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Where to stay in Flagstaff: Little America Hotel Flagstaff review

Frequent readers of this blog will know that our family generally chooses vacation rental apartments when we travel. We like the space and the feeling of homeyness. But when I was looking into places to stay in Flagstaff for our visit to the Grand Canyon, I kept coming back to the listing for Little America […]

Celebrating our launch with a Hydaway bottle giveaway!

Now that we’re finally on the road, it’s time to celebrate! A few weeks ago we told you about different foldable water bottle options we checked out. The winner for our family was the Hydaway bottle. In fact, we liked them so much in our initial testing that we bought a full set! They’ve been […]

How to travel with car seats (without losing your cool)

Whether or not to bring a child’s car seat for travel and how to fly with a car seat without going crazy are always burning questions for family travelers. We’ve been through these situations many times with our own children over the years, so in this post we’ll try to address the most common questions […]

Best travel bottles showdown: Hands-on with foldable water bottle options

Part of being responsible long-term travelers is minimizing our environmental footprint even as we burn tons of carbon jetting around the world. We do what we can when we can, and years ago shifted our consumption to reusable products as much as possible. An easy way to create lest waste is by investing in a […]

Spain in winter: Why Spain should be your next winter holiday destination

While your friends make their plans to join the masses on sandy beaches or charming-but-packed Northern European Christmas markets, imagine yourself strolling through sunny Sevilla surrounded by locals enjoying the quiet holidays or taking in Guernica in Madrid after just a few minutes’ wait. Welcome to Spain in winter! Our family’s winter visit to Spain […]

Learning how to make crêpes (and friends) in Paris

Sometimes when you travel, all of the puzzle pieces just come together beyond your expectations. You manage to combine the right location, the right activity, and the right style of travel… perhaps without even trying. We were fortunate to have one such experience on our family trip to Paris: we learned how to make crêpes […]

Paris with kids: 5 tips for an amazing family trip to Paris

Usually when families think of kid-friendly vacations, theme parks and all-inclusive resorts are the first options that come to mind. Those trips with kids have their place, but if your heart sings at the thought of exploring Europe with kids, I have one piece of advice to offer: DO IT.   We’ve gone on many […]

Choosing Wings: Our family gap year and trip around the world

We love so many things about our family’s life in LA. We are surrounded by an amazing network of family, we have wonderful friends, we are deeply involved in a religious community that we love, the weather is usually amazing and the list of activities is never-ending. But as you might imagine, life in the […]

Six reasons why we love flying Lufthansa with kids

We’ve flown many different airlines since having kids. Our experiences flying with kids have ranged from extraordinarily good to get-me-out-of-here-as-fast-as-possible. One of our consistent favorite airlines to fly with kids is German-based Lufthansa. Between their routes and those of Star Alliance partner airlines, you can travel almost anywhere in the world, often without too much […]

What to do when airlines get it wrong

Sometimes airline customer service is great… and sometimes when you have a problem with airlines, you feel like you’re up a creek. Read on for our family’s story of one airline’s epic customer service failure and tips for what to do in the case of bad airline service. I gave birth to our daughter in […]

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