CanadaStays Celebrates the Summer of the Staycation

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What are your summer plans? Us, we always stick closer to home during the summer months, and take in local activities and attractions. We might visit other provinces within Canada, but we rarely leave the country. After all, we Canadians have such a long and bitter winter, yet our summer weather is simply amazing. Many times over the season I'm reminded just how beautiful our country is, and one of my goals is to ... read more

Top Five Tips for Family Travel

Top Five Tips for Family Travel

I was bitten by the travel bug while on my first ever {big} vacation - to Europe. This started an intense passion like no other, and since then have had passports full of stamps from all over the world. After having children, I didn't let my love for travelling get lost in the chaos of daily life and parenting. Instead I now see wonder through more eyes than my own.  We travel not to escape life, but ... read more

4 Tips for Cruising with a Large Family

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So, your family doesn’t fit the typical two adult, two child model {mine sure doesn't!} Does this mean cruising is out of the question? Ten years ago the answer might have been yes. Not only were cruises cost prohibitive, there were few rooms available that could accommodate a larger family. Today the situation is different. Larger families are choosing to take cruises, whether it’s with immediate family members or ... read more

Unwind and Unplug at Nipika Mountain Resort

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In the breathtaking British Columbia Rockies, there is a mountain resort called Nipika, nestled in a valley just outside Kootenay National Park. Just a 20 minute drive from Invermere, Nipika Mountain Resort is a place that brings you back to the basics. It's a resort that the family goes to unwind, connect, unplug and play. Accommodations at Nipika Mountain Resort are hand-built and beautiful log cabins. The ... read more

Book a Hotel & Pay Later with Expedia.ca

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Other than our first couple of trips when we needed an agent to hold our hand, we've since booked all our hotels and vacations online, ourselves. There's a lot to be said about sitting at home all cozy, with destination tabs open on the computer, and letting your fingers plan the magic of the escape.  The process was always the same: choose, book, pay and then wait for departure day to arrive. When booking ... read more

WIN 1 of 3 Disney Parks Vacations from Expedia.ca

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This March break, many Canadian families from coast-to-coast will be travelling to sunnier setting to escape the last of the winter chill. As Canada's leading full-service online travel provider, Expedia.ca knows just how popular a choice visiting a Disney Park is. If you need convincing check out my Disney Parks articles here on My Organized Chaos. You'll be planning in no time, I guarantee! At Disney Parks, ... read more

Sheraton Macao Partners with Dreamworks

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When it comes to traveling with kids, some hotels just knock it out of the park. Sheraton Macao is one of those hotels. The property, which boasts almost 4,000 rooms on the Cotai Strip, has partnered with Dreamworks to offer fun and interactive programs that let kids get face-to-face with their favourite Dreamworks characters like Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda.  Photo: Sheraton Macao Here’s how they’re doing ... read more

Saving Money on Holiday Airfare

Saving Money on Holiday Airfare

Holiday airfare is not only expensive, it sometimes can be impossible to book if you wait too long or need to change your plans. Saving money on holiday airfare also happens to be something that a lot of travellers think isn't possible, but there are ways to shave dollars off normal fares, and even save on last minute flights. Even if you cannot find a super cheap flight, there might be other ways of saving, or earning ... read more

Expedia.ca has a new Travel Writer!

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It's a fact that travel has been a true passion of mine for many years. The spark started on my very first trip ever, a school exchange to Europe in High School. This excursion to France and Germany started a flame that only grew stronger. It's a longing to explore + live + experience the world around me, eyes and heart open. One of the many reasons why I'm thankful for this space called My Organized Chaos, is that I ... read more

Around the World at The Calgary Zoo

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I'm fortunate that the City of Calgary is just a quick drive from where I live. It's a city that we visit often - to take in attractions, do some fantastic shopping yet usually our stay is a wonderful mix of it all. One favourite through the years is a visit to The Calgary Zoo. The Calgary Zoo Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park has seen me as a child, a teen, met each of my babies and has watched us all grow ... read more

Pine Lake Leisure Club

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In a previous post, I showed you our cabin accommodations, during our stay at the Pine Lake Leisure Club with thanks to Parkbridge. Yet, a #glamping experience isn't complete, without all the great amenities that this resort has to offer. Pine Lake Leisure Club has some great amenities for their guests, ones that really up the bar when it comes to lake-side living. Heated Outdoor Pool - Our stay was during one of the ... read more

Pine Lake Leisure Club Cabins by Parkbridge

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Earlier this month the kids and I stayed at one of the Pine Lake Leisure Club Cabins, by Parkbridge. Just before our stay, my husband was called to work, so I invited a friend and her two kids to stay with us for the weekend. A multi-family summer trip to the lake? Sounds fun, right? It was! The Pine Lake Leisure Club is a short drive from Calgary or Edmonton and only 20 minutes from Red Deer. The Leisure Club offers ... read more