Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, family hotel, orlando, florida, walt disney world, vacation, traveling with kids
As a family who has taken annual vacations to Walt Disney World for the past decade, this weekend I actually asked myself: "Why go to Walt Disney World when I can just stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Florida?" The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is the vacation. It’s worth repeating: The Hyatt Regency Grand...
Orlando, Hyatt Place, Florida, WDW, Disney, Latin Food, Family travels, traveling with kids, creating family memories
We’ve been visiting Walt Disney World annually since 2010, and in all those years we’ve never once stayed off property. When you stay on property, the magic begins the second you step off the plane into the Orlando airport. Mickey and his Magical Express picks you up and whisks you away to your resort. You stay on a magical...
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...
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...
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...
Toy Story Hotel, Shanghai Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Family Travel, Traveling with Kids
The Shanghai Toy Story Hotel at the Disney Resort is an easy and excellent choice for families. It’s priced competitively, located close to the parks, and offers a fun option when visiting the newest Disneyland Park.  ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Toy Story Hotel No.360 West Shendi Rd. Pudong New District, Shanghai, 201205, The People’s Republic of China +86-21-2099-8003 Reservations This value resort is one of two...
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...
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...
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...