The safe, laid-back atmosphere of the country's favourite travel destinations makes it easy for parents to relax while kids let loose. For these reasons and numerous others, kid-friendly hotels can be found across the country, from coastal Nova Scotia to the Canadian Rockies, and the following are ones your family will never forget.
Whoever said "Getting there is half the fun" wasn't facing an eight hour plane ride with little kids. The key to having the least stress free travel with kids (for you and your fellow passengers) is to plan ahead. These nine tips, from the second you book your trip to the time you're ready to head back home, will help you survive and thrive on a trip with rambunctious little ones.
As a seasoned traveller, my wanderlust runs deep (from backpacking to business travel, I have circled the globe numerous times). Now as a mother of two, I am passionate about cultivating and passing along that love of travel to my children by placing an importance on collecting experiences, not things.
I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.
It's a lot of fun to get away with the family, but before you can hop a plane and kick back you have to figure out where to go. Not every get-away is kid-friendly, so you'll want to do your research and plan ahead. You can find family-oriented activities to do just about anywhere, but there are some destinations that are particularly well set up for families with young kids. Here are some ideas.
Paris has given way to Pull-Ups and Annapurna has been replaced by Anbesol. The reality of your life now revolves around coping with the challenges of vacationing with the little ones in tow. To this end, here is a guide for parents that offers clarification about what some of the most commonly used travel terms really mean.