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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.

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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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Three Days in Oregon, Three Great Reasons to Visit the Oregon Coast

Posted on: August 22, 2018

The highway wound, curved and slipped through the forest. It was a grey day on the Oregon Coast, as clouds sat low on the trees and ribbons of mist curled around the branches. Through the occasional opening, we were tantalised by glimpses of the ocean. The misty day served to accentuate
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A Beginner’s Guide to Zion National Park

Posted on: July 20, 2018

When my kids were little, the days dragged on forever. Long days of exhaustion and diaper changes were punctuated with sweet moments of chubby arms around my neck and little hands in mine. But then I blinked. My oldest could be leaving for college in only a few years and
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Don’t Love Camping? Just Change Your Definition with KOA Cabins

Posted on: June 18, 2018

Camping. It means many different things to many different people. Do you RV or trailer? Hard shell or tent trailer? Are you the type who loads up the car with the entire Canadian Tire summer section, or the rugged type who pares everything down to one backpack and hikes for
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Rivers, Rocks, and Rattlesnakes?! Why Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is a Natural Playground

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Our Montana friends, just south of the border, call it Big Sky Country for a reason. In the summer, the land stretches quietly out in front of you, with gently swaying fields of grasses and brilliant blue sky as far as you can see. The day we drove to Writing-on-Stone
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How to Win at Family Vacationing: Five Real-Life Travel Tips for Families

Posted on: March 19, 2018

I love vacations, holidays, and travelling. The excitement of new places, the planning, the relaxing and sightseeing, and even the coming home to your own cosy house when it’s all over. And then I had kids. But I was determined to help them develop into resilient, hardy travellers with whom
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Do You Travel Like A Spy? 5 Tips to Protect Yourself and Your Family

Posted on: March 5, 2018

You might be pushing a stroller, lugging a backpack, or clinging tightly to little hands as you trudge through the airport. Maybe it’s all three. You might be feeling more plain Jane than James Bond. Hustling to juggle bags and snacks, kids and complaints (all while trying to get to
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