St. Maarten, Caribbean, Netherlands, Sapphire Beach Club, Cupecoy Beach, Maho Beach, Traveling with kids, family travel, diapers on a plane, Theft, Theft in St Maarten
Our jaunt in St. Maarten did not even scratch the surface of our family's favorite vacation destinations, and not because we had all of our credit cards compromised. We actually didn’t get any calls about the theft in St. Maarten and all our cards being fraudulently used until just after we got home. ► Ranking: #stinkydiaper We’ll definitely be sharing details...
Family travel to Puerto Rico
The first time we traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico I had just barely started my job working in the airline industry. It was just Gabriel and I and we had no idea how to fly standby or what all the terminology meant. We were just winging it, and affectionately refer to this trip as our trial by fire....
Hyatt Place City Center San Juan, Hotels in Puerto Rico, Family Friendly Hotels San Juan, traveling with kids, family travel
One of the things our family loves about having a branded credit card that rewards you with points to a specific hotel chain is that you always know what to expect. Our family stays at Hyatt Place hotels never disappoint. True, the suspense and adventure of traveling to foreign destination and deciding on an airbnb simply by the inflated...
Glass Bottom Boat Scenic Voyage, Castaway Cay Excursion, Marges Barges, The Perfect Family Guide to Spending the Day on Castaway Cay, Castaway Cay, Disney's Private Island, Bahamas, Disney Cruise, Disney Wonder, Disney Fantasy, Caribbean, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
We’ve been to Castaway Cay twice now. Once on the Disney Wonder, and once on the Disney Fantasy. During our first visit on the Disney Wonder we did everything wrong. One of those things we did wrong? We booked the Glass Bottom Boat Scenic Voyage. Talk about awful. ► Ranking: #stinkydiaper Disney Cruise Wonder Port Stop: Castaway Cay, Bahamas Excursion: Glass Bottom...
Tragedy on Vacation, Drowning at the Beach, Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
I was completely oblivious to what was going on, until the screaming and the shouting became so loud and overpowering that it was impossible to tune out. The three older kids and I were swimming in the ocean at family beach Balneario El Escambrón. The beach here is protected by a coral reef that creates a half moon circular...
D'frozz, only ice cream in vieques, puerto rico, ice cream on the island of vieques, traveling with kids, family travel
Of course we couldn’t say no to stopping for ice cream. We’d been traversing the island of Vieques all day, ran into the local Latter Day Saint missionaries and chatted for some time and then accompanied them to what they suggested was the best pizzeria on the island, only to find that it was closed! After our absolute disappointment...
Restaurante El Hamburguer, Hamburgers by the beach, Escambron Beach, Hamburgers in Puerto Rico, traveling with kids, family travel
Much like Los Pinos Café, Restaurante El Hamburguer comes highly recommended by locals in San Juan. It is within walking distance to the best family beach and not too far from Old Town San Juan. The restaurant doesn’t look like much, and the food is not entirely picturesque; in fact, when they brought out our order with the onions...
Queen Beatrix Airport, AUA, Aruba, Flying, Airport, Caribbean, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
Flying standby is never without a high risk of hazards and rewards. If you’re willing to chance the opportunity of flying at the last minute, in whatever open seat is available, to whichever destination the pilot happens to be flying, you’re going to have a great story at the end of it. Such was the case when we flew...
Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
A trip to the Caribbean means water, at least for our family. We pack just one or two outfits for the trip and plan on spending the entire time in our swimsuits covered in sand. We might leave for an hour or two to get some food, but all that is second to jumping over waves, digging holes in...
The Wave Hotel, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel
Nowhere did we see the destruction of Hurricane Maria so prominent than on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Our family visited the island 15 months after Hurricane Maria attacked the Caribbean in September of 2017. We stayed in Isabel Segunda near the ferry dock at The Wave Hotel. These days the hotel doesn’t look like much, but it...

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