A Summer Escape for the Family

| July 15, 2015 | 17 Comments

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 the movement of a car, the swell of the sea, and the motion of a plane in turbulent air. The symptoms associated with motion sickness include nausea, vomiting, and dizziness, and you can also be sweating or just not feeling that well.  

I find chewing gum and sitting in the front seat of a car looking at the distant scenery somewhat helps, but to fully relieve the motion sickness symptoms, I rely on Gravol™ whether I am travelling by land, air or water. I usually purchase the Gravol™ Quick Dissolve Chewables for Adults and for Kids that are ideal since they can be taken without water. If you prefer more natural products, Gravol™ Ginger tablets, lozenges or liquid gels made with certified organic ginger are also a great choice. Besides helping with motion sickness, Gravol™ Ginger products also help treat indigestion and upset stomach.  They are easily packed and are non-drowsy too, so keeping up with your children won’t be a problem! 

Gravol™ is only found in Canada, so make sure you stock up before leaving the country! 

Here are the top 10 places to travel this summer: 

Canadian Destinations 


Toronto, ON

There’s nothing like getting your family’s adrenaline pumping by climbing up the CN Tower and leaning off the edge of a 553 meter high skyscraper! You can read about our family trip to TO, here!

Whistler, BC

Sure, the city is known for its majestic slopes, but without the snow you’re looking at a beautiful backdrop for outdoor adventures with an unforgettable view. 

Cavendish Beach, PEI

Red sandstone cliffs with crystal blue water surrounds you at the Cavendish Beach. While you’re there, explore historic sites, like the Green Gables Heritage Place. 

Banff, AB

If you’re craving a breathtaking view – this place is for you! No need to go halfway across the world to become mesmerized by natural beauty. Kayak between the Rocky Mountains or simply take it all in.  

Quebec City, QC

Here you’ll find hints of European charm mixed with authentic French Canadian character. Grab a poutine and walk around the old city, home to iconic Chateau Frontenac. If your legs start to give in, hop on a horse-drawn carriage along the cobblestone streets.  

International Destinations

Grand Canyon- Courtesy of Vanessa Chiasson,Turnipseed Travel

Grand Canyon, U.S.A.

One of the wonders of the world! It’s worth getting on a helicopter to soak in a truly life-changing experience. If you will be visiting the Grand Canyon soon, you can find out more about bringing the family for an affordable and fun adventure by reading this review by OMC Blogger, Vanessa.

Sesimbra, Portugal

This beautiful little fishing port is filled with colourful and authentic charm, known for its beaches, local cafes and fish restaurants. If delving into culture is what you’re looking for, this is it. 

Kefalonia, Greece

Take a boat ride and you’ll be surrounded by picturesque villages, olive groves, beaches and tremendous mountains.  

Hong Kong, China

A bustling and exciting harbour city, you’d be surprised how easy it is for tourists to explore. There are lots of kid-friendly activities, such as Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park. 

Siem Reap, Cambodia

A trip for the adventurous: the city showcases original ancient temples, including the Angkor Archaeological Park, cited as one of the most valuable archaeological sites in South-East Asia – so you know it’s worth getting over the jet lag for!

Where will you be travelling this summer with your family?


Disclaimer: This post was compensated by Church and Dwight.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    Nice list! Travel is such a rewarding experience. Once my lottery win rolls in or a mysterious inheritance shows up, my family and I will be off much more often!

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    I’m like you and don’t do well on long car rides, but gravol does help! We have done a cross country road trip before (we live in Victoria) and are thinking of doing it again in the near future! Its a great way to see the country!

  3. mrdisco says:

    i love Banff!

  4. kathy downey says:

    This sure is an amazing list!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The only place in Canada on the list that I’ve not been to yet is PEI, I’d love to go there I believe it’s very beautiful. I’ve not been to Hong Kong nor Cambodia but have been to Vietnam.

  6. KD says:

    Banff and the Grand Canyon would be my next two to visit on this list! (I’ve been to Quebec City twice — fabulous!, PEI once, and Toronto many times.)

  7. kathy downey says:

    I would love to visit the Grand Canyon,maybe some day!

  8. Laurie P says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Portugal… The food, the beaches, such beauty!

  9. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    All destinations sound like an awesome idea. I’d definitely carry gravol too. lol

  10. Treen Goodwin says:

    great ideas , would love to go to Banff … looks amazing , thanks for the great ideas and for sharing !

  11. JaimeeM says:

    thats a pretty great travel list, very similar to our own!

  12. mrdisco says:

    the hockey hall of fame is a cdn must see

  13. JaimeeM says:

    I would love totake the helicoptor tour over the grand canyon. How amazing!

  14. kathy downey says:

    Banff sounds good

  15. kathy downey says:

    A helicoptor tour over the grand canyon,oh the excitement

  16. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This is an awesome list and boy do I wish I could see everything

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