Summer Vacation

What I Won't Miss About Summer

Lori Gard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I love summer. Love, love, love it. It is the most wonderful time of the year. It is what we northerners wait for, what we hope for and what we crave through those dark and dreary winter months. It's the light at the end of the tunnel. But I realized that there are a FEW things I will not miss about summer.

CARTOON: Summer Vacation Is Just Way Too Short!

Grooch | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Is this how everyone feels after summer vacation?

SavvyMom Roundup: Kate's Post-Baby Bump, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I may be on vacation this week, but camping gear, Kate's "baby belly," Gwyneth's school choice, teaching kids how to succeed and nature's beauty all s...

Top 5 Summer Safety Tips For Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

School's out and the kids are antsy. Is it any wonder that parents worry about their children getting into trouble during the dog days of summer? Whet...

When Your Vacation Dreams Collide With a Staycation Budget

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Jennifer Pellegrini

Once upon a time, planning a family vacation was easy. When our daughter was small and my husband worked in the tourism industry (meaning our vacatio...

6 Must-See Spots in Montreal's Plateau Neighbourhood

Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Travel

When people rave about Montreal -- how cool it is, how fun, how stylish and hip -- odds are they’ve been spending time in the Plateau neighbourhood....

5 Must-See Spots In Niagara-On-The-Lake

Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Travel

Niagara-on-the-Lake has long been a choice destination for theatre lovers in the know. The Shaw Festival, which features of the works of Irish playwri...

Westin Harbour Castle; A Home Away from Home

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Amber Rehman

  To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the We...

Three Great American Road Trips

Travelzoo | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Travel

The days are feeling long, but don't be fooled: Summer will always feel like the shortest season. Make the most of the extra daylight by hitting the open road. From north to south and east to west, the editors at Travelzoo have put together three road trips for travel this summer.

How Much Do You Spend On Your Vacation?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - An online survey of more than 1,500 people across Canada finds 55 per cent plan to take a vacation this summer.The Leger Marketing poll, con...

How to Plan a Vacation After a Divorce

Gregory Sullivan | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Living
Gregory Sullivan

Planning a vacation when you have children is almost always a headache-filled endeavour. But for divorced parents, such headaches can quickly become migraines, as they attempt to navigate through the provisions of separation agreements and court orders -- sometimes with the costly involvement of lawyers and, in some cases, the court. Here are some tips to avoid these pitfalls!

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.

Avoiding the Summer Road Trip From Hell

Gerald McEachern | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Travel
Gerald McEachern

Besides cleaning up the yard, there's just one thing on my mind: what to do with the kids for the summer. The first thought is a road trip to visit my parents. That's a 30-hour drive and I know every kilometre of the trip in advance -- from the Montreal pee breaks, to the moose. On second thought, maybe we'll look for adventure elsewhere this summer...

This Is the Way to Have the Vacation of Your Nightmares

Lori Gard | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I have a recurring dream regarding vacations. They're always so perfect, so calm. But just like in real life, I'm constantly awoken from these visions of peace by, I'm sorry to say, my children. Let's face it, if you have kids, you're never going to have a dream vacation if you bring them along for the ride. So why not just leave them at their grandparents'?

The Beginner's Guide to Cottages

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

Cottaging is a way of life for Canucks. Going to camp, hitting the cabin, swinging by the lake house/beach/what-have-you: it's in our blood. When you decide to make your grand escape, there are some basic summer cottage principles to keep in mind...

A Child's Checklist for Summer: Swimsuit, Sunblock, Book!

Stacey Cline | Posted 09.29.2011 | Canada
Stacey Cline

Encouraging children to read at home is critical to them developing both into strong readers and succeeding at school. Remember, you are sending an important message to your child that reading is both a pleasure and a necessity.

School Is Out... Now What?

Sara Winter | Posted 09.15.2011 | Canada
Sara Winter

Even the smallest connected moments are the seeds by which everything else grows. Rethinking the way we interact with our kids as they grow older is both exciting and a challenge, so work in small blocks of time with manageable goals.

Family Road Trip: Are We There Yet?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

During last year's family road trip, I thought I had discovered the ultimate in distraction technology. I should have known it would prove to be too good to be true.

School's Out: One Teacher's Take on What to Do With Kids

Zein Odeh | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada
Zein Odeh

Learning over the holidays should happen spontaneously and naturally. It should be a situation where the child is intrinsically motivated to learn something new. Tap into a child's interests and encourage them to explore what inspires them most.