Beach

day trips on Prince Edward Island: PEI Beach goats, photo by Helen Earley
Beach Goats and Spaghetti Sundaes: 7 Fun Family Day Trips on Prince Edward Island

PEI was made for summer vacations. Here in Canada’s smallest province, you’re never more than 10-minutes away from saltwater, which means you’re always near a beach, most of them covered in soft, fine, red sand, perfect for sandcastles. You also find yourself steps away from your next seafood restaurant, ice
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7 World-Class Treasures You’ll Only Find in Saskatchewan

I’m a Saskatchewan girl, born and bred, but I’ve been around the globe enough to recognize a world-class treasure when I see one, and Saskatchewan has more than its fair share! Some I’ve relished time and again, and some are on my bucket list, but if you’re in the neighbourhood
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Post-COVID Dreaming: Three Places I Want to Visit Someday

Why do we travel? There are many answers to that question, each as different as the person answering. I love to travel for both adventure and relaxation. The world is such an interesting place. Being in a new city or country can heighten your awareness of life: both the differences
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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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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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Franey Mountain
Crossing Cape Breton: The Best of Hiking And Beaches

“You know all the best trails are closed, right?” I shrugged in reply. A friend had heard about my plans to go hiking along the famous Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and wanted to ensure I knew about the many trail closures. And it was true – my trip was
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Kayaking on Chute Lake_Lisa Kadane photo
A Socially Distant Family Holiday at Chute Lake Lodge

With plenty of wide-open spaces and opportunities for outdoor adventure, Chute Lake Lodge in the south Okanagan makes for a safe and secluded getaway Cycling along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, I bump my e-bike setting to “Turbo” and take off like a jet down a runway. My teenage daughter
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Outer Banks flight Photo Nancy Truman
Unspoiled Beaches, History of Flight, a Lost Colony and So Much More in the Outer Banks North Carolina

  Crossing the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge connecting the mainland to the Outer Banks, a group of barrier islands strung across 160 kilometres of North Carolina coastline, we revel in the solitude a September visit affords. At Nags Head, we kick off our shoes and head north along the shores
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Punta Cana Dominican Republic - Private beach bar at Royal Level Occidental - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Family + Besties = Moments at the Occidental Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Travelling somewhere tropical with the whole family, (especially when it’s winter in Canada) makes for a great getaway. What makes it even better is grabbing a few of your besties and their family to get the best of both your world’s together – a girls weekend meets family vacation. Punta
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Hotel Machado Plazuela Machado Things to do in Mazatlan photo by Helen Earley
Combining Luxury with Local Flavour in Mazatlan

I don’t know what it was about Mazatlan that re-ignited my inner backpacker. You would think that, a decade after relegating my dusty Canadian-flag emblazoned backpack to the far reaches of the closet in the spare bedroom, the new me – a 44 year-old mother of two – would be perfectly
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