Long Plane Rides with Kids – Conquering Everest

So you want to take a child (or multiple of them) on a long flight – good for you. You are either very brave, out of choices or really need a vacation. We all know how daunting this task is. The anxiety you feel the night before. The looks as you get on the plane, … Continue reading

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Monterey, Carmel by the Sea and Pebble Beach.

One of our new favorite weekend getaways is the Monterey Bay Area. From Phoenix it is a quick 1 1/2 hour flight. The airport is tiny with the arrivals walking across the tarmac, up to the car rental, then out the side door where your car was waiting (it takes just a few minutes to … Continue reading

Traveling with an Infant – Forget everything we said before.

Remember the post we created a year ago about the 7 habits of highly effective traveling, then the one on how to travel light and fit everything in a single carry-on. Now that we have an infant we look back and think, HA! THAT IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. We have gone from sophisticated, slacks/jacket wearing, first … Continue reading

Paris for the Holidays – 2012

This trip to Paris was a chance to rediscover favorite places with old friends and discover old places with new friends. (see older posts for previous visits) While we held to our former traditions of spending the first night on Montmartre, Disneyland Paris Christmas and strolling through the Christmas Village down the Champs-Élysées we found … Continue reading

7 Days – 1 Carry On: How to Pack many options into a Small Suitcase.

As with most trips, we only bring what we can carry-on to the airplane (plans can change in an instant if you are traveling standby and the luggage will often go on without you).  Packing everything in a carry-on is an extra challenge when traveling in Europe because most European airlines require carry-on luggage to be smaller than the American … Continue reading

“I love Paris in the Winter, When it Drizzles”

Paris is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, but our favorite time to visit has also become our favorite Holiday tradition, Christmas.  Below are some tips from what we have learned from our multipe visits. Please feel free to send us your tips, hints and ideas. We typically go the first week of December (hotels … Continue reading

Andy and Sandy Summer RV Trip – 2012

This summer Andy and Sandy (John’s parents) took off in their RV for a 5 week tour through Utah, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico and a little of Canada.  They met up with many friends, and made a few along the way.  Here is their journey told with incredible pictures: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

Chris and Monica’s Hawaiin Wedding

Kauai, Hawaii

This video includes everything but the actual wedding.  That will be in a separate post. We arrived on Thursday and spent the day lounging at our hotel in Lihue, we stayed at the Marriott Suites, which is only a mile or so from the airport.  While the rooms were small (though we are sure they have … Continue reading

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