destination: norway, tromso, kirkenes, oslo, restaurants, things to do, christmas in norway, husky dog sledding, dog sledding, Tromsø, Villmarkssenter, Authentic Scandinavia, Hurtigruten, puppies, snow, ice, polar night, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family adventures, flying standby
After chasing down the Northern Lights unsuccessfully in Iceland four years ago, this unfulfilled dream of ours has never left the forefront of our thoughts. When we read that Tromsø was the one place on Earth where the Northern Lights appeared more than anywhere else in the world, Norway soared to the top of our adventure list. We immediately...
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, anaheim, disneyland, good neighbor hotel, hojo, retro family fun, swimming, disney's california adventure, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, traveling standby
The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground opened 10 years after Disneyland debuted to the public and was the first good neighbor hotel located in proximity to the park. It’s a five-time winner of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States, and claims to be the #9 family hotel in the entire country. A bewildering...
Olso, Norway, Radisson Blu, Olso Airport Hotel, creating family memories, misadventures traveling standby, family travel, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, breakfast, hotel breakfast airport hotel
Flights didn’t look good departing from Oslo to Amsterdam on December 30 but if nothing else we are risk takers. What do a couple too few seats even mean to a standby traveler? Anything can happen. After all, we made it on a flight from Kirkenes to Oslo that morning when the odds were against us, and not just...
Christmas in Norway, Winter in Norway, Norway, Oslo, Scandinavia, Europe, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, misadventures traveling standby, Christmas, Scandinavian Christmas
Across town, in the opposite direction of the graffiti and promiscuous pictures was where we found our home for Christmas. This darling airbnb, with red cupboards in the kitchen and four single beds laying side by side each other in the bedroom, was perfect for our celebrations. Though we longed to be in Tromsø, we were finally in a...
bad airbnb, oslo, norway, bad host, bad experience, christmas in norway, winter in norway, stinky airbnb, dirty shoes, dirty laundry, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
We knew it would be an adventure to travel for Christmas, especially through two different climates and with a suitcase full of Christmas presents, but we didn’t quite anticipate everything that could go wrong, would go wrong. On our first leg of the trip from Salt Lake City, Utah to Galveston, Texas one of our bags of luggage was...
Hotel Galvez and Spa, Wyndham Resorts, Texas, Galveston, Cruise, Hotel, Island, Beach, Pleasure Pier, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
When we see the name Wyndham slapped on a hotel, we are slightly weary of what will be waiting for us on the other end. Ages ago, we attended a Wyndham timeshare presentation, sucked in by the promise of a free stay. Nothing in life is free, and we paid a dear price for that presentation. The sales person...
Hyatt Place Boston/Medford, Hyatt Hotel, Hyatt Review, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
As card carrying members of the World of Hyatt club we definitely try to choose a Hyatt Hotel when we can. The more we stay at Hyatt, the more we can stay at Hyatt. We chose Hyatt as our card of choice because they were offering a sweet bonus for signing up, and the points transfer point for point...
Icelandair Reykjavik Natural Hotel, Iceland Hotel, Iceland, Reykjavik, Breakfast, Lobby, Hotel, Christmas in Iceland, Family Hotel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
When planning our trip to Iceland we knew we’d be stuck inside for a majority of our time. Between the four hours of daily sunlight, the cold winter weather, and considering the fact that the city shuts down entirely for two full days, we wanted a hotel with a pool that we could take the twins swimming and help...
Walt Disney World, Pop Century, Value Resort, Disney Hotels, Mickey Mouse, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
We’ve stayed at every type of resort Disney has to offer. And while we’ve mostly enjoyed our stays, we can, and will, and want to, freely admit that some visits have been more magical than others. The value resorts at Walt Disney World are catered towards families on a budget, which is hilarious considering the nightly price tag, and...
RV in Moab, Glamping, Arches, Moab, Airbnb, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane,
Our home state of Utah is a treasure trove of National Parks, and we’ve worked hard to visit them all throughout the years. It’s so interesting to consider that people from all over the world travel to our home state for a holiday, and here we are just itching to go see the rest of the world. Despite our...
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