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Quebec Carnaval Celebrates Family Fun In Snow And Ice

Carnaval is a wintry, family-friendly wonderland that comes alive when the temperatures drop in the heart of the “world’s snow capital” -- Quebec City in Quebec province, eastern Canada. As North America's only fortified city, the crenellated walls and castle-like structures of the Old Town are a stunning backdrop to the fun. Spanning three weekends, Quebec will host its annual carnival or...

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If you’re looking for an adventurous family vacation immersed in nature, Tofino should be on your list. This small community on the West side of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, offers striking scenery, active adventures and a hip atmosphere that should delight even hard-to-please teenagers. It is not easy to reach

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Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy. In case you're not familiar with them, GuestToGuest is the...

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Vancouver Island is very different from the glamorous city; it's British Columbia's eco-haven for outdoors families interested in bikes, hikes and gray whales. Every summer, over eight million tourists come to Vancouver for the West Coast experience: the sunsets, the beaches, the scenery. And yet, every weekend, crowds of Vancouverites escape to someplace further west. Their...

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Living the Broadway Dream on Vacation

"Awaken your highest potential!" they claim. Unlike the P.T. Barnum’s of old, the Broadway Dreams program for young people interested in theater arts really delivers and makes the basis of a fun family vacation. So, if you’ve got a family member who longs to star on The Great White Way – or just do a better job in the high school play – check out the

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Lighthouses For The Night

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and if you've never thought about staying in one, this is your chance.  In 1789, the United States passed an Act in support of all lighthouses, beacons, and public piers. More than 200 years later, several historic beacons offer affordable, family-friendly lodging along the East and West coasts of North America. When compared to...

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Niagara Falls Canada

Niagara Falls is arguably Canada’s most recognized destination worldwide. While the U.S. side has the more natural New York State Park protecting its pretty shoreline, the commercially developed Canadian shore actually does boast of a closer and more dramatic view of the Falls. Yet, both the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls attract a wide mix of visitors, from the typical honeymooners...

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Loews Hotels Love Families

Loews, one of the top family-welcoming boutique hotel chains, caters to family members of all ages with special amenities and discounts. According to US Travel, the share of adult leisure travelers who are traveling with children continues to rise, and nearly 39% of US grandparents have traveled with grandchildren. And, despite changes in demographics...

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Best Family Activities in Victoria, British Columbia

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria hits scenic and culinary sweet spots, balancing leisurely outdoor activities like whale watching with cultural offerings such as the Royal BC Museum and farm to fork dining. If you like your cities with plenty of eye-candy, Victoria’s beauty will certainly please. Verdant mountains and the pristine Pacific Ocean...

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Baby Equipment Rental on Arrival

By serving tiny travelers and their parents from coast to coast, baby gear rental companies know what babies and toddlers need to travel in comfort and style, so take advantage of them and save on checked baggage fees.   Why Renting Baby Gear Saves Stress & Money Ensuring that baby's needs are met for a trip, it's easy to reach your limit – before you know it,...

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