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Top Tips to a Fun Winter Weekend Getaway in Quebec City

Circa 1884 slide near Chateau Frontenac
Good food, Great friends, Best destination We love our kids. Honest. Now, that said, many moons ago we discovered that one of the best way to rejuvenate from the ongoing pull of parenthood is getting together with old friends or going on our own to explore a new city. We know from heading often to Mount Ste. Anne that nothing quite matches Quebec City in wintertime. Sure, going during Winter Carnival is an absolute blast. For parents wanting to get away, going outside of Winter Carnival alleviates the crowds and still allows you to experience Quebec City at its finest. It's a beautiful
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Family MattersReal LifeTravel

How Will You Tell This Story?

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Our WHY Behind Travelling the World Every story has a back story and it's not always pretty. I never really considered ourselves storytellers until this trip. Sure, Chris and I like to talk in stories. It's fun and entertaining and most importantly gets people laughing by the end. Something for us that is ultimately the end goal. Now my grandmother. She's a storyteller. In fact, she was the best storyteller of us all. My grandmother was most indeed the matriarch of our family. The older sister and the "second mom" to a large family growing up in the prairies. She was given the job
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Healthy LivingReal LifeTravel

The Transformation – On Becoming a Butterfly

Learn how to enjoy every transformation
Reflecting on the journey to change is the most valuable part of the process. Walk along the dirt road from Aguas Calientes towards the path up to Machu Picchu and you will discover a Butterfly Sanctuary hidden in the forest. Head down a few stairs and you come across a soft-spoken gentleman behind the bar who offers to take you on a tour of the Mariposa. Follow him through a beaded curtain into a large mesh tent and you arrive into a magical little world of hundreds of butterflies & cocoons. All in different states of Chrysallis. As the guide talks (in Spanish), you can tell he adores &
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Kids CornerTravel

Did You Know The Incas Were Thought To Be the Sons of the Sun?

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Fun Facts for Kids from Around the World Spencer Says: …..Guatamala, Bolivia then Argentina, and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil!! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOFKmk7ytU] Are you a lover of Animaniacs? Because I am! I learned all the countries of the world from one of their videos called “The Nations of The World”. It’s pretty cool since we are travelling the world as a family and have been in a number of those countries and learning new things.  One of those countries is PERU where we visited Machu Picchu. Did you know that Machu Picchu is the home of the Incas and known to
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Changing the WorldTravel

Why We Are Visiting Places That Will Likely Disappear In Our Lifetime

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The Many Faces of Travel When we finally made the decision to take this trip around the world, a big part of the planning process became "where do we want to go?" Each family member was given a choice of 3 priority destinations that would fulfill a lifelong dream of theirs. If you could pick 3 places to travel in the world, where would you go? Our loose, plan not to plan itinerary is to see the world in all its glory. Yet we realized that many of the places we wanted to see are also ones that are being threatened
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Family MattersTravel

It’s the Journey…

Sea turtles in the Galapagos
And so ours begins. How to stay present while traveling. Mom Says I wasn't sure how we would approach writing about this adventure. Social media is so engrained in my world (both professionally and personally) that of course I want to share everything with everybody because it's just all so beautiful and so different. We hope to spread the good word about unique places, spaces and experiences that we think you might enjoy. The kids eager to pass on lessons we have learned on the road, taking on the responsibility of sharing information with their class & friends as part of their experience. The
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