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...
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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...
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Our trip to Costa Rica started with a plan to watch the sea turtles hatch. I was enamored by the idea of watching the sea turtles arrive back to the beach where they were birthed, lay their eggs, and then watch one by one as each baby turtle gained their footing and embarked on their life journey. Circle of...
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Renting your Home on Airbnb: Part 1 Renting your Home on Airbnb: Part 2 Renting your Home on Airbnb: Part 3 What I Learned From My Airbnb Guests Guest 1: Our first group of guests was comprised of several members of a family coming to stay for a wedding. At first, communication was poor with these guests. As soon as we received confirmation of...
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True, we swore off airbnb last December after our horrific experience in Norway. But then, airbnb reached out to us personally and made good on the situation by offering us nearly a full refund back to our original form of payment. It still took us 8 months to forgive them, and we learned to be much more scrupulous in...
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Renting Your Home on Airbnb: Part 1 How To Make the Decision to Open Your Home to Guests Within our first two years of marriage, Gabriel and I co-managed a small apartment building in Downtown Portland directly next to the Max (local transit train). Our building would literally rattle every time it went by, and our window sills were full of...
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...
Arches National Park, Utah, Delicate Arch, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel
Arches National Park is an incredible natural wonderland full of more than 2,000 natural made arches. The arches are formed from differing types of sandstone rock, created as a result of cracks weakened by weather and erosion slowly crumbling away until only the strongest rock layers remain. This place looks like God reached his hand down to Earth and...
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This was our first airbnb experience in Japan, and to be fair to our host, we did not give this place a fair shake. We were far too critical, and didn’t understand the luxury we were fortunate enough to have at this Hiroshima airbnb with full size standard beds, full size towels, and a normal hot shower. ► Ranking: #cleandiaper,...
Airbnb, hosting, renting, what i learned from my guests, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, making the decision
Renting your Home on Airbnb: Part 1 Renting Your Home on Airbnb: Part 2 How To Prepare Your Home For Guests After we completed our listing on Airbnb (check out part 1), and constantly getting emails from Airbnb suggesting we lower our price to less than a hotel, it took just shy of 2 weeks to get our first booking. We opted...

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