Summer Vacation

How to Find a Super Comfortable Tent for Camping!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Andrew Sutherland, Public Relations at MEC. Andrew shared the top tips for choosing the right tent and how to make camping super comfortable. What can help make your tent more comfortable?

How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Summertime means different things to different people. Some are excited to get out of hibernation and go travelling. Others see vacations as a scary time where they are likely to binge or overeat, gain weight and feel even more out of control with their health.

How to Uncomplicate Camping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Camping can be the best memories that you can share with your friends or family. Growing up, I really loathed camping and actually being outdoors in general. I did not see the point of it. But now I love it. Being in nature is a requirement for me to live a happy, balanced life.

18 Beach Towels That Fit All Your Needs

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to finding the perfect beach towel, most people agree there's a long list of criteria you'll want to check off. Let's see, you'll want s...

Going on Holiday May Save Our Minds and Our Economy

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.05.2015 | 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.

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.

How This Teacher Made a Difference

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

This is the week when we are supposed to say thanks and farewell to our teachers. They and our children now get a well-deserved break from each other. With any luck, we will have a chance to reflect on teaching and learning, before it all starts again in the fall.

How to Resist the Summer Splurge

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jeffrey Schwartz

Let's face it -- as a nation, our collective summer starvation turns us into ravenous sun-worshippers, giddy and eager to soak up every moment. And for many of us, money proves no obstacle, even if it means going into debt.

14 ways to say 'goodbye school and hello SUMMER!'

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Parents

Summer vacation is just around the corner! To help your kids celebrate its arrival, we've rounded up 14 ideas to mark the last day of school. ...

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.

The Best (and Worst) Teacher Gifts for 2015

Lisa Orr | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

With summer vacation just around the corner as an etiquette and protocol expert I get a lot of phone calls about what to give the fabulous people who have inspired brilliance in our adorable children all year -- their teachers.

Most Affordable European Airports for Canadian Travellers

Cheapflights | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Travel

We calculated the average airfare based on flight prices from half a dozen airports in cities across Canada. And, those perennially favourites, along with Dublin, Brussels and Amsterdam, come out on top in terms of affordability. Pay attention -- there are some big differences between cities that aren't that far apart.

How To Have a Pizza Fest in Piemonte

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Travel
Corinna Clendenen

The Cappello Del Prete (Hat of the Priest) is a showy pie. A rolled crust forms the rim of the priest's hat, and is stuffed with a pipeline of ricotta surrounding a center of tomatoes, basil and schiacciata calabra -- thin slices of a Calabrian pork sausage. When the middle of the pie has cooled, a cut into the rolled rim still vents steam.

Roadtripping: Family-Style

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

There is something universal about roadtrips. My parents Chevrolet wagon with faux-wood paneling would barrel down the freeways. Many years later my husband and I were hitting the open road with our two-and-a-half-year-old son, Atticus, for our inaugural family roadtrip.

High Gas Prices Keeping Canadians At Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new survey says nearly one quarter of Canadians won't be travelling this summer, with budget concerns keep them close to home.The survey b...

Excited For Your Summer Vacation? So Are Burglars, Police Say

CBC | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living

Checking in on social media at your hotel’s swim-up bar is an invitation to thieves to break into your house while you’re away, according to Laval...

Stressed About the Family Holiday? You're Doing Something Right!

Alyson Jones | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Once you let go of the expectations of having a perfect family holiday you can really begin to enjoy the opportunities for building deeper connections that are right in front of you. So the kids work through their backseat sibling issues and have fun exploring the new locations. And despite the sand flies the beach was great.

How To Babymoon in Miami

Amanda Blakley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Thanks to my generous father and our caregiver, my husband and I slip off (childless) into the wee hours of the morning to hop a quick flight to Miami. Perhaps not the first place that might come to mind for a moon of any sort (honey, baby or otherwise) but proximity and weather made the decision an easy one.

21 Ways To Take Advantage Of The Longest Saturday In A Decade

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

Not only is it the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21, 2014, it also happens to be the first day of summer and the first time the l...

27 Reasons Why Summer Camp People Are Not Like Other People

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Living

For some Canadian kids, summer means the chance to return to the only place in the world you truly care about — camp. This ritual of shipping off...

7 Little Towns That Deliver On BIG Fun

The Huffington Post Canada | Mike Dojc | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Travel

Cosmopolitan hubs offer big city bustle, entertainment options out the wazoo, miles of tony museum space and scores of cooed-over restaurants. But som...

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.

20 Ways To Have The Most Canadian Summer Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Shannon Cuciz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Travel

There’s a reason why millions of tourists come to Canada every year in the summer. The country with the longest coastline in the world has a var...

How to Put the 'Family' Back in Family Vacation

Lesley Anderson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

Travelling to new places with your family can be a great chance to discover the world. Your family can explore world history, museums and monuments, meet new people and experience new cultures. To take your vacation experience to the next level, why not use your family vacation time to experience another kind of history -- your own!

12 Travel Experiences Your Dad Will Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Michele Sponagle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Travel

June 15 is fast approaching and the age-old question has once again returned: What to get dear old dad to honour him on Father’s Day? Well, a 20...