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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. […]

Family Travel Southern California Road Trip with Tweens

My son and I enjoyed a little Southern California adventure, taking a seven day road trip, just the two of us. Of course I had to overcome my anxiety of being the only driver but after that our trip together was non-stop. We visited Pasadena and Hollywood, drove over to Huntington Beach and then down the coast through Dana Harbor and ending in San Diego. […]

Toronto Urban Walking Experience #ECCOLovesMoms

Soon my oldest will be starting high school, growing busier with school and social commitments. With Mother’s Day around the corner we decided to spend the day together, tourists in our own backyard. Ecco Shoes offered to keep us going during our Toronto walking tour. […]

Escape to Montreal in Hotel Le Crystal’s Penthouse Suite

Montreal is an easy weekend getaway and when we heard it was home to the world’s largest permanent Barbie exhibit we had to plan a visit. Finding downtown accommodations for a family of five was easy when we discovered Hotel Le Crystal. […]