Family Travel

Digging Diamonds in Arkansas

In all of our travels, the one place our middle daughter has really wanted to visit was Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. We almost made it about three years ago but her older sister wanted to visit the Oklahoma City Memorial (and she had been asking about it longer) so our drive from southern Alberta to Orlando took…

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Family Travel

Traveling Trails and Back Roads

With gas prices continuing to stay relatively low and the cost of air travel continuing to climb (think baggage fees etc. plus the hassle of airport security with children) many families are turning to road travel for their annual vacations. Beyond the typical visits to amusement parks and well-known landmarks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone, families can discover some…

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Family Travel

Welcome to Alberta

Returning home to Alberta after a recent road trip, we decided to stop at the Travel Alberta Milk River Visitor Information Centre for a quick break after crossing the U.S./Canada border at Sweetgrass/Coutts. This wasn’t our first visit but it was the first time we took the time to look around. ‘Rock formations’ in the parking lot EJ loves to…

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Disney, Family Travel

An (almost) Perfect Mother’s Day

My husband knows me well. I guess after 35 years of marriage that should be a given but…well…ok maybe not. He understands I have a weakness for all things French; wine, perfume, pastries, you get the picture. So for Mother’s Day he decided we should have a late lunch at one of my favorite spots at Epcot, Les Chefs du…

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Family Travel

Murphy’s Law and Family Road Trips

Have you ever had the feeling that no matter how well you plan a family road trip, it’s inevitable that something is going to go wrong? Over the years, I’ve almost come to expect that Murphy is going to come along for the ride but I’ve also learned that being flexible and ‘rolling with the punches’ can turn many of…

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