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    The Best Campgrounds and Camping in British Columbia

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    Food Glorious Food: Healthy Travel Snacks for Kids

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    How to Pack a Suitcase: Packing Check List

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    7 Steps to Planning {and Surviving} Multigenerational Travel

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These boots were meant for hiking and wellness adventure at Mountain Trek in British Columbia

These Boots Were Made for Hiking: at Mountain Trek Retreat

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Okay, these aren’t really my boots. My hiking boots are green, Vasque boots from France. They haven’t been worn in more than ten years. Of course, I’ve been hiking many times during those ten years, in British Columbia, Italy, and Switzerland. I love hiking with my family, trying to keep up with my teenaged boys who are always miles ahead. But I’ve been using lighter, all-purpose shoes for those trips, and they’ve served me pretty well. This time, those shoes aren’t going to cut…

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Lonely Planet Book Giveaway (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer Travel Lonely Planet Book Contest

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The weather has finally become warm and summer-like in much of Canada and the USA, and our thoughts are turning to summer travel planning. In a stroke of perfect timing, and in celebration of the relaunch of our blog, we’re delighted to partner with Lonely Planet in offering a summer travel reading contest! Lonely Planet Kids has fantastic kids and adult travel books to raise the excitement level on your summer holiday planning. The Lonely Planet Kids Adventures series continues to knock…

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Welcome to the New Travelling Mom

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Well, it didn’t take nine months, but it still feels like a birth of sorts. Or the turning over of a new leaf. If you’re a regular visitor (thank you, love you) to the Travelling Mom, you’ve likely noticed something different. At least I hope you did. If you’ve just found me, hello!  Welcome. After many months of intensive font scrutiny, color-wheel studies, and manual article & post transfers (don’t ask), I’m so happy – no, I’m ecstatic – to…

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Claudia chats with Lonely Planet Kids on Twitter via thetravellingmom.ca

Claudia Chats with Lonely Planet Kids on Twitter

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Twitter chats are fun and informative events, but sometimes the timing just doesn’t work out with one’s schedule. Last week I took part in the Lonely Planet Kids #LPTakes5 chat, and in case you missed out on the fun and great travel tips, I’ve included the Q & A session below. Enjoy! Question #1: Tell us a bit about The Travelling Mom, why you started it and what you do. A1: I started The Travelling Mom blog in 2009, as way to share my…

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Kihei Beach, Maui (Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority. Tor Johnson)

Eight Active Things to Do in Maui with Kids

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Whether you’re looking for an active family holiday or a sedate, relaxed vacation, Maui offers much more than just amazing sunsets and white sand beaches. The Valley Isle is one of Hawaii’s most popular Islands, and is a perfect multigenerational family travel destination. Family members of all ages can participate and enjoy a wide variety of activities, both on land and at sea. Here are 8 amazing and active things for families to do on Maui. 1. Enjoy the Beaches Plan for some memorable family…

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