Family Vacations

How To Afford A Private Yachting Vacation

Mara Sofferin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Sofferin

I arrived at St. Maarten's Princess Julia International Airport in the late afternoon, only a compact carry-on in hand. I was advised to pack light: space is limited on a sailboat and realistically passengers don't require anything other than some swimsuits and industrial-strength sunscreen.

Skip The Flight And Head For These Canadian Relaxation Destinations

Brent Bishop | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Brent Bishop

I always advocate that the money spent on getting away from the city doesn't have to be a huge investment and is always worth the rejuvenation you experience while away. Each time I come back from a quick getaway, I find myself coming back calmer, well rested, more focused and often with a new perspective.

How To Maintain Your Budget While On Vacation

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Jeffrey Schwartz

Although the fluctuating loonie may be annoying, you better believe there are a variety of ways to enjoy your summer vacation this year whether you are travelling to the U.S., Canada or outside of North America. You can save yourself from a lot of financial headache by creating a game plan before you go on vacation.

The Best Bang For Your Canadian Travel Buck

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The Canadian dollar is at an all-time low and that can mean a lot of re-planning or at least careful planning for Canadians looking to get away during March break. So where can you go to get away while not having to plan a getaway from a bank just to pay for it? Here's an easy way: stay in Canada.

11 Pulse Pounding Adventures In Alberta

Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada Travel

License plates in Alberta have the phrase “Wild Rose Country” scrolled across them but after reading this list you might think “Adventure Capital of Canada” more accurate.

How To Prepare For Your First Ski Trip With The Kids

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting the kids out on the slopes early is a terrific way to set your family up for awesome family adventures and vacations for years to come. And while many parents look most forward to the après part of their ski trip most, with some pre-planning, getting the kids out there on the hill for the first time can be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.

Canada's Top 5 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Allison Eberle | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Wherever you're located throughout the vast country of Canada, it's likely there's a quality, family-friendly ski area within reach. Make this winter one of the best ever -- and save big bucks in the process -- by staying close to home.

How to Find Vacation Destinations With the Best Value for Canadians

Flight Network | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

As the Canadian dollar continues to fall in comparison the U.S. dollar, Canadians will look for ways to save on winter travel. A tool offers Canadians useful estimates for the total cost of a vacation to 119 different countries around the world. These estimates include all the important factors that go into planning a vacation: flights, hotels, meals, transportation, activities and shopping.

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

Who killed summer vacation? That's the million dollar question -- literally. Long gone are the days of casually taking a few weeks off with the family to go on a road trip, or jetting off to a remote destination where the real world ceases to exist. This is a problem.

Best Ways To Keep Kids Busy While Travelling

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Parents

Here are the best ways to keep kids busy on a plane, train or automobile.

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids (and Everyone Else) Sane on a Plane

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

As every air traveller knows, there is nothing worse than getting to your seat and discovering that the row behind you is full of children. Even if they're your own. As a frequent traveller and mother of four, I've been on both ends of the annoyance spectrum. So what can you do to make sure you don't have the most annoying children on a plane?

Palm Spring With Kids: Where to Stay, Eat and Play

Melissa Carr | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Melissa Carr

This spring break I was dying to get away. Funds were limited, however, so I was looking for something that wouldn't break the bank. I had no idea just how much great stuff there is to do with families in Palm Springs. Here is a list of the places we discovered to play and eat.

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.

Ultimate Organized Packing Tips for March Break

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

We're two weeks away from March Break and for most families, that means two weeks away from a family vacation! The key to a stress-free vacation is being prepared and a large part of that is dependent on how successfully you pack. We've outlined some tips to help you through the packing process.

Once-In-A-Lifetime Outdoor Family Adventures

Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Travel

Fact: Everybody loves a good adventure story. It has suspense (Did I make the right choice?), intrigue, excitement, and — of course — adventure. R...

How to Finance Your Bucket-List Vacation Before You Kick the Bucket

Robert Waite | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

My wife and I enjoy travel, including trips to far-flung, exotic locations, from Bhutan and Easter Island, to Iceland and India. Over the years we have developed some strategies that have made these trips affordable, even as we were saving for our children's university fees and our own retirement.

10 Packing Tips for Traveling Families

Nancy Polanco | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Travel
Nancy Polanco

Packing properly for your family vacation can make or break your trip. We aren't talking about a monumental monstrosity that can't be remedied, but, it's always great to be prepared for anything. Whether you travel often or travel occasionally, if you have a game plan, you'll do just fine.

There's No Such Thing As "Too Old For Disney"

Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Travel

The joy of Disney is that there is something for all age groups and something that everyone can enjoy as a family. Walt Disney World Resort is on the ...

Why Was a Family Fined for Taking Their Kids on Vacation?

Emma Waverman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Living
Emma Waverman

A British couple has been fined 1,800 dollars (approximately) for taking their two kids to Greece for one week during the school year. Their vacation contravened a new British law that forbids missing school for a vacation. I have no issue with pulling your kids out of school for vacation. I think kids learn a lot more from experience than they do from sitting at a desk.

Top 10 Family Vacation Destinations

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - Norway, Aruba and Orlando have emerged as some of the top 10 family destinations for 2014, according to a group of family vacation exper...

A Whole New World: 7 Disneyland Secrets That Will Transform Your Trip

Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

Whether you’re young, or just young-at-heart, the magic of Disneyland appeals to the child in all of us. But each of us gets something different fro...

The Fun Family Vacation: Planning A Trip That Speaks To Everyone's Disney Side

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel

Trying to make everyone happy is a daunting task, especially when it comes to family vacations. Pleasing everyone on home turf can make your heart rac...

What Stands Between Families And A Vacay

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - When it comes to family travel, eat-free programs, kid-friendly activities and healthy food options are some of the most important prior...

10 Tips For Doing Disney With the Family

Jenna Em | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Jenna Em

My husband and I really wanted to take our own five young kids to Walt Disney World. My family had such a great time at Disney, that my kids are still talking about it two months later -- and constantly asking to go back! Here are some tips I will pass on to you, if you are planning a Disney vacation!

Harry Potter and the Educational Vacation

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"Learning doesn't take a vacation." Okay, like most annoying moms, I said it and this summer, I tried to live it. During a family vacation to London, England, I attempted to make our visit a mixture of the historic and the fun (they're not always interchangeable, no matter what my history buff husband says), hoping that the kids would learn something, even if their summer-vacation-new-knowledge resistance factor was strong.