-Finally we got onto the 8.5 hour Honolulu bound flight. You can feel the dread amongst the other BusinessFirst passengers…I know I’ve been guilty of being on the other side before! The bassinet was just barely wider than our 18 pound 5 month old and he slept in it for maybe 45 minutes before he wanted to stretch out but there was simply no space. A better solution we came up with was putting layers of blankets and changing pads down on the spacious floor in front of our bulkhead seats and he played and slept there without making a peep! We were in utter shock as the entire flight went by without Rafi crying for more than a few seconds. Other passengers came up to as afterward complimenting us on our parenting skills (as if we could possibly control how our baby acts on a plane) and telling us how nervous they were and how amazing he was. I think Rafi just liked all the white noise a plane provides! … [Read more...] about Traveling To Hawaii…With A 5 Month Old!
Fun free activities for 9 year olds
Driving to Polihale feels like driving to the end of civilization. But when you get there you’ll just be in awe at the sheer magnitude and tranquility of this miles and miles long beach with golden sunsets. If you have a 4WD vehicle you can even let some pressure out of your tires and ride up the 100 foot tall sand dunes. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
One big disappointment was that they took the extra mini fridge from my old room to the new room, but they didn’t put the items that were in the fridge back into the fridge. That meant that lemon pie was now crawling with hundreds of ants. They did give me 10,000 points when I asked them why they would empty the fridge out and not replace the items that were now ruined. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: The Final United 747 Flight And 2 Days In Maui
But speaking of that, we passed by a toy store where everyone was playing with these awesome Squap Paddles that were a lot of fun. Before buying a set for Rafi though I looked on Amazon, and sure enough they were available for less than at the mall. And Prime shipping sure beats shlepping a toy home from Dubai! … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
I stayed in the Hyatt Regency downtown for $130, though I paid with Hyatt certificates that I bought at Costco back when they still carried them at a 22% discount. I could have also used my Hyatt card’s annual anniversary free night as it’s only a category 4 property, but hopefully I’ll get a chance to use that at other category 4 bargains like the Hyatt 48LEX in Manhattan, the Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles, or maybe even the Park Hyatt Melbourne. … [Read more...] about Trip Report: United DO 2012 In Chicago
The Exploratorium had a porch to view the surroundings. Rafi was devastated when the wind made off with his Yarmulkah while he was admiring the “Grey Gate Bridge.” The staff at the Exploratorium were awesome though and helped us quickly get downstairs where I was able to track it down and get it back for him. … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: A Father & Son 747 Trip To San Francisco