Overheated Car Teaches Kids Pre-Mechanics

It was a lazy summer day when we were driving back from having all kinds of assorted fun on the road when my driver noted the car was overheating. We were almost back to our hotel, so we managed to skate in without stopping on a wing, a prayer, and since we didn’t have either of those things on hand, sheer luck. Continue reading Overheated Car Teaches Kids Pre-Mechanics

How to Fix Your Vacation Budget With a Big Box of Food

Man, our vacation is going super-duper swimmingly, and I have to wonder how it is that humble, literative folks like us can afford it. But as quickly as the question always arises to me, the answer comes quickly on its heels. If you’re going to travel with a gaggle of kids in tow, you simply have to take a box of basic foods in you trunk. Continue reading How to Fix Your Vacation Budget With a Big Box of Food

Payola Absent from our Cisco Friendly Reviews

We always try like mad to balance out our fun and festive reviews of persons, places, things, events and other assorted nouns in reasonable ways, but as of late, we’ve been focusing an awful lot on the city of San Francisco. That’s not what we’ve been fielding emails about, it’s more about the way we’ve reviewed them, so let me just tell you, we aren’t on the take. Continue reading Payola Absent from our Cisco Friendly Reviews

Parent’s Packing Seems Suspiciously Pre-Vacation-ish

Throughout this week I’ve noticed a strange trend among the parental folk, and I’m not the only one to take notice of it. There have been unusual purchases and unusual packing of odd ended thises and thats. If I didn’t know better, which I’m proud to say I do, I’d think we were hovering on the eve of yet another vacation. Continue reading Parent’s Packing Seems Suspiciously Pre-Vacation-ish

Guide to Saving Money on California Hotel Rooms

There are a few ways to do it, the whole saving money on hotels thing, so here are a few different ideas for you to consider. Different hotels offer different rates, and some charge extra for kids, so beware of that, but there’s a lot more you can do to stretch your traveling buck even further. We offer some ideas to get regular discounts, new technology discounts and some more creative discounts as well. Continue reading Guide to Saving Money on California Hotel Rooms