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Traveling This Summer? Here’s Your Survival Kit {Giveaway!}

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The Biggest Canadian Summer Fairs & Exhibitions

Synonymous with summer, there’s a good chance that … [Continue Reading]

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Newport Beach Family Getaway Guide

My four-year daughter was not … [Continue Reading]

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Marvel Universe Live Tour Across Canada is Epic

If you’re familiar with 8 year olds, you know that … [Continue Reading]

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A Magical Day Aboard the Disney Magic

Twenty minutes into lunch at Lumiere’s, the French … [Continue Reading]

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Traveling This Summer? Here’s Your Survival Kit {Giveaway!}

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With the Summer Solstice behind us, we can truly say that summer is here! We’ve booked our vacations, caught those seat sales and snapped up our favourite campsites. You’ve already RSVP’ed to that family reunion, so don’t bother trying to get out of it now. With your travel planners out, take a pen and write […]

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The Biggest Canadian Summer Fairs & Exhibitions

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Synonymous with summer, there’s a good chance that if you live in or around any major Canadian city, you’re among the many eagerly counting down the days until your local fair or exhibition opens for the season. Whether it’s the adrenaline rush of your favourite rollercoaster or the mouth-watering smell of those mini doughnuts that […]

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Newport Beach Family Getaway Guide

My husband consoling my sad daughter after learning we were going a ferry and not a fairy

My four-year daughter was not impressed. Shooting me a betrayed look, she lamented, “This is NOT a fairy ride, mama. It doesn’t have any wings.” I stifled my laughter as I tried to explain we were on a ferry ride, not a fairy ride. We were on the Balboa Island ferry, heading to the renowned […]

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Marvel Universe Live Tour Across Canada is Epic

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If you’re familiar with 8 year olds, you know that words like epic, awesome, sick and fart are tossed around with abandon. However, you know they really mean business when the repetitiveness is ramped up a notch. That WAS EPIC Oh my gosh, that was so awesome. It was epic! How epic was that? It […]

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A Magical Day Aboard the Disney Magic

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Twenty minutes into lunch at Lumiere’s, the French inspired Beauty and the Beast restaurant aboard the Disney Magic, I settle into the pleasant hum of friends, food, and good conversation, pleasantly surprised to find myself totally relaxed on this 11-deck cruise ship. I think that’s part of the magic. When I received an invitation to […]

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The How, When & Where of Fishing with Kids

Family Adventures - Fishing with Kids

I grew up on the west coast, and my memories of fishing involve a boat in the middle of the ocean. Now that we live in Alberta, our kids are being introduced to fishing in a very different way, (lakes are a different kettle of fish than the ocean…) but this way is more get-your-hands-(literally)-dirty […]

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Camping in Comfort: Sundance Lodges, Kananaskis Country

Sundance Lodges, in beautiful Kananaskis Country AB, offers trapper tent and tipi camping, plus regular campsites.

As far as family camping weekends go, this one was not off to the most auspicious start. Our Calgary weather, which had been 30ºC and sunny on Thursday, had taken a sharp nosedive to 5ºC – with pouring rain no less – by Friday lunchtime. Half of our parental team was still in Vancouver on a business […]

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A Father’s Day Hike at Lake O’Hara Lodge

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After years of planning exhilarating hikes with my dad — from Nepal’s three-week-long Annapurna Circuit to the 11 km trek into Alberta’s Skoki Lodge — I have one bit of advice: Sometimes it pays to leave it to the experts. While typically I do embrace the DIY getaway, those trips took months, even years, to […]

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The Best Loyalty Programs for Infrequent Travellers

The Best Loyalty Progams for Infrequent Travellers

You know the type: she floats past you at hotel check-in and is greeted by name.  Her company covers all her travel expenses, and as a sweet bonus, she earns zillions of air miles and loyalty points. She always gets a room upgrade, and every year,  she gives the nanny a week off, and flies […]

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Seattle for Couples: It’s ok to be Sleepless!

Seattle for Couples

In May 2000, a pair of 24-year-old newlyweds set forth on their honeymoon, a trip that included a scant 24 hours in Seattle Washington. Recently, those not-so-newlyweds, decided to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dirty weekend in the city that they didn’t get to fully experience the first time around. This is their tale. […]

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