North America

Tofino must dos (with or without kids)
North America

Tofino must dos (with or without kids)



At the edge of an island on the edge of a continent, sits the ruggedly beautiful surf town of Tofino, B.C., Canada. One of Vancouver Island's gems, Tofino had been on my "must do" list for years. Luckily I live in B.C., so it was convenient to visit and combine our stay with other stops in the province. My "Tofino must dos"  cover not only what to do, but also where to stay and eat, and how ...
10 days in Hawaii Island (the Big Island) with kids
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10 days in Hawaii Island (the Big Island) with kids



"I wanna go back to my little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaiiiiii..." This catchy tune ran through my head as I momentarily woke every so often from light turbulence on our red-eye home, happy and fulfilled from our 10 days in Hawaii Island (the Big Island), tucked in my middle seat with two sleeping children's heads on my lap.

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Big Island snorkeling: why it’s the best (with video)
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Big Island snorkeling: why it’s the best (with video)



How awesome is snorkeling with ocean creatures in their natural habitat? I can't not love them. We had two Big Island snorkeling experiences in Hawaii that were unreal. The highlights? Coming within inches of spinner dolphins and giant manta rays. Like move-out-of-the-way close! 2206 ...
6 reasons families should visit Big White Ski Resort, Canada
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6 reasons families should visit Big White Ski Resort, Canada



At age 32, I was fortunate to move to what I call the ultimate year-round destination - Kelowna, B.C., Canada (lake in the summer; ski hill in the winter). Despite my opinion on Kelowna though, sometimes the cold days and dark evenings of long Canadian winters can get depressing. But when you've got a place like Big White Ski Resort less than an hour from your doorstep, winters are a ...
Bocas del Toro, Panama with Kids
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Bocas del Toro, Panama with Kids



Even though I had travelled extensively before kids and vacationed with my kids as babies and toddlers, planning our first adventure trip with our then two and four year-olds to Panama in March 2017 was slightly scary. It would involve a total of eight flights and staying on an island with no roads, let alone medical facilities. But we wanted to get our kids used to adventure travel from a ...