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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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My Endless Cycle of Baby Carriers

My Endless Cycle of Baby Carriers

SO for this post I think I’ll talk about my experiences with baby carriers! Oh man have I had a hell of a time finding a good baby carrier. Now as you know I am visually impaired. I work with my guide dog Gailanne, so I only have one free arm, and am not so confident […]

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Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

| March 4, 2014 | 11 Comments
Happy Kids, Happy Vacation Travel – Tips and Tricks

With March Break around the corner you may be getting ready to take a trip to the sunny South or a road trip to Gramma’s house. However long your vacation travel is, you’re going to need to be ready to keep your kiddies occupied and happy for the journey. Here are a few tips and […]

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Family Day at Montebello!

| February 12, 2014 | 11 Comments
Family Day at Montebello!

I am very excited to say that I am going on a vacation! And by vacation, I mean one day and one night at Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec, but I’ll take it. My husband is not much of a traveler. The only trip we’ve ever taken together was a few days on a road […]

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Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer Season

| January 31, 2014 | 16 Comments
Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer Season

This time of year all across Eastern Ontario, a significant number of deer can be found on the highway. Unfortunately, deer-vehicle collisions have killed or seriously injured people all across the province in great numbers. According to the provincial government, most deer-vehicle accidents occur between dusk and dawn on straight stretches of road, especially in high-deer density areas […]

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Family Trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls Review

| January 23, 2014 | 18 Comments
Family Trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls Review

Last August, we decided as a family to spend four days in Toronto and Niagara Falls. I searched for hours on the internet for the perfect 3 or 4 stars hotel since I wasn’t quite sure where we wanted to stay. I looked up downtown Toronto, suburbs and Niagara Falls for accommodations. After thoroughly reading the […]

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Eating Out With Kids in Niagara Falls

| December 23, 2013 | 12 Comments
Eating Out With Kids in Niagara Falls

Family vacations in Niagara Falls promise plenty of adventure, sightseeing and entertainment that can be remembered fondly for years. From sharing in the awe-inspiring power of the Falls to taking in the wonder of the Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara is a perfect place to vacation with children. With so many fun activities to be had in […]

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Top 3 Places in Europe to Take Teenagers

| December 20, 2013 | 11 Comments
Top 3 Places in Europe to Take Teenagers

Going abroad with teenagers can be a great time for you to get to know more about your teenaged kids and their in­­terest and passions. But how do you keep teenagers busy and happy while catering to the sightseeing needs of the whole family, including yourself? We’ve put together this list of some of the […]

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How Can I Ensure My Infant or Toddler Sleeps Well While Vacationing During the Holiday Season?

| December 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
How Can I Ensure My Infant or Toddler Sleeps Well While Vacationing During the Holiday Season?

Whether you are traveling across time zones to see Grandma and Grandpa, or having a sleep over across the city at your sister’s house for New Year’s Eve, there are challenges to getting your kids the sleep they need during the holiday season. What can you do to help your loved ones stay well rested? […]

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Pools, Planes, and Potties: Top Travel Bloggers Talk Family Travel

| December 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
Pools, Planes, and Potties: Top Travel Bloggers Talk Family Travel

What happens when you ask five of the world’s top family travel bloggers to share their dreams, nightmares, tips, tricks, and family secrets? There’s painful honesty, a lot of fun, and endless motivation to travel, travel more, and travel with your family. Here’s what five of the best said about travelling with their children and […]

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Booking a Package Vacation? Here’s What You Should Know

| October 24, 2013 | 18 Comments
Booking a Package Vacation? Here’s What You Should Know

Package holidays often seem like great deals, and for the savvy traveller, they can be. Before you book that package holiday, do your due diligence to make sure it really is the bargain it appears to be. Always research the details of every package holiday – the flights, the resort, the weather in your destination […]

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Just Call Me Gumby Momma!

| October 23, 2013 | 10 Comments
Just Call Me Gumby Momma!

There are few things I know for sure, and one is as our family grows the need for flexibility has become essential to our survival and necessary to thrive. I like tidy. I love organization.  Family with young children is naturally neither. We had the pleasure of spending some time with family in the Maritimes […]

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