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CANOES ACROSS CANADA

Canoe Across Canada – With Baby!

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The plan wasn’t necessarily to traverse the country with a dog, a preschooler and a new baby. But that’s what happened six years after Pam and Geoff McDonald of Calgary, Alberta began their canoe trip across Canada. It took longer than expected, as described in this great piece by the Globe and Mail’s Roy MacGregor. Both… Read More »

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Travelling With the Terrible Twos

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If you haven’t yet packed your tiny progeny into their car seat before heading to the airport then you may not know what it is to feel dread. We flew with our son for the first time when he was nine months old and I was incredibly stressed out. We packed a huge bag full… Read More »

Biking in France With Kids

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We half-read, half-daydreamed through this article Last weekend’s Globe and Mail featured an essay from Karan Smith, datelined Loire Valley, France. Sigh. Smith and her daughter Pepina were off on a mother-daughter cycling trip that found them biking by Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Cinderella-esque pumpkin patches and actual chickens crossing the road. They cycled with a… Read More »

Trips Are for Kids

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Cynthia Kinnunen blogs about sharing stuff from your childhood with your kids Although we were never able to venture too far from home (no trips abroad), some of my fondest memories growing up were travel-related.  You know, good old road trips and whatnot. I grew up in a northern Ontario town that was only a… Read More »

Family Roadtrip Update #4: What We Saw

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Cynthia Kinnunen and her family drove from Toronto to Orlando Our drive to Orlando (from Toronto) was long but was not without a few interesting (or questionable) sights to see along the way. Aside from endless reams of the standard vacation/travel-type photos, we caught a few other shots. The view at New River Gorge Bridge… Read More »

Family Roadtrip Update #3: Universal Studios Has Universal Appeal For Our Family (Especially the Harry Potter Part)

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Cynthia Kinnunen and her family drove from Toronto to Orlando I know, I know, everyone always talks “Disney” when they head down to Orlando with kids. And don’t get me wrong: Disney is a wonderful magical adventure, particularly for the littlest in the family. But on this last excursion to Orlando (and don’t think we… Read More »

Disney Family Roadtrip: Finding the Groove

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Cynthia Kinnunen and her family are on the road en route to Disney World We’ve sent Old School Still Cool blogger Cynthia Kinnunen off on a roadtrip to Disney World in a Chevrolet Orlando. How will she and the family fare on that 23-hour or so drive down? She’ll be reporting back from the road… Read More »

Disney Roadtrip Adventure: Going, Going Gone!

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Cynthia Kinnunen, her husband and their three kids are on the road en route to Disney World. We’ve sent Old School Still Cool blogger Cynthia Kinnunen off on a roadtrip to Disney World in a Chevrolet Orlando. How will she and the family fare on that 23-hour or so drive down? She’ll be reporting back… Read More »

Photo from Thousands Islands National park by Parks Canada

Bunch Guide to Canada’s National Parks

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We asked Parks Canada’s Andrew Campbell for the best adventures for families. Parks Canada is celebrating its centennial anniversary, which is more than enough reason for us to celebrate it too. But with 42 national parks and a ton of national historic sites, how do you decide which ones your family will really, really love? Starting east in Newfoundland… Read More »

4 Polar Bear Adventures from Low to High

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Our travel blogger Corinne McDermott shares her picks for March Break adventures Right now my daughter is a tad obsessed with polar bears. I think I also went through such a phase when I was younger – looking at pictures of the seemingly cuddly creatures made me feel all warm and fuzzy. I refused to… Read More »

3 Family Holiday Ideas, From Low to High

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Our travel blogger Corinne shares three wildly different family holiday ideas Corinne and crew Every December 26, we say the same thing: “Next year, we’re going away!” Of course, now that the holidays are looming, we’ve not yet made any plans. But there is still time to escape, with the next question being, “Where the… Read More »

You and Your Kids at an Outdoor Music Festival

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Take kids to an outdoor music festival for a summer experience you’ll never forget   Perry Farrell’s kids! Bringing little ones along for a day (or two, or more) of watching bands play under a blue sky while lazing on the grass is no longer the domain of celebrity families. All-ages events can be found throughout… Read More »

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