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The best Okanagan wineries: your ultimate guide (written by a local)
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The best Okanagan wineries: your ultimate guide (written by a local)







I'm not writing this guide to the best Okanagan wineries as a sommelier or journalist on a press trip. I'm writing it as a long-time, passionate (translation: obsessed) wine drinker who lives in the region and has spent countless hours and days visiting about 80 of its wineries. From Lake Country in the North to Osoyoos in the South, there are no shortages ...
Disneyland hacks and highlights to make your trip awesome
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Disneyland hacks and highlights to make your trip awesome



Confession: prior to going, I wasn't sure if I was going to love Disneyland. It felt like an obligatory trip one must do while their kids are young. Turns out my piss poor attitude was proven wrong, because I had SO MUCH fun there! Although I was given an awesome suggested itinerary by a friend (thanks Julie), it still took some figuring out. So here are my top Disneyland hacks and ...
Tofino must dos (with or without kids)
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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 the Big Island with kids, two little sleeping 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 ...
Best family ski resorts Canada: 6 reasons to visit Big White
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Best family ski resorts Canada: 6 reasons to visit Big White



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 one of the best family ski resorts in Canada less than an hour from your doorstep, winters ...
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 to Mexico and Hawaii when the kids were babies, 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 young ...