Urban Adventures

Pathsways in Port Moody
Urban Adventures: Hiking, Walking & Biking

Confession time: I’ve recently taken up running. While you won’t find me running marathons anytime soon (or probably ever) I can now run more than a block without feeling out of breath! Sadly that is a major accomplishment because I’ve never been able to run very far without feeling like
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WW I Plane
Family Travel: Museum of Flight in Seattle

Last weekend our family went camping in Washington State, in a lovely spot, close to the ocean, close to the outlet malls and in the middle of beautiful lush forest. Problem was that the sun played peekaboo with the rain making that lush forest damp and dark. That’s when we
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Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Recharge: Betting on Us

Of all the things we learned when we took prenatal classes many years ago, very few things have stuck. The prenatal class instructor was a lovely mother of 4 named Kathy and one thing that she stressed which resonated with us was the importance of keeping our relationship healthy. She
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West 49 LRN2SK8
West 49 LRN2SK8 2013 Tour

Presented by Disney XD, West 49 LRN2SK8 is touring skateboarding school that travels across the country teaching kids how to skate! This awesome program introduces kids age 5 to 15 to skateboarding in a way that is totally safe, age appropriate, and loads of fun. The tour kicks off in
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The Best of Seattle with Kids – Part 1

This year, for Father’s Day weekend, we took a trip down to Seattle. Three and a half years ago, when our eldest just turned one, we attempted the same trip and to say it was a disaster would be an understatement. Imagine a baby screaming for the entire 2.5 hour
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The Best of Seattle with Kids – Part 2

The 2nd day of our Father’s Day weekend trip to Seattle started with a delicious breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe. The restaurant’s food is organic and locally sourced and DELICIOUS! My crab cake eggs benny was unbelievable.  The kids’ menu was terrific; the standard french toast/pancakes/porridge were all present. However,
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The Best of Seattle with Kids – Part 3

Father’s Day arrived and we felt that justified a return to Portage Bay Cafe for their Father’s Day breakfast. Yesterday’s fantastic breakfast was no fluke; this restaurant is absolutely terrific! After way too much food we headed over to the Seattle Aquarium. The Seattle Aquarium clearly must have inspired the
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24 Hours in London, England, Family Style!

We brought our kids to England for a summer holiday.  Despite my all-consuming terror of a mid-air meltdown by my children, everything went incredibly well.  Thank you Gravol!  We have been fortunate enough to stay with family and have used England’s fantastic transit system to get us to our desired
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A Girl’s Guide to Chicago | 6 things you don’t want to miss

When I heard one of the largest blogging conferences, BlogHer was being hosted in Chicago; I jumped at the chance to attend. I love going to big cities, and this one has been on my list of places to visit for years. Unfortunately, I did not get to do a
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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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