Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
Koreans love indoor public bath houses. Totally nude public bath houses. I walked into the women’s dressing room with my three little daughters and wanted to walk immediately out. This is what to expect inside a Korean Jjimjilbang with kids! Spasis: Korean Jjimjilbang Bathhouse I felt completely out of place, uncomfortable, and culture shock pressing down on my typically outgoing and willing...
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 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...
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...
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...
Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine
When it comes to deciding between booking a hotel or an airbnb in Kyoto, or any part of Japan for that matter, the decision is easy. Definitely book an airbnb. Hotel rates are based per person, not per room, and occupancy levels are strictly adhered to with exact allowances of who can and cannot be in the room. When you are...
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...
Hiroshima airbnb, world school, hiroshima, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane,
We didn't know how good we had it. This was our first airbnb experience in Japan, and we didn't fully appreciate the fusion of amenities we were offered. We didn't yet appreciate that traditional Japanese housing offers mats on the floor instead of mattresses, paper for walls, a soaking tub with a bucket instead of a shower, and hand...
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...