Traveling With Kids

How to Travel in Mexico With a Toddler

Amanda Blakley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

My travel companion was my two year old Atticus (a man of few words) who surprised me by declaring enthusiastically: "Mexicooooo" as he looked out the window in wonder. No, we weren't headed to some coastal gated community or beachside all-inclusive. We had touched down in central Mexico.

Five Ways to Deal With Your Kids in Public Bathrooms

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The thought of entering a public bathroom with your kid is more than you can bear. Have no fear the next time this scenario presents itself. There are, thankfully, some very simple tips and strategies that parents can use. Following are the top five ways to deal with public bathrooms when out with the kids.

The Top 10 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

The reality of being called "mom" or "dad" means that you're gonna have to bend the truth somewhat. The lies parents tell their kids range from the ridiculous to the sublime. These lies can range from a simple white lie to a real doozy. It's all just a matter of scale. Whatever it takes, right?

Flying With a Baby: A First-Time Survival Guide

Tanya Enberg | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

Recently, my partner and I feared becoming "that family" on a flight from Toronto to Glasgow, Scotland. Our particular infant, born three-and-a-half months ago, has a killer set of pipes on him. I am certain that up against him most anthem rockers would scurry away like scared little country mice. We survived the worst of it and with these helpful tips you can, too.

The Stunningly Beautiful Belle Province

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Travel
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

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

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.

Does Having Kids Mean the Death of Travel?

Tanya Enberg | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Tanya Enberg

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.

Airplane Nannies A New Job For The Skies

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Living

Parents dreading the thought of taking their kids on an airplane during these March holidays are getting some relief from a clever entrepreneur. Nanny...