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I'm Claudia, an adventurous west coast gal and writer who loves to explore the world and travel with my family. This site shares adventure and family travel sanity tips, destination advice, and trip inspiration to create lifelong travel memories. We're here to help you plan and enjoy your travels, and stay ever curious.

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Fulfill your fantasies of playing in a real-life snow globe wonderland with these twelve unforgettable active things to do in Quebec in winter.

Twelve Things to Do in Quebec in Winter

There are few places around the world that embrace winter with such incredible joie de vivre spirit as in Quebec, Canada. One of its most famous sons, singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault ...
Spending BC Family Day in Vancouver is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the best of the what this west coast city has to offer - inside, outdoors and all around the metro region.

21 Ways to Enjoy BC Family Day in Vancouver

Nothing lifts the spirits more than looking forward to another holiday. That thought certainly keeps me going on those dark, rainy Vancouver days. The annual BC Family Day long weekend ...
Vancouver winter family fun awaits on the three North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to the city's ever-changing skyline. (via

How to Enjoy Vancouver Winter Fun on the North Shore Mountains

The North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to Vancouver's ever-changing skyline are a big reason why this west coast city is considered one of the most beautiful and livable ...

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A Practical Eco Friendly Guide to Sustainable Travel

Awareness about climate change and the ways our travel habits impact our environment and world has captured the attention of the conscientious traveler. If you’ve chosen to Carpe Diem and ...
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Where to Eat in Florence, Italy

As one of the most popular destinations in the country, Florence, Italy, is used to being in the tourism spotlight. Millions of visitors come from around the world to admire ...
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Things to do in Newport Beach at Christmas

Get California dreamin’ in holiday-style, during the west coast’s finest, chicest and brightest Christmas celebrations. From the smallest watercraft to fully decked out oceanside homes and fashion islands, the entire ...
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The Terrific Testaccio Food Tour, Rome, Italy

You don’t have to go to Italy to know how amazing Italian food is. You’ve likely experienced a fabulous Italