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Canmore with Kids ~ Activities for All Seasons Near Banff National Park

Most people know Banff National Park, but few have heard of its sweet little sister, Canmore. Located five minutes outside Canada’s most famous National Park, Canmore is a gem of a mountain town that’s well suited for families. With affordable accommodation options and kid-pleasing activities it’s a go-to for many Calgarians (like me!). Tourists go to Banff; […]

Not to Miss Experiences in Saskatchewan with Kids

Hard to pronounce, yet easy to love, Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s most intriguing Prairie Provinces. Considered the breadbasket of Canada, there’s plenty of farmland here, but few folks realize that half of the province is covered by forest. There are plenty of fresh water lakes and rivers for taking a dip, too. Families find Saskatchewan […]

Calgary Stampede with Kids ~ So Much More than a Rodeo!

With a top-notch zoo, science center and historical village, Calgary in Alberta, Canada is flush with family attractions. The big draw, however, is the Calgary Stampede. Billing itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Stampede is so much more than a rodeo. For 10 days each July, the entire city gets behind this western extravaganza. […]

Northern Lights and Beyond in Canada’s Yukon with Kids

There aren’t many places more remote or wild in this world than Canada’s Yukon Territory. Situated east of Alaska, this is a frontier country full of glaciers, abundant wildlife, amazing outdoor adventures and an opportunity to see the magnificent northern lights. Families with a love of the great outdoors and keen to kick back in […]

Exploring Enchanting Engelberg, Switzerland with Kids

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Engelberg is one of those pretty, postcard-worthy towns you fantasize about. At the end of the rail line with only 4,000 inhabitants, it’s definitely not on the tourist trail, but that’s what makes it an ideal location for active families. Here’s a look at exploring Engelberg, Switzerland with kids. Getting […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As […]

Tips for a Mother-Daughter New York City Getaway

Taking your child to the city that never sleeps can be a daunting task. For years I’d fantasized about taking my daughter to the Big Apple, but for one reason or another the timing wasn’t right. A few months ago the stars aligned and we cashed in our air miles to embark on an awesome mother-daughter […]

Fun and Educational Things to Do in Winnipeg with Kids

Located smack in the middle of Canada, Winnipeg was once a contender to be Canada’s national capital. Winnipeg may have lost out on that distinction, but the city is one of the most family-friendly in Canada. Summers are a dream here, but the abundance of cultural and family attractions make it an attractive city break destination […]

5 Things to Do on Prince Edward Island with Kids

Super pretty scenery, great food, with friendly people and affordable prices, Prince Edward Island makes an ideal spot for a family getaway. Here on Canada’s smallest province, you can easily drive from one end of the island to the other in a day. But you wouldn’t want to do that. No, visitors need to savor […]

Fort Worth Family Fun

When you’ve got a kid who’s as obsessed with horses and cowboy culture as mine, it only makes sense to head to Texas. Fort Worth, named the #1 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, was a no-brainer for us. Originally a lawless western outpost, it’s now known as much for its world-class cultural […]

Why Four Seasons Punta Mita with Kids

“There goes the Punta Mita Air Force,” says Enrique, the Cultural Concierge at Four Seasons Punta Mita, as brigades of brown pelicans and elegant terns conduct a raid on schools of fish just off the shoreline. We’re on the hunt for humpback whales, but not finding any isn’t a major disappointment, not when an osprey […]

Top 5 Activities for Kids in Cabo

Cabo is Mexico-lite. You get all the benefits of being in Mexico (the sunny weather, the beaches, the margaritas), but with the influx of foreign vacationers, Cabo also boasts hygiene standards that are up to snuff, delectable cuisine, and affordable condos to rent. Throw in direct flights from most western cities in North America and it’s […]

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach – A Los Cabos Resort for Family Time or Romance

Driving into Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa feels like arriving at a movie set, except that in this case, the sparkling backdrop of the Pacific Ocean is real. I recently came to this paradise for a quick weekend jaunt at this resort in Los Cabos, Mexico and found a large, luscious all-inclusive resort […]