-In Maui we hired a professional photographer to take pictures of us around the hotels grounds and the beach. It was probably the best thing we did (and our most expensive activity) as the pictures of our little one are just priceless. I did a lot of searching and found at least a dozen places that will do a photoshoot and give you the entire DVD of the shoot with prices ranging from $150 to $600. In the end in came down to their galleries of past shoots and we decided on Wailea Photography. Just as we decided they actually raised their prices from $275 to $399. Jonelle, who is incredibly talented behind the lens, graciously honored the $275 price and did an awesome job helping set up different poses and taking pictures. She took pictures for a good 90 minutes (instead of the promised 60 minutes) and gave us a DVD the next day with over 150 awesome high-resolution pictures of our sunset photo shoot. I can definitely recommend her work, though … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
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-Service at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires was somewhat inconsistent. We were not addressed by name as consistently as we were at international Park Hyatt locations. The vast majority of the employees at the hotel were awesome and very friendly. English is spoken by all very well. However there are a handful of employees that made for some unpleasantness that I have never experienced at an international Park Hyatt before. The hotel gives free complimentary bottles of water and they specifically told us to just call for more when we needed it. However when they delivered our amenity (a few oranges) we asked for more water and the employee proceeded to open our fridge and exclaim that we already had water. When we asked for a late checkout we were told to check back later when a supervisor would be around. When I did come back the employee I was referred to (a supervisor?) started telling me how they “already gave us a triple … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
I ordered a shnitzel in a pita for Rafi with no techina/hummos, but they delivered it with the sauce. Rafi wasn’t even going to look at it with the sauce on it so I asked if they could redo it. They said they couldn’t, but they brought it back “wiped off.” … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: A Father & Son 747 Trip To San Francisco