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My friend Amy Bellgardt from Mom Spark invited me to chat about family travel on her weekly Google+ series, Mom Spark Live. I chatted with her and our very own Desiree Fawn about tips for traveling with young children, the things you should bring, our all time favourite way to travel and lots of other fun things. If you didn’t have a chance to watch live, you can view the entire event in the video below. Mom Spark Live is a weekly chat that provides all sorts of information on everything from parenting and tech, to travel and style! You […] Continue reading →

Thinking about a ski holiday? Maybe visiting the Great White North? Skating along the famous Rideau Canal in Ottawa? You should! But don’t forget to arm yourself with these 5 cold weather beauty products before you do because cold weather can wreak havoc on your hair and […] Continue reading →

We travel so much as a family. Last year I think we broke an all-time record with the amount of flights and destination visits. My son of course came along with me for every, single one. As he progressed in age and development, the quick toting around became a little more challenging. With a little imagination, preparation and using our surroundings I was able to keep him busy (and myself sane and calm) during our layovers. Continue […] Continue reading →

You’ve poured over reviews, looked at all the different options, made your booking and are now looking forward to that family trip you’ve been planning for months. Your packing list is likely the first thing on your mind as you try and make sure you you don’t forget anything. Swimsuits, passports, underwear, toiletries, tech (or maybe that’s just me), tickets. Has the thought of making a list of things to do about identity theft while you are away? I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us would say “No.” Believe it or not, it can happen in […] Continue reading →

The three-day long weekend is about to kick off the busy summer travel season and family vacations are about to begin! According to the AAA, over 39 million Americans are expected to hit the road (or skies) to travel an average of 573 miles by car, plane, train or boats for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. If you are one of those families, I’m sure you have already begun packing and getting prepared for the big haul. One of the biggest challenges for family road trips is making them fun for youngsters and less stressful for you. Kim Orlando, […] Continue reading →

I am really excited to share this wealth of information with you! A couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to speak to style expert  and fashion aficionado Amy Tara Koch, the author of Bump It Up, trend reporter to NBC, contributer to SELF, New York Times, People’s Mom and Baby, Travel & Leisure, and many others. As traveling season is upon many of us, this was a great opportunity to ask her a few questions on the many aspects of family travel! You can view the entire interview as well as some highlights […] Continue reading →

Remember the good old-fashioned family road trip? It was a chance to catch up on good quality family conversation, read a few books and enjoy the scenery. Some of my best traveling memories are those very trips! According to the British Columbia Automobile Association, road trips don’t look as if they will be going out of style anytime soon even with the gas hovering just above $1.00 per litre. There have been just as many if not more requests for road trip planning services and close to 10,000 TripTik® customized road trip planners were produced for members in 2009. The […] Continue reading →

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