Since moving to Portland, we spend a lot of times in planes - whether it's going to visit family, heading out on vacation, or traveling for work, it seems that one of the Clarks is on a plane at least every month!
I don't love to fly, but it's one of those things you get used to the more you do it. Over time, I've
PDX and American Airlines are running a Summer Splash promotion where one lucky traveler will win a $1,000 travel certificate. As part of the on-site activities, the PDX Starbucks was doing a "blend your own frappucino" thing.
We happened by on our way to baggage claim last week.
And you knew this would happen, right?
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Needless to say, the kids and
Walt Disney World squirrels are the new South Jersey Shore seagulls.
Before last week, I never noticed squirrels in Walt Disney World, never mind noticing their snack-stealing behavior. Let's just say there are squirrels and they are Hungry.
We were at Blizzard Beach one day and I noticed a squirrel sitting in someone's stroller eating food. I was tempted to go a little
As luck would have it, we got to trial Disney's new MyMagic+ technology during our August 2013 vacation at Walt Disney World. It was a nice, unexpected surprise.
We were originally booked at the Dolphin, but switched over to the Yacht Club about six weeks ago so we could share the same pool as my Beach Clubbing brother and his family. We’ve stayed at the
Truth: Airplane seat recliners suck. The worst travel of all travel offenders.
Worse than middle seat double-arm-rest stealer. Come on. Middle seats stink. At least allow them comfort of resting both elbows!
Worse than slam-the-tray-table-up-and-down-ninety-bajillion-times-during-a-flight gal.Thanks for sharing your Dramamine with me, sweetheart. It really helped with the motion sickness you inflicted.
Worse than sit-in-the-window-seat-and-go-to-the-bathroom-three-times-during-a-two-hour-flight guy. Seriously. I will only let this pass because I
We are home after an awesome few days in California.
LegoLand was fun.
Disneyland was fun.
And I have a whole new appreciation for Southwest Airlines. They're a great brand, and it shows through in all the little things they do for their customers:
1) They held our connecting flight so we could get home on the day that we scheduled! Our flight home was delayed,
A 6:05 a.m. flight always seems like a good idea when you’re booking flights - “We’ll get there early and not waste a whole day of travel.” However, it’s not until the few days before, or in our case, the night before, when you realize it also means you have to physically be in the car by 4 a.m. to make said flight on time.
Gavin’s start of Kindergarten this year brought with it a phenomenon Kenny and I haven’t seen since our college hey-days: Spring Break. Woo hoo!
We decided at the start of the school year that we’d book a trip (i.e. there was no way I was taking off and sitting in my house for a full week. Since I work from home, I really don’t like
Our visitors left on Tuesday. Sad, of course, but slightly less sad because we'll see them in a few weeks for the holidays. Woo hoo! I think we did a decent job of showing them around. We may have finally gotten it right after four rounds of visitors this year. Fifth time's the charm?
Anyway, one of our favorite day trips turned out to be
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I haven't been to our nation's capital in many, many years. I can't remember the last time I visited and enjoyed everything Washington, D.C. has to offer. The fact that I used to live a few hours north and never went in my adult years only heightens my embarrassment.
Washington is very pretty. I was there for less