Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

August 3, 2022

Little Women at Stratford Festival

stratford city hall
This iconic city hall is a national historic site located in the centre of Stratford, Ontario; a charming small town well-known for its theatre, art, and music. We love visiting Stratford, which is a couple of hours from the GTA to watch outstanding theatrical performances at Stratford Festival. We enjoy walking along the river and surrounding area to admire the beautiful gardens and the overall atmosphere, as well as exploring businesses and restaurants in downtown Stratford.

July 29, 2022

Our Camping Adventure at Earl Rowe Provincial Park

earl rowe provincial park
One thing we love doing in the summer is camping at Ontario Parks. After a couple of years of pausing all travel plans due to the pandemic, we were super-excited to get back into some of our favourite things to do. With both our children being teenagers now and having their own schedule of activities to do, timing adventures become difficult. Planning a quick camping trip less than a couple of hours from home was fun and exciting for all of us. Thankfully, a camping trip has a lot of engaging and exciting activities for everyone in our family. We believe camping is a good way to connect with nature, which is great for our physical and mental health - and most importantly great for creating family memories!

July 13, 2022

How Important is French When Travelling To Canada

quebec city bus tour
Although French is one of the official languages in Canada, most recent statistics suggest that 22.8% of the population speak French as their first language, while many others speak it as their second one. If you are planning to travel to Canada, you may wonder if you need to get your French phrasebook out, or if you can get by with just English.

July 1, 2022

Cirque du Soleil: Crystal in St. Catharines, Ontario

cirque du soleil crystal
We started our long weekend with a road trip to St. Catharines, Ontario to watch Cirque du Soleil: Crystal at the Meridian Centre. St. Catharines is the only Canadian stop on the North American tour for Crystal, a breathtaking acrobatic show on ice that is happening from June 30th to July 3, 2022. WOW! should sum up this show. 

June 12, 2022

Immersing Ourselves in Nature and Giveaway

nature hikes
We are excited the weather is finally warming up and school is coming to an end. Due to the pandemic we didn’t take risks venturing too far from home during the past couple of years. This summer, we plan on travelling within Ontario and discovering some hidden gems. As we plan on making some memorable travel experiences this summer we read three inspiring books: Nature Hikes, Waterfalls of Ontario, and 125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario. We also plan to visit some unique Ontario Parks by taking advantage of their annual pass.

February 10, 2022

Add These Canadian Theme Parks To Your Upcoming Travel Plans

canada wonderland
We can't wait for the warm season when fun theme parks start opening for rides. If thrilling rides are on your bucket list then this article will help you plan which Canadian theme parks you should check out and add to your list.

January 29, 2022

Tips to Consider When Shopping For Summer Outfits

summer vacation
With the past few weeks being extremely cold, we can't help but dream of some warm weather to soak in some sunshine. During the past couple of years the pandemic has disrupted our summer plans as we spent most of our days lounging. To get our minds off of feeling down, we are thinking of different things we can do in the summer, including our summer outfits. 

Here are some ideas to get you started if you are looking for inspiration to refresh your wardrobe - a less is more approach to get the desired aesthetic while feeling and looking fashionable.

January 4, 2022

Tips Before Travelling To Canada For The First Time

ottawa winter tubing
Canada is a wonderful stretch of beauty with far-reaching forests and endless lakes. If you're planning a trip to visit Canada, you're in for a treat. However before travelling, you need to prepare and know what to expect. From identifying the perfect holiday spots to finding out the no-go areas and other safety considerations will make you have the best experience. If you haven't visited this amazing destination before, here are some important things you need to know before you travel to Canada.

December 16, 2021

Few Things To Look For When Looking For A Hotel

montreal fairmont hotel
When planning a getaway as a couple, choosing the right accommodation is vital. If you decide to choose a hotel, there are a few things to look out for and consider in order to have a good time.

