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Traveling with MS: Finding accessible adventure in Costa Rica

Travel naturally inspires individuals to experience new cultures, food, adventures, and activities. Traveling with MS (multiple sclerosis), especially to exotic locations such as Costa Rica, adds an additional challenge that demands careful planning and flexibility.
Posted on April 10, 2017

Costa Rica Family Travel

Written by Chez Chesak, and reprinted with permission from Everett Potter's Travel Report

In the Costa Rican jungle, at the base of the zipline tower, she balked, refusing to go any further. With my family all geared up in harnesses, helmets and gloves and the guides egging her on, our 8-year old daughter was not only afraid of the zipline – she was too afraid to even climb the tower that would kick off the tour of several ziplines through the park.

Posted on March 22, 2017

It's True: Family Vacations DO Exist


  Sally Grimes-Chesak, Director of Marketing & Family Programs at Journeys International, experienced her first Journeys for Families trip in the summer of 2014, before she joined the Journeys staff. Here, she reminisces about her family’s vacation (and back at the office, she’s knee-deep in planning her next adventure, during spring break 2015).


Posted on November 13, 2014

Why Costa Rica?


 Executive Director of Adventure Travel Trade Association, Chris Chesak, has done a lot of traveling throughout his lifetime. But this summer his daughters will experience their first international adventure with their mom and dad.
Posted on May 16, 2014

Benefits of Camp, Delights of Travel


 Journeys President Robin Weber Pollak explains why summer camp is the way to go for families.
Posted on March 4, 2014


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