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Road Trip! 17 Ways to Keep the Kids Happy

Road trips are fun. Road trips are exciting. But how to entertain the kids? It takes a bit of planning and some ingenuity to solve the problem of what to do during those long hours of driving. It helps to prepare some games and activities ahead of time because you know best what your kids love to do (and we all know it’s hard to sit still for long hours).

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Traveling with Small Children

I love to travel. Before becoming a proud parent of three darling cherubs everyone said to me, “Enjoy traveling now because once you have kids, you won’t be able to do it anymore.” Well, I proved all the naysayers wrong by hopping on that plane with three kids in tow - sometimes internationally. I didn’t let their age stop me either; they all flew before the age of two. It wasn’t always easy, though. In fact, it was downright disgusting at times but definitely worth it! I’m going to share some tips with you to save you the headache and messes I suffered traveling with kids in tow. Plus, I threw in a tip which will shower you with compliments - that’s not always easy to find, especially being a parent on an airplane. So buckle up, buttercup! You are about to hear extraordinary (and possibly humorous) international travel tricks with kids.

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San Diego Family Escape

Aworld-class zoo, a real aircraft carrier you can tour, dozens of museums, beautiful beaches, an island paradise resort - and a non-stop flight that will get you there in just three hours. San Diego is calling you! We were invited to enjoy a four-day stay in the area by the San Diego Tourism Authority to experience all that the city has to offer for visiting families. 

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Winter Fun in Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park is Banff’s ‘off the beaten path’ next-door neighbor. Take a trip here this winter and you’ll find peaceful trails to enjoy with your family - without the large crowds that you’d normally encounter at nearby Lake Louise. Ski or snowshoe across one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies at Emerald Lake, ski into Lake O’Hara and spend the night at a cozy backcountry cabin, or snowshoe to Wapta Falls and experience a frozen winter wonderland few visitors to our Rockies will ever experience.

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