Canadian Traveller Magazine recently listed South Padre Island as a top beach destination in the United States, putting it on the radar for families of beach goers everywhere. As someone who connects to the sound of the waves crashing and feel of the sand in my toes, I’m always on the lookout for fantastic new beaches to visit with the kids. Here are five reasons to take your family to South Padre Island for your next beach vacation. Stay Where You Play Whether you want a beach escape, a … [Read more...] about Five Reasons to Take the Family on a South Padre Island Beach Vacation
Family Day weekend in Ontario has arrived and you may find yourself wondering what to do with the kids. You can fill your weekend with family bonding by taking a road trip to Toronto for the weekend. Book a Room at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto Kids of all ages enjoy a stay at at Chelsea Hotel. Located within walking distance of many Toronto attractions, the Chelsea Hotel has always been a win with my kids. Their family rooms and suites make it easy for larger families like my own to get away … [Read more...] about Family Day on the Fly
Packing for your vacation means making a lot of decisions about what you can and can not live without for the length of your trip. Do you need 3 different pairs of heels? Should you pack your rain coat? What about the book series you are in the middle of? While it is hard to say what you will need for each different vacation, here are a few things that you will rarely need to pack. The Hair Dryer Most, if not all, hotels and resorts offer a hair dryer for guest use. It may not be the … [Read more...] about Don’t Pack This!
Getting up for an early run isn’t something I usually do. I prefer to do my running at night, but with beautiful sunsets and so many incredible breweries and restaurants in Port Austin, my summer evenings were occupied. I pulled on my running shoes and popped in the earbuds, then set out through the quaint beach town towards the lake. Small lake communities like Port Austin, Michigan remind me of my childhood. My grandparents lived across the street from Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ontario … [Read more...] about A Morning Run in Port Austin, Michigan
Elaine Karlson is planning a vacation to Cooperstown, N.Y., to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and to watch her grandson compete in a baseball game. And she's worried. First, there's the price difference between the refundable airline tickets and the nonrefundable ones -- the refundable ones are three times as expensive. There's also the question of what to do if she and her husband have to cancel. Instead of paying extra for the less restricted ticket, she's considering travel … [Read more...] about We’ve got your covered for objective travel insurance information
The airport can be tedious for adults, so when you consider it from a child’s perspective, it is downright boring. But not to worry! I’ve got a few ideas for how you and the kids can make the time fly by while waiting to escape to tropical paradise. First, start by making the packing fun and have each kid put together their personal bag for the airport and flight—with your supervision of course so as to avoid accidentally bringing the whole toy box. Also keep in mind of all those usual … [Read more...] about Keep Little Hands Busy at the Airport