Grown Ups Need Mom Time Too! Travels with Mom on Vancouver Island

Where to go and what to do when you visit Vancouver Island with your mom–and why you should! If you think about it, there is no better travel companion than your own mom—assuming, of course, you have a good relationship with her. But if you are lucky like me and
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Girl Running at the beach at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park Credit Charity Quick)
Island Fun Camping at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

Some people love camping. It’s a scientific fact that getting out into nature is good for your health. I, however, do not love camping. The cold, the dirt, and the stumbling midnight sojourns to the bathroom (and I’m being generous here) don’t thrill me. What I do love is travelling.
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Finders Keepers! Join the Tidal Treasure Hunt on Vancouver Island

There’s a Tidal Treasure Hunt happening on the shores of Vancouver Island, and the rules are “Finders, keepers!” Beachcombing is a little more magical since the Float Fairies scattered their Tidal Treasures! If you find yourself strolling on the beaches of Oceanside (between Deep Bay and Nanoose) you will want
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Ready for A Weekend Away? Visit Family-Friendly Parksville

Sometimes just 2 nights away from home can be surprisingly restorative. In the craziness that is raising children, I enjoy escaping the laundry, dishes, toy-insanity and household responsibilities. Sure the packing for a trip-away is a hideous experience, but once you are out the door life is grand. Visiting Vancouver
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Playing in Parksville Vancouver Island
Playing in Parksville, Vancouver Island

My in-laws live in Parksville on Vancouver Island.  We have visited many times for a day or two but this summer we decided to deposit ourselves on their doorstep for four days.  I knew that a successful visit would require daily activities/outings for my kids.  They love heading out on adventures
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