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Family Travel: How to Survive a Family Roadtrip

Our family is a road trip family. Sure, if we’re short on time or going from, say, Calgary to Florida, we’ll fly, but we’ve discovered over the years that our favourite way to travel is by car. We tend to drive from our home in Calgary to Vancouver just about
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Northern Arizona Family Trip
Family Travel: Roadtripping in Northern Arizona

Years ago, my husband flew from our home in Calgary to Phoenix to buy a used car (don’t ask) and on the drive home he made an overnight stop in a town called Page, Arizona. He chose the town randomly, but while he was eating his free hotel breakfast, he
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Family Travel: Road Tripping to Spokane

Normally the idea of being trapped in a car with my kids for several hours makes me cringe. I adore road trips, but my perception of them has been greatly altered with the addition of young children. However the drive to Spokane, Washington is an annual family tradition I can
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Just You and I: A Nova Scotia Road Trip with my Daughter

With three kids in the back of the minivan, I usually dread even the shortest trip to the store. Someone is bound to need a roadside nature pee, spill their drink or drop their snack, get car sick or simply start freaking out over their sister “looking out MY window!”
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Playlists for family road trips
Road Trip Music: Songs for Every Mile!

If there’s one thing our family loves, it’s a good road trip. Correction: If there’s one thing my husband and I love, it’s a good road trip. The kids are still pretty young and “tolerate” is probably a better word for them. We’ve been hitting the road since long before
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5 Tech Tips for Road Trips with Kids
5 Tech Tips for Road Trips with Kids

“If we bought this car, I would never spill my yogurt down the seat cracks,” vowed my five-year-old solemnly. “If we bought this car, I would never let you eat yogurt in this car,” I deadpanned back. We were taking a road trip in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, and my
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Palmer Family Road Trip Tips
17,000 kms + 63 days + a family of 5 = Road trip tips from author Michael A. Palmer

As the days begin to get shorter and the evenings have a bit more bite, road trip season winds down as well. If you’re planning one last big family road trip before the snow flies (blasphemy to talk about it this early, I know), then read on for some great
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Off Season Travel
Fewer Crowds, Fewer Dollars – Why Off Season Travel is Great for Families!

You planned the ultimate “staycation” and explored all the local wonders you could find this summer. And who can blame you? Travelling during high season can be expensive and crowded if you’re going to a popular destination. So while my friends are off on their summer holidays, I bask in
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Riding in the Rockies -Jasper Motorcycle Tours
Riding in the Rockies – A unique adventure for the whole family

There are two things I really love to find when travelling. Beautiful terrain and vehicles that offer a unique way to explore a destination. From trains to bikes, a unique perspective or just the right amount of speed, adds a thrill. Jasper National Park is the perfect combination of the
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Road Tripping With Tweens

When our experience of road tripping more than 75,000 kms with our three kids comes up in conversation, the reactions range from an “are you crazy?” look to trying to figure out how far 75,000 kms really is, to thinking “if they can do it maybe we can too?”. While I don’t
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