TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

The Stunningly Beautiful Belle Province

A lifelong Torontonian, I've seen startlingly little of the rest of our beautiful country, a reality of which I'm not proud. This reality was the impetus behind my most recent family travel venture. With the summer quickly winding down and Labour Day beckoning, I boarded a train with the family and headed East. La Belle Province was our destination, Montreal to be exact.

I Was a City Slicker Humbled By The Rockies

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.

Does Having Kids Mean the Death of Travel?

If you're someone who says yes to every adventurous opportunity possible (Want to jump out of a plane? Yes! Glacier hiking? Black water rafting? Mountain climbing? Ah, yes, yes and yes!), then parenthood is bound to come as a bit of a lifestyle shocker, right? But I have faith that a child needn't equate to the death of travel.