Charity Quick

Author Bio:

Charity Burpee Quick can usually be found making coffee, reading by the fireplace, or wishing for a grand adventure. She loves to travel, write stories, and take pictures, especially when she can persuade her teenagers to come and play. Charity lives in Calgary with her husband and 3 kids, who sometimes decide they’re too old for Mom’s schemes and plans, but can usually be convinced to join the fun. When she’s not writing for Family Fun, Charity can be found at the public library, figure skating at the local rink, or playing with her piano.


Posts by Charity Quick:

Ditch the Liquids! How to Manage Toiletries When You Travel Carry-On Only

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Pack your bags and grab your passport, we’re heading for the airport! How do you pack when you fly? The biggest suitcase you can find or a carry-on bag that fits under your seat? The upper classes of earlier times often travelled with multiple trunks and valises. Golda Meir, a mid-20th
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Canada’s Wonderland: Let Your Teens Lead the Way

Posted on: September 10, 2021

“I’m not sure I really like roller coasters.” We had just pulled into the parking lot of Canada’s Wonderland and caught a glimpse of the towering roller coasters doing their dry run before the gates opened. I raised an eyebrow at my oldest, the one who was having second thoughts,
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Snacks, Drinks, and a Special Rock – What’s in Your Kid’s Day Bag?

Posted on: June 3, 2021

When I was pregnant with my first child, I couldn’t wait to not be pregnant. I wanted to feel light and free . . . or at least be able to put the baby down and feel unencumbered again. Isn’t that sweet? Then the baby came and my little peanut apparently required
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Post-COVID Dreaming: Three Places I Want to Visit Someday

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Why do we travel? There are many answers to that question, each as different as the person answering. I love to travel for both adventure and relaxation. The world is such an interesting place. Being in a new city or country can heighten your awareness of life: both the differences
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Agritourism Serves Up the Culinary Delights of Southern Alberta

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Have you heard of agritourism? It’s just what you imagine: the marriage of agriculture and tourism and it offers unique and compelling experiences, whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard. You could tour a farm or a winery, visit an orchard, or take a hayride. The current
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Have Tent, Will Travel: How to Pack When Car Camping

Posted on: April 26, 2021

“Start hauling stuff out of the van, we need to find the tent first.” “No, I don’t know where the flashlights are!” “Where is groundsheet?” “I’m starving – has anyone seen the plates?” Ah, the sounds of making memories… Camping season is just around the corner in Canada. A year
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Radium Hot Springs: Family Escapes and Winter Adventures

Posted on: March 26, 2021

Before you travel, be sure to check existing travel guidelines and restrictions for the area and visit responsibly. Sure, I like adventures. But I also like a warm shower and hot coffee. I like a good night’s sleep that includes pillows and blankets. Travelling with kids is an adventure in
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Stuck at Home? Make a Staycation FUN!

Posted on: March 20, 2020

  Unless you live deep in the woods or on a 36-foot yacht on its way across the Pacific, the rush of COVID-19 cancellations this past week has affected you. Millions of people have had their trip plans negatively affected. Just knowing that we need to stop travelling to help
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Making Memories at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Posted on: August 22, 2019

What are your family vacation memories? (I mean, besides the bickering in the back seat on a summer road trip.) Sunshine, gorgeous mountain views, and hanging out by the pool? Adventuring together? Maybe it’s golf and a nice meal while the kids enjoy their own programming or camping together under
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Why Would You Head Off the Grid in Mongolia? Jamie Clarke Has the Best Reason of All – His 18-Year-Old Son

Posted on: July 29, 2019

“Hold on a minute – I just need to send a text.” “Just a sec, I’m gonna Google it.” Technology can be our greatest friend and our worst enemy. How many times have you seen people enthusiastically greet one another at a restaurant, but then sit down and whip out
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