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4 Iceland Holiday Wish List Experiences

| December 4, 2015 | 10 Comments
4 Iceland Holiday Wish List Experiences

Traveling has always been a passion of mine. No matter how far from my doorstep I go, I love getting away and have new experiences. One of the places I have never been to is Iceland. It is unlike any other destination in the world, so of course I would love to have the chance […]

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5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

| November 24, 2015 | 9 Comments
5 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Montebello #OutaouaisFun

Montebello is located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec in the Outaouais region. It’s about 45 minutes north-east of Ottawa. I had the pleasure of visiting this picturesque city with my family this summer and would like to share my 5 favourite attractions to visit in Montebello.     ChocoMotive ChocoMotive is an artisanal […]

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Planning My Bahama Islands Bucket List to Escape Winter! #BahamasBucketList

| November 9, 2015 | 7 Comments
Planning My Bahama Islands Bucket List to Escape Winter! #BahamasBucketList

The drop in temperature has really got me longing for the lazy summer days that passed us by only a few short weeks ago. This got me thinking about places my family and I could go where we could kick back and soak up the sun for a few days. I spoke with my sister […]

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Unforgettable Experience at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello #MomentsLCM #OutaouaisFun

| October 22, 2015 | 8 Comments
Unforgettable Experience at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello #MomentsLCM #OutaouaisFun

    Fairmont Le Château Montebello was founded in 1930 as a private club. At the time, it was quite an extraordinary amazing achievement as the red cider pavilion was built-in only 4 months. Up to 1970, le Château was used as a retreat for the “Seigniory Club”, where members from Canadian businesses and the political world such as Prime Minister Lester […]

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4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

| October 5, 2015 | 15 Comments
4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

Whether it is a road trip or a flight off to a fun destination, I love to travel. I pack my bags and take off to begin memorable adventures. Though I tend to bring more items than I need to, there are certain things I always carry with me when I am away in order […]

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Go Back In Time At Upper Canada Village

| September 24, 2015 | 9 Comments
Go Back In Time At Upper Canada Village

Prior to our most recent visit, the last time my family and I were at Upper Canada Village was during their annual Alight the Night festival (in minus 30 degree weather). And while I highly recommend visiting the village at that festive time of year I also recommend visiting every other time of year – including […]

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7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

| August 18, 2015 | 19 Comments
7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

With friends and family across Canada and around the world, we are a family that loves to travel. We enjoy jumping on a plane for faraway adventures, but equally love opportunities for a nearby road trip to spend time together and explore: from Ottawa we’ve traveled frequently to Prince Edward County, Montebello (QC), upstate New […]

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Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

| August 10, 2015 | 90 Comments
Summer Essentials Giveaway for Women from Church & Dwight ~ CAN 09/22

Summer is such a fun time of the year with the kids being out of school! Each summer, we tend to have two to three getaways during the months of July and August. For the last 2 years, we have headed out to the States visiting Syracuse and Lake Placid, but this year we decided to […]

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A Summer Escape for the Family

| July 15, 2015 | 17 Comments
A Summer Escape for the Family

Summer is so ideal to take a break from our busy lives and to embark on a family travel adventure! The options are endless – both nationally and internationally.  When I travel, especially long distance, I am sensitive to motion sickness. Motion sickness is actually a disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from […]

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July is Family Month in the Outaouais #Outaouaisfun

| July 8, 2015 | 2 Comments
July is Family Month in the Outaouais #Outaouaisfun

  In July, families are front and centre in the Outaouais region! It is Family month. It’s time to start planning for the longest recess of the year? Look no further: the Outaouais region is THE destination for family fun! From July 1 to 31, when you stay in one of our participating accommodations, every […]

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Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

| May 19, 2015 | 15 Comments
Family Volunteering: A New Way to Travel this Summer

Summer is undoubtedly an exciting time for families. The kids have no school and their parents have the opportunity to spend valuable time with their children, often taking them on summer vacations. Instead of spending the holidays by the lake or an expensive city, it might be a nice change to take the entire family […]

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Explore your Adventurous Side this May Long Weekend

| May 13, 2015 | 10 Comments
Explore your Adventurous Side this May Long Weekend

For most Canadians, the May Long Weekend is one of the long weekends we enjoy the most. It is not just another day off of work. For many, it is the unofficial start of the good times with friends and family in gorgeous weather instead of being trapped indoors from winter. This May Long Weekend, […]

