Freshly deposited in Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city at 1.2 million people, my youngest child is surprisingly enthusiastic: about shopping. And I can’t blame the tween fashionista. I’m hooked too as our family of five wheels our suitcases down the teeming sidewalks from Glasgow Queen ...Read More
Shelley Cameron-McCarron's writing has appeared in outlets such as Canadian Geographic Travel, Zoomer, Miami Herald, WestJet magazine, Canadian Living, enRoute, MSN Travel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Saltscapes Travel and more. She's happiest chasing down stories around family adventure, food, culture, and sports. She lives with her husband and children in coastal Nova Scotia.
“Nooo, don’t take Ghostly Gus to look for your missing daughter. We love Ghostly Gus,” my nine-year-old daughter laughs as we watch a brief kerfuffle between a haunted hike ‘participant’ and our leader on the pretty riverside walking trails that lace downtown Fredericton. Bemused, ...Read More
My best mother-daughter moment in Toronto–and there were many– came unexpectedly at twilight inside the CN Tower. “The world is a beautiful place,” my nearly nine-year-old daughter murmured happily to herself as she pressed closer to the window on the outdoor terrace observation deck ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
I’ve long wanted to take my family to Florida and Kissimmee (pronounced Ka-SIM-mee) in central Florida checks all our boxes – year-round sunshine, easy access to theme parks, spring training baseball, nature tours, and outlet shopping. With something for everyone in the family, we ...Read More
The stingray glides past my 12-year-old daughter’s outstretched hand where she holds a tiny piece of shrimp between her index and middle finger in the shallow pool. “Ooh,” she squeals in delight. “That was cool. It’s kind of slimy, but it’s cool. It just ...Read More