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Grand Legacy at the Park Hotel Review: Staying Across the Street from Disneyland

On my family’s recent spring break trip to Disneyland, we again decided to stay at an off-property hotel “across the street” from Disneyland. Although we love staying in Disney hotels for the theming and perks when we can, the price is sometimes prohibitive – and it was definitely prohibitive during spring break week! Off-property Disneyland …

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Top 10 Hotel Room Hacks for Traveling with Babies & Toddlers

My family spends a lot of time in hotels on our travels. Because our kids are so young (ages 6 and 2), our family of four regularly piles into a single standard room. Things can get a little tight and we don’t always have all the supplies we’d want in the most ideal of circumstances, …

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An Unsafe Hotel Crib During a Recent Stay: What Would You Do?

When you travel with kids, you expect a few bumps in the road.  Usually it’s the kids who throw the curveballs.  Or the airlines.  Very rarely is it the hotels.  This time for my family, it was the hotel.  The curveball that came our way was more than just bad service – it was a …

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5 Tips for Getting Started with Hotel Points

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most important tools in my family’s travel arsenal is travel loyalty points. Travel can be expensive, but families can do more of it and do it cheaper by maximizing the benefits these loyalty …

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A Family-Friendly Vacation Rental Experience with VaycayHero

This post is sponsored by VaycayHero.  All opinions are my own. Like many families, I have found that vacation rentals are often a better bet for my family than hotel rooms.  Condos and homes provide more space as well as the convenience of amenities like a kitchen, laundry, and separate sleeping and living spaces.  Vacation …

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Le Westin Montreal with Kids: Hotel Review

Montreal, Canada is a gorgeous city in the summer and an ideal destination for traveling with kids.  My family recently spent two nights in Montreal in late June 2014, where we stayed in the Le Westin Montreal Hotel. Westin hotels are, of course, one of the Starwood brands of hotel and are usually fairly high-end.  Since my …

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Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review, Part 2

This review is part of a two part series covering my family’s stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel from May 14-17, 2014. Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review, Part 1 (Overview, Cost, Rooms, Dining) Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel Review, Part 2 (Resort Amenities, Transportation, Critiques, Comparison to Hollywood Hotel, & Final Verdict) Last week, I …

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