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HOW TO DO ROAD TRIPS WITH KIDS

Planning, Prep, and Packing: How to De-Stress Travel with Kids

 

The open road is calling, and you’ve got a wonderful family destination in mind for your vacation together. There’s only one challenge between here and there: the child or children riding in the backseat. If you love the idea of a family getaway but feel your shoulders tensing up thinking of the boredom, potty breaks, and potential sibling rivalry inside the car, you need a plan.

When heading out for a family trip, there’s a lot of temptation to pack as if you’re on the run: cramming all…

MAYAN RUINS IN TULUM, MEXICO

(Photo: Tulum, Mexico, Forbes.com)

Who were the Mayans?

The Mayans or “Maya” were a group of peoples indigenous to Mexico and Central America. They inhabited what is now known as modern-day Yucatán (as well as other parts of Mexico) southward through Guatemala and El Salvador (to name a few countries). The Maya Civilization was cultivated as far back as 7000-2000 BCE. The history of Mesoamerica and its many periods throughout time is vast and quite impressive. The Mayans are known for their building of great pyramids as well as their belief system, where everything is cyclical.

THE WINTER SOLSTICE

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What Is the Winter Solstice? The winter solstice occurs during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter season and is the day with the least amount of daylight. The solstice also has the longest amount of nightfall and the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. Because of this, it is also known as “the longest night” and “the shortest day” of the year. This year, in 2019, the solstice is set to occur on December 21st-22nd. The winter solstice usually marks the first day of winter in the United States but varies in…