Tag Archives: family vacation


Family Adventure in the Bruce Peninsula

Wondering where to go this summer? Stephen Johnson says one of his family’s best summer vacations ever was in the Bruce Peninsula, right here in Ontario. Continue reading

Family Fun in Toronto

There’s lots of family fun to be found in Toronto, Stephen Johnson says, from robots to jousting knights on horseback. Continue reading

Family Time in the Laurentians

  by Stephen Johnson It is rare to find a place where a family can truly unplug and relax. We found such a place at the Centre Touristique La Petite Rouge. About an hour and 20 minutes northeast of Ottawa, … Continue reading

Family Vacation in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The thought of another cold winter was motivation enough for Stephen Johnson and his family to book a sun vacation to Mexico’s Riviera Maya. They recommend this adventure! Continue reading

Family Vacation in the Eastern Townships

MAKE A SPLASH!   By Stephen Johnson Imagine hurtling down a water slide with your in-laws? On a trip to the Eastern Townships, I actually took that plunge with my mother-in-law, father-in-law, wife and son. Believe it or not, we … Continue reading

Family Vacay in Lake Placid

  by Stephen Johnson   Every four years, I imagine myself skiing down a hill or scoring the winning goal for Canada at the Winter Olympics. Only problem? My athletic ambition far outstrips my ability. That’s why my family decided … Continue reading

Family Waterpark Fun by the Caribbean Sea

Do your kids love a waterpark and playing in the water? Stephen Johnson and his family have discovered a great Mexico resort for water lovers of all ages. Continue reading

Fun Family Vacay at Riviera Maya Grand Velas, Mexico

Looking for a fun-in-the-sun family vacay spot for next year? Stephen Johnson, his wife Sandy and son David had a blast at Riviera Maya Grand Velas, Mexico. Continue reading

Good To Go

Pack Wisely for Your End-of-Summer Holiday Continue reading

Heading to Disney? Ask Ottawa’s Disney Mom

Got a question about Disney? Ottawa mom Jennifer Colombe is on the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel as a Walt Disney World Resort specialist! Continue reading

March Break: Keep Kids Entertained in a Hotel

Travelling out of town with your kids over March Break? You’re certainly not alone. Here’s how to keep them entertained while you’re at a hotel.

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Play Well at LEGOLAND Florida

Moderate temperatures and thinner crowds aren’t the only perks of visiting LEGOLAND Florida in October. Wendy Ripmeester’s kids got to go “brick-or-treating” among tombstones. Continue reading

Resort luxuries and Wildlife in Mexico

If you love nature, Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa Del Carmen is a great destination in Mexico. Spider monkeys and iguanas are part of the setting. Continue reading

Road Trip Survival

Doing the classic family road trip this summer? Yay for you. This handy checklist will help you pack smart and get off to a good start.   Take It -Medications. -Identification and/or passports. -Money, credit and debit cards, and/or traveller’s … Continue reading

Taking it Easy to the Extreme at Mont Tremblant

For a wonderful, family-friendly weekend getaway that’s not too far from home, it’s hard to beat Mont Tremblant. Wendy Ripmeester tells us all about it. Continue reading

Vacations for families in need

Do you know a family that could really use a break? There are lots of area households that don’t have the financial means to enjoy a holiday away from home. And as the summer winds down, some parents and kids aren’t looking forward to anything. No plans, special treats or getaways are in the offing. Continue reading