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Huntsville, Alabama: From Outer Space to Art Space

When my brother-in-law moved to Huntsville, Alabama it only made sense to plan a family road trip to this yet-to-have-visited city. Although we’re familiar with NASA and the agency’s efforts around space exploration, I had no real understanding that Huntsville, Alabama was there from the beginning. […]

Family Travel Ontario Science Centre’s Wild Weather

With events like Hurricane Matthew in the US and the flooding in Sydney, Nova Scotia, extreme weather is top of mind for many families. The new Wild Weather at the Ontario Science Centre helps to put a little science and knowledge behind the scary. […]

Family Travel Benefits and Tips to Choosing All-Inclusive

Sometimes choosing the right type of getaway to meet the needs of everyone in your family can be a challenge. All-inclusive vacations may offer a solution but since I haven’t been on many of these types of trips I asked those who have experience to share the benefits as well as some tips when considering an all-inclusive vacation with your family. […]

10 Places to Eat in Chicago’s River North

On a recent Chicago escape we found ourselves staying in the city’s River North neighbourhood at the Hyatt Place. Along with access to some of the city’s iconic landmarks, we found some great spots to grab a bite with the family including these 10. […]

CLIF Bars for Urban Adventure Kids

We may not be big into traditional sports but we like a little adventure when we travel. An urban adventure also calls for energy especially where kids are concerned. […]

Family Travel San Diego Day Trip

We don’t fly often as a family but when we do it’s usually in and out of the same destination. When planning a Southern California trip with my son we opted to fly into Los Angeles and fly out of San Diego. This resulted in a week long road trip with fun stops in Pasadena, Huntington Beach, Dana Point and ending in San Diego. Before flying home, we enjoyed a San Diego day trip of site seeing, architecture and food. […]

Family Travel Chicago and the Hyatt Place River North

With school started and work commitments building up, it can be hard to getaway but Chicago offers a perfect weekend escape. The challenge for us being a family of five is finding accommodations to meet our large family needs. Hyatt Place in Chicago’s River North is a perfect option. […]

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All Inclusive Dining Guide at Riu Palace Bavaro

For many, all-inclusive is more about quantity of food than quality but I think it should be the other way around. The trick is finding a resort that believes in quality too. Knowing that food is important to my family when traveling, the folks at Sunwing Vacations suggested the Riu Hotel and Resorts for foodie families, including the Riu Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana. […]

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. […]