I never thought I’d tell this story on the blog. My worst taxi story is either hilarious or terrifying, depending on my mood in the telling, but it shows me
New Otani Garden Highlights
I wish I could claim more credit but we only found the New Otani hotel because of a Skybus Stop. In a city full of fancy hotels,
A small selection of the Petroglyphs you can find near the Fairmont Orchid in Waikaloa.
Hawaii isn’t cheap. No matter if your condo is only $279 a week, no matter if
Breakfast from my balcony at Club Casablanca, Tenerife, one of many properties available from $391/week.
I’m just back from Hawaii where I utilized one of my favorite types of lo..
There’s no Boardwalk, but it will do, I guess.
It’s the end of summer. Camps are over and many families find themselves with a spare week and nothing to do. In
One of my favorite shots of Italy’s Adriatic Coast, August 2014
When I discuss something three times in a week, it’s time to write about it. This week three people have mentioned
Highlights from the Paint the Night Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland
As a well documented Disney family, the Deal Kids and I were excited to visit Hong Kong Disneyland. However, ..
Dollars and Sense.
I want to inject some reality into the conversation about “The Hobby” and “Free Travel”. Instead of writing an editorial I’m going to let the numbers talk. H..
Image via Osaka Metro
The Napoli Metro wins awards, The Paris Metro is more historic and New York’s Subway more famous, but my vote for the world’s best Metro system (so far)
Monsters and Robots and Lasers Oh My!
Disclosure: I received two tickets for review but paid full price for the rest of my family and for all concessions.
Recently I tried to
Images from Room 700 at the Sheraton Tokyo Bay.
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Review
I haven’t had great success with the Sheraton Brand lately. Maybe I’m just spoiled from my Hyatt..
Deal Kid and his new friend, Yoshiharu.
I’m just back from 19,177 miles of travel in 30 days with The Deal Kids (and Deal Dad for the first 14). MANY posts
The daily routine I didn’t see coming.
Every trip I learn something new about traveling with kids. Some of it is fun to share: like Tokyo Swallows Baseball at Jingu Stadium
It was Ladies Day at Jingu Stadium, which made for the most accidentally awesome souvenir EVER.
An absolute highlight of our time in Japan was attending a Baseball Game at Jingu
While our entry into Vietnam may have been a but bumpy, the coffee has been nothing but smooth. In fact, I hesitate to even call it coffee because brewed traditionally
The Thang Long Water Puppets- a highlight of our time in Hanoi.
I wanted to give a follow up on my post about the Deal Kids getting Culture Shock in Hanoi
Hello from Hanoi*! We arrived late last night and I wanted to share my experience with Vietnam Visa on Arrival because, frankly, at first I thought it was a bit
A few of the treasures that did not make it into my basket.
Greetings from Osaka! We’ve only got a couple of days left in Japan but I will definitely be
Miracle Cure, this time for jet lag and general crankiness.
Jet lag. Bad night’s sleep. Homesickness. Sudden rainstorm. Sibling fight. Too many Temple-itis.
Every little skirmis..
It’s the main attraction (if you’re 8 and 11).
Good morning! We’ve landed, attempted to go to bed on Tokyo time, and have all risen at 4:45 AM with the sun.
Packing Problem Solved!
I wish I could tell you it got easier. But here I am 24 hours from takeoff from our 2nd month long overseas Camp Mom and I’m just
I’m too old for this sh!t.
You would think I’d have grown out of it by now- after filling three passports, after living and even giving birth abroad, after dragging my
Last weekend my partner and I took a 3-night vacation to Galveston, Texas, to visit some friends of hers who decided, for reasons I cannot begin to fathom, to spend a