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Sunset Bay Beach Campground
Camping Adventures: Sunset Bay RV Resort and Campground on the Shuswap

I have long thought that BC was beautiful and we’ve always loved spending time here so when we had the opportunity to move to Vancouver we held our breath and jumped in. Since moving here and exploring a bit more of the province I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s
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Waterproof picnic blanket backing
Super Easy Water Resistant Picnic Blanket

This is my picnic/beach blanket. I saw this idea on a craft blog ages ago; it uses a fleece backed vinyl tablecloth so the backing is very water-resistant. For the top, I used the same outdoor fabric I used when recovering my patio swing cushions. It works great on wet
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Terrific Tofino!

We started our Spring Break with a get-away to Tofino, which if you’ve never visited you should definitely add Tofino to your bucket list!  A ferry ride and 3 hour drive across Vancouver Island transports you through some of BC’s most breath-taking scenery.  Flanked by the towns of Tofino and
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Family Travel: The Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego

Ranked one of Parents Magazine’s “10 Best Beach Resorts for Families” we knew we’d be in good hands at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort during our family vacation in San Diego. The Loews Coronado is situated between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay on its own little 15 acre island
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cottonwood campground on BC's Shuswap Lake
Camping Adventures: Cottonwood Family Campground

Last week we camped at Cottonwood Family Campground on the north side of Shuswap Lake, about 4 ½ hours from Vancouver and about 6 hours from Calgary. It has become a tradition with a group of our friends to find a place to camp together in the interior of BC
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Family Travel in the Mayan Riviera
Xel-Ha & Family Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

Now this is Mexico! Xel-Ha represents the very best of what the Mayan Riviera has to offer. This stunning inlet features the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation in one amazing place. Xel-Ha is the world’s largest natural aquarium with endless fun for all ages. Our day began with ice
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Family Friendly places to stay in the Mayan Riviera
The Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa in the Mayan Riviera

The Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa is a gorgeous, colonial style all-inclusive hotel surrounded by lush gardens, overlooking opulent fountains and situated on a private, powdery soft beach. It’s about a 90 minute drive from the Cancun airport and minutes away from some of best family fun activities the Mayan
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Thrilling adventures in Aventuras Mayas Mayan Riviera
Family Travel: Snorkel Xtreme Tour with Aventuras Mayas

If you are looking to experience some adventure during your stay in the Mayan Riviera you’ll find it with Aventuras Mayas. This premiere tour company in the Mayan Riviera offers five exciting excursions. Our family enjoyed the Snorkel Xtreme Tour that included a swim with sea turtles in Akumal as
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Finding Family Harmony at Melia Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

It’s a consensus: my family and I agreed the Melia Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda was one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had. Everything about this luxury resort oozed elegance and class, which scored big points with the parents. For the kids, all of the special
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Maui with Kids Fairmont Kea Lani
Family Travel: The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

If you are looking for a slice of paradise on your next family vacation, you’ll find it at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Resort. I’ve stayed at several Fairmont properties so I may have biased to begin with because I’ve never met one I haven’t loved. That meant that the
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