Tag: travel


North Carolina The Hunger Games Family / The Good Life

When I was invited to visit North Carolina* to tour the film shoot locations where The Hunger Games was shot, I’ll admit my love of the book and the anticipation of seeing the actual sites was my main motivation. *Kathy was a guest of the North Carolina Tourism Board. But after I arrived in the western part of this expansive state, I came to appreciate...

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Bored With the Gym? Go to Squamish Family / Huffington Post

Squamish easily earns its title as “Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Playground” with the many elements that provide a natural workout for this very active community. For every work out available in a gym, there is a terrific natural complement here. The rowing machine is traded in for a sea kayaking tour with Coast River Kayak School. They provide the equipment, training and commentary for a paddle...

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Blue Mountain: For the “Chill” and the Challenge Family / Huffington Post

Blue Mountain Village is a well-known destination for Ontario’s skiers and snowboarders during the winter season, but the warmer months offer up terrific activities for friends looking for a getaway that combines physical beauty with physical activity. The expansion of their outdoor challenges is most notably embodied by Timber Ropes, which opened in 2012, as a tougher cousin to the Woodlot low ropes course. This...

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Paradise Is Lake Placid Family / Huffington Post

Busy families looking to unwind, unplug and undo their daily demands will instantly appreciate the aptly titled Lake Placid, with calm waters showcasing a shoreline dotted with “Great Camps”, built in a bygone era when wealthy families in the New York City area hauled their families up north to escape from the city heat and bask in the beautiful mountains of the Adirondacks. The town...

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Gone Girl…All The Way To Bermuda Family / Huffington Post

Sun, spa, and shopping. The perfect Girls Getaway trifecta can be found on the island of Bermuda. Only 26 square miles in area, this (northern) Caribbean destination is a quick trip from Toronto but a long, long way from the routine of kids, work and making dinner. Bermuda has two distinct precincts: Hamilton and St. George’s. Hamilton offers up restaurants, high street shopping, and a...

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Why St Lucia Is Hot With Travelers (Heat Aside) Family / Huffington Post

With average temperatures ranging between in the 80s and 90s, St. Lucia has long been a destination for sun seekers. But those who come for the sun and sand find that there is much more to this beautiful West Indies island. For those who tire of lounging at soft sandy beaches, gazing at the Pitons, two photogenic mountains, and dipping occasionally into the Caribbean Sea,...

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Seven Ways to Survive Baby’s First Christmas Family / Huffington Post

Like most holiday seasons, many families are planning on multi-generational get-togethers, particularly if there is a “baby’s first Christmas” to celebrate. But having a new baby around at Christmas can be as stressful as it is wonderful. Try to keep things nice, and not naughty by following this tips: • Prepare to have the baby’s schedule changed up just a bit, but try to keep...

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Teaching Your Kids Mobile Manners Family / Huffington Post

According to a new study by President’s Choice Services Inc., 48 per cent of Canadian parents with children aged 11 and over now let their kids carry a cell phone. The majority of Canadians (52 per cent) felt somewhere between the ages of 13 to 16 was an appropriate age to give a child a mobile device, compared to the 31 per cent of Canadians...

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FILE - In this June 24, 1952, file photo, Sir Winston Churchill smiles at the front door of 10 Downing Street, London. A group devoted to preserving the legacy of Churchill is announcing Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, it will create the first permanent U.S. home to study the former British prime minister at George Washington University. An $8 million gift will create the National Churchill Library and Center at the university, which will include rare books and research materials, in collaboration with Churchill institutions in Britain (AP Photo) Family / Huffington Post

“Learning doesn’t take a vacation.” Okay, like most annoying moms, I said it and this summer, I tried to live it. During a family vacation to London, England, I attempted to make our visit a mixture of the historic and the fun (they’re not always interchangeable, no matter what my history buff husband says), hoping that the kids would learn something, even if their summer-vacation-new-knowledge...

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Myths and Truths About Being Canadian Family / Huffington Post

There are many stereotypes about Canadians. If you are Canadian, and you just read that sentence out loud, you probably just hit one of them when you undoubtedly said “aboot.” Am I right? Actually, as a Canadian, I’d have to say, no, I’m not right. I’ve yet to meet a Canadian who does that, yet that particular impression persists. So what can I tell you...

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