Jill Footz

Author Bio:

Jillian Footz is a writer, runner, fitness fanatic, news producer and mom to twin girls. She loves exploring all the amazing, family-friendly activities the Edmonton area has to offer.


Posts by Jill Footz:

Destination Delayed – The Beauty of Interrupting a Family Road Trip

Posted on: November 21, 2019

“Mommy, I LOVE CALGARY! I wish we could live here!” my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter exclaimed while staring out at the City’s core from the 24th floor of the gorgeous Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve always liked Calgary just as much as the next
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Have Bike, Will Travel! Cycle in Mallorca, Spain

Posted on: August 29, 2019

I am finally coasting downhill, after pedalling up for longer than I care to remember, but I have no choice – I simply MUST stop. I’m a scant few (winding) kilometres from my destination – the iconic lighthouse at Cap Formentor on the island of Mallorca, Spain – and what
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6 Reasons Oceanside is California Cool That You Can’t Miss!

Posted on: February 11, 2019

“Oceanside?!?” my girlfriend said with a tone of shock in her voice when I told her about our upcoming vacation plans, “Why aren’t you staying in Carlsbad?” Her words echoed in my head as we drove down Oceanside’s South Coast Highway after a long day at LEGOLAND. We were tired,
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Spend the Holidays at LEGOLAND California

Posted on: January 18, 2019

“No Mommy, Nooooooo!” my four-year-old daughter screamed as I approached an 8-foot-tall Santa Claus styled as a LEGO mini-figure. My kids are not fans of mascots. Or Santa Claus. They love what he does, of course, but would prefer he do it from afar. We’ve had to write notes asking
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Racing Christmas to Oxnard California

Posted on: December 24, 2018

“What does Santa do?” I used to ask my daughters when they were tiny tots. The answer was always the same: “RUN!” In those days, the extent of my girls’ knowledge of Santa started and finished with a series of running t-shirts I wore around the house. The large central
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Not skiing or golfing? 6 tips for off-season fun in BC’s Columbia Valley.

Posted on: May 7, 2018

It’s a glorious early mountain evening when we roll into Radium Hot Springs, BC. The sky is clear and blue, and the sun is just starting to dip below the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. I go to bed breathing the crisp mountain air, optimistic about an exciting week
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