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Entries from December 15th, 2008

Family Visits at Christmas: Planning Travel with a Toddler – Parking with Perks

December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Family Visits at Christmas: Planning Travel with a Toddler – Parking with Perks · Experience, Tips & Tricks






If you are flying during peak holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holiday weekends), book your airport transportation in advance.  Rides from friends and family are usually the best, but not always available.   Depending on how far you live from the airport, there is a trade off between shuttles, cabs, cars/limos and just parking at the airport. My […]






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Photo Fridays – Quack and My Shadow

December 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Fridays – Quack and My Shadow · Destinations, Photos






Me and my shadow, swimming at the Lake Tahoe Dam. What is it about ducks?  They can provide hours of entertainment for little kids.  This was the most curious of several ducks we met on the Truckee River side of the Lake Tahoe Dam.  You can get a sense of the famous, crystal clear water […]






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Family visits at Christmas: planning travel with a toddler – Hotels

December 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Family visits at Christmas: planning travel with a toddler – Hotels · Destinations, Experience, Tips & Tricks






The two things I want in a hotel when traveling with Mirielle is: a refrigerator and a pool.  A free breakfast is an added bonus – I can get some coffee while Boo gets her morning banana. The pool is most important because it can cheer up a toddler during meltdowns or tire them out […]






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Family Visits at Christmas: Planning Travel with a Toddler

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Family Visits at Christmas: Planning Travel with a Toddler · Experience, Tips & Tricks






How do you make accommodations for traveling with a toddler when you have a one week schedule and hope to visit 10 families in 7 days, over 5-6 states, covering close to 500 miles, in winter, while spending as little money as possible? Crazy huh?  When I saw that our frequent flyer miles were being […]






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Technical Difficulties Fixed

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Technical Difficulties Fixed · Misc






Thank you for your patience.  Technical issues have been fixed and any feeds should be working again.  As a catch up, here are my last few posts: Passports with Purpose –Learn about the Barefoot Books Prize Passports with Purpose – a Fundraiser for Heifer International (cooler than collecting quarters in rice bowls) Happy Second Birthday […]






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