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The lineup goes out the door for the artisenal milkshakes at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium - photo by Debra Smith
Where to Refuel at Universal Orlando Resort

While international travel is still limited, we love to dream of a time when we will travel again. Universal Orlando Resort reopened after the lockdown, with limited hours and many safety protocols in place. Those of you who like to know where your next meal is coming from can get
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Aloha! Approved Pre-flight Testing for WestJet Passengers Going to Hawaii

WestJet Airlines has partnered with both the State of Hawaii and DynaLIFE in Alberta to offer approved pre-flight testing for their guests travelling to Hawaii. WestJet ticketed travellers can book a pre-screen test and with a negative test result within 72 hours of departure,  can avoid the required 14-day quarantine
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f. poolside loungers with view of Maria Islands St Lucia Photo Melody Wren
St. Lucia Is Calling… and With Its Low Risk, I’m Listening.

With Covid-19 sticking around longer than we anticipated, some of us are considering travelling again and when dreaming about escaping, it’s the Caribbean and St. Lucia that beckon. The island has a safety rating of Level 1 by The Center for Disease Control (CDC)—one of only 8 countries globally rated
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Canada’s Luckiest Family Contest

We’re all about family here at Family Fun Canada. We love exploring together, travelling together, finding opportunities to share both our back yard and the world with our kids. Just imagine what families could do if they didn’t have to worry about paying for the mortgage, groceries or post-secondary education?
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Winter at the Georgetown Inn - Photo Courtesy Georgetown Inn
Small Hotels are Huge at Alberta’s Charming Inns

Hiking or snowshoeing through the forest. Making snowmen and snow angels. Roasting s’mores as you warm up by the fire and breathe in the crisp cool air. Relaxing by the fireside with a book, or soaking in a jetted tub. Playing board games. Unplugging from the distractions and stresses of
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Costa Rica Finca 360 offers off the grid luxury - Photo Carol Paterson
Getting Spoiled at Costa Rica’s Finca 360 in off-the-Grid Family Luxury

Editors note: COVID-19 has imposed travel restrictions of varying types in almost every country. This article was written Pre-Covid and gives us a chance to dream of new adventures when the world is open again.  If Kim Kardashian decided to become a bird watcher and live off the grid she
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Reduced Capacity: Skiing and Snowboarding in a Time of COVID-19

Lake Louise Ski Resort announced their earliest opening date ever for October 29th due to snowy conditions in the mountains which sees Canadians able to hit the slopes before we trick or treat. Seems appropriate for 2020. Regardless of opening dates, and before a flake of snow falls, all ski
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An aspiring surf sister is about to hit the waves at Cox Bay Beach_Lisa Kadane photo
Tofino’s Nature-Based Activities Guarantee Family Fun on Vancouver Island

“I could live in Tofino,” my 15-year-old daughter declares after just a few days in this tiny town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We’ve ventured west from Kelowna, trading the dry landscape and smoky sky of the Okanagan Valley for misty mornings and wide beaches ringed by rainforest.
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Produce at St. Jacob's Market - Photo Melody Wren
A Foodie Road Trip Through Waterloo Region {Recipe!}

A Food-lovers trip…..especially for those with dietary restrictions! If you live with food intolerances, you will know how hard it can be to eat out.  But that is changing fast.  On a recent 2-day getaway to the three cities of Waterloo Region—Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge—I discovered a host of great food outlets that
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Ready to shock, the Prince House at Heritage Park is lit - photo courtesy of Heritage Park
Seeing Things: Paranormal Investigators Scour Alberta for Ghosts

Believe it or not, most of the folks who go looking for proof of the supernatural are sceptics. Armed with the latest in high-tech devices, paranormal investigators travel far and wide to document or discount ghostly happenings. With or without sightings, the fun is in the hunt. Hype or Haunting?
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