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Vancouver Aquarium expands for the future

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The globe is upside down to reflect the Arctic's importance to the Aquarium & our world

The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park has just completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. The new, high tech, sustainable building almost doubles the size of the Aquarium's gallery space, adding a larger and more inspiring entrance and exterior space.

The renovated Aquarium officially opened on Jun 13, 2014. The magnificent Bill Reid bronze orca - a gift to the Aquarium 30 years ago - has been relocated to a higher profile location at the entrance to the building. …

A Swiss Alpine Summer in Adelboden

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You will see many Swiss cows in the high alpine in the summer months

I love Switzerland in the winter time - the snow, fondue and skiing! - but my absolute favorite time to be in the Alps is in summer. There are so many reasons to love Switzerland in summer; the vast miles of hiking paths, the clear, alpine air and warm sunshine, fresh Alp cheese and chocolate sandwiches on mountain picnics, and a delicious Is Kaffe or Zwetschekuchen {plum tart} after a busy day of trottinette or mountain biking. 

High in the sky with Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish

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A stunning view of Howe Sound and the Sky Pilot suspension bridge

The newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler puts Squamish firmly on the map as a must-stop destination.

The Sky to Sky Gondola opened in May, and has immediately become a hit with locals, day-trippers and tourists. Located just 45-minutes from Vancouver, the Gondola has opened up a whole new area around the climbing mecca of the Stawamus Chief

Breeze through security this summer travel season

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Documents ready to show & go (Credit: CATSA)

Gearing up for a family trip?

Flying with family is no simple task. Getting everyone packed, organized and ready to go through security with little fuss can present quite a challenge. Thankfully, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few pointers to help make your summer travel experience run smoothly.


Know how to carry-on 

Children get hungry for snacks, and being prepared with their favorite snacks & treats saves time and money. …

Unlocking London's charms on a long weekend

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An eye on London: as seen from the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral

London is an amazing city. It's big, busy, and so packed full of culture, fun, food, and wonderful things to see & do, it's almost overwhelming. 

We certainly had a tough time organizing ourselves last summer during a whirlwind long weekend in London-town, but it IS possible to get a real taste of the city, even if you only have limited time. Here are our best bets for a super London long weekend.

6 Child-Friendly {and Cool} Attractions in Chicago 

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The iconic Chicago Skyline (Credit: Wikipedia)

When you think “kid destinations,” Chicago, Illinois, might not be the first place to come to mind. But we think you’d be very pleasantly surprised at what a great place it is for a family vacation. 

There are plenty of kid-friendly museums, shops, parks, restaurants and events, plus great views to be had (and you can even throw in a little geography lesson). Here are 6 cool attractions we recommend.

1. Shedd Aquarium