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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jul 29, 19, 4:17 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Just wanted to report back. We ended up with a...

Just wanted to report back. We ended up with a Junior Suite connected to a double room at the Park Hyatt, which we were VERY happy with.
Main selection criteria were: 1) pool, 2) room configuration...
Jul 29, 19, 4:07 am
Replies: 55
Views: 10,737
Posted By albie

Just wanted to report back. We ended up with a...

Just wanted to report back. We ended up with a Junior Suite connected to a double room at the Park Hyatt, which we were VERY happy with.
PLUSES: kids loved and used the pool, beds were very...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 3, 19, 4:40 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Thanks for the great outdoor suggestions. My kids...

Thanks for the great outdoor suggestions. My kids hate shopping malls, but several of your boat and other outdoor ideas sound good, so will look into those. Thanks!
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 23, 19, 6:03 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Just had a look and it looks lovely, although is...

Just had a look and it looks lovely, although is closed for renovations until June, with restaurants not opening until end of June, which makes me a bit wary. On the one hand, would be nice in a...
May 22, 19, 6:29 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 10,737
Posted By albie

Washington, DC recommendations?

Too many options! Every website has opinions on the top luxury hotels in DC... and they all have different ones!
We'll be staying 6 nights in July - Mr albie, me, and our 3 kids (ages 10, 10, 11)....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 22, 19, 6:23 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Hmm, interesting thought, have not considered it...

Hmm, interesting thought, have not considered it and never tried such an option before. We generally like the amenities of a hotel - room service, turn-down service, spas - but for the length of this...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 22, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Thanks, Beltway2A! With 6 days, we'll probably do...

Thanks, Beltway2A! With 6 days, we'll probably do things all over! We'll of course walk the Mall (including visits to Library of Congress/White House/Capitol, go to several Smithsonian museums, see...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
May 21, 19, 5:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,509
Posted By albie

Washington, DC - where to stay?

Traveling to DC in late July (yes, I know it will be hot) with my family - two almost 10 year olds and an 11 year old + husband. I've been before, many years ago, but first trip for the kids (and...
Forum: California
Dec 13, 18, 11:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By albie

Greater Palm Springs area hotels for family?

I've only found threads that are 3+ years old on this topic, so thought I'd start a new one - if I've missed something, feel free to post a link.
We're looking for a post-Christmas few nights in the...
Forum: West
May 15, 18, 4:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By albie

Where should we go for luxury ski vacation?

Looking for suggestions... taking our kids (10, 9, 9) for their first ski trip, but husband and I donít ski. So we want a nice, right-at-the-slopes, luxury hotel, where the kids can get great...
Aug 23, 17, 5:00 am
Replies: 238
Views: 57,805
Posted By albie

My family was booked on SK940 LAX-ARN Wednesday...

My family was booked on SK940 LAX-ARN Wednesday 16/8, and the flight was cancelled 2,25 hours after scheduled take-off for technical reasons (fuel distribution system problem). We were rebooked for a...
Aug 23, 17, 4:48 am
Replies: 136
Views: 37,334
Posted By albie

Yes, they have that - but you have to pay for it,...

Yes, they have that - but you have to pay for it, it is transferring points.

Anyone heard a more recent update on Family Pooling? My kids are now each getting small amounts of points in their...
Jul 16, 17, 12:03 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By albie

Help me remember...

in the 80s, there was a luxury airline that only flew LAX-JFK route, lounge style seating. I can't remember the name of it and have no idea if they are still flying or when they went out of business....
Jun 23, 15, 2:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,141
Posted By albie

Perfect, thanks! I'd scrolled through to see if...

Perfect, thanks! I'd scrolled through to see if there was something similar, but hadn't come across this yet.
Jun 22, 15, 6:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,141
Posted By albie

Question Where to stay in London with young children?

We're looking to stay in August in London with our three children (7, 6, 6). We don't need a lot of beds as 1 or 2 always sleep with us anyway (so we do need a king bed!), so just a single sofa,...
Jun 22, 15, 5:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,882
Posted By albie

Not sure how old your infant is, but if you don't...

Not sure how old your infant is, but if you don't have a baby carrier, get one now! My top tip for travel survival with an infant is to wear them, and skip the stroller most of the time! But get a...
Jun 22, 15, 5:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By albie

We were just in SF in December with my (then) 6,5...

We were just in SF in December with my (then) 6,5 year old and 5-yo twins. They liked watching the sea lions at Pier 39, and just playing around on the Pier. Cable Car ride is a must...they would...
Feb 18, 14, 5:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 4,015
Posted By albie

Question Airline restrictions on kids:adult ratio?

My family will be traveling Europe to US in December, and there's the chance my husband will have a business conflict and have to take a different flight in one direction. Our three kids will be 6, 5...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jun 28, 13, 5:46 am
Replies: 303
Views: 58,192
Posted By albie

Haha, actually, Saddle Creek is quite close to...

Haha, actually, Saddle Creek is quite close to where I grew up and will be staying (although I've never been, everyone else in my family has), so the drive isn't too far. We were thinking maybe to go...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jun 27, 13, 6:42 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 58,192
Posted By albie

I'll have a read thru Jonathan Gold's list, but...

I'll have a read thru Jonathan Gold's list, but nothing like hearing it from folks who know...

My husband and I will be in LA for several weeks in July and want to plan a few special dinners. We...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 22, 09, 1:08 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 16,158
Posted By albie

I'd have to say, with all the frequent travellers...

I'd have to say, with all the frequent travellers here, I'm astonished there're not more missed flights!

As a consultant, I travelled round trip at least once a week for many years. Plus a lot of...
Apr 11, 09, 2:23 am
Replies: 195
Views: 23,791
Posted By albie

I just have to point out that it is very noisy on...

I just have to point out that it is very noisy on aircrafts...and babies (especially younger ones) frequently sleep much of the time. My 1 YO has been on 3 intercontinental (CPH-LAX and back) flights...
Feb 12, 09, 4:49 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 11,004
Posted By albie

My daughter doesn't have a US passport, but...

My daughter doesn't have a US passport, but rather a Swedish one. They solve the problem for you here -- even as an adult, you sign on a touchscreen when you apply, so your signature is digitally on...
Feb 12, 09, 4:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 17,984
Posted By albie

I'd agree with the "you can't make them do...

I'd agree with the "you can't make them do anything" sentiment, as well as the advice about using a bottle, and making sure they are hungry.

One other thing I've found useful on our two...
Feb 12, 09, 3:54 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,105
Posted By albie

I realise it is probably too late for the OP, but...

I realise it is probably too late for the OP, but I disagree with the advice about assuming you can take clothes to a dry cleaner/laundry if you are more than one day in a city. My dry cleaner in...
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