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:

Jamaican Hospitality Awaits at the Melia Braco Village

Posted on: January 27, 2017

“No thanks, I’ve got it”, I say to the helpful concierge at Jamaica’s Melia Braco Village as she asks to take my bag, “I’m an independent girl!” She smiles at me and says in that divine Jamaican lilt, “Yes, my lady, but so am I! And I’m here to make
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3 Attractions for 3 Generations in Family Friendly Jamaica

Posted on: December 7, 2016

The captain’s voice comes over the intercom to announce “Let me be the first to welcome you to Jamaica!” Vigorous applause and cheers fill the cabin, the nosiest of which come from folks with the same rhythmic accent that will soon be ever present. You know there’s something special about a place when the expats are the loudest to cheer “hallelujah” when the plane touches down and it has nothing to do with turbulence but everything to do with the magic of the island.

Going to Camp Grandma – When kids stay with Grandparents, fun ensues!

Posted on: October 24, 2016

A man faces his young grandson at the breakfast table one sunny summer morning. It’s the last day of their summer visit, two weeks in which grandparents and grandson got to indulge their whims. “Can I have chocolate cake, Gramps?” The man eyes the boy as he mulls this unusual
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Meet me in the Middle – 3 Middle Florida Keys Attractions You’ll Love!

Posted on: February 10, 2016

There is nothing like the golden Florida sunshine warming your skin, cheering up a winter-weary Canadian, visions of sand and sea as far as the eye can see. And particularly special is the southern chain of islansd known as the Florida Keys. Miami has glamour, Orlando has the theme parks
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40 is Fabulous in Palm Springs!

Posted on: December 4, 2015

As my 30’s wind down, I find conversations with other women my age tend to go something like this: Mm-hmm, yup, me too. Mm-hmm, yup, me too. Uh Uh, that is not normal, get that checked out. Mm-hmm, yup me too. So it was with some trepidation that I approached
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A Taste of Vernon BC

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Sitting on the sunny patio at Gray Monk Estate winery, I reflected that between the apples, the wine, the liquors and the spa, I was going to have a tough time convincing myself to go home from our team building retreat in Vernon BC. Enjoying everything the region has to
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Palm Springs – Where Family Fun is Just Desert

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Palm Springs may evoke thoughts of old-time Hollywood, Bugs Bunny cartoons and retirees golfing more than it screams family vacation but in actuality, it is a fantastic destination. The proximity to other SoCal destinations is perk– take 2 hours to drive to LA or San Diego and satisfy your kids’
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Seattle for Couples: It’s ok to be Sleepless!

Posted on: June 9, 2015

In May 2000, a pair of 24-year-old newlyweds set forth on their honeymoon, a trip that included a scant 24 hours in Seattle Washington. Recently, those not-so-newlyweds, decided to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a dirty weekend in the city that they didn’t get to fully experience the first time
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Hometown Tourism in 3 Easy Steps!

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Ever the multi-tasker, I recently decided to combine family time with physical exercise. “Today”, I announced ominously one Saturday morning, “we are going on a family hike.” Groans “We’re going to explore the trails on Burnaby Mountain” More groans followed by complaints that they were tired, or their legs hurt
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Couples Retreat at Lighthouse Court: A Historic Key West Inn

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Every once in a while, if the stars align and negotiations are successful, parents can, after months of careful planning, take a trip without their kids! It’s a rare and glorious occasion when you can choose a location based on your desires rather than the needs of the children. Traveling
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