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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. 

What's your 2015 #ResolveToTravel Resolution? 

Mauna Kea.Hawaii

Where in the world do you want to go in 2015? Have you set any travel resolutions for yourself or your family? Perhaps this is the year for that round the world adventure!

My latest post for Canadian travel insurance company Travel Underwriters offers some pictorial inspiration to kick start your new year travel dreams. From the mountains of British Columbia to the jungles of Costa Rica and deserts of Jordan, there are so many unique and wonderful travel destinations to visit and enjoy on a round the world trip. …

Enjoying Winter Fun on the Sea to Sky Gondola: Contest!

Family snowshoeingPAULBRIDE2

A new year brings forth resolve to try new things and do family activities with more dedication. Injecting more fun in our lives should be also be a New Year's resolution, don't you agree?

The lovely folks at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish want to help you have more fun with your family this winter. The Sea to Sky Gondola folks have given me a Family Day Pass (2 adults, 2 children) to give away for a roundtrip on the scenic gondola. The Day Pass will allow your family access to the hiking and snowshoe trails, and to enjoy the viewing platforms, suspension bridge and the many amenities in the Summit Lodge.

From our travelling family to yours: Happy New Year 2015!


It's been a great year of travel. 

This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months of trips and favorite travel moments, but I also love thinking ahead to our future travel plans. After all, planning a trip is half the fun!

We have some winter fun scheduled (see photo above), as well as a few camping and road trips for the summer. Time will tell whether the piggy bank will be full enough for a much-desired trip to Japan, but if not, there's always next year. …

My Favorite Travel Experiences of 2014 

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It has been a wonderful year of travel, both for family and solo trips. I've captured many of my favorite travel moments through Instagram, (including the one above on the west coast of Vancouver Island, near Sooke). 

Though it was tough to choose from so many photos, I've picked a few shots that I think capture a lovely travel year.

Snowboarding at Big White, British Columbia

Snowboarding with my youngest son and friends at Big White near Kamloops, British Columbia was epic. …