Ancient Ephesus, Turkey, Eruope
You’re Going to Europe? Here are 5 Things You Can’t Leave Without!

Ah Europe! The land of history and culture! One could spend years touring Europe and still not have enough time to take it all in! The things that make Europe so unique, however, means you should be prepared for your vacation before your plane lands. Here are five things you’ll
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German Fairytale Route
Into the Woods: Chasing Stories on The German Fairytale Route

Are you sitting comfortably? All right then, let’s begin… Once upon a time, in a land far away was a magical fairy tale road running through many beautiful forests and woods. Along the road lay many wonderful things, as many stories had been built upon it. People came from all
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Paris Catacombs
Spooky, Spectacular Paris Catacombs

Deep in the bowels beneath Paris lies a city unseen. The bones of citizens long dead form an intricate architecture that is the chilling and fascinating Paris catacombs. A sign marks the entrance: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort” (“Stop! This is the Empire of the Dead”) Not the
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London with Kids
Going Underground? Hopping on a Double-decker? Here are 5 Great Tips for Traveling on London Transport with Kids

London, England is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, with plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. To make the most of your unforgettable visit to England’s capital, check out these 5 tips for traveling on London Transport with kids: 1. Choose the Right Ticket There are a few options
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Keeping the Memory Alive
Keeping the Memory Alive: 70 Years Since WWII

This year Remembrance Day has an added poignancy for many of us shaken by the attacks against Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil.  It is with very grateful hearts that we acknowledge the sacrifice of the men and women who have served and are serving in the armed forces. This year
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Exploring England: A Day in Stratford-Upon-Avon

When visiting England, a day in Shakespeare country is a must.  We hopped aboard a double decker bus for an hour long journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  Upon our arrival we managed to cajole the kids into wandering a bit of the town.  Thank heavens a good friend lent us her stroller
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Bekonscot Model Village, England
The Fun is more than Miniature at Bekonscot Model Village

What a delightful treat we discovered at Beckonscot Model Village!  The venue first opened in 1927 and has been expanding ever since. Roughly 1.5 acres are covered in whimsical village scenes.  From a police station with a bed sheet escape ladder hanging out the window, to a burning thatched roof
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Diggerland England – A Must See for Small Boys!

Diggerland needs to come to Canada!  What a blast!  We braved the 2+ hour drive to take the boys to Diggerland.  Apart from a visit to the Diggerland website and a survey of Trip Advisor comments, we didn’t know what to expect.  Our expectations were more than exceeded. The kids
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A Morning at Stonehenge

When planning our trip to England I knew I wanted to show my boys Stonehenge.  I recognize at ages 2 & 4 they aren’t capable of comprehending the true significance of a 5,000 year old monument.  However, since we had traveled 7,500kms from Vancouver to England, I figured the additional
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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor is a Must See for Fans!

Thanks to a recommendation from one of our taxi drivers we visited Thomas Land at Drayton Manor.  I think our kids’ heads almost popped completely off! Thomas Land really does exist…Knapford Station, Thomas, Rosie, Percy, Sir Topham Hat and more! There are rides galore at Thomas Land.  Fly high in
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