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International Travel with Children

Our family with 9 children on horseback in El Valle de Anton

Our family with 9 children on horseback
in El Valle de Anton

As a family with 9 small children, we have had some great away-from-home adventures.  We generally try to take our children with us whenever we travel, from adoption trips to Guatemala, trade shows and continuing education meetings on the West Coast, Canada and Central America, to just plain interesting and fun trips for extended periods.  When we only had 5 little ones we took a 9-day trip around Arizona and New Mexico in an RV  with 9 of us (including Robyn’s parents), when we had 6 children we took them all to Costa Rica for a week to study rain and cloud forests, volcanoes and Latin American cultures.

Now we are in Panama for three months where we are concentrating on learning swimming, Spanish language, and cultures of Indigenous and resident populations of Panama.

9 children jump into pool

Our crew of 9 children jumping into the pool

We are having a great time, and also learning more about ourselves and our children, as well as traveling with children.

As time permits, and I am finding time in short supply, we will try to add more blog posts with some helpful things we’ve learned in order to guide others who may want to visit “Family Friendly Panama”.

Our family with 9 children on an Embera dug-out canoe

Our family with 9 children on an Embera piragua, or dug-out canoe

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