Jen Mallia



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Jen Mallia is an Edmonton writer who is passionate about travel, Netflix, and raising good humans (not always in that order!) She has written for numerous print and on-line publications, and is always on the lookout for the next great story--around the corner or across the globe! You can follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter: @jen_mallia

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Throw a magical Birthday Party at Magic Space Indoor Playground!

Posted on: May 7, 2017

Weave your own birthday magic with a birthday party at Magic Space! How do you measure a good party? I knew he had had a magical time when the five year old birthday boy fell asleep on the short ride home from the Magic Space Indoor Playground following the birthday festivities. If
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Review: Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment–Disney is Delightful!

Posted on: December 1, 2016

For many years Edmonton folks wanting to see Disney on Ice have had to travel to Calgary to see the show, but not this year! Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment made its triumphant return to Edmonton ice Thursday night, and it was delightful! The show is hosted by Mickey
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Review – Sink your teeth into Alberta Ballet’s Dracula

Posted on: November 4, 2016

A foreboding figure spreads his arms and a scarlet cape unfurls, striking against the shadowy walls of his  castle while ghostly minions swirl around him. This is Dracula as told by Alberta Ballet. And as far as dramatic spectacles go, this one is breath taking. Moody and gothic, the suspense
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oTENTiks at Elk Island National Park

Posted on: September 28, 2016

My four year old stands on the sturdy Muskoka chairs ringing the (unlit!) campfire and shouts “I love you nature!” Not to be out done, the seven year old performs a jumping high kick and channels his inner rock god with a screechy “Thank you ELK ISLAND!” Thankfully there are
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48 Hours of Fun in Sylvan Lake

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Yes you can make a vacation out of a weekend getaway! Here’s how to make the most with only 48 Hours of Fun in Sylvan Lake. For parents with memories of carefree good times at the sleepy lakeside town, Sylvan Lake holds some pleasant family fun surprises. Don’t get me
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K-Days on the Cheap: 5 Killer Tips to Save a Bundle

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Yes, you can have an awesome time at K-Days on the Cheap! You’ve decided to do it, take your children to the fair. You are a good parent. Brave and true, if not a little fool-hardy. But what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. And we are here to
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A Fun Dome Birthday Party Hole in One!

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Giant inflatables for them, climate controlled for you, mini golf for everyone! A Fun Dome Birthday Party is a can’t lose proposition. After a brief hiatus from drop in play hours to focus on parties, the Fun Dome has reintroduced drop in play, and my kids are thrilled. Where else can
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Puzzle out the fun at Beyond Rubik’s Cube

Posted on: December 25, 2015

I’ll admit, I have never solved a Rubik’s Cube. I have pulled the coloured square stickers off and put them back in an attempt to make it look like I solved it, but…it was all a lie. The videos of the “super solvers” then, in the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit
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Savouring North Okanagan Surprises in Vernon, B.C.

Posted on: December 1, 2015

The aptly named “Serenity Room” of the KurSpa at the Sparkling Hill Resort is silent as I stand alone by the window. The room is dark save the moonbeams from the one day shy of a full moon. I feel transfixed by the lights I see casting a reflection in
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Haunted Edmonton: The 10 Spookiest Places in the City

Posted on: October 26, 2015

  Do you believe in ghosts? I haven’t personally had any otherworldly experiences, but I’m definitely intrigued by all of it. Something about this spooky time of year seems to beg for a good old fashioned “Haunted Edmonton” ghost story. We’ve got 10 of ’em, and saved the creepiest for last!
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