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Coping with a Cancellation or Flight Delay with Kids

A few weeks ago, I was returning from the Big Island of Hawaii with my husband, parents, and daughter, and one of our dreaded travel fears arose – a flight cancellation. We were in a fairly remote airport (KOA) flying an airline that only has one flight a day back to the San Francisco Bay …

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Choosing a Disneyland Hotel with a Baby, Toddler, or Young Child

If you grew up going to Disney World like I did, you might be surprised to know that the hotel situation in Disneyland is very different.  Disneyland was built first, and Walt Disney only purchased a relatively small amount of land for the park.  As it became clear that Disneyland would be a hit destination, …

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Time-Saving Tips to Skip Long Lines at Disneyland

My husband and I have been big Disney fans for a long time, so we definitely looked forward to taking our little one down to Anaheim as soon as possible. What we did not look forward to was standing in Disneyland lines for hours and finding ourselves with a cranky toddler. Luckily, there are ways you …

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Bring vs. Rent: Carseats

My law school friend Lucy sent me a Facebook message today asking about a dilemma many parents traveling with children often face — do I bring my child’s carseat along as checked luggage or do I rent one along with my rental car?  (Note: If you are going on a trip to stay with family, consider whether …

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