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Why You Should Consider the Selina Hotel in Astoria, Oregon For Your Next Historic Adventure

Astoria, Oregon is a city with a rich history and plenty of attractions. And exploring the area is even better when you choose the right hotel as a home base! The Selina Hotel Astoria Oregon, is the ideal home-away-from-home you’ll love. Sitting smack in the center of the scenic city, the hotel is the perfect …

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Best Places to Travel with College-Aged Kids

Planning family travel is always challenging. And in some ways, it can become even harder when kids start college. Picking a destination that satisfies multiple ages and interests is tough! But there are places that can provide plenty of interesting activities for older children, cultural opportunities for adults and fun for younger kids! Use this …

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Find Low Cost Flights and Discount Vacations With These Cheap Travel Tips

As much as I love to travel, it can cost a lot of money…especially for my family of five! Prices of everything from food to utilities are only going up, and flight and hotel prices are no exception. But with a little planning, it’s still possible to enjoy an amazing vacation without spending a fortune. …

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The Plantations of New Orleans – Exploring the History of Louisiana’s Slave Trade

On our recent visit to Louisiana, I knew I wanted to get outside the cities and explore some of the history of the Southern state. The glitz and energy of New Orleans is appealing, but there’s also so much to learn when in the area. Visiting a plantation was one of those educational experiences that …

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Find a Photographer in Venice and Preserve Your Vacation Memories

Venice, capital of the Veneto region of Italy, is a stunning architectural achievement. Over 100 small human-made islands are connected by a network of canals, forming the transportation routes of the city. This unique characteristic combined with the impressive landmarks and beautiful historic palaces give the entire city a fairy-tale like feel. Hiring a local …

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The Wheatland Express Family Summer Express – One of the Best Train Rides for Kids in Saskatchewan

It’s always a treat to discover a great tourist attraction right in my own back yard and luckily for me, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the surrounding area. But there are always new sites and activities to discover, and this year I was introduced to one that the …

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What You Need To Know About Destination Party Planning

There’s no better way to bond and have fun with family and friends than with a party. And to make a good thing even better, consider taking that party to a far-off destination! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a graduation or a birthday, choosing one of your favourite party holiday destinations can help ensure the …

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Avery Island – Highlights of the Tabasco Factory Tour and Jungle Gardens

Is there anyone that doesn’t love the spicy flavour of classic Tabasco sauce? In our family, the answer is definitely a resounding, “No!” And so on our recent vacation to Louisiana, when the city of Lafayette gave us the opportunity to check out the nearby Tabasco Factory Tour on Avery Island, we couldn’t have been …

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Things To Do in Lafayette LA – Exploring the Heart of Cajun Country with Kids

Visiting New Orleans, the city of live music and delicious food, has been a dream of mine for a while. But I soon realized that there was a lot more to Louisiana than just the Big Easy and decided that I should make a trip with the whole family to explore the best attractions Southern …

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A One Day Family Itinerary of Things To Do in Orlando with Kids

It’s no secret that my family loves the Orlando area. From golf courses to amusement parks, we’ve explored the popular tourist destination to its fullest, and found many of the best things to do in Orlando with kids. Like most families, our top priority when in Orlando is usually visiting the theme parks! Checking out …

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A Day in Dublin – Seeing the Best the City has to Offer in Less than 24 Hours

When my husband and I flew into Dublin to spend ten blissful days exploring the country of Ireland, we knew we were in for an incredible experience. And I couldn’t have been happier that our journey started near the capitol, so that we would get the chance to spend a day in Dublin before we …

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Sharing the Best of Edmonton on the Trivago Weekend Travelogue

Living on the Prairies may seem a little limiting when it comes to looking for an exciting weekend road trip excursion, but there are actually quite a few action-packed cities to explore. And since moving to Saskatoon, one of our family’s favourite destinations is a weekend in Edmonton. The city is bustling with exciting things …

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Must-Visit Historic Sites and Attractions Near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Canada’s 150th birthday celebration has been full of all kinds of excitement, but what I’ve loved most about the occasion has been getting the chance to see more of the beautiful and diverse country that I call home. Ford Canada has been helping bloggers across the country explore some of the hidden treasures near their …

