I’ve loved amusement park rides ever since I was a kid. I recall waiting with anticipation and a fistful of tickets for the dinky little carnival rides in mall parking lots. These days, my favourite amusement park is in our metaphorical backyard – Calaway Park is western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park, located just [...]

Kids spending too many hours glued to their electronic devices? An authentic Alberta working or guest ranch vacation might just be the hard reset a kid needs to learn how to enjoy the outdoors. Not long ago, we packed up the kids to drive a portion of the Cowboy Trail and spend a few days [...]

Heading out to a cabin for your family vacation with young kids? Here are some simple ideas to keep them busy after the initial excitement wears off. If your cabin is on the beach, there is no shortage of shells and rocks. No beach? No problem. There are still a lot of rocks, leaves and [...]

Sin city is known for being excessive, exuberant and above all, expensive. Where else can you stay in a hotel room with a two-lane bowling alley for $15,000 a night, hire paparazzi to follow you around for $5,000 or order a FleurBurger at Mandalay Bay for another $5,000? Whether you want to splurge somewhat responsibly [...]

This is an exciting day for travel enthusiasts in and near Edmonton as Icelandair's first non-stop flight from Reykjavík to Edmonton lands later today. The non-stop flight from Reykjavík to Edmonton will be approximately six and a half hours in duration and anyone flying Icelandair on a connecting flight can extend their layover in Iceland [...]

Ever since our family came home from our vacation in Cuba last January, we have wanted to go back. Nothing beats our quality time spent together as a family and it is amplified even more when you throw in beautiful, blue water and sunny beaches, especially in the middle of winter. Saving for a winter [...]

Welcome to everyone who is dropping by from my segments on CTV Morning today. You can watch both episodes at For more information on the topics I spoke about today, you can check out my blog posts at: Tips for Traveling to Cuba with Kids Tips for Road Trips with Kids Thanks for stopping [...]