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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 →

Multigenerational Travel

victoria-butchart Welcome to the sandwich generation! No, Darren and I are not PB&J addicts — we’re middle aged parents with dependent children and grandparents who need a little of our help too. Our exposure to this new type of lifestyle has just begun. It started when Darren’s dad passed away a little under a decade ago. […] Continue reading →

Setting Travel Expectations

mickey-and-minnie The first time I learned the importance of reasonable travel expectations. Tasha, age 5 and Kaitlyn, age 1 On the first and worst trip to Disneyland that we ever took as a family Darren and I pulled the typical young parent stunt of surprising everyone with a gift of a trip to the “Happiest Place […] Continue reading →

Dog-Sledding in Canmore, Alberta

view-from-the-sled (not so) Extreme Travel Adventures with Kids Hi everyone, We just got back from dog-sledding and I decided that I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you. It was AWESOME!! After our fun trip dog-sledding as a family, I was inspired to add a Siberian Husky paper craft to the website. About […] Continue reading →

Mexico

El Arco It has been a few weeks since my mom or I have made a blog post and there is a perfect explanation for this; we were in Mexico! It was a wonderful family Christmas and a nice warm one at that, back home in Canada it is MUCH colder. We visited El Arco, which is a […] Continue reading →

Travel: Hawaii

Souvenir Leis Made Out Of Nuts My parents really enjoy Hawaii and we go quite often! When I was little my grandparents used to rent a condo there and we would spend a week or two having a blast in Hawaii! The luau’s were great: eating food, dancing, wearing leis, and basking in the aloha spirit! My parents even got married in Hawaii, […] Continue reading →

Camp Chief Hector

Campfire I spent the first two weeks of August at Camp Chief Hector for the eighth summer in a row and am intending to return again next summer. Camp has been an important part of my life since I was eight years old and it is by far the most exciting part of my summer, if […] Continue reading →