Voula Martin

Author Bio:

A University of Calgary Political Science graduate and mom of two, Voula was born in Montreal, grew up in Calgary and lived for 5 years in the lovely west coast city of Port Moody before returning to Calgary. As Editor in Chief of Family Fun Canada, an idea she helped take from a kitchen table discussion to a country wide digital distribution, Voula oversees a dedicated team of talented, amazing contributing writers. *Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) member

Website: https://www.familyfuncanada.com

Posts by Voula Martin:

The Two Types of Travellers (And How they Voyage Together Without Killing Each Other)

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Picture two travellers in the days before leaving on a trip. This may be a journey backpacking in the Andes, a month in Europe, a weekend in Vegas or camping for the long weekend, it doesn’t matter. But let’s say they’re packing. One creates a detailed list, makes sure everything
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3 Days, 2 Nights and 1 Horse – An Adventure with Banff Trail Riders

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Spider the horse is a little wild at heart. Born feral and later tamed he is a favourite among the staff and guests who frequent Banff Trail Riders, but he has never lost his adventurous spirit. In 2013 when rains and meltwater combined to cause the biggest flood in Alberta’s
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Europe Out Of Reach? Anise Liquors are the Taste of Summer on the Continent

Posted on: July 2, 2021

I find myself drawn to books about summer in Europe this year, a year in which travelling to Europe seems as foreign as the continent itself. Hotel Pastis by Peter Mayle captured my fancy as the protagonist began to appreciate the ubiquitous pastis enjoyed by his Provencal counterparts. Soon, fascinated
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Golden Skybridge – A New Suspension Bridge Park in BC’s Interior – Opens May 2021!

Posted on: March 30, 2021

Every time I step foot on a suspension bridge, I cannot help but picture myself in a swashbuckling adventure movie like Romancing the Stone or any of the first 3 Indiana Jones movies (we don’t speak of the 4th). On the West Coast, most people are familiar with the Capilano
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A Florida Road Trip: From the Sea to the Stars in the Sunshine State

Posted on: September 12, 2019

We begin at the sea. Landing in Miami, we were jet-lagged, sweaty and weary of being confined in airplanes. Revived by the salty, humid air, we rolled down the windows of the rental car, cranked the tunes and set the GPS for the beach. Delray Beach in Palm Beach County
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Kids Will Rock Out at the Kidz Bop Experience – Hard Rock Punta Cana

Posted on: September 5, 2018

The Kidz Bop Experience is entertainment on another level for those Electro shuffling, Flossing, Dabbing, superstars in the making, and it’s all included with your stay at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. A week at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort with sunshine, white sand beaches, nine restaurants, a golf course designed
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Touring Jamaica 3 Can’t-Miss Tours and Attractions

Posted on: May 23, 2018

The island of Jamaica is 10,991 km² packed with dazzling natural beauty and significant history. A visit to this splendid emerald isle wouldn’t be complete without experiencing some of that history and beauty first hand. While some people like nothing more than to rot on the beach with a good
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8 Reasons to Stay with the Queen: The Fairmont Empress Victoria

Posted on: April 30, 2018

The Fairmont Empress Victoria, in beautiful British Columbia, has been an iconic fixture in the inner harbour since 1908. The former Canadian Pacific railway hotel had become a bit shabby, but in 2017 after a multi-year $60 million renovation she emerged from the ivy, refreshed, and rejuvenated for a whole new generation
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Why Montreal is Canada’s City of Light

Posted on: April 4, 2018

It was a chilly night in October when we boarded a plane at Montreal’s (then) Dorval airport and flew west to our new home in the Rockies. The only thing I knew about Calgary – it is located in the prairies –  horrified me because Dorothy’s house in the Wizard
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Fly to a galaxy far, far away with Propel Collectors Edition Star Wars Drones

Posted on: August 31, 2017

That constant buzz buzzing you hear from the local park is not a bunch of angry bees but probably neighbourhood kids battling it out like Luke and Darth with the newest Propel Star Wars drones. This may be a slight segue from our usual family travel stories but I can’t
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