Family Vacations

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

Melissa Carr | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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.

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.

"Are We There Yet?": How to Travel With Children

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The mere thought of boarding an airplane with a young child -- or two -- strikes fear and anxiety into the hearts of parents everywhere. The perceived stress of air travel with potentially apoplectic children at 30,000 feet does not invoke a happy and stress-free mental picture.