploration of the sights and sounds of a Thai floating market, these six destinations come with unique activities sure to keep everyone engaged. So, let’s go!

January 3, 2020

Ready for the Best Family Vacation Spots on Earth? Let’s Go!

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Each June, hundreds of Peruvian families come together for a one-of-a-kind festival near the village of Quehue. About 100 miles from Cusco, Quehue boasts an ancient tradition rooted in the culture of the Inca. Lasting four days, the event includes bridge building, dancing, a feast of local delicacies, and marks a unique way to learn about Peruvian culture for kids. Learn more about the Q’eswachaka Festival and why it helps locals “bridge” the cultural gap to their past.

December 20, 2019

Peruvian Culture for Kids: The Q’eswachaka Festival

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No two families are alike. So, why do so many family vacation packages and tours look the same? At Our Whole Village, we think vacation opportunities should be just as varied and creative as the families who take them! That’s why, today, I’m shining a spotlight on distinct types of family travel. That way, you can find the best fit for your family’s unique interests and needs.

October 25, 2019

Choosing the Best Vacation Destinations with Kids

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From cooking classes to standup paddleboarding, there are countless ways to enjoy educational travel adventures. Read on to learn about some of the educational trip options that we offer and to find out which ones are right for you and your family.

September 3, 2019

Travel with a Learning Curve: Educational Travel Adventures Your Family Will Love

Check out what one of the families in the Our Whole Village network has to say about their most recent family vacation to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in northeast Brazil. One thing’s for sure. When it comes to traveling to Brazil with kids, adventures abound.

August 28, 2019

Traveling to Brazil with Kids: A Family Trip to Lençóis Maranhenses

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Just as there’s more to France than the Eiffel Tour, Machu Picchu’s just the beginning when it comes to what to do in Peru. Beyond this ancient monument’s polished, dry-stone walls and classical Inca-style architecture lies a whole world of Peruvian landscapes and cultures to be explored. Check out these awe-inspiring places to visit in Peru with kids.

August 12, 2019

Beyond Machu Picchu: 5 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit in Peru

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Peru’s natural landscapes make it the perfect launching off point for endless adventures. And its ancient Incan sites afford gorgeous views of the region, indigenous villages, and iconic llamas and alpacas. Here’s what you need to know about the nation’s vibrant culture before your next family trip to Peru.

July 1, 2019

From Retablos to Fútbol: Cultural Insights for Your Next Family Trip to Peru

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How do you want to experience Costa Rica? Do you want to visit the major tourist attractions, check them off your list, and call it a day? If so, that’s great. But a family homestay probably won’t rank at the top of your travel. Do you want to immerse yourself and your family in authentic […]

August 29, 2018

Authentic Costa Rica: A Family Homestay Experience

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In recent years, there’s been a lot of buzz about traveling like a local. And with good reason. It helps you learn about new cultures through observation and participation. It makes it easier to meet new people and find off-the-beaten-path treasures. But when it comes to travel with kids, how do you reap the benefits […]

July 7, 2018

Travel with Kids: How to Fit in Like a Local

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Do you want to open your children’s hearts and minds to new cultures and experiences? Are you actively encouraging your kids to be better global citizens? For deeper cultural (and linguistic) immersion, consider a homestay during your next family adventure. When organized through a reputable company, homestays offer safe, affordable accommodations for the whole family. […]

June 5, 2018

3 Reasons a Homestay Enriches Family Adventure

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