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Entries from September 26th, 2008

Photo Friday – Playground After Ceremony

September 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Friday – Playground After Ceremony · Destinations, Experience, Photos






Our driver & guide in Bali was wonderful.  Except one, every temple we visited was in the middle of a ceremony.  Pura Ulun Danu Bratan was no exception.  We were able to watch a good deal of the purification ritual during our visit.  (Kinda like Ash Wednesday, but rice was put on the forehead rather […]






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Bali or Hawaii? Bali may be cheaper.

September 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Bali or Hawaii? Bali may be cheaper. · Destinations, Tips & Tricks






At a meet up of San Francisco Travel Bloggers last week, I mentioned that every new parent should go to Bali.  There were moans about the cost and I argued that Bali is as cheap or cheaper than visiting Hawaii from San Francisco. Loving a good challenge, I ran a side-by-side comparison for a value/budget […]






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Disney is an OK destination, if it’s free.

September 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Disney is an OK destination, if it’s free. · Destinations, Tips & Tricks






Disney just announced that you can get into Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks on your birthday for free during 2009. With tickets for those 10 and over $75 and those 3-10 getting the whopping discount price of $63, this savings would pay for a few meals, or even a night or two in […]






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Photo Friday – Low Tables

September 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Friday – Low Tables · Destinations, Photos, Tips & Tricks






One of the most wonderful parental discoveries in Bali was the beauty of dining at a low table with a toddler. Found throughout Asia, diners sit on mats and often pillows.  Closing in on Mirielle’s bedtime, she became cranky (mild description). As we were on vacation, we did not want to cut our evenings short. […]






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Every new parent should go to Bali

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Every new parent should go to Bali · Destinations, Experience






Not only is it beautiful, relaxing, and welcoming, Bali must be the most family-friendly place in the world. It’s not “family friendly” in the traditional sense, with changing stations in all rest rooms or separate lanes for strollers. The Balinese love children. They go beyond just accommodating them; they embrace children (literally). The Balinese Hindu […]






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