Mini Break (Parents): Set a Mom Loose on Toronto

Ever now and then I run away from home. Actually once a year I do. It always happens in June, and it is never to the same place. You see, I run off to a travel bloggers conference to learn a [...]


Tulips Explode at Butchart Gardens

On a recent trip back up to Butchart Gardens we finally saw this beloved Victoria, BC (Canada) hotspot in bloom. We visited with Dek while I was pregnant with Ty two years ago, but it was [...]


First Taste of Ski School at Silver Star Mountain Resort

I had a proud mama moment last week. I got to see Dek on skis for the first time. He zoomed down the hill, climbed the magic mountain and gave his teacher a good laugh as he told her he was too [...]


Fabulous Holiday Events in Vancouver, BC

Special thanks to Claudia at TheTravellingMom.ca for sharing her 5 favorite things to do in Vancouver, BC this holiday season.  The holidays have arrived! There are so many great family-friendly [...]


Vancouver with Kids

As we settle into life as a family of four with baby Ty I’ve invited a few fellow travelers to share some of their stories. Up first was Nancy from Family on Bikes sharing her tale of traveling [...]

72 Rain-Filled Hours in Vancouver

It wasn’t a drizzle. There was no fine mist hanging in the air. This was a torrential downpour. And we were walking in it. Welcome to a winter in Vancouver folks. Now I cannot complain about the [...]


Retreat from the Rain at the Pan Pacific Vancouver

We recently spent a blustery and wet weekend up in Vancouver in February. What better time to escape the USA than on Presidents Day weekend? The weather may not have been perfect but our stay at [...]


Where to Eat in Vancouver with Kids While Visiting British Columbia

Thanks to my friend over at Trip Styler we arrived in Vancouver, Canada with a great list of places to check out as soon as we got to town. We are lucky enough to have a kid who is an adventurous [...]


Taste Bud and Toy Overload for the Whole Family on Granville Island

Bread, rugolach, perogies with just a hint of strawberries and…arctic char? Puzzles, pirate ships, paper dolls and…screaming? There is only one place we could be- Granville Island in [...]


Mama Pampering Let Down at Spa Utopia

I am not a frequent spa visitor, but I have been enough times to know what to expect from a spa experience. When I booked the 75-minute Exclusive Utopia Pedicure at Spa Utopia in Vancouver I [...]

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