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Hiking the Loop Brook Trail

First Trestle Viewpoint The Loop Brook Trail in Glacier Park, British Columbia (BC) is the perfect type of trail for my husband Darren and I. It’s a beautiful, forest walk (which I love) that is a pleasant challenge in parts without ever feeling dangerous. It’s also an interpretive walk with frequent signs detailing Canadian and CPR railway history […] Continue reading →

Invasion of the… flowers!?

Clearing the Rhododendrons When we were in Scotland, Darren and I were pleasantly surprised by how lovely the countryside was. It was pristine, beautiful and litter free. So, as we approached Torridon (near the coast in the north) we were surprised to see plumes of inky, black smoke rising up in the distance. What could that be about, […] Continue reading →

Parenting Through Jet Lag

Tower Bridge Jet lag is a very real condition and, sadly, there is no magic cure. For many people (myself included) jet lag is also more than ‘just feeling a bit tired’ – the biggest symptom I get is actually tummy troubles whereas my husband and kids tend to get tired, headachy feelings. Darren, especially, gets quite […] Continue reading →

Touring Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cruise Ship In Halifax Harbour The port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has been a vacation destination for our family for a number of year’s now. Our favourite time to visit is late September to early October when (most years) the weather is still warm and the autumn leaves are putting on their display of golds and reds. Halifax […] Continue reading →

Parenting Thoughts: Moraine Lake

moraine lake canoe Darren and I sat on the covered porch at Moraine Lake Lodge, sipping tea while we watched hikers scramble for cover from a sudden downpour. It had been a lovely day in the wilderness, but I was suddenly struck by how many people there were out here with us! Moraine Lake is a gorgeous glacier […] Continue reading →

Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

A view from the top of the balloon as it is inflating. Another Family Travel Adventure with Kids. Darren, Kaitlyn and I went hot air ballooning and we had a WONDERFUL time. All of us would definitely go again. And we all agreed that we wouldn’t recommend it for young children (I’ll get to that in a bit). The Hot Air Ballooning Experience We went first thing […] Continue reading →

D and K Get Detained!

Heading into overtime in game 5 at the Honda Centre. Another Travel Adventure with Kids Background: Darren and I swapped days this year just for kicks – we celebrated Father’s Day on Mother’s Day and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in June. It just worked out better to treat dad in May plus it was a fun and silly thing to do. So for “Dad’s […] Continue reading →