August 29, 2021

Outdoors @ the Shaw Shawground Experience

shawgrounds
This summer, we enjoyed the interactive experience of Outdoors @ The Shaw! It was a fun and unique experience, different from the past theatre experiences we have had at Shaw Festival theatre as it was set outdoors without the lights and costumes. The beautiful afternoon we spent at the lush grounds of the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-lake while immersing ourselves in the Shavian affair was a memorable one!

August 5, 2021

Road Trip to Stratford

stratford city hall national historic site
Stratford Ontario, a quaint little town couple of hours from Toronto, is perfect for a weekend getaway or an impromptu road trip. Theatre is what has always attracted us to Stratford, but once you are there the serene atmosphere by the river, beautiful gardens, and all the little retail shops and restaurants around town will surely keep everyone in the family busy.

July 15, 2021

Breathe Fresh Air in Your Vehicle with this Simple DIY

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fram cabin air filter canadian tire

Having clean air to breathe in our car is as important as clean air in our home. A lot of people take this for granted and you will be surprised how dirty the air is inside our cars if we fail to change the cabin air filter in our vehicles. Since we will be spending a lot of time in our cars traveling this summer, it is vital to have clean fresh air inside the cabin.

July 6, 2021

How To Stay In The Loop When You Are Travelling

emirates
Although a big part of traveling is to get away from the everyday routine, it is important to try and stay involved and in the loop while away. Whether it’s missing opportunities in the workplace or big family news, it is easy to feel out of the loop when travelling if we don't make the effort to stay updated.

May 31, 2021

Essential Tips On How To Prepare For Travelling

windsor ontario
After the ups and downs of the past year, it is safe to say exploring other parts of the country or the world is as appealing as ever! Although traveling can be fun, preparing for it can be pretty overwhelming. Where do you start? Whether you intend on traveling by air, taking a bus, or a family road trip, there are a few things you should consider before your trip to give you some peace of mind and ensure you enjoy your vacation. Here are four tips you would find helpful.

March 13, 2020

Winter Adventure at Scenic Caves

Winter Adventure Scenic Caves
We had a fantastic time at Scenic Caves doing a variety of fun family friendly winter activities like snowshoeing to the Suspension Bridge, and learning and practicing to Cross-Country ski. Over the years we have learned to embrace winter by learning new sports and activities, so we can look forward to enjoy the long winters. Scenic Caves located in Collingwood, a couple of hours from Toronto, is a wonderful place to try these winter activities. We like that they have different trails giving us the option to choose depending on trail distance and skill. There is still a few more weeks to enjoy these sports before the season comes to an end - see their website for details. 

February 23, 2020

Learning the origins of board games, illusions, journey, and math

board games book
We love playing board games and have a few family favourites. As children, we have played lots of different board games from monopoly to mancala, and made sure to introduce our children to board games at a very young age. A few years ago, we made a wooden convertible storage cart just to keep our games. We believe most board games are a wonderful way to socialize and connect, and they have become part of our lifestyle. Over the past decade, we have documented a few board games on CreateWithMom. When we saw the Board Games in 100 Moves by Ian Livingstone, we were curious to discover different board games and their origins. 

January 31, 2020

Family Experiences at the Royal Ontario Museum

Every weekend from Saturday, February 1st to Sunday, March 22nd (including February 17th Family day) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Royal Ontario Museum will be hosting the new Bloodsuckers Family Experiences that includes...

December 15, 2019

Aurora Winter Festival in Toronto

toronto aurora winter festival
Toronto's Aurora Winter Festival will be happening until January 5th at Ontario Place, West Island. This is a beautiful way to spend the holidays with loved ones!

December 2, 2019

Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival

holiday inn shaw festival
We loved watching Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival. As director, Kate Hennig notes in a world plagued by anxiety and fear we feel guilty to enjoy simple pleasures like looking at the blue skies, going for an old-fashioned walk, enjoying the holidays. This musical reminds us to take the time to be happy in our pursuit of happiness! 

December 1, 2019

Win a pass to explore Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre
We love visiting the Ontario Science Centre, as they create fun learning opportunities with interactive exhibits and IMAX films. Our visits make us more curious and excited to learn.