Summer Vacation

Dads, This Is For You: The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living

Pin this camping checklist to your walls, dads. From the AOL Partner Studio

5 Reasons To Take Your Family To Centreville This Summer

Melanie Braga | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Melanie Braga

Growing up in Toronto, there were many things to do as a family but one of my ultimate favourite places to go to was Centre Island, or more specifically Centreville. I remember loving the ferry ride to get to the island and then spending the day on all the fun rides. Those are the moments that I remember and cherish to this day.

The 'Natural Viagra' Of Saint Lucia

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

If you have a desire to sip on an endless string of rum cocktails by the beach -- well, dream no more -- it can be your reality. Feed your piggy ban...

How To Protect Your Devices And Personal Info While Travelling

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

During a vacation, you're probably not thinking about how you can ensure your personal information and electronic devices are cyber-secure. After all, the point of vacation is to unwind. That being said, your devices and information can actually become more vulnerable when you travel because you're doing things outside of your normal technology routine.

5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy While Travelling

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Travelling has its challenges when it comes to keeping in shape and staying healthy, but wellness is a way of life, no matter where life takes you. Whether in the busy hub of a unknown city, on a sandy beach of a tropical paradise, or in the comfort of your own home, a commitment to health is something you take with you, no matter where you are.

Celebrating The Summer Of Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Each year on a hot July weekend, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, aka i4C in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosts over 60 different winemakers from countries all over the world to allow attendees to "tour the world in a glass". It's a gathering of the minds, an opportunity to chat intimately with sommeliers and winemakers about their passion for crafting chardonnay. So what did this year have in store?

A Great Host Makes Their Cottage Guests Feel Welcome

Sari Friedman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Cottages and vacation homes are great spots to host relaxing get-togethers with friends and family. While relaxing is key when it comes to getting away for a few days, there is a little more work involved when it comes to getting prepped and ready for your guests' arrival.

Being A Single Parent Won't Stop Me From Showing My Boys The World

Erin Silver | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

I want my kids to get a taste for travel. I want them to experience life. To not be afraid to try something new. I want to have memories with them. I want to have done things. Why should I allow my personal situation (being on my own with two boys) scare me into not taking a risk?

Your Summer Vacation Bag, Packed!

Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living

From toilet paper to pain medication, here are six travel essentials that any sensible adventurer should carry.

Traditions Unite My Family At The Cottage

Linda Simpson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

A visit to my sister's cottage prompted us to reminisce about cottage traditions. All those things you do, the glue that holds a place together and keeps you coming back year after year. It all started with the tradition of visiting her place, something I have been doing for 50 years.

Summer On A Shoestring: 5 Outdoor Staycations In Ontario

Jeff Novak | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Jeff Novak

If a holiday abroad isn't on the cards for you this summer, don't worry. There are plenty of ways to make your Ontario staycation fun without breaking the bank. From sunbathing on Toronto Islands to camping in Algonquin Park, here are our five best ways to enjoy the province on a budget this summer.

5 Ways To Stay Fit While On Vacation

Jamie Logie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

We are right into the swing of things with summer and many are underway with vacations and travelling. It's a good time to relax and explore but it doesn't mean you have to leave your fitness behind. Follow these tips so your trips abroad won't lead to regret once you're back home.

The Best Places To Visit In London This Summer

travelcuts | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Thinking about touching down in London town this summer? With vivacious festivals, tons of outdoor attractions and the city playing host to Europe's biggest street party, there has never been a better time to venture to the capital city.

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.

10 Stunning Beachside Campsites For Canadians

Cheapflights.ca | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights.ca

Camping is a quintessential Canadian summer activity. There are campgrounds of all shapes and sizes offering a whole host of different activities and amenities from hiking to birdwatching to canoeing. But, come summertime, one of the best amenities you can find at a campground is a beach. Luckily, there are quite a few options for Canadians looking to pitch their tent near a stretch of soft sand.

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.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

Seven things you need for guaranteed summer fun, from the all-important sunblock to products that help your legs look radiant.

Your Child's Teacher Deserves A Year-End Gift With Heart

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Debbie Wolfe

The gift you choose this week could make all the difference in how your child's teacher feels about the last 10 months. It could help them understand how they've helped your entire family to grow. You know your child's teacher best, but here are some tips shared with me by my boys' homeroom teachers over the years.

Stop Forcing Summer Activities On Your Children

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

"Children need to be occupied, they need structure, they need predictability," the experts tell us. Heaven help you if you don't make sure to keep those sticky little hands busy between late June and Labour Day every year. After all, children need structure right? No they don't.

Untold Stories Of Quebec City's Greatest Attractions

Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living

The untold stories of some of Quebec City's most impressive landmarks.

3 Ingredients In Your Sunscreen You Should Know About

Kathy Smart | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Summer appeared happened so quickly that you may not be quite prepared for fun in the sun. Indeed, despite an increasing awareness of the sun's risks, rates of melanoma -- the deadliest skin cancer -- have tripled over the past 35 years. I'm not a doctor, but I think that with such a pronounced risk, we need to be smart and protect our skin from harmful UV rays. However, not all sunscreens are created equally.

Pssst...5 Secret Attractions In Québec City

Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

There’s the attractions everyone visits while in Québec City and then there’s these hidden gems

Québec City's Nature Excursions Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Nothing is better than chasing waterfalls, traversing bridges or taking sunset strolls alongside wild animals in one of Quebec City's nature attractions.

Top Tips To Protect Your Skin From The Sun This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

When I was young (in my 20s), I felt like nothing could harm me. But now, after having a mole removed and following this, a serious discussion with my doctor on skin care and the risks, I am much more careful with how I care for my skin in the sun.

Canadians Are Still Travelling Despite Instability In Tourism Hotspots

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Travel industry insiders worried about the impact of global events, such as terrorism and health scares like the Zika virus, have no great cause for concern, according to new research released by Travelzoo Canada. The research shows resilience from Canadian tourists, with international travel bookings expected to increase for summer 2016.