Your Guide to Family Adventure in Costa Rica - Part One

Friday, April 14, 2017
Heather

When most think of what a summer family vacation should be, they might think theme park or maybe sitting on a beach somewhere. But for the price of those vacations, you could instead have a once in a lifetime adventure in Costa Rica!

Central and South America used to feel too far out of reach, and flights a few years ago would definitely break the bank, but now flights are getting cheaper by the day, and it’s not only a reality to take an amazing family vacation in Costa Rica but an affordable one too.

Nowhere else will you find so much wildlife, outdoor adventure, and fun. Costa Rica really is a different world, one that you can’t even really imagine or wrap your head around until you experience it. Our family spent almost two months in Costa Rica, so I’m going to show you how to get the most out of this magical destination with a three-part guide. Below you will find the best places to eat, sleep, and have the most amazing family fun!

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A First Time Travelers Guide to Bustling Bristol!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Heather

Bristol is a bustling city full of life and vigor. Everywhere you look something is going on. The city is also full of amazing family friendly activities and should definitely be a top destination for your next family vacation!

Below, you will find our families’ guide to getting the most out of the city and hopefully it will help you in planning your own trip.

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My Top Pizza Choice In Vegas!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Heather

On our last visit to Vegas, we stayed at the fabulous Green Valley Ranch, and as soon as we walked in we knew we definitely wouldn’t go hungry. Like most casinos they have many restaurants on their property, but Green Valley boasted one major difference other casinos don’t have, Pizza Rock. Before even trying Pizza Rock we overheard several people talking about how fantastic it was. When you overhear others saying how great it is, you know you have to try it out for yourselves.

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Barrel & Bushel: A Stop That Can't Be Missed!

Friday, February 5, 2016
Heather

His passion for food is tangible, you can feel it, you can taste it. Chef Dan Dienemann pulls up a chair next to our table and starts to describe that passion, and how it is incorporated into the food he prepares and serves every day at Barrel & Bushel. So much passion for a restaurant I might not normally think to visit if I wasn’t already staying at The Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner right next door. I can’t believe anyone could possibly miss out on this place. By the way, the picture above is his take on Chicken & Waffles! Bourbon french toast, B&B pickles, B&B hot sauce and buttered amber maple syrup. Is your mouth watering yet? You know you want some.

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T-Bones Chophouse - A Cut Above The Rest

Friday, January 15, 2016
Heather

Upscale dining options in Vegas can get overwhelming, there are celebrity chef restaurants that try to get you with the “fame” and others that try to claim the have the best “fill in the blank” you’ve ever had, but really the “best I’ve ever had” in Vegas is located off the strip; introducing… T-Bones Chophouse. It unassumingly sits inside The Red Rock Casino & Resort and in my opinion the name doesn’t quite give it the recognition it rightly deserves. Before making our reservations I hadn’t had the time to look at reviews or do any research like I normally do, I had no idea what to expect.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!