New Year’s Family Travel Resolutions: Sorry Couldn’t Help Myself


Yes, I am succumbing to the resolution frenzy brought on by the turning of the yearly calendar. You will be happy to note it does not involve exercise of any form. My family travel resolutions are as follows:

1. Invest in a portable GPS system — self explanatory.

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2. Do not over schedule: as in, it is not possible to visit Notre Dame, the Bastille, the Louvre, the Tuileries and Arc de Triomphe in one day, on foot, without serious spa treatments and family therapy. Can’t afford either spa or psychiatrist anyway, therefore “under scheduling” is better for the budget minded.

3. Kennel pets while traveling, thus eliminating phone calls from house sitters regarding the whereabouts of runaway Rover.

4. Pack a wad of toilet paper and small change at all times when traveling in Europe, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua . . .

5. Along the same lines as the former, call iPhone company and request “app” for public toilet locator when traveling in London (not sure this app actually exists). Most unfortunate memories here for family Jacobsen . . .  Resolution met!!  Find-Public-Restroom  Thank you Sandy


6. Worry less and travel more.

Now send me your resolutions.

Update – there is an app for public toilet locator! – see the comments.


Holly Jacobsen
Happy New Year from Sleeps5



  1. Sandy Nielsen, on January 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Holly! Look what I found – a phone app for finding toilets around the world! See, the App is called SitorSquat by Charmin. – Sandy Nielsen

  2. on January 15, 2010 at 7:23 am


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