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Anne Bokma is an award-winning journalist and mother of two in Hamilton, Ontario. She's written for many of Canada's major magazines and newspapers. You can check out her work at www.annebokma.com

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3 World-Class Museums Your Family Won’t Want to Miss in Western New York

Posted on: January 3, 2020

Up for a terrific tri-city museum tour? Three new museums in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Jamestown, are worth the trek to western New York. First, learn the fascinating history of the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escape to freedom across the Niagara River in Niagara Falls. Then travel half an
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Myrtle Beach Is for Canadians! 7 Things to Love About Myrtle Beach

Posted on: March 16, 2018

Does it feel like forever since you’ve felt warm weather? More than one million Canadians escape the cold climate every year by heading to Myrtle Beach in search of sunshine and surf (as well as shopping and golf). It’s not as hot as Florida (the average year-round temperature is 24°C),
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Mont-Tremblant: Quebec’s Magic Mountain

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Mont-Tremblant for skiing? Of course. But here are 11 other ways to keep the kids busy this winter at the Laurentian resort Mont-Tremblant’s history as a ski resort dates back to the American gold prospector Joseph Bondurant Ryan, who was so impressed with the area after landing a plane at the
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Mother’s Day Spa Retreat – Two Daughters, Two Spas, One Happy Mom

Posted on: May 5, 2017

By Anne Bokma When my oldest daughter was in Grade 7 and screamed “I hate you!” because I was nagging her to clean her room, an older friend of mine, who had grown daughters, reassured me: “Don’t worry,” she told me. “She’ll like you again when she’s in Grade 12.”
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Learn about Underground Railroad history in Buffalo-Niagara during Black History Month

Posted on: February 20, 2017

Do your kids know who Harriet Tubman was? How about Frederick Douglass? Or William Still? These are some of the heroic ‘conductors’ of the Underground Railroad, the celebrated route to freedom for an estimated 50,000 African-Americans who escaped slavery by travelling along a network of safe homes and hideouts to
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A World of Winter Wonders Awaits in Waterloo

Posted on: November 30, 2016

No need to book an expensive European vacation this holiday season in order to visit a Victorian castle, ride a steam engine train, shop at an authentic Christkindl German outdoor market and see the night sky light up with festivals of lights. You can do it all on an easy-on-the-budget,
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6 Reasons Kingston Ontario Reigns as Canada’s Top Halloween City

Posted on: October 17, 2016

By Anne Bokma With its rich history of haunted happenings, Kingston Ontario, is arguably the spookiest place in the country to celebrate Halloween. From the eerie penitentiary where Canada’s worst criminals were housed, to the ancient fortress of Fort Henry where the ghosts of soldiers are said to still roam
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Stories on the skin: ROM tattoo exhibit leaves its mark

Posted on: July 27, 2016

By Anne Bokma Kids may be out of the classroom but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fascinating lessons to be learned during the summer months. For example, they can get schooled in the art, culture and history of tattoos at the Royal Ontario Museum’s current exhibition (on until
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