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Huntington Beach Day Trip

Any Southern California trip has to include a stop in Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, so nicknamed after Jan & Dean’s song Surf City. It’s also the home of the US Open of Surfing. Even if you’re only stopping for a day, there’s a lot of family fun you can squeeze in to make the most of your trip. […]

Family Travel Medieval Times Toronto Adventure

Taking kids to live theatre can mean having them sit quietly in the audience when taking in the show or seeing something that is juvenile in nature but enables kids to interact. Medieval Times in Toronto encourages audience participation from the whole family and you get to enjoy dinner too. […]

Natrel Milk Bar by Java U Opens in Toronto

Traveling with kids can sometimes mean busy days but that doesn’t mean you should settle for hotel room coffee or a fast food drive-thru as the way to start your morning. Heading out to explore Toronto’s funky west end, families can now get their quick foodie fix at the Natrel Milk Bar by java u. […]

Safari Sleepover at the Madonna Inn

I was surprised we kept our secret for so long but when we stepped off the plane in the hot heat, the kids figured out pretty quick we weren’t headed to Buffalo, NY. Of course a trip to California means a stop in Disneyland but first we were headed to a safari sleepover about 3 hours up the Northern coast to San Luis Obispo. […]

An Ontario Science Centre Nature Escape

The Ontario Science Centre has always been a popular destination for families, whether local or traveling from out of town. The addition on the Cohon Family Nature Escape adds another great hands-on experience sure to please kids and adults. […]

Pasadena Day Trip for Your Next Family Adventure

No doubt Southern California is a popular spot for families when planning a vacation, especially with such fun attractions as Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood. But if you’ve never considered Pasadena as your next vacation destination, I’m here to set you straight. […]

Recording Family Travel Moments with Lonely Planet

Some of my favourite family memories are from travel, like discovering the foodie side of Pasadena or a little one-on-one spa time with my teen daughter. With these memories still fresh in our mind record your family travel moments, saving little details that sometimes get replaced with school lessons or new memories. Lonely Planet is a great resource for travel inspiration but they can also help preserve those memories. […]

Ripley’s #WeirdScienceTO Comes to the Science Centre

Just like the Mythbuster’s Explosive Exhibition that appeared at the Ontario Science Centre last year, the Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not is bound to intrigue you and have you walking away inspired by nature and humans. […]

Top Tween Tips When Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

If you’re looking for some themepark thrills in Sothern California with your tween, Universal Hollywood should be at the top of your list. That’s what my eleven-year old son and I had planned, tossing some roller coaster fun along side our nature hikes. Here are my tween’s favourite picks for the park: […]

Family Travel Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins

Cabin in the woods or theme park thrills? Planning a family vacation doesn’t always have to mean giving up one option for another. On a Florida road trip we opted for a bit of both when we stayed at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Cabins, a great accommodation option for a family of five. […]