Entries for August, 2010

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Getting the Most Out of a Family-Friendly Resort Vacation

Getting the Most Out of a Family-Friendly Resort Vacation

August 9, 2010 1 Comment Memorable vacations are a treasure and an important part of a happy childhood.  Whether it is summer vacation or Spring and Winter school breaks, spending your getaway at a family-friendly resort can be a wonderful bonding experience.  Many resorts are now designed specifically for families and children.  This includes destinations you would least expect like ...

 

Travel Day from Los Angeles to Lahaina Maui

Travel Day from Los Angeles to Lahaina Maui

August 8, 2010 No Comments Maui Wedding Vacation in Lahaina – Day 1  Here we are at last.  Day one of our Hawaiian vacation in Maui is finally coming to an end.  My wife is fast asleep in our master bedroom suite here at the Royal Lahaina Resort, while I’m in our living room marveling at how we survived the ...

 

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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 ...

 

Dreams Resort Wedding in Cabo

Dreams Resort Wedding in Cabo

August 7, 2010 1 Comment Imagine spending a week in Cabo San Lucas Mexico with 75 of your closest friends and family. Now picture them all lounging in and around the infinity pool and beach at the all inclusive Cabo Dreams Resort in your honor! The spectacular Dreams Los Cabos Resort on the Sea of Cortez is the place my ...

 

Vacation at the Grand Hyatt Kauai

Vacation at the Grand Hyatt Kauai

August 6, 2010 1 Comment In early October of 2006, my wife and I flew to Hawaii and stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort for one week.  This was our second time visiting the island of Kauai together, and we were looking forward to enjoying a relaxing honeymoon vacation at one of the most highly rated hotels on the ...

 

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Under the Weather on our Kauai Honeymoon

Under the Weather on our Kauai Honeymoon

August 6, 2010 No Comments What’s the worst thing that can go wrong on a Hawaiian vacation for two? How about if both of you were sick? That is exactly what happened to me and my wife during our Honeymoon on the Island of Kauai. When we checked in to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort in Poipu in early October ...

 

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Planning for Maui with our 10 Month Old

Planning for Maui with our 10 Month Old

August 5, 2010 No Comments Only three days left before our vacation begins in Hawaii! Our flight on United Airlines departs Los Angeles around 5pm on Sunday, arriving at the Kahului airport in Maui at 7:30pm. We are leaving a bit late in the day and it is a five and a half hour flight, so the 3 hours we ...

 

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American Airlines Insult to Injury

American Airlines Insult to Injury

August 4, 2010 1 Comment My family planned a reunion trip for the month of February in Hawaii at the Marriott Ko Olina Resort in Oahu.  My husband and I booked first class flights on American Airlines departing LAX and arriving in Honolulu, while our adult children with their spouses and children booked economy/coach on the same flight.  Our reservations ...

 

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Our Baby Trend Walker

Our Baby Trend Walker

August 4, 2010 No Comments I know that baby walkers get a bad rap these days, but I still love the Baby Trend walker we bought for our son Christian.  We bought it when he was around 6 months old and were eager to try it out. It has a built in tray and some built in toys to help ...

 

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Hapuna Beach Prince Hawaii Vacation

Hapuna Beach Prince Hawaii Vacation

August 3, 2010 2 Comments What a perfect Hawaiian vacation!  The first half of our adventure was spent at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel next to the ritzy glitzy Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center on the island of Oahu.  Besides the daily ritual of sunning, swimming and fine dining, we spent countless hours in and out of the various stores, boutiques and ...

 

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