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#UnwindTogether for Spring Break with Wine + Chips

UnwindTogether for Spring Break with Woodbridge Wines and Miss Vickie’s Chips

It's finally spring break time in our household. We're delighted to celebrate some family downtime at home and away with some long-anticipated spring skiing in British Columbia's Okanagan.

This year's school break is being made even more relaxing as we participate in the #UnwindTogether campaign, courtesy of Woodbridge Wine and Miss Vickie's chips. 

We (the parents, not the kids) are enjoying a different pairing of tasty Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Wines with select flavors of Miss Vickie's potato chips, Canada's fave brand of kettle-cooked chips, every few days. …

Why My Favorite Spring Break Destination is Kauai

A pool with a beach view at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu.

As my father reminded me recently, there is only one Hawaii. The allure and beauty of the Islands are unique unto themselves, and we've been lucky to have travelled to four of the Hawaiian Islands many times over the years. We've celebrated honeymoons, birthdays and anniversaries in Hawaii - it holds a special place in our hearts.

As spring break fever hits North America, I'm pleased to reveal why my favorite spring break destination is Kauai. The pictures tell the story in a thousand words, but I have 10 compelling reasons why Kauai is

Remembering the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

The Olympic Flames burns bright on the Vancouver waterfront

It was five years ago that Vancouver experienced the incredible: the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in February 2010.

Two weeks - 17 days - of emotional highs, lows, and everything in between. The Olympic experience changed the city and its residents in personal and profound ways, and for the better, I'd like to think. 

We certainly had an amazing time, collecting Olympic pins, and clapping our red mitten-covered hands. Holding the torch, touching gold medals, and being in the thick of Gold Medal hockey celebrations in downtown Vancouver were priceless experiences that we'll never forget. …

Top 11 Things for Families To Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada since before the last century. The Falls and the attractions that surround them consistently rank as top travel destinations for families and visitors from around the world. Growing up in Ontario, Niagara Falls was the obligatory day trip destination to bring our out-of-town visitors, to marvel at the natural wonder and enjoy the local attractions.

Whether it's getting soaked on a jet boat, viewing the incredible Falls from above (or below), having fun at local theme or water parks, or watching a re-enactment of the War of 1812, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy in the Niagara Falls region. 

7 Free Things to Do in Bern, Switzerland

7 Free Things to do in Bern, Switzerland

Bern, the beautiful and historic capital city of Switzerland, is filled with art, culture, food, and - surprise - great things to do that won't cost you a dime. This is no small deal when travelling in one of the most expensive countries in the world. 

Our list of 7 excellent, fun, and totally free things to see and do in Bern includes some of the best attractions that money can't buy. If you pair your visit with a stop at the Migros Marktgasse (Switzerland's most popular grocer) to stock up on affordable sandwiches and take away treats (don't miss their extensive chocolate selection!), you have the makings of a fantastic and cost-effective day trip or weekend away. 

Best Whistler Hotels for Families

Westin Resort  & Spa

Whether you want to ski-in, ski-out, or are looking for the best hotel pool in the Village, the resort community of Whistler, British Columbia, has accommodation options for every family's taste and budget. 

Our family has stayed in many of Whistler's most fabulous hotel properties, and each one has its own charm and advantages. (Free wifi is standard throughout all of the hotels, so I haven't listed it separately in each mini-review.) 

Here are six great places to stay and play with your family in Whistler this winter season.