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Canada, Eh?

Every year, my family and I take a road trip during summer vacation. In 2008, my parents revealed our next summer destination -- Nova Scotia, Canada. As the word "Canada" ran through my mind, all I could imagine was a freezing, barren land filled with people who said "eh" all of the time. How much fun could this place be? What were my parents thinking? This was going to...

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Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Hotels And Resorts

To better appreciate Eastern Canada's Laurentian mountains at any time of year, check in to this famous ski area base camp.After 11 years of winning Ski magazine's award as top resort in the Northeast, Quebec's Tremblant ski resort has blossomed into an international tourism destination -- not only for skiers, but for families interested in the beauty of Mont Tremblant and the Laurentian...

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Welcome Lords and Ladies to Medieval Times

Looking for a blast from the past, hot grub and some entertainment for your last vacation supper? Enter the castle, eat, and cheer on your favorite Knight.If your family is in the mood for adventure, dazzling costumes, a hardy and hot meal, plus a great show, Medieval Times will take you back to the 11th century and provide you with just that. Medieval Times is a themed dinner...

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Views of Vancouver, BC

British Columbia's capital city offers stunning scenery, friendly citizens, great hotels and dining... and lots of surprising activities for visiting families. We left the snowy East Coast in February for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - by plane, actually, not for our usual road trip - and hoped that the expected seasonal rainfall would beat another foot of snow on the driveway. We...

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Toronto Has Something For Everyone

Ontario's cultural magnet - Toronto - offers a global perspective to foodies, fans of fine art, and families with kids of any age.Ontario's cultural magnet - Toronto - offers a global perspective to foodies, fans of fine art, and families with kids of any age. If there is one word that defines Toronto, it's diversity. The late author and Toronto resident Jane Jacobs, an expert...

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Touring Eastern Canada with Our Grandson

Find out how Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Quebec City entertained a grandmother and her grandson on their summer trip. Traveling with our 8-year-old grandson is an exciting experience and adds more fun and interest to any activity or place that we might visit. We like to plan a summer trip when he's out of school and can join us. Because he's far away in New York and we're...

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Homewood Suites: A Home Away From Home

Looking for a hotel brand that provides a standard of comfort, extra space and all the other things you would expect at home? Then make sure to look into Homewood Suites, your new vacation home away from home. Traveling families know the difficulties of vacation life: the cost of three full meals a day for mom, dad and the kids; lack of space in a tight hotel room for the entire clan;...

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Baby Toting Through Quebec City

A Family Travel Forum father describes what it's like to explore this top Canadian destination with a little one in a stroller. A Family Travel Forum father describes what it's like to explore this top Canadian destination with a little one in a stroller. Our family had a wonderful time traveling together during the summer of 2001 in Québec City, eastern Canada. We stayed...

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Reunions Afloat

Extended Families find fun at sea with a Carnival Cruise Lines sailing up the New England coast to Canada.Everyone talks about how wonderful cruises are for families, but we recently put the concept to the test by defining "family" in its broadest sense. That is, we decided to take the plunge with our own three children, aged 8, 9 and 11; our brother- and sister-in-law, who were traveling without...

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Kids Camps For Children With Special Needs

Family vacations can incorporate supervised overnight camp programs specially designed to be fun for kids with physical and/or mental challenges.With so many camps to choose from, it can be difficult to find the one that's right for your child's individual needs. Below is a list of special needs residence camps in Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Texas and in Canada.  Each provides diverse...

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