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Eight Active Things to Do in Maui with Kids

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

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.

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

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

#LPTakes5 Twitter Chat with the Travelling Mom

Join us for #LPTakes5 TWITTER CHAT with @lpkids + @travelling_mom on April 21st

You know how much we love Lonely Planet Kids travel books here at the Travelling Mom!

My kids STILL fight over their favorite LP Kids books for a bit of bedtime reading and travel dreaming, and they're both teenagers now.

So to say that I'm excited to participate in the Lonely Planet Kids #LPTakes5 Twitter Chat on Tuesday, April 21st, would be an understatement.

Spring is the perfect time to chat about summer travel plans and share travel tips for family adventures across-the-pond or on cross-country road trips. …

#UnwindTogether for Spring Break with Wine + Chips

UnwindTogether for Spring Break with Woodbridge Wines and Miss Vickie’s Chips

It's finally spring break time in our household. We're delighted to celebrate some family downtime at home and away with some long-anticipated spring skiing in British Columbia's Okanagan.

This year's school break is being made even more relaxing as we participate in the #UnwindTogether campaign, courtesy of Woodbridge Wine and Miss Vickie's chips. 

We (the parents, not the kids) are enjoying a different pairing of tasty Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Wines with select flavors of Miss Vickie's potato chips, Canada's fave brand of kettle-cooked chips, every few days. …

Why My Favorite Spring Break Destination is Kauai

A pool with a beach view at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu.

As my father reminded me recently, there is only one Hawaii. The allure and beauty of the Islands are unique unto themselves, and we've been lucky to have travelled to four of the Hawaiian Islands many times over the years. We've celebrated honeymoons, birthdays and anniversaries in Hawaii - it holds a special place in our hearts.

As spring break fever hits North America, I'm pleased to reveal why my favorite spring break destination is Kauai. The pictures tell the story in a thousand words, but I have 10 compelling reasons why Kauai is

Remembering the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

The Olympic Flames burns bright on the Vancouver waterfront

It was five years ago that Vancouver experienced the incredible: the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in February 2010.

Two weeks - 17 days - of emotional highs, lows, and everything in between. The Olympic experience changed the city and its residents in personal and profound ways, and for the better, I'd like to think. 

We certainly had an amazing time, collecting Olympic pins, and clapping our red mitten-covered hands. Holding the torch, touching gold medals, and being in the thick of Gold Medal hockey celebrations in downtown Vancouver were priceless experiences that we'll never forget. …

Top 11 Things for Families To Do in Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada since before the last century. The Falls and the attractions that surround them consistently rank as top travel destinations for families and visitors from around the world. Growing up in Ontario, Niagara Falls was the obligatory day trip destination to bring our out-of-town visitors, to marvel at the natural wonder and enjoy the local attractions.

Whether it's getting soaked on a jet boat, viewing the incredible Falls from above (or below), having fun at local theme or water parks, or watching a re-enactment of the War of 1812, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy in the Niagara Falls region.