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Lynx Air (Family Fun Calgary)
Explore Canada — On a Budget! Check Out Lynx Air, Canada’s Newest Airline

April 7, 2022 I arrive bleary-eyed at the airport. It’s not really that early, but let’s just say that it’s the last sunrise I hope to see until September. The airport is quiet this morning but there is an audible buzz surrounding Lynx Air. Media and notable business partners are
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Packing for Tenting (Family Fun Canada)
Have Tent, Will Travel: How to Pack When Car Camping

Originally published April 26, 2021 “Start hauling stuff out of the van, we need to find the tent first.” “No, I don’t know where the flashlights are!” “Where is groundsheet?” “I’m starving – has anyone seen the plates?” Ah, the sounds of making memories… Camping season is just around the corner
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Camping Parks Canada Photo Courtesy Parks Canada
Unforgettable Experiences Await! Camping in Canada’s National Parks with Parks Canada

Originally published April 10, 2019 Camping in Canada’s National Parks can be an unforgettable experience with memories that last a lifetime. To help ensure your family has the best experience possible, it’s essential to plan ahead and be prepared, according to Ed Jager, Parks Canada director of visitor experience. Because camping
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Bird watching can be done in any destination - Photo Carol Patterson
Bird Watching 101 – In Any City, Town or Country

Originally Published March 27, 2020 Is it time to switch from the news channel to the bird channel? Watching birds can be done anywhere – even in urban environments and has big health benefits. Researchers in England revealed people living in neighbourhoods with more birds and trees experienced less depression,
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Tips to Enjoy Safe Family Skating on Canada’s Natural Lakes & Ponds

Originally published February 10, 2021 I have early memories of my parents strapping BOB Skates onto my bulky winter boots, and letting me shuffle around with my siblings on a natural lake in Southern Alberta. The sense of wonder and freedom I felt at the wide-open space still remains with
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Ditch the Liquids Carry-On (Family Fun Canada)
Ditch the Liquids! How to Manage Toiletries When You Travel Carry-On Only

Pack your bags and grab your passport, we’re heading for the airport! How do you pack when you fly? The biggest suitcase you can find or a carry-on bag that fits under your seat? The upper classes of earlier times often travelled with multiple trunks and valises. Golda Meir, a mid-20th
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Canadians Are Travelling Again; Here’s 3 Places They’re Going & Why It’s Still A Challenge

Canadians are travelling again, but travel abroad isn’t quite back to normal yet. When it comes to international travel, “nothing is set in stone right now,” says Chris Myden, founder of Y Deals, a Canada-wide website that offers email deal alerts for unusually great airfare deals around the world. “Definitely,
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Family Travel with Non Family Members – How to Mix Friends and Family

The world is slowly opening up again and you know that means! Dust off those passports. Whether it’s to the next province or to the next country, many of us can’t wait to travel again. However, vacations come in all shapes and sizes, and they are not all limited to
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The Two Types of Travellers (And How they Voyage Together Without Killing Each Other)

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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Europe Out Of Reach? Anise Liquors are the Taste of Summer on the Continent

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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