Category - Field Trips

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Waterfalls and Rappelling at Bocawina National Park
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Cockscomb Hike with the Ladies of Placencia
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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia
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Cheap and Free things to do in Key West
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Getting your nature fix in the Florida Keys
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A long weekend in Key West Florida
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Field Trip-Atlantic City Seafood Festival

Waterfalls and Rappelling at Bocawina National Park

Girls just want to have fun… heart pounding, adrenaline pumping, muscle shaking fun. We have SUCH a great group of expats here in Placencia (that I’m so grateful for) that are so welcoming and kind and cool. The moms group organized a ladies only, kids-free adventure outing that was awesome! We all carpooled out to the beautiful and lush rainforest of Bocawina National Park for a day of hiking, swimming in natural pools, and the seriously insane waterfall rappelling. They also have a zip line course in the…

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Cockscomb Hike with the Ladies of Placencia

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a huge park about an hour drive from Placencia that has a bunch of hiking trails and waterfalls and even river tubing. If you come to the village on vacation but want to see the jungle and spot some cool wildlife, Cockscomb is probably the closest trip you can choose. I had the pleasure of tagging along with some other moms from the village on a kids-free morning hike. The entrance fee is $2.50 for Belizean nationals and residents and $10 for…

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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia

Placencia has a fair amount of families with young children; I’d guess percentage-wise, probably more so than Ambergris Caye.  Or at least it’s my impression that Placencia is more family friendly and San Pedro is more party people and empty nesters that prefer a more refined adult-only vibe. It’s one of the reasons we chose Placencia over the Cayes- we have a wonderful, active, welcoming community of moms and dads here. I joined various “mom’s groups” on Facebook ahead of our move and instantly started low-key cyber stalking…

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Cheap and Free things to do in Key West

Key West is mostly about eating, drinking and shopping but there are plenty of other amusements to be had- many of them for little or no money. First off, pick up a visitor’s guide or look online to see what events are happening during your stay. We saw the remnants of the Chalk Art Festival all along the sidewalk at the Truman Waterfront (along the harbor where the cruise ships come in but opposite side of Mallory Square); some pretty spectacular works and a good place to watch…

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Getting your nature fix in the Florida Keys

If you can drag yourself out of the bar or away from the pool on your Florida Keys vacation, you might just find that these islands have a bevy of natural wonder to offer. There are 3 state parks right on Route 1 in the Keys and a multitude of other beautiful sites to visit. For $4.50 per person you can enter a park for the day to walk their trails, visit their nature center, enjoy their beaches, and use their clean and modern facilities complete with showers….

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A long weekend in Key West Florida

My parents spent the month of November in a rented house in Key West. We traveled down to see them for Thanksgiving.     We flew Spirit airlines (probably my least favorite airline: a “budget” carrier that nickel and dimes you to death for the privilege of cramming yourself in to one of their tiny faux leather seats) from Atlantic City to Ft. Lauderdale then rented a car to drive down the Keys.   While we’d been to Key West before, we’d never driven there, and we’d never…

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Field Trip-Atlantic City Seafood Festival

For the third consecutive year, the Atlantic City Seafood Festival was held at Bader Field in Atlantic City. It happened back in September but it’s cool events like this that we will definitely miss when we move abroad. Some 50-plus restaurants and eateries are all gathered in one location. Most eateries were local to Atlantic City but there were several from other parts of New Jersey.   Each participant has a booth or tent set up and usually offers three or four food options.   Admission is free; you just pay…

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