Friday, April 22, 2011

Melvin Family: Playa del Carmen Adventure

The Melvin Family spent Spring Break in the heart of Playa del Carmen (the center of Mexico's Riviera Maya area) at The Gran Porto Real, a family friendly all-inclusive beachfront resort. They had one adventure after another. They spent one entire day at Explor Adventure Park. They also strolled 5th Avenue, took scuba lessons, drank copious amounts of Pina minus the Colada, snorkeled, enjoyed the cuisine and much more.

Here's a glimpse of their Mexican Vacation. Thanks for trusting Destinations with your vacation, Melvin Family!

View from chaise lounge the first day
View from room balcony
He was in search of a coconut to drink out of and had no problem finding one
Exploring the cenotes (underwater caves)
Amphibious vehicle exploration through 6 miles of jungle and caverns

Ziplining kiddos. They did all 14 lines.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Adventure in Costa Rica

We recently had a honeymoon couple return from Costa Rica and they shared some gorgeous pictures with us. They flew into San Jose and rented a car (make sure it's a 4 wheel drive vehicle) to travel to the Arenal and Monteverde regions. The Arenal Volcano is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Monteverde is home to cloud forests which are rare and occur within tropical or subtropical mountainous environments where the atmospheric conditions are just right for a consistent cover of clouds.

They kept the road hot and took advantage of several outdoor adventure activities:
  • Sky Trek Canopy Tour (aka zipling)
  • Arenal Volcano
  • The Sloth Sanctuary near the Monteverde cloud forest reserve
  • ATV (all-terrain vehicle) tour
  • Orchid garden tour
  • Hanging bridge walk
  • La Trepiche coffee plantation tour
  • Stopped in Fuentes Frescas to see the waterfalls

Waterfall in Fuentes Frescas

Arenal Volcano

View from the Zipline

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Big Island, Big Memories

Turtle Beach in Kona
The Kilgore Family spent their Spring Break on Oahu and The Big Island in Hawaii. They spent time in Honolulu visiting Pearl Harbor. On the Big Island they were very adventurous and took in the sheer beauty and scenery. They made memories that will last a lifetime, and their pictures say a thousand words.

The highlights include:
  • Seeing the Arizona memorial and the USS Missouri. We got to see the actual papers (instruments of surrender) that the Japanese had to sign to surrender. One of the tour guides gave some interesting details about the signing of those documents. When Japan's copy was signed the Canadian Colonel signed in the wrong spot and they had to do pen and ink changes on the spot to fix them. I was able to take pictures of the documents as well.
  • We watched portions of the filming for "Hawaii Five-O" on the beach right outside our hotel as we ate breakfast.
  • The kids got to see and swim with sea turtles at sea turtle beach. They actually swim right up by you without hesitation.
    Black Sand Beach
    Waipio Valley
    Akaka Falls
    USS Missouri
    View from room at Royal Kona

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