We read a ton of blog posts prior to our Ciudad Perdida, Colombia trek in December 2019. Knowing what to expect and what to bring on the Ciudad Perdida trek (also known as the Lost City trek) was important to us. We were grateful for a lot of the insights, but we found that a lot of the top-ranking posts on the subject are a little outdated, causing us to bring some items we hadn’t needed to.
We didn’t have a lot of time in Cartagena, but we are so glad we had as much time as we did in Getsemani. Getsemani is a vibrant, up-and-coming neighborhood, making it an excellent base for your visit to Cartagena with kids. It’s just an easy 5-minute walk through the colorful market stalls of Parque Centenario to the world-famous Cartagena Old Town.
Nestled way up high in the jungle of the lush Sierra Nevada mountains, Colombia’s Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) hike is a legitimate bucket list item for many intrepid travelers. It’s not an easy trek to Ciudad Perdida and unlike Machu Picchu there is no train to get you there the easy way. You may be wondering, “can I hike to Ciudad Perdida with kids?”
I loved hiking as a kid! Hiking with my family was filled with endless adventures and discoveries. I remember great laughs and lots of hiking songs. It seemed like my Mom knew all the hiking songs to sing in the whole world and I loved singing them all.
Though I love traveling with kids, I’m the first to say that at times I do miss the days of traveling pre-kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love having them there and wouldn’t have it any other way, but there are usually things we’d like to do that are impossible with kids. I do not often like to admit that things are “impossible” with kids, but hiking Angels Landing definitely falls into that category.
Our recent trip to Colombia with kids was one of the best family holidays we’ve ever had. We had no trouble filling our Colombia itinerary with kids with some of the best things to do around Cartagena and along the Caribbean coast.
We’re big Game of Thrones fans (ugh, even after that horrible ending), and we were very excited to visit Meereen. Game of Thrones fans will find the trip to Klis Fortress worth it, in fact, we thought it was the top of our list of things to do in Split with kids.
A Thailand family holiday will create memories that will last a lifetime. Tropical beaches, lush jungles, rugged mountains and friendly locals all make Thailand kid-friendly. Adults will surely love the famous Thai foods such as Pad Thai and the delicious Thai curries. But finding kid-friendly food in Thailand may prove to be a bit more difficult.
The Palm Desert Cross hike is one of the best hikes in Palm Desert. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you’ll be sharing the trail with everyone from young families with a baby in a carrier to power walking retirees. Everyone is in a good mood, with a big smile on their faces with a friendly “hello” as you pass by.
The land of leprechauns, four leaf clovers and rainbows, Ireland is an amazing place for a family vacation. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any leprechauns or four leaf clovers and by the end of our 3 week Ireland road trip with kids, we had only seen one rainbow. While we expected the first two, the third one was a bit of a surprise, but regardless, we still found Ireland to be a phenomenal place to travel with kids.