Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, Beach, Aruba, Family Hotel, Upscale Hotel, Caribbean Hotel, Diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
We plan all our travels last minute. Part of it is a perk of the job. We get great last minute discounts as part of interline perks. The other part is flight loads. You can’t very well plan everything out not knowing if you’ll even get on a flight where you’ve planned out an intricate vacation. The last part...
Disney cruise, Disney Cruise stateroom, Stateroom Host, Hotel Room on a Cruise Ship, Verandah, Disney, Mickey Mouse, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a Disney cruise is the luxury factor. The grand lobby, the glass elevators, the exquisite foods, the private island… This even extends where most cruises stop: your stateroom. On a Disney cruise your stateroom is one of the largest. Though you won't be spending most of your time here, it makes all the...
Cancun, Family Hotel in Cancun, All Inclusive Resort in Cancun, Mexico, Hotel Zone, Family Hotel in Cancun, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
We headed to Cancun as a last resort option. A last resort, because Cancun has never been at the top of our list for places I was remotely interested in going. Whenever I think about Cancun all I can think about are spring break bikinis and young adults with extremely poor judgement getting plastered all the livelong day. But,...
Scandic Hotel, Kirkenes, Breakfast Buffet Scandic, Hair on Fire, Snow, Winter in Norway, Norway, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, misadventures flying standby,
Nothing happened according to plan this trip to Norway. And I mean that in the most literal sense. When we arrived at the Scandic Hotel, chosen because of how often we’d seen it pop up in search results in Google and we just wanted a sure thing, it was early in the morning after our Hurtigruten cruise. We couldn’t...
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...

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