Melissa Vroon

Author Bio:

Melissa is a co-founder of Family Fun Canada. She loves taking her kids to all the places she visited as a kid and sharing her adventures online.


Posts by Melissa Vroon:

Surf Town Tofino for the Non-Surfer

Posted on: June 10, 2016

I’m wrapped in a cozy blanket to ward off the early spring chill while I watch surfers master the waves from my balcony at the Long Beach Lodge Resort on Cox Bay in Tofino, BC. Tofino is Canada’s surf capital and holds a coveted rank on National Geographic’s world’s best
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Lazy Adventures in Cabo San Lucas

Posted on: March 16, 2016

My kids cracked up as they watched me grip the seat to prevent myself from flipping into the middle of the suspension-less bus. I yelped each time the bus thunked over a pothole resulting in peals of children’s laughter. There were no seats front to back of the converted school bus we
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3 Art Exhibits You Must See in Montreal Before They End

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Montreal has it all; with history, culture, world class dining, shopping, outdoor adventures, art and more, there is something for everyone in this unique Canadian metropolis. Coming from Calgary, where classic art exhibits are few, far in between and always temporary, enjoying beautiful art was on the top of my list of
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Huntington Beach Family Getaway Guide

Posted on: July 6, 2015

A cool California breeze compelled our family to inch closer to the beach bonfire warming our chilly toes. The sun was setting on the ocean just behind the pier we had walked on just hours before. We were enjoying after-dinner s’mores on the beach. My delighted five year old was
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Newport Beach Family Getaway Guide

Posted on: June 22, 2015

My four-year daughter was not impressed. Shooting me a betrayed look, she lamented, “This is NOT a fairy ride, mama. It doesn’t have any wings.” I stifled my laughter as I tried to explain we were on a ferry ride, not a fairy ride. We were on the Balboa Island
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51 Unforgettable Adventures at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Before having children, tropical holidays consisted of reading through stacks of books between ocean dips and beachside naps. The sweet bliss of doing nothing and the indulgence of beachy boredom could often make up for the less-than-perfect accommodations that fit our young budgets. These days, any attempt to relive the old
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3 Best Things to do in Ganges on Salt Spring Island

Posted on: November 5, 2014

After two days of sailing in the Gulf Islands, the wind had died down almost to a halt and we had two options: putter around with the motor on the sailboat or pop in to Salt Spring Island for lunch. In my experience, food always wins. We pulled into the
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It’s a Kid’s Life at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Decisions, decisions. My four-year old daughter was bent over a tray of sparkly rings, trying to choose the prettiest one. We stopped at the Grand Jewels of Wailea, located in our hotel, simply out of curiosity. The shop carries some of the most unique and famous pieces of jewellery worn
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Frozen | Meeting Anna and Elsa in Disneyland

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Provided that you haven’t spent a considerable amount of time in total seclusion and cut off from the rest of society, you’ve probably heard of a little movie released last year called Frozen. Not only did it become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but parents and kids alike
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Whale Watching, Lei Making, and Boogie Boarding: Family Fun Adventures at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort in Maui

Posted on: July 2, 2014

“Oh my goodness! Look at those cute piggies!” shrieked my four-year old daughter. Not the first words you might expect to hear when arriving at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort, but sure enough, Loco and Moco are the resident pot-bellied pua’as (pigs) at this lovely Maui property. The two were
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