Family Travel

Having a Quiet Day on Vacation

There are some days when you just feel like hanging out in your pajamas until noon. Sometimes these days come during your vacation, particularly if you have been traveling for some time or have a fairly full itinerary. I find that, especially when traveling with children, planning a quiet day or two can make everyone’s holiday a lot more fun.…

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A Day at the Races

The races at Del Mar This week we headed down the coast from LA to Corona. The attraction was Legoland for their Brick or Treat party. Our youngest daughter and grandson decided to spend the day there while our eldest and I took the opportunity to visit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for their Bing Crosby meet. The race track…

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Driving to California

Although I have made the trip many times, I still enjoy the drive from Alberta down to L.A. While there are a number of stretches that seem to go on and on, there is also breathtaking scenery that is like no other. Taking the time to appreciate these vistas is often what is missing from a journey. At those times…

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Thanksgiving Staycation

I’m a big fan of the Marriott chain of hotels. We stay at their properties almost exclusively and thus I have earned the Platinum Elite level in their loyalty program. With this, I earn even more points and often enjoy the benefits of complimentary upgrades. I have to tell you, I’m a sucker for free stuff and really appreciate the…

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Chicken & Waffles, Fried Biscuits and a Gospel Brunch

Keeping with this month’s theme of ‘dish’ I am once again straying a bit from today’s prompt. Why? Two reasons, first I don’t remember a food that I dreaded being served in my childhood and second because I am busy making reservations for our upcoming road trip. Food always plays a big part of our travel. Not the simple we…

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California…NOLA…Florida Here We Come

After a weekend spent watching Blue Jays baseball, the Giants beat the Bills, and the Broncos beat the Vikings, we settled in for Sunday Night Football and a great win by the Saints over the Cowboys. As we were watching the late game, among the requisite clips of the local area, there was a video of a coffee shop (Cafe…

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Tin Can Traveling

Vintage “canned ham” style camper trailer at the Clark County Museum After experiencing the wind, rain and mud of our last camping trip, I decided to get a bit more serious in my search for a vintage trailer we could use right now and restore for a future dreamed of road trip across the country. We didn’t want to get…

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Jurassic Badlands!

Visitor’s Centre at Dinosaur Provincial Park Readers of this blog know that many of my travels include and are inspired by my eight-year-old grandson. You also know that camping is one of his new favorite things to do. What else do eight-year-old boys like? Rocks, dirt and dinosaurs! This makes Dinosaur Provincial Park a perfect spot for a mini staycation.…

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Not so Heritage, Heritage Road Rally

One of the activities advertised during the Crowsnest Pass Heritage Days was a Heritage Road Rally. The idea was that you would check in at the museum in Coleman and pick up your instruction kit before heading out on the self-timed drive, checking in at several additional stops along the way before returning to the museum and depositing your time…

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Camping? Why Yes I do That Once in a Blue Moon

Having a grandson after being a mom of three daughters has definitely changed the focus of family vacations. A visit to Disneyland for instance, features a lot more time looking for Captain Hook and Goofy than Cinderella and Snow White. Our most recent favorite thing is camping. Not that our girls didn’t like to camp but this was usually reserved…

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