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Vacation vs. Staycation

| March 26, 2015 | 14 Comments
Vacation vs. Staycation

No matter where this March Break will take you, may it be on some fantastic trip on a beach or enjoying the comforts of home, everyone needs time to unwind from the daily grind we live in. We all know that life can get a little bit trying at times, and regardless of where this […]

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Montebello 2.0

| March 18, 2015 | 12 Comments
Montebello 2.0

Many of you know that last year we started what will be a tradition for our family – going to Montebello for Family Day weekend with Mary’s cousins. This year, we had a bit of a hiccup since Jon wasn’t feeling well, but overall, the trip was again a complete success. We did a few […]

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Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

| February 25, 2015 | 9 Comments
Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

February is the perfect month to start thinking about summer family vacation. Really, it is! I used to wait until spring to only find out that the hotels I wanted to book for a getaway were already full or did not have the type of rooms suitable for my family. Lesson is learned, so I […]

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Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

| December 18, 2014 | 12 Comments
Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

Bruges is the embodiment of European charm. This small Belgium city is the personification of romance and quaintness; even sceptical travelers can’t help but fall in love with it. Bruges is also clean, safe, easy to navigate, family friendly, and affordable. Here’s how to make the most of your time in what I think may […]

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Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

| November 6, 2014 | 101 Comments
Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

My family and I opted to take a 3 day trip this summer just to get away, but we didn’t want to travel too far and spend most of our time on the road. I started looking at cities that were 3 -4 hours away from Ottawa and stumbled upon Lake Placid, NY.  My husband had visited […]

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Travelling to Barcelona with Kids

| November 4, 2014 | 15 Comments
Travelling to Barcelona with Kids

As one of Europe’s most vivid and cosmopolitan cities, the friendly Catalan capital of Barcelona is an excellent choice for a family vacation. With its playful architecture, cozy stretches of beach and pic’n’mix tapas, Barcelona breaks offer plenty to appeal to both little and big kids. Read on for some of the best places you […]

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CAA Membership More Than Just Roadside Assistance and B2S #CAAChat Twitter Party!

| August 23, 2014 | 3 Comments
CAA Membership More Than Just Roadside Assistance and B2S #CAAChat Twitter Party!

Are you just like me and thought that purchasing a CAA Membership would only give you a rebate on hotel accommodations and come in handy in case you needed Roadside Assistance if your battery died or you forgot your keys in the vehicle? Think again! I am so excited to have been selected to participate in the […]

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My Heart Belongs to Prince Edward Island

| August 19, 2014 | 25 Comments
My Heart Belongs to Prince Edward Island

I’ve been to Prince Edward Island (PEI) seven times and each time I go I don’t want to leave, and this time, we almost didn’t (but more about that another time). My heart belongs to PEI. I was married in Brackley, PEI, and every time my husband and I return we meet with the woman […]

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Get the 411 on 3-1-1 Kits

| July 11, 2014 | 18 Comments
Get the 411 on 3-1-1 Kits

Are you looking for the 411 on 3-1-1 kits? Airport security regulations are the stuff of quirky and peculiar legend and it pays to be prepared and organized – and never have your liquids confiscated again. What’s a 3-1-1 Kit? The term “3-1-1” kit refers to a TSA regulation dating back to the summer of […]

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Affordable, Family Friendly Fun at the Grand Canyon

| July 8, 2014 | 21 Comments
Affordable, Family Friendly Fun at the Grand Canyon

At one time or another, most families have dreamed of taking a roadtrip to the Grand Canyon. This spectacular natural wonder holds a special appeal for everyone from ages 5 to 95 and, best of all, it can be as affordable as it is family friendly. Here are 5 tips to get the most out […]

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Cartier Place Suite Hotel – A Review

| May 1, 2014 | 12 Comments
Cartier Place Suite Hotel – A Review

Due to a late night event I recently stayed at the Cartier Place Suite Hotel located just off Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa. The hotel is a great place to stay if you plan on staying in the city for a few days because not only does it offer spacious rooms, but the suites have […]

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Making Use of Wasted Time

| April 9, 2014 | 19 Comments
Making Use of Wasted Time

I think most mothers (and fathers!) would love to find an extra few hours in the day. And we all collectively groan when the time comes to “spring forward” and we “lose” an hour. But I recently realized that I was losing two hours a day of potentially productive time. I am not talking about […]

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