My favorite way to vacation is by renting a house vs. staying in a hotel. We've done that for a lot of our travels over the past few years, renting places in D.C., Arizona, and Charleston, to name a few, and now that we have Brecken, renting a house is absolutely the better option. We like being able to put Brecken in a separate room and not worrying about disturbing her if we stay up later. We also like more SPACE because goodness knows between all the stuff babies need and my terrible propensity to overpack. Most of all, we like having amenities like a washer and dryer and a kitchen! Much as I love exploring new restaurants on vacation, it's nice to be able to prepare some meals or stay in for easy breakfasts or lunches. On our most recent trip to Orlando for my cousin's wedding, my entire family rented a beautiful house with laundry facilities, bedrooms for all (no easy feat now that there are 8 of us plus 2 babies!), and a POOL. It also had a kitchen that we took advantage of, but on our last evening there we were tired from rocking the dance floor at the wedding and splashing around with the babies in the pool, and we opted to order in pizza.