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Photo Friday – Travel Meltdowns

October 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Photo Friday – Travel Meltdowns · Destinations, Experience, Photos






Ok, it may not be what you most want to remember about traveling with kids, but it is part of traveling with kids.  The meltdown, tantrum, possession by dark spirits – whatever you call it, it is bound to happen sometime.  We try and capture it on film occasionally for the memories (and also so […]






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Why Sanur? Beach resorts in Bali.

October 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Why Sanur? Beach resorts in Bali. · Destinations, Experience






We wanted to spend the first part of our vacation relaxing and adjusting.  As a huge fan of tropical beach resorts, I was looking forward to six nights enjoying the Balinese beaches.  In picking our beach, I wanted a location that balanced, beauty (easy), a few comforts to make traveling with a toddler easier (grocery […]






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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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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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