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Hotel hopping in Europe: look before you leap.

When we decided to go hotel hopping in Paris, we thought we knew what we were in for…but we weren’t quite prepared for this.

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Amazing room review: the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells 1-Bedroom Casita

We are vacationing in Palm Springs right now, and we are staying at what has turned out to be an amazing hotel in the desert: the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. I’ve never been to Palm Springs before. Friends insisted that renting a house was the way to go in this […]

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6 tips for traveling with an anxious kid.

We’ve had vacations when my son’s behavior was so challenging that we’ve contemplated coming home early. These tips are our survival strategies. They’ve completely transformed our vacations from sometimes awful to usually fabulous.

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Fun things to do in San Francisco.

Did you get the day off from work yesterday? What did you do? We spent the day bopping around in San Francisco. It was the perfect blend of touristy and local. We rode the ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf, then walked up to Coit Tower and through North Beach until we got […]

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How many hotel points does it take for a family trip to Europe and Asia?

Have you ever seen this awesome seventies ad from Tootsie Pop? I was thinking about it the other day, as I was madly booking award nights for our family trip to Europe and Asia this summer. We will be abroad for a month (31 nights, to be exact), so I’ve […]

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How to prep for international travel at the Cheesecake Factory.

My husband Josh and I are big fans of the international wander. We’ve spent months in foreign countries with no set destination, no agenda, and no luggage but a daypack. We haven’t traveled like that in years, however, mostly because we got totally overwhelmed, sleep deprived and just generally knocked […]

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Patience + planning + points = pinch me (can it be?)

We’re doing it! Today I put the finishing touches on our flights for a 4-week family trip to Europe and Asia this summer. Ever since I started collecting points and miles, taking a “big trip” such as this one was my eventual goal. At the beginning, it seemed very far away and […]

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Spring break travel using points and miles, Part 1: Extreme Frustration

A couple of years ago, right around this time, I was sitting in front of my computer, wailing and gnashing my teeth. This was BPAM (Before Points and Miles), I was trying to plan a family trip for Spring break, and I simply could not believe how expensive it was going […]

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God only knows what room service thought…

If I had to choose a personal motto, it would be: Never a Dull Moment. I’ve had more than my share of crazy stories, and they don’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. I know that my actions contribute to many of these adventures, and I admit […]

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All-inclusive resorts for families…close to Nirvana?

Last week we checked into Dreams, an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This is our first all-inclusive vacation as a family, and I have to say that so far I am LOVING IT. I decided to give Dreams a try when I had the opportunity to book our stay […]

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