melia braco village
Jamaican Hospitality Awaits at the Melia Braco Village

“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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Manitou Springs the dead sea of saskatchewan
Manitou Springs, the Dead Sea of Saskatchewan

We hopped in the van on Saturday morning and headed east on the Yellowhead from Saskatoon to the harried sounds of Kid 2 singing loudly, “This is a song that never ends, it goes on and on my friends…” interspersed with the even louder shouts of “STOP SINGING!” coming from
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Slide into the Sonoran Splash pool - photo Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Five Fantastic Things Your Kids (and You) Will Love about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

My husband and I were on our way to breakfast when a pirate blocked the footbridge. “You’ll have to answer this riddle to pass”, he told a little boy who was staring up at him in amazement. “What has eight legs and eight eyes?” No one could guess. “Eight pirates!”
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Making Time for Creative Retreat Woman on computer by the sea
Time for a Retreat: A Creative Retreat, that is!

Maybe you want to pen the Terrible First Draft of your long-dreamed about novel. Or finally record the milestones in your teen’s nearly empty baby book. You might be determined to learn how to crochet, or get your Etsy store up and operational. You could be dreaming about getting a
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Where families can stay, play and eat in the Coachella Valley, California (Family Fun Canada).
A Picture Perfect Family Vacation in the Coachella Valley

Palm Springs, a popular fall-through-spring holiday destination for western Canadians, is actually just the best known of nine small cities that populate Southern California’s Coachella Valley (Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage). The whole area is renowned for its warm, dry
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Surf Town Tofino for the Non-Surfer

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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Harrison Hot Springs Resort
5 Reasons You Need to Book a Family Retreat at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Growing up in the Fraser Valley, I always heard about Harrison Hot Springs Resort. In the summers I saw the hotel while playing on the shore of Lake Harrison. But until the ripe old age of 39 I had never dipped a toe in the hot springs nor stayed at
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Bathing in Majesty: Top Spots to Soak around the World
Hot Springs Eternal – Check out these Hot Spots for a Hot Soak around the World!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of submersing your tired body in warm thermal springs. If the ambient temperature is icy, I find the joy of the springs all the more decadent. My bathtub is having trouble cutting it on these dark winter nights, even if I turn the furnace
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