Edmonton Where to Stay, Where to Play

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Disclosure: I received IHG rewards points to facilitate Edmonton weekend away review. All opinions are 100% my own. To celebrate the end of one great summer break {and before the September chaos hit full swing}, our family took a weekend trip to Edmonton Alberta. This city, and Alberta's capital, isn't too far from where we call home. For us it was the perfect August getaway, a weekend getaway to stay and ... read more

St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick

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After visiting larger the larger centres of Moncton and St John, we finished off our New Brunswick family trip in St Andrews by-the-Sea. This picturesque town is a place that completely stole my heart in the most unexpected of ways.  I knew that I'd enjoy this leg in our trip, yet the vast impact which St. Andrews made was most unexpected. We arrived in St, Andrews during their market on the main street ... read more

Where to Play and Stay with your Family in Calgary Alberta

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Disclosure: I received IHG rewards points to facilitate this review of this particular Calgary stay. All opinions are 100% my own. Calgary is a family-friendly city in Alberta that we visit often. Being so close to where we live, it's one of our top choices for a weekend getaway. No matter what time of year, it's a city that bursts with things to do and places to see. Since we've been there countless times, ... read more

7 Tips For Travelling With Toddlers

Tips For Traveling With Toddlers

Summertime is synonymous with hitting the road and taking in attractions and sights that are somewhat near. Road trips are tons of fun for the entire family, but these 7 tips for travelling with toddlers are sure to make your next trip perfect. Not only do you want to have a relaxing vacation, you want your children to have fun as well. Your toddler may not remember much about their vacation, but you still want to make ... read more

A Family Stay in Saint John New Brunswick

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While our family was in New Brunswick, and after taking in Moncton, we made our way to Saint John, the most populous city in the province. This southern New Brunswick city lies right at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy and is relatively close to the Maine USA border. This makes Saint John a prime city for visitors to visit when in this maritime province. As well, it's also a port stop for cruise ships coming from the ... read more

Best of the Moncton Area – Travel New Brunswick #LetsGoNB

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The first leg of our recent New Brunswick family trip was spent in Moncton. We flew into the small airport after a long weather delay in Calgary, and we immediately felt more relaxed. I quite enjoy flying into small airport for the ease in getting out and on our way.  It was only a short drive to our hotel, the Delta Beauséjour Hotel. A charming and friendly hotel, our family of five very much enjoyed ... read more

IHG Rewards Club – Making Holiday Dreams Come True


Disclosure: I received IHG rewards points to facilitate this post and for our upcoming hotel travel stays and reviews. All opinions are 100% my own. .... When choosing a hotel for your holiday {or even a 1 night stay}, what is your usual pattern in booking? I, like a lot of others would first decide on a rough location, and then scour the net finding the best deal in that area, keeping in mind which ... read more

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

The importance of family vacations is huge in my books. Not just for kids, but for parents too. From making memories, going on adventures, and relaxing - every family needs a vacation. I firmly believe that at least once a year you should pull your family away from the hustle and bustle of life to refuel and reconnect. These are the times that I look forward to most.  As a family, we are a team. We all work hard, ... read more

Clam Digging in Prince Edward Island

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If someone told me that I'd one day be clam digging on the shores of Prince Edward Island, I'd most likely laugh. Yet there I was, rubber boots on and trudging in the iconic-red mud, whole-heartedly looking for that perfectly sized shellfish.  The chance to go clam digging is possible thanks to Experience PEI, the Island's leading maker of memories and experiences for travellers. Clam digging is just one ... read more

Let’s Go! New Brunswick Retreat #LetsGoNB

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Our Canada is a vast country that offers so much from coast, to coast, to coast. Living in Western Canada all my life, I've explored 'my side' of the country many times over, and still manage to jaw-drop at the beauty of each exploration. Yet when it comes to the provinces on the very east coast, my experience isn't as impressive. When taking family vacations, we've always ventured afar to other countries, always ... read more

Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations

Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations

Summer has officially begun, which means it’s time to take a break from your busy life – and what better way than to embark on an adventure! Here are the Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations for 2015 - both within Canada and international. This is a great list of iconic places to visit, that offer much during the summer months. I'd have to agree with Cavendish Beach PEI, as I just returned from a first trip to Prince ... read more

Exploring the Beauty of Prince Edward Island

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I think we've all heard from someone (if not from many), that 'Prince Edward Island is Beautiful.' Since I'd never before visited our smallest Canadian province on the east coast, I had always wondered - how so? How is PEI beautiful? Simply because of the landscape? What does 'a beautiful place' truly mean? Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Prince Edward Island for the first time, and indeed I agree ... read more

Velas Vallarta Mexico – Family Travel Review

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When thinking of our time spent at Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, this phrase comes to mind: Happy Kids, Happy Vacation It's true, we as a family had the best time, kids and adults included. This all-inclusive resort just a short drive from both the airport and Puerto Vallarta, really does cater to all. After leaving Velas Vallarta, my husband and I agree in our thinking that, "that was one absolute good ... read more

Grand Velas – All Suites and Spa Resort in Riviera Nayarit Mexico

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When travelling, we always make a point to venture off the hotel or resort, explore the area, and talk with locals. It's our way of fully soaking in the experience and getting to know the destination and the people - to the fullest.  While taking in in Nayarit Mexico for the first time recently, we met a man with his own diving company, named Steve. In our conversations with him, we had asked which ... read more