Travel Stories

Visiting Friends in Napa Valley and seeing San Francisco

We had only planned on staying with Fred and Chery and Wiggles the hungry Chihuahua… for the weekend. We had booked a motel in San Francisco for the 3 days after and it was right near a lot of fun walking areas and sites. Fred is someone I’ve known since Alex was just 6 months …

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Gallipoli Italy – Our 1st horrible AirBnb Host

With the Light comes the Dark. So goes our travels and our adventures in staying at and finding lodging around the world for a family of 4 and using sites like AirBnb. *FYI, AirBnb is awesome! Not everything is always awesome, even on a really good day. Today I’m sharing our first bad lodging story. …

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Big Lessons learned booking flights to Sri Lanka

Sometimes, you should pay more for certain things – such as flights. I’m not saying to pay a LOT more but be a bit choosier. $50 could be the difference between lost luggage, having to pay more for checking luggage with bait and switch marketing and… lastly, dealing with crappy employees and flight attendants. This …

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What Monsoon Season is like in Sri Lanka

Everyone who found out we were going to Sri Lanka told us that we shouldn’t go during Monsoon Season. The funny thing is though that none of these people had ever been there. We’d researched online to find out ‘why’ and even ‘what’ a Monsoon was. Monsoon Season always sounded bad to me – like …

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