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:

4 Things You’ll Love about Key West!

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Key West was on this girl’s bucket list for a long time. What’s not to like about a place with practically perfect weather, a vibrant history, legendary nightlife, plenty of family attractions and epic people watching? Here are my 4 favorite things about Key West. The Chickens   Say what?
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A Family Interlude in Key Largo

Posted on: January 14, 2015

At 53 km long, Key Largo is the largest of the Florida Keys and a quieter, more laid back town than its cousin to west, the flashy and energetic Key West. So what is there for families to do in Key Largo? From mangrove swamps to beaches to coral reefs,
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Ibis Bay Beach Resort: The Place for Family Fun in Key West!

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Driving into Key West on Highway 1, gazing out over the bay, I noticed a string of marker buoys in a riot of colors dotting the water. The end of this line of buoys brings us to the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Sigsbee Road to a gem called Ibis
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Breaking Records Underwater: Classroom Under the Sea

Posted on: December 10, 2014

Anyone who has ever watched an old James Bond movie or any of the Jacques Cousteau underwater adventures can’t help but be captivated by the old scenes of tropical scuba diving, high seas adventures and the mysterious beauty of the seafloor. It was those movies, in part, that prompted me
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Why Osoyoos is O-Awesome

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Sitting in a pocket desert in the interior of BC, Lake Osoyoos may be the lowest topographical point in Canada but it’s tops when it comes to recreation. Warm, welcoming and wonderful, the town of Osoyoos, and the whole southern Okanagan valley is a destination on par with any beach
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3 Reasons to stay at Walnut Beach Resort in Osoyoos

Posted on: October 22, 2014

While chatting with a friend at hockey about our recent trip to Osoyoos she asked “Did you stay at the place that everyone loves to stay at when they go to Osoyoos?” The answer was a definite yes; we stayed at Walnut Beach Resort. And there’s a very good reason
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Urban Adventures: West Coast Crabbing

Posted on: October 22, 2014

When people on the west coast of Canada say, “let’s get some crab!”, it’s usually time to buckle up with a few traps and head to a favourite spot on the pier (or the grocery store). But when we go crabbing at the beach with the kids, it’s strictly catch
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Festival of the Grape: Wine Festival Season in the Sunny Okanagan

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Early October is Wine Fest time in the Okanagan Valley and the Festival of the Grape in Oliver, BC has become a premier event with a distinctly family-friendly vibe. They have grown from 300 attendees the first year, to well over 4,000 this year. “2014 is our breakout year,” says
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Travel Moments: Wild Horses Monument

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Whenever my daughter runs like mad, hair streaming behind her, long limbs stretch out, she reminds me of a pony. I was vividly reminded of this when we stopped at the Wild Horses Monument in Central Washington recently. Officially called “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies”, this artwork was installed as
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Kids can Celebrate Festival of the Grape at the Chateau de Kids Fun Zone!

Posted on: September 9, 2014

It would be too hard to list all the reasons the Okanagan valley of Canada is so incredible, but “top wine making region” certainly factors up there for me! Coming from a Greek family, wine was a part of every special occasion. I recall feeling extra important when at Christmas
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