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A Weekend in Bucharest – The Most Magical Place I Never Knew I Wanted to Visit

Like most travellers, I have a pretty extensive list of dream destinations that I plan on visiting one day. I want to show my husband the wonders of South Africa, a place I visited in my early twenties. I dream of setting sail on a European cruise. I’m even making plans to take the entire …

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3 Reasons to Take Your iPad or Tablet on Your Next Family Vacation

For many, there’s a new code of conduct while on the annual family vacation: no electronics! If your kids have their noses stuck to their smartphones, iPads or tablets, they will miss the world around them, and you’ll lose out on valuable family bonding time, which is usually the point of the vacation in the …

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The Star Trek Experience at Calgary’s TELUS Spark is Must-Visit Fun for Families and Series Fans

One of the best things about living in Canada is having so many amazing attractions and destinations that are just a short drive away. I’ve had the chance to explore quite a bit of Saskatchewan and its surrounding provinces in my lifetime, yet I’m always amazed to learn about new family-friendly spots just next door. …

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Plan the Perfect All-Inclusive Family Vacation this Winter with These 4 Tips

I’ve always believed that travel provides endless enriching opportunities for both adults and children, so travel has always been a priority for my boys and me. From a simple road trip to an exotic cruise, we’ve had the chance to enjoy all kinds of adventures together. But one of my favourite travel getaways with my …

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3 Memorable Monuments Everyone Should Visit on a South Dakota Family Vacation

One of the things that often amazes me about traveling is discovering how many majestic places are hiding just a short distance away from our own home. This summer, Jeremy and I decided to discover some of those places by driving to the Black Hills region in South Dakota to check out some of the …

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Falling in Love with Belize on the Carnival Cruise Altun Ha Mayan Site and River Wallace Excursion

There are some places that win my heart as soon as I set foot on the land. The look and feel of the area awakens something deep inside, and I find myself feeling like I’ve come home to a place that I never knew existed. For me, Belize was one of those countries and thanks …

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Get a Little Bad with a Bad Moms Prize Pack from Chatters Salon and eOne Films

Being a mom. It’s exhausting, frustrating and often thankless. There are days a mom can’t help but feel like she has no idea what she’s doing. There are days that a mom just wants to drop everything, grab a few good friends and run away from the responsibilities of parenthood…if only for a few hours. …

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Have Half a Day Free in Orlando? Try These 3 Fun and Affordable Family Activities

In my opinion, one of the best things about a family vacation is finding a fun activity that adults and kids alike can enjoy during that inevitable free half day or so. And in the Orlando area, there’s no shortage of activities to fill a family’s extra time! If you have a few extra hours …

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Go Beyond the Amusement Park! 3 Must-Visit Orlando Activities for Families

If there’s one city that’s really perfected the art of family fun, it’s Orlando, Florida. From its many amusement parks to its top-notch attractions and entertainment, there’s no shortage of things to do when you’re visiting this sunny Florida metropolis. But because its amusement parks are such a big part of its appeal, some of …

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Only Have Time to Visit One Walt Disney World Park? Here are 4 Reasons to Choose Disney’s Animal Kingdom

When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, spending a few days exploring the four different parks is almost a must. With so much to see and do, my ideal Walt Disney World vacation would involve spending at least one full day in each park. Sometimes, though, time just doesn’t let that be an option. …

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Step Into the World of Knights for a Night at Medieval Times-Giveaway

I have a lot of friends in the Toronto area, so I’ve heard of the Medieval Times experience in the past. In fact, I’ve often read about my best blogging friend’s trips to Medieval Times Toronto with her boys in envy…the idea of watching live jousting and sword fights while enjoying a medieval feast sounded …

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Whether You’re a Kid or an Adult, Everything is Awesome at the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel!

