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Tuesday Travel Trouble: I’m leaving, on a…chartered bus?

A few years ago, when we only had one child, our little family flew from Indianapolis to Boston.  The trip there was uneventful, but the way home got really tricky.  We flew from Boston to Cincinnati on Delta, then from Cincinnati to Indy on a regional jet—not exactly Delta but a Delta affiliate, although we’d bought our tickets from Delta.  That seemed to be the problem.  When we got to Cincinnati, our flight home to Indianapolis was cancelled.  The ticket agent at the regional airline wouldn’t help us because we’d bought our tickets on Delta.  So we went to the Delta desk.  Delta wouldn’t help us because it was the regional airline that had cancelled our flight.  We went back and forth again, getting more and more frustrated with our airport limbo.  Read more

Rental van fun!

Tuesday Travel Trouble: car rentals gone awry

Today we launch a new series: Tuesday Travel Trouble.  We’ll share some travel-gone-wrong experiences, some tips on how to avoid similar situations, and in many cases, a good laugh (at least in hindsight).  If you have similar experiences of travels gone awry that you’d be interested in sharing, send them our way at news@familyexplorers.com. Read more

Arc de Triomphe traffic

Driving in Paris & rental car tips

After two weeks in the non-stop city bustle of Paris, we decided to take a trip out of town.  We needed a bit of space for our boys to run and were worried about another Paris heat wave.  After exploring train options and cheap flights from Paris, we chose instead to redeem some points for a week-long minivan rental.  We found the car we needed at Paris’ Gare du Nord (north train station), and I headed there after getting the boys in bed a few nights ago.  Read more