Accommodations

1 Day 3 Ways in Chicago
1 Day, 3 Ways in Chicago! How to Spend the Day 3 Great Ways

Experience 1 Day, 3 Ways in Chicago!   A visit to Chicago will have you crooning “Chicago is my kind of town” just like Sinatra did. The only problem is that with so much happening in the Windy City, you might find it hard to narrow down what you want
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Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Five Epic Round-the-World Hotel Rooms

Forget the easily scrubbable blandness of your average family-friendly hotel. A stay in one of these themed hotel rooms and resort is sure to blow your tiny travellers’ minds (and maybe your travel budget for the next good long while).   If you want to win an award for the
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Where to Play and Stay in Portugal: Cascais and Sintra
Where to Play and Stay in Portugal: Cascais and Sintra

Welcome to Portugal’s Riviera, the former playground of nobility that’s still the most expensive postal code in the country. Luckily, Cascais remains an affordable luxury getaway for Canadian families, especially in the spring and fall when the weather is perfect, and there are fewer visitors. See The beautiful beaches of
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Paddington Station early in the morning, photo by Helen Earley
Taking the Night Train in England – An Atmospheric Family Adventure

Despite many threats to cancel or restrict services over the years, two sleeper trains remain in Britain. Recent refurbishments to both suggest that these marvellous rail journeys are here to stay. The best-known overnight train service in Britain is the Caledonian Sleeper, an overnight service between Euston station and Scotland. Despite
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Orlando on a Budget (Family Fun Canada)
Orlando on a Budget: An Oxymoron?

I like to consider myself experienced when it comes to budget travel. This might stem from a general over-confidence but hear me out! I love to travel, but I have 3 kids and a small budget. Therefore, I have experience. With this, I set about to explore Orlando on a budget
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The Fun Never Stops at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

A day at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana begins with a dance party. And it all ends in slime! Slime parties are currently all the rage, but they take on an entirely new meaning at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana by Karisma, a five-star, luxury, all-inclusive resort
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Exploring Britain with the YHA
Exploring Britain with the YHA: A Family Road Trip Through England and Wales

It is early evening as we drive toward YHA Wilderhope, an imposing Elizabethan manor house in the middle of the Shropshire countryside, close to the historic towns of Ironbridge, and Bridgnorth. The clouds are from a Constable painting, and each rolling hill is a different colour: some rich green, others the
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Big Family Travel Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!
Big Family? Here Are Some Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!

Let’s face it. Travelling as a family of five or more in an accommodation world built for four can be challenging. I know this all too well. When my kids were small, it was possible—though never preferable—to cajole the wee three into one bed. Now that the oldest tops me
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When Camping Isn't Your Thing
Summer Holidays! 9 Things To Do When Camping Isn’t Your Thing

It’s a scene we re-enact year after year. Our family of five pays an annual visit to Can Tire to pick up the odds and ends we need to put in our vegetable patch. The kids get distracted by the Outdoor Living section and bombard me with all kinds of
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Is your family ready for a British canal boat holiday? Lead photo colourful narrowboat
Is Your Family Ready for a British Canal Boat Holiday?

Hidden behind the congested modern rail and motorway system, British canals offer a tranquil, yet thrilling tourist experience on the “inland waterways” – an alternate view of England that international tourists rarely see.  To travel through the British countryside by canal boat is to putter slowly, stopping whenever you please to
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