Family Travel

Free Family Day Dinosaur Fun for Kids of All Ages

Free Admission to the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Family Day If you are looking for something fun to do this Family Day Weekend, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is offering free admission for the entire family. This includes all of the exhibits plus Storytime and two video presentations throughout the day. In addition, children aged two and up will…

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Family Travel

Historic California 101 – A Combination of Sunshine and History

There is nothing like a sunny day in Southern California to encourage a drive down California Highway 1 with the windows rolled down, salt breezes blowing through your hair, and don’t forget your best sunglasses, this is the place of Hollywood dreams after all. California Highway 1 runs along the coast of California from San Francisco to San Diego. For…

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Family Travel

8 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas for Families

I am often asked by friends and acquaintances about things to do in Las Vegas with children or if you don’t drink or gamble. It surprises me a little that people still see Las Vegas as simply a place to party but then again, What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas is a very successful marketing campaign. Travel Nevada is…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

Viva Navidad at Disney’s California Adventure Park!

The Three Caballeros at Viva Navidad For the second year, Disney is celebrating the the holidays with Viva Navidad at their California Adventure Park. If you wander over to Paradise Garden during the afternoon, you’ll find a street party that celebrates the Latino culture complete with dancers, mariachi and samba musicians and, of course, the Three Caballeros, Donald Duck, Panchito…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

The wonderful thing about being flexible and keeping your eyes and ears open when you travel is the fun, sometimes once in a lifetime, events you can stumble upon. Even with Disney vacations, there can be an element of the unexpected if you are willing to ‘go with the flow’ and make changes to your plans when something comes up.…

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Fun Times at the NFR – Even Without Rodeo Tickets

Wrangler Rodeo Arena Wrangler National Finals Rodeo tickets are tough to come by. The event has been sold out for the last 26 years and they’ve been adding to a waitlist since 1987. You get the idea. You can find seats through the official ticket exchange, but this will set you back a respectable amount of pocket change. Last I…

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Barrel Racers and Bloggers

Cassie Hausauer from her Lipstick & Cowboy Boots blog Canadian barrel racing fans will cheer on one of their own at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas for the first time since 2012. I took this opportunity to chat with Cassie Hausauer, an Alberta barrel racer and writer of the popular Lipstick & Cowboy Boots blog that keeps…

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Family Travel

A Drive Through Kolob Canyon

I’ve been travelling down the I-15 from Alberta to Las Vegas and LA since I was a girl. My parents loved to head south for vacation every winter and this was their favourite route. A couple of times we went to Phoenix and Tucson, but usually California was our destination. This is the same trip my husband and I made…

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Family Travel

Who Can Resist a Chocolate Factory?

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks and now it’s time to head for home. Back to school and to work for some. Back to the new reality of being retired and writing full time for me. I’ll have just enough time to get things organized before our next trip down this way for the National Finals rodeo. We haven’t…

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Family Travel

First Las Vegas Concert

Music has always been important in our home. Our grandson has grown up listening to a broad variety of artists from country to pop to classic rock and even rock operas. I have to say his favorites are Katy Perry, Reba, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Trace Adkins, but he sings along to many others during our drives. Visiting Las…

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