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Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Choosing a Hotel for Your Family Vacation

September 14, 2010 No Comments What’s Important, What’s Not.  And how to know the difference! The kids are out of school for the summer. You’ve finally managed to coordinate your vacation with your spouse, found the perfect destination, have enough saved up for travel and are all set for that well-earned family vacation you’ve all been looking forward to. All that’s left ...

 

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Ergo Baby Carrier – A Must Have!

Ergo Baby Carrier – A Must Have!

September 13, 2010 No Comments So many people have asked me if I like my Ergo Baby baby carrier.  My answer is always an emphatic YES!  My only regret is not finding one sooner for my son, Christian.  I really didn’t discover it until my son was a few months old.  Initially I saw one of the moms in my Mommy ...

 

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More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

September 12, 2010 1 Comment Yesterday I began describing a coastal adventure based at Heceta Head Light Station near Florence, in wonderful Oregon. A second day’s coastal adventures can spin you north from Yachats. Take in the very famous, very large Haystack Rock – one of the sea stacks – on the open, flat Cannon Beach. This resort town is ...

 

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Las Vegas, for Families too!

Las Vegas, for Families too!

September 7, 2010 1 Comment There’s talk that Las Vegas is revamping itself and becoming a family vacation destination.  Having taken two trips to Las Vegas in one year—one with a family in tow, the other as a respite from said family (or at least the younger contingent of it)—I can safely say that Las Vegas is a wonderful family ...

 

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Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

Tips for Traveling with Kids in Yellowstone

September 7, 2010 1 Comment When you set out on an adventure with kids, it is often easy to leave things behind or not know what exactly you will need. This can be especially prevalent when going to National Parks. For those on a budget it is not easy to acquire those things you leave behind as everything inside the park can be ...

 

4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

4 Reasons a Road Trip is Better than Flying!

September 3, 2010 2 Comments Why driving trumps flying when vacationing with kids … despite what experts may say! “Spend less time on the road.” “Avoid long road trips.” “Book your tickets months ahead.” I don’t get it. Why do travel experts advice you against long road trips with young children? If time wasn’t a constraint, I would pick a ...

 

Potty Training and Road Trips

Potty Training and Road Trips

September 3, 2010 No Comments At first glance you might think ‘potty training’ and ‘road trips’ are two things that should never, ever go together.  I have to admit I was pretty intimidated by the prospect when my husband and I loaded up our then two-year old son for yet another business trip to LA.  It’s nearly a six-hour drive ...

 

Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

Costa Rica & Making Your Hotel Room Kid-Friendly

August 13, 2010 2 Comments Experiencing a vacation destination like Costa Rica with our kids undoubtedly gave us a new appreciation of the country even if my wife, Dora, once called it home. Children always offer us a new perspective by forcing us to open up to new cultures and new situations that we often miss out on as adults. ...

 

Flying High with Kids in the Sky

Flying High with Kids in the Sky

August 12, 2010 4 Comments Airplane travel with kids, especially international flights that clock in over 10 hours, can be a tough ride, particularly with babies and toddlers in tow. It certainly will not be easy!  On the other hand, it can be a memorable experience and open up a whole new world for your tots…literally. On a recent family ...

 

Family Road Trip Tips and an Excursion Through SoCal

Family Road Trip Tips and an Excursion Through SoCal

August 8, 2010 3 Comments Southern California, also known as SoCal, is basically the southern half of the state of California that includes the well-known cities of Los Angeles and San Diego but that also includes Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  My family, the Hogans—include mom Dora, our two girls, Holly and Lenore, and of course me, Garrett.  Holly ...

 

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