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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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Where to find the best ice cream treats in Vancouver

Six Spots to Enjoy Ice Cream in Vancouver

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To the delight of kids of all ages, the artisanal ice cream scene in Vancouver has exploded in recent years. You don’t have to walk, bike or travel far to find amazing, organic, hand-churned ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients. Here are six of our favorite ice cream hangouts to enjoy on a warm summer’s night in the city. Rain or Shine The west side of Vancouver is home to newish Rain or Shine homemade organic ice cream emporium. Using…

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Keeping healthy on the road involves discovering your local market and grocery store (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Six Tips for EATing Healthy on the Road

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Welcome to a new Wellness series at the travelling mom! We’re delighted to welcome Vancouver-based registered dietitian Noony Santos Paletta, co-owner of iUBER wellness. This article is the first in a four-part series on helping you find a balanced approach to health while you travel. First up, everyone’s favorite travel activity – EATing! Enjoying the cuisine of our latest destination has always been part of the travelling allure for our family. With restaurant reviews and tips on where to eat…

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Summer Travel Essentials: Homeopathic Medicines from Boiron

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Our family is a pretty healthy bunch. We try to eat right, exercise, and wash our hands often, of course. We didn’t get struck down with major colds or flu this past winter season, which was a relief! Now that we’re headed into summer travel season, I’m less worried about illness than concerned about the maladies associated with outdoor sports, play accidents, and insects at dusk. As a seasoned mom of teenagers, I have a well-stocked medicine cabinet and travel…

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The beautiful Pieta by Michaelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica The gilded ceiling of the Gallery of Tapestries The view from the Dome of St. Peter's is magnificent (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Five Tips for Visiting the Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy

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I’ve read that it would take ten years to view every item found in the Vatican Museums. They would surely be worth a trip in themselves if you had the time and the interest, but if you’re travelling with kids, the odds are high you’ll only get one afternoon to absorb all of the magnificent history, art and architecture. Here are our top five tips on maximizing your visit to the Vatican Museums in Rome. Book a Tour Make the…

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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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