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sundance guest ranch – with kids

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  I have longed to visit a guest ranch (dude ranch) for as long as I can remember. Actually, I think it may have started with the 90’s Billy Crystal comedy City Slickers, if any of you remember that one. Regardless, … Read More

8 things to enjoy with kids – prince edward island

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  Like a good Canadian girl raised on a healthy dose of Anne of Green Gables, I grew up with a very romantic notion of Prince Edward Island. Despite never having visited before, I knew I would immediately feel at … Read More

sensational sandcastles on prince edward island

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While researching family-friendly activities for a trip to Prince Edward Island, I stumbled across something that seemed custom tailored for our family – building a sandcastle with a sand sculpting expert. Having long made a tradition of building sandcastles while … Read More

the lighthouse hotel – prince edward island

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    Our family has always had a bit of a weakness for unique accommodations. We have driven 1000 kilometers to stay at an Oregon treehouse resort and taken 36 hours worth of planes, taxis and boats to stay in … Read More

8 activities for kids – moncton, new brunswick

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  On an early summer road trip, our family set out to experience the natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy Coastal Drive in New Brunswick, Canada. We began our adventure in the historical city of Saint John, carried on … Read More

hopewell rocks, new brunswick – with kids

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Hopewell Rocks was one of the places that I was most excited about visiting in New Brunswick. My kids and I had watched many a time-lapse video of the incredible Bay of Fundy tides that twice daily reveal and cover … Read More

the classic bait and switch car rental scam

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Recently, my husband and I fell for a classic “bait and switch” car rental scam. We consider ourselves to be pretty savvy travelers, so sharing this story is a little embarrassing. More important than our egos, however, is the importance … Read More

st. andrews by-the-sea, new brunswick with kids

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  Saint Andrews by-the-Sea…..doesn’t that have such a nice ring to it? This seaside town was one of the first stops on a road trip loop that took our family around New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Tide … Read More

saint john, new brunswick – with kids

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  Quite frankly, I didn’t know what to expect from the city of Saint John, the first stop on our family Maritimes adventure that would eventually take us through 2600 kilometers of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. … Read More

canada’s maritimes – with kids

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    Yes, I can actually say the Maritimes. This is one of the first things that I needed to sort out when planning our family trip to some of Canada’s eastern most provinces. If you are visiting New Brunswick, … Read More

escape manor ottawa – would we make it out?

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When I realized that we would be passing through Ottawa on our way home from a family trip to the Canadian Maritimes, I immediately set to work researching family-friendly attractions in my nation’s capital. Naturally, Ottawa has some really important … Read More

the kids’ spa at disney aulani hawaii

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  A recent visit to Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii happened to coincide with my daughter’s birthday. Somewhere in the lead up to our trip, my daughter discovered that Aulani offered spa treatments for kids and she was … Read More

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