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Spring Break, Stomach Bugs, & a Surprising Gesture from a Hotel that Saved a Day of our Vacation

If you are a parent who travels with kids, you’ve probably had your fair share of travel mishaps.  My family has experienced most of them by now: diaper explosions at 36,000 feet, lost car keys, trips to the ER, and the usual stomach bugs that spread like wildfire through the family. On our 9 day …

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How Southwest Almost Totally Screwed Up My Last Flight then Totally Redeemed Itself

As any frequent traveler will tell you, even the best of airlines can have a bad day.  Sometimes, the weather gods conspire or a rogue employee’s bad attitude turns an ordinary trip into a painful delay or a poor customer service experience. I write often about how much I love Southwest Airlines for family travel.  During my Presidents …

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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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Why We Travel with Our Kids: A Heartwarming Hong Kong Story

On our recent trip to Hong Kong, one poignant experience really stood out to me that crystallizes why my husband and I have decided to travel so much with our kids. During our time at Hong Kong Disneyland, our five year old daughter naturally paid a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to be transformed into …

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Lessons Learned from Flying with Two Kids for the First Time

My husband and I just returned from our first flight with Baby #2, which was also our first trip with our entire family of four.  We took our 4 1/2 month old son and our almost 5 year old daughter to visit my grandmother in North Carolina to celebrate her 92nd birthday.  The trip turned …

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A Comprehensive Review of Disney’s Aulani Resort

My family went to Disney’s newest resort, Aulani, for four nights in March.  We packed so much into those four days that I’m only now just getting around to writing all of it up. Let me start by saying that the trip was truly magical.  Our daughter was just a month shy of her fourth …

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