Family Vacation

Have A Whale Of A Time Whale-Watching

Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living

Five ways to have a whale of a time while trying to catch a glimpse of Shamu.

Stress-Free Vacation, Here We Come!

Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living

With advanced planning, a solid itinerary and these tips, you'll have a stress-free family vacation.

What To Pack For A Vacation With Friends

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Rhonda Scharf

While there are a million other things to pack (passport, toothbrush, etc.), these are the things that affect your roommates more than they affect you. We are a world filled with people that only think about themselves. Don't let that be you -- think of others and pack with them in mind!

48 Hours in Los Angeles - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of low strip malls, palmed avenues, film studios and over-crowded attractions, BUT that SoCal living is still so sweet. The city's full of beautiful parks, kid-friendly hikes, beaches (oh so many beaches!) and hip vegan restaurants with high chairs -- A great destination for the adventuring family.

Best Cost-Saving Secrets At Disney World

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Parents

A trip to Disney World in Orlando is bound to be expensive in the summer. That’s why Jamie Beckman, the senior editor of Budget Travel, is sharing t...

Best Life Hacks For Family Road Trips

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents

We found the best life hacks to occupy your kids in the back seat and to keep your vehicle (relatively) clean.

5 Creative Ways Parents Are Making Friends On Planes

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Parents

Parents can ease they're travel anxiety with these the five creative methods for making friends on planes. Your co-passengers will love you!

These Kids Will Have You Second Guessing That Trip To The Beach

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Parents

Kids can get up to all sorts of trouble when you’re not looking! Just watch the video above for the most amusing kid fails at the beach. It just mi...

Family Vacations Gone Horribly, Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Taking holidays as a family is a recipe for awkward moments and cringe-worthy photos. Just check out these Awkward Family Photos! To see more aweso...

How Your March Break Can Break the Chains of Child Labour

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Canadians travelling to warm spots this March Break may be approached by child labourers selling trinkets or souvenirs. In El Salvador, this young girl carries heavy basket of water bottles to peddle to tourists. So what should Canadians do, if they encounter a child who seems to be in danger? Many of us are so concerned about misreading a situation, or imposing our own Canadian views on another way of life, that we do nothing. We may comment about how sad the situation is, and then move along.

4 Unforgettable Places to Enjoy Family Fun in the Sun

Merry Kuchle | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Merry Kuchle

Winter is hanging on with all its might this year. Pictures of the snow ravaged Northeast remind me that Spring is still far away. Wondering where to go this year to get your fun in the sun? Here are a few family friendly options that will leave you refreshed, warm and give your family memories that will last a lifetime.

Financial Planning for Your Family Vacation This Summer

Sarah Twomey | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Twomey

This summer has been mostly go-go-go for the family. With school just around the corner, Jill and Joey want some adventure away from home. But can the Does afford it, considering all their recent expenditures? There must be activities that will help them stretch their "kid-fun" dollars, right?

How To Plan An Environmentally-Friendly Family Vacation

Lisa Borden | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Travel is an indulgence that adds weight to my family's grand efforts at living lightly. I make sure that my conscious habits travel with us no matter where we venture. Keeping strong environmental values is even more challenging when on the go, but everything is better when you've planned ahead. Remember, as a green community, we aren't about easy and convenient.

Spend the Summer in Your Family Tree

Lesley Anderson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

For me, family history was always a great summer activity for the whole family, especially on rainy days or quiet evenings after a day of basking in the sun. Researching your family history and building your family tree is a way for kids to learn about where they come from. It also allows you to do something meaningful with your time and create memories that last a lifetime.

Top 10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding This Summer

Deri Latimer | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Are you heading out on vacation soon? Do you want a little family bonding to occur while you are away? It requires "letting go" -- letting go of control, letting go of expectations, letting go of limiting beliefs, letting go of those things that prevent...well, bonding.

Get the Facts on Travel Health Before Your Family's Vacation

Tommy Cheung | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Tommy Cheung

Most of us are not as well aware or informed as we should be before going on vacation, according to a recent survey by Ipsos Reid of over 1,100 Canadians. And it can be way more than a minor inconvenience, as one in five of those who contract this illness can be confined in bed for a day and have symptoms up to five days. Let's see if you can separate the travel myths from facts.

The 7 Elements of a Perfect Mother-Daughter Spring Break

Theresa Albert | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Spring Break! The very phrase conjures up a picture of bikini-clad beach parties and none too fun for mom to imagine scenes of debauchery. Not exactly a break for anyone. My plan was to go a different route and I didn't get any pushback from my 18-year-old. We discovered together the seven elements that adult women need to co-exist.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Your Disney Date Night Guide

Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

A Disney vacation is fun for the whole family -- and that includes those days where you just want to have some serious quality time with your special ...

7 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Kids

Rania Walker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Travel
Rania Walker

"Are we there yet?" With summer holidays coming up, many of us will be en route to visit family and friends, and amid all the planning, packing and panicking the last thing we need when we get into the car, on a plane or on the train, is a melt-down. Or even worse, those four words that I dare not repeat.

Who Controls The Family Vacation Plans?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

If vacations were cars, then mothers would mostly likely be the ones behind the wheel. But parents — and in particular, moms — may have to get use...

10 Tips for Epic Family Bonding on Vacation

Deri Latimer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Are you heading out on vacation soon? Do you want a little family bonding to occur while you are away? I just got back from vacation, and while I was away I noticed that some things definitely contributed to the kind of solid family bonding I desired. Try these 10 tips.

I Was a City Slicker Humbled By The Rockies

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

My family and I are city slickers, that's a fact. We love the life that living in the downtown core affords us. People say that "back to nature" is the way to go if you want to get a real perspective on life. Hogwash, I thought... until now. My motor-mouth and city swagger was at once shot down by the scene before me. I had been humbled by the mountains.