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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. …

Six festive family-friendly holiday events in Vancouver

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The bustle of the holidays is upon us! 

Happily for those of us living (or planning to visit) Vancouver, there are so many activities to keep spirits bright this season. Gather up the troops for a day of fun and play in the city with these great suggestions for holiday merriment with the family.

Flyover Canada - Help Santa find his three missing reindeer with this virtual flight-simulation that lifts off for an 8-minute, breathtaking ride over our great land. …

Fun Day Trips for Families Visiting Las Vegas


When planning a family vacation, Las Vegas is likely not a place that quickly comes to mind.   Although the Las Vegas strip has plenty of exciting things for families to see and do, there are many interesting places to visit outside of town. 

From the Hoover Dam to the Neon Museum to the genuine ghost town of Rhyolite, guest contributor Amber Kingsley outlines the many fascinating places for families to explore 'beyond the strip' in this colorful and detailed infographic.

Travelling Baby Style: how to prepare for flights with a little one

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Travelling with a baby can be overwhelming. They're so small, but seem to need so much.

The good news is that through some careful planning, you can easily prepare for a smooth(er) flight with a little one (or two). From figuring out what can go in your carry-on bag to how to get through the security checkpoint with ease, the Travelling Baby Style infographic from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has you covered.

This handy, dandy infographic tells you everything you need to know about travelling with baby. …

7 Steps to Planning {and surviving} Multigenerational Travel

Multigenerational travel can teach both young and old new tricks

For some of us, the idea of planning a holiday and spending weeks together in a foreign land with our parents and children sounds like a new circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. 

But, if your family relationships are solid and you can ride out the occasional emotional storms and historical family member behavioral patterns, the benefits of multigenerational travel far outweigh the downsides.


The living lights of Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

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The waters of Guanacaste have a secret. 

An organism living in the warm waters of the Pacific that can only be seen at night. Aimee knew exactly what it was; she'd seen it before.


Like fireflies, the tiny creatures light up with the gentle agitation of our hands moving back and forth in the dark water. Instantly, the phosphorescence appeared as if by magic - bluish green light emanating from our fingertips and on our faces as we splashed. …