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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

kids wireless bluetooth headphones by LilGadgets

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When we bought a car off my parents, my kids were overjoyed to discover that there was a built-in DVD player in the back seat (this also brought me great joy and hopes of some occasional peace and quiet). A … Read More

laniwai spa at disney aulani hawaii

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‘The spa is the best part of Disney Aulani’. This comment (from a trusted blogger friend), was all the encouragement I needed to give it a try, despite the fact that I don’t really consider myself to be a spa person. … Read More

review – disney aulani resort and spa, hawaii

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  The excitement I felt when I first walked the immaculate grounds of Disney Aulani Hawaii (at 5am due to jet lag) was the same one I get every time I arrive in Vegas. Is this for real?  Is this … Read More

zip lining with kids – ziptrek whistler

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    On a late spring trip to Whistler, my daughter and I finally had the chance to do something that she has been asking me about for several years – go zip lining. What child doesn’t want to go … Read More

safety 1st boostapak – booster seat backpack combo

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There are few items for travel that I love as much as our Safety1st BoostApak. In an age of shrinking luggage allowances on airplanes, I very much appreciate a dual usage item. The BoostApak, is a combination car booster seat … Read More

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