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Disney Frozen Suite at the Hotel de Glace

We all know that the team at Disney are masters at creating magical moments.  The latest piece of Disney movie magic that’s materialized in the real world is an incredible Frozen-themed suite and “activity cave” at the equally magical Hotel de Glace in Quebec City. In conjunction with the Hotel’s
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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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Sparkling Hill Serenity Room
Sparkling Hill Resort | A Swarovski Hotel and Spa in BC

How did I not know this incredible fairy-tale like place existed a mere half-day drive from my home? Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa is perched high on a hill overlooking the Okanagan Valley just outside of Vernon, British Columbia. Driving up the winding hills past Predator Ridge Golf Course, I
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Anabella Hotel
The Anabella and The Hotel Menage: Two Family Friendly Hotels near Disneyland

One of the most challenging parts of planning a family vacation is find the best accommodations for your needs. While review sites can be helpful, I frequently disregard the more extreme reviews at either end of the spectrum (both positive and negative) as completely skewed and base my decision on
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Ibis Bay Beach Resort: The Place for Family Fun in Key West!

Driving into Key West on Highway 1, gazing out over the bay, I noticed a string of marker buoys in a riot of colors dotting the water. The end of this line of buoys brings us to the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Sigsbee Road to a gem called Ibis
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Lighthouse Court - Key West Historic Inns
Couples Retreat at Lighthouse Court: A Historic Key West Inn

Every once in a while, if the stars align and negotiations are successful, parents can, after months of careful planning, take a trip without their kids! It’s a rare and glorious occasion when you can choose a location based on your desires rather than the needs of the children. Traveling
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Family Travel Melia Paradisus Palma Real Resort
Parent Time & Family Time at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana

I would be lying if I told you that the only vacations we ever took when our two kids were little were a series of far-flung adrenaline fests. Sure we had those when we trekked the West Coast Trail and canoed the Bowron Lakes, but even those wilderness adventures had
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Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Downtown Different: The Atlantica Hotel in Halifax Nova Scotia

I didn’t coin the phrase “Downtown Different”. It’s a marketing term used by the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax. But I can’t think of any better way to describe our new favourite family hotel, which is both downtown, different…and great for families. Let’s start with downtown. Located a 15-20 minute stroll away
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Affordable Family Fun at Great Wolf Lodge!

Family vacations are fun and what childhood memories are made of. But let’s be honest, it is hard to do a family vacation on the cheap. Factor in accommodation, meals and entertainment and the bank account takes a hit. I’m always on the lookout for a family vacation that packs
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Digby Pines
8 Reasons our Family Loves The Digby Pines Resort in Digby, Nova Scotia

This summer, our family spent a long weekend in Digby Nova Scotia. After spending one amazing night at Whale Cove Campground in Digby Neck, followed by  a day of adventure Whale Watching on Brier Island, we settled into two nights of luxury at The Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa. We didn’t
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