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The Bigger, Better Mighty Angus™ Burger – The McDonald’s Burger That Tastes Like Home


We spent the day working up an appetite lazing on the pebbly beach bordering the Mediterranean Sea in Monte Carlo, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the stunning yachts moored in the harbour and admiring the fabulous private car collection belonging to Prince Rainier III at his public museum. Absolutely famished, we sat down at a most […]

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8 Reasons our Family Loves The Digby Pines Resort in Digby, Nova Scotia

Digby Pines

This summer, our family spent a long weekend in Digby Nova Scotia. After spending one amazing night at Whale Cove Campground in Digby Neck, followed by  a day of adventure Whale Watching on Brier Island, we settled into two nights of luxury at The Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa. We didn’t play any golf or go […]

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17,000 kms + 63 days + a family of 5 = Road trip tips from author Michael A. Palmer

Palmer Family Road Trip Tips

As the days begin to get shorter and the evenings have a bit more bite, road trip season winds down as well. If you’re planning one last big family road trip before the snow flies (blasphemy to talk about it this early, I know), then read on for some great tips from a marathon-driving dad. […]

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Don’t miss your chance to win tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Peter and the Starcatcher is part of the Shaw Festival at Niagra on the Lake

“Who wants to go to the theatre?” As soon as I said it, my girls (ages almost twelve and just turned six), lost interest in whatever they were doing and started peppering me with questions; “what play, where, what’s it about and when do we go?” My seven year old son didn’t stop what he […]

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Ending summer with a bang at Canada’s Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland

Growing up in Northern Ontario, summer was never complete without a trip to Canada’s Wonderland so I’m thrilled that I can now share this tradition with my children! Planet Snoopy is our first stop, after popping into the height-check station to get the kids suited up in their ride bracelets. Wasting no time, we go […]

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Spend Summer at Blue Mountain Resort, Your Way!

Summer at Blue Mountain Resort

When the windshield of our truck filled with a view of Blue Mountain Resort I couldn’t help but be surprised by the stark contrast from our last view of Blue – it was February, it was nighttime when we arrived and the mountain was lit up so brightly you could see slope after slope of skiers […]

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Your Teens & Tweens will Love Family’s Big Ticket Summer Concert!


Do you remember your first concert? Mine was NKOTB waaay back in 1991. I remember the thrilling feeling of being in the same building as Donnie Wahlberg, watching them strut on stage and being totally engrossed for the next 90 minutes. My daughter and her friends got to experience the rush for the first time […]

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What Fresh Hell is this? 5 Ways to Make Camping Worse Than it Already is


An astute reader may guess from the title that I am not much of a camper. It’s hilarious that I married a former infantryman and committed outdoor enthusiast because I am so not. His idea of camping was lugging your kit in to some remote locale complete with a dig-your-own latrine. Mine is more along the […]

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The Best of PEI! 6 “Must-Dos” on Prince Edward Island!

The Best of Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, the gentle island cradled by the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, may be Canada’s tiniest province, but it sure is big on family fun. Most special? It has that flavour of something different. A lot of people have forgotten how to relax, but on PEI, they remember; they go for […]

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Rent-a-Tent (and Enjoy Fresh Lobster!) at Whale Cove Campground in Digby, Nova Scotia

Whale Cove Camping Nova Scotia

The scenic drive from Digby to Brier Island, Nova Scotia offers incredible, lush summer views. Its dark trees are slightly reminiscent of the thick fairy-tale forests of Bavaria in Germany, which may explain in part  why this part of Nova Scotia is so popular with German and other European tourists. Even for locals, it is […]

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