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Living it up Lakeside: Can’t miss Penticton

The allure of the southern Okanagan as Canada's … [Continue Reading]

Lake Okanagan in Penticton BC

Traveling with Extended Family: A Survival Guide

Vacations are meant to be relaxing, but they can … [Continue Reading]

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Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen!

I scream, you scream, we help other kids with ice … [Continue Reading]

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An Around the World Runner’s Bucket List

I started running on a whim in 2005. I figured I’d … [Continue Reading]

An Around The World Runner's Bucket List

It Pays to Stay at Sparkling Hill #SHRsurprise! The Big Reveal

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. has launched … [Continue Reading]

Every 100th Guest stays free at Sparkling Hill

Living it up Lakeside: Can’t miss Penticton

Lake Okanagan in Penticton BC

The allure of the southern Okanagan as Canada’s little piece of desert with a specatular lake oasis is undeniable. With August temperatures averaging mid-thirties, it’s perfect for doing nothing and going to the beach. If you can’t do it at home, you are vacationally obligated to do it a lot; it’s kind of my holiday […]

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Traveling with Extended Family: A Survival Guide

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Vacations are meant to be relaxing, but they can transform even the friendliest extended families from this: … into this: But there is hope! Look, I love my family and my in-laws. They are awesome. The best! I have no complaints whatsoever. But when you throw a bunch of people together and put them in […]

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Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen!

miracle treat day 2014

I scream, you scream, we help other kids with ice cream! Today, Thursday August 14, 2014, all proceeds from every Blizzard® sold at participating DQ® stores will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals! It’s great way to give back to your community while having an icy treat! Head on down to your local […]

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An Around the World Runner’s Bucket List

An Around The World Runner's Bucket List

I started running on a whim in 2005. I figured I’d challenge myself to a 10K and then pat myself on the back and be done with it. But I sort of got hooked on running and ended up doing several 10Ks, a bunch of shorter races, and three half marathons. While I’m certainly not a […]

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It Pays to Stay at Sparkling Hill #SHRsurprise! The Big Reveal

Every 100th Guest stays free at Sparkling Hill

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, B.C. has launched an exciting new giveaway that guests won’t see coming – literally. From August 15 until September 14, every 100th guest checking out will receive their entire stay for free. That fabulous dinner at the PeakFine restaurant? On the house. The purely blissful Fango mud treatment and massage? […]

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OneDay at a time | A new free app to capture memories

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When my son was just learning to talk, he was in the bath and refused to roll onto his back to rinse the shampoo out of his hair. After struggling to flip his slippery determined body, I finally asked “Why won’t you go on your back?” He beamed his toddler grin at me and laughed. […]

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Making the Most of the Last Few Weeks of Summer!

Men In Black Flushing Park Unisphere

What is it about September that makes one feel as if something new and fresh is starting, even when you’ve been out of school for a long time? Perhaps the endless back-to-school commercials commencing on August 1 has something to do with it? They may try to force us to face the reality that fall […]

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Frozen | Meeting Anna and Elsa in Disneyland

Disneyland_Anna_Frozen

Provided that you haven’t spent a considerable amount of time in total seclusion and cut off from the rest of society, you’ve probably heard of a little movie released last year called Frozen. Not only did it become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but parents and kids alike lost their minds to the […]

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A Movie Inspired Tour of New York City

New York City Brooklyn Bridge World Trade Tower

“Wouldn’t it be cool if we got our flights mixed up and ended up in Miami like Home Alone?” asked my daughter as we sat in the airport departure lounge on a warm June day. Summer vacation started early for us when weeks of rotating teacher strikes led to an abrupt end to the school […]

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The Long Haul: 5 Ways to Make Trailer Camping Easy

Truck and Outback Trailer ready for camping

My husband and I bought our first camping trailer when we were both just 17 years old. It was a 1963, 13 foot Scamper and it had survived a small fire and years of mothballs. It was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, and to be perfectly honest, it probably wasn’t road worthy […]

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