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 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...
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...
Hotel Cheyenne, Disneyland Paris, Resort, Western town, themed hotel, value resort, traveling with kids, family travel, Europe, Paris, EuroDisney
“Boy Howdy Howdy”, is the one thing you’ll have running through your head year after year when you think back on your stay at the Hotel Cheyenne at the Disneyland Paris Resort. It’s like the song that never ends. Now, hear that in your head, and then add a french accent. It even sounds silly in your head. This...
Hyatt House Orlando Universal, Family Hotel, Family Hotel with Kitchen, family travel, traveling with kids, diapers on a plane
And I thought I loved Hyatt Place hotels! On our last trip to Orlando we switched up category hotels and opted for the Hyatt House instead of the Hyatt Place. In fact we booked the brand new Hyatt House Orlando Universal Studios located directly across the street from Universal Studios - and this just may be my new favorite...
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...
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...
Anniversary Inn, Salt Lake City, Utah, Romantic Hotels, Night without kids, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
The illustrious Anniversary Inn located in Salt Lake City, Utah is known to locals as the preeminent place to spend a romantic evening. Idyllic city setting on a hill with perfect views of the lights across the valley, lush bedding and decor in oversized rooms and whimsical, fanciful and imaginative themed rooms make this 4 star hotel a veritable...
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...
The Wave Hotel, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Traveling with Kids, Family Travel
The Wave Hotel in Vieques doesn’t look like much, but it tells a story of brutality and resilience.   Hurricane Maria attacked the Caribbean in September of 2017, and left behind devastation for every single resident on the island. It destroyed businesses, knocked out power, tore trees from the ground, left power lines thrashing about in the streets, stripped rainforests...
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...