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7 Tips for Travelling as a Couple—Without Killing Each Other

Photo by Ed Cilley

By Kat Tancock

It seems an idyllic scenario: you and the one you love, frolicking on sandy beaches, eating romantic meals and enjoying each other’s company day in, day out on the perfect vacation.

The truth? Perfection doesn’t exist and the stress of travel can amplify the flaws—real or imagined—in your relationship. (more…)

Family Travel Q&A with Corinne McDermott of Have Baby Will Travel

Corinne with her kids in Cuba.

Corinne McDermott started her website for travelling families, Have Baby Will Travel, out of her own frustrated attempts to find travel info for parents with babies and toddlers while planning a trip with her young daughter.

The site is for parents of infants, toddlers and small children. Though McDermott calls it a “work in progress,” it includes a wealth of tips—everything from how to sterilize bottles in a hotel room to where to rent a stroller in the Italian Riviera—plus articles by Corinne and guest writers and trip reports from around the world, sent by real moms and dads. (more…)

Travel-Friendly Convertible Winter Coat for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

The M Coat can be worn as maternity outerwear and two ways pre- or post-pregnancy.

Splurging on a maternity coat can seem wasteful, prompting all sorts of makeshift winter wear and exposed-belly dilemmas. Not ideal—especially if you’re planning a “babymoon” this winter. (more…)

15 Uncommon Tips to a Better Vacation

Tip #8: "Don't shy away from big events" like the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Photo by s.yume.

As the holidays approach, we’re barraged with travel tips from news outlets—most of it rehashed advice like “travel at off-peak times” and “arrive at the airport early”.  Instead, check out fifteen fun and unusual tips for enjoying your vacation or holiday. (more…)

Holiday Travel with Kids

Photo by Melissa Baldwin

To kick off the Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite family travel tips from the blogosphere. No fancy graphics or pie charts, just good, old-fashioned dos and dont’s from real-life parents. (more…)

Tips For Surviving the Family Road Trip

Photo by James Tworow

My summers were always peppered with road trips, either camping with my father to California or tagging along with my best friend and her clan to spots around B.C. One thing all these trips had in common (besides a game of I Spy when my mother came along) was the eventual resentment I felt when forced into car confinement, which was often directly proportionate to my excitement to get to the destination. The Globe & Mail offers these tips on surviving the family road trip: (more…)

Hot Attraction: Stellar Slope

Aerial view of Mont Tremblant. Photo credit: Mont Tremblant.

It may be two hours outside Ottawa, but the fabulous ski resort at Mont Tremblant is worth the drive. As the highest peak in the Laurentians, it offers spectacular views and activities for all tastes. Adrenaline junkies will love the 18 acres of ramps, rails, and jumps, but families with young children shouldn’t be dissuaded — there are plenty of options for budding ski bunnies as well. Like all popular destinations, the hill can get pretty congested at the expected busy times (avoid weekends if you can), even with 95 runs spread over 654 acres of skiable terrain and 14 ski lifts. Had enough skiing/snowboarding for one day? Sign up for any of the alternative activities, such as dog sledding, or wind down at one of the resort’s restaurants or spas.