When I heard the news about the opening of the new theme hotel last year at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort, I couldn’t help but want to check it out firsthand. With two LEGO-crazed boys at home and a pretty solid love of the interlocking bricks myself, I was sure it would be a place to …

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Don’t Miss These 3 Must-Experience Family Attractions in Toronto, Ontario

Canada has many popular cities when it comes to family vacations, but Toronto is easily one of the top choices for travel…and with good reason! From museums and art galleries to theatres and shopping malls, the city has something to please everyone. But there are some Toronto experiences that absolutely cannot be missed, especially for …

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Ford Shows Off 4 Top New Innovations at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

For anyone that loves cars, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a chance to indulge in endless eye candy and new auto innovations to the heart’s content. But it’s also a chance for manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest developments. And Ford Canada is always at the forefront with vehicles, …

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Baby You Can Drive My Car? Ford Predicts the Future of Cars May Not Involve Driving Them

Despite living in a small town with limited services and having a lifetime love of cars, I didn’t get my license until fairly late in life. In fact, I was in my early thirties with two kids before I became a licensed driver. I think that at least partly because of that, I have a …

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Discover 4 Must-Visit Moose Jaw Attractions and Focus on the City with Ford

Saskatchewan is definitely not a heavily promoted province when it comes to tourism, but having lived here my entire life, I know exactly how many great attractions it has to offer. And Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is the perfect example of that. From museums to the mineral pool, it’s packed with attractions that are fun for …

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Enjoy a Las Vegas Family Vacation at These 6 Kid-Friendly Attractions

Though it might not be the first place to pop into your mind, Las Vegas can be the perfect vacation for a family. If you’re bringing your little ones on your next trip to the Strip, make sure you plan some exciting and fun family-friendly activities. Just because Vegas is riddled with casinos, shows, and …

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Explore Regina, Saskatchewan! Visit These 4 Top Family-Friendly Attractions

Disclaimer: The hotel stay and meals on this trip were provided by IHG. Opinions expressed belong to Mommy Kat and Kids and are not influenced in any way. View full Terms and Policies for further information. The Saskatchewan prairies often get overlooked as a vacation destination, and even though I’ve lived in Saskatchewan my entire …

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The Best of Walt Disney World-A Guide to Experiencing All Four Parks in One Day

It’s easy to spend multiple days exploring the four different parks that make up Walt Disney World and see new things every day. But if all you have is a 1 Day Park Hopper and you want to make the most of your visit, this is the information you’ve been looking for. Enjoying the best …

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Don’t Miss These Top 3 Orlando, Florida Activities for Adults

Orlando is a favourite family destination for good reason. With a variety of fun-filled theme parks perfect for kids of all ages, from Universal Orlando to Walt Disney World, it’s easy to spend a full week in the area just checking out all the rides, attractions and entertainment available. But there’s a lot more to …

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Everyone Should Try These 7 Unique Experiences at Universal Orlando Resort

While there is plenty to do in Orlando, Florida, there are a few destinations that are special favourites with visitors and one of those is Universal Orlando Resort. Movie fans are sure to fall in love with the parks immediately, and the rides will put smiles on the faces of any thrill-seeker. If you’re heading …

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Prepare to Be Dazzled at the Cirque du Soleil Dralion Performance Coming to Regina December 10

There’s simply nothing better than a Cirque du Soleil performance and in just a few days, the hit show Dralion is coming to Regina! One of the show’s jugglers, Vladimir Pestov, was recently at Queen Victoria Estates seniors’ home to share a sneak peek of some of the dazzling acts that can be expected. The …

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The 4 Top Toronto Restaurants Everyone Should Experience

Toronto is a city that really has a bit of everything, and that’s especially true when it comes to food. Virtually any culinary creation imaginable is available in the city, from exotic cuisine to locally sourced delicacies. Needless to say, deciding which restaurant to visit when evening rolls around is no easy task! But these …

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Check Out These 4 Must-Visit Family Attractions in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta is a fun-filled city with plenty of entertainment. And it’s also one of the top family destinations in Canada. There are all kinds of family-friendly activities available in the city but if you’re looking for some sure-to-please activities, these four Calgary attractions are ones that you have to experience. Calgary Zoo School-aged children …

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Discover Your Culinary Travel Personality and You Could Win a Dream Vacation from Travelocity.ca

When I was eight years old, my mom took me on my first major travel experience: a month-long trip to Finland to meet my Finnish relatives followed by a few weeks on the Greek half of Cyprus visiting with my aunt and uncle. It was a trip I still remember vividly to this day and …

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Don’t Miss These 3 Quick Family-Friendly Activities at the West Edmonton Mall

One of the best Canadian cities for family fun is Edmonton, Alberta, and that’s partly because of all the great attractions at the West Edmonton Mall. From the Galaxyland Amusement Park to the World Waterpark to the Ice Palace indoor skating rink, there’s so much to do for parents and kids alike! And of course, …

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Three Educational Family-Friendly Things To Do in North Dakota

When travelling with kids, it’s tempting to just stick to the activities that are sure to be kid-friendly. But travel can be so much more enriching when kids are given the opportunity to explore beyond zoos and amusement parks! That’s why I couldn’t wait to check out some of the historical sites in North Dakota …

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Get Ready for Summer Road Trips with Tips and Travel Essentials from P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

As a travel junkie, pretty much any time of year is a good one for a vacation in my mind. But summer is especially good of course, since the kids are out of school, most parents have more free time and planning a road trip is a breeze! For the ultimate fun-filled travel experience, knowledge …

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Caring for Clothes-Behind the Scenes at the P&G Fabric Care Facility in Cincinnati

There is nothing I love more than seeing behind the scenes, whether it’s at a concert or a factory. It’s one of the most educational experiences imaginable and recently I had the chance to tour the P&G Fabric Care facility in Cincinnati and learn more about the development, research and testing that go into beloved …

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Ready to Indulge in a Now Resorts & Spas Escape at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

This post brought to you by Now Resorts & Spas. All opinions are 100% mine. Near the end of January, I shared information about the four amazing Now Resorts & Spas properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. I needed advice about which resort to visit and all of my amazing readers were happy to oblige. …

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Stay Connected During March Break with Ten Tips from TELUS for Travelling with your Smartphone-Giveaway

March break is here and for many families, that means a trip across the border for a quick vacation or journey to visit family. In fact, one in four Canadians plan to escape winter by taking a trip down south. I love popping down to the United States for a few days of shopping, entertainment …

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Making Lifelong Memories with Beaches Vacations for Families

When my boys and I visited the Beaches Negril resort in Jamaica this past December, we had a first-hand look at what makes this destination so special. Tons of fun activities for kids and plenty of luxurious relaxation for parents is made even better by the company’s commitment to bettering the lives of the people …

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Get Exclusive Deals on Hot Concerts and Festivals with TD Music Access

For eight years, TD Canada Trust has earned the J.D. Power Award in customer satisfaction, topping the Top Five banks in Canada. As a TD credit card holder, I can easily see how they were able to achieve this feat. Going beyond simply offering great service, TD often provides additional perks and incentives to make …

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The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure is a Splashing Good Time for Families

I’ve had the chance to attend a few of the fabulous shows put on by Koba Entertainment and I’m always impressed by what a great job the company does at producing live shows featuring beloved cartoon characters that the whole family can enjoy. The company’s newest production, The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure, recently came …

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Beaches Resorts – Giving Back through the Sandals Foundation #BeachesMoms

Recently my boys and I went on an amazing trip to the Beaches Negril resort in Jamaica. With Beaches Resorts’ passion for providing the ultimate all-inclusive experience to visitors, we enjoyed plenty of relaxing and fun-filled moments on the resort. But we also had a chance to see the difference that the company makes to …

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Choose Your Escape with an Unlimited-Luxury Vacation at Now Resorts & Spas #ResortEscape

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The Backyardigans are Taking the Stage in the New Live Show The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure in Regina, SK-Giveaway

Everyone’s favourite preschool pals, The Backyardigans, are hitting the stage in an all-new live adventure and you could be there to see it! The newest production from Koba Entertainment, The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure, is packed with all the singing, dancing and imagination that makes these backyard buddies such a hit with preschool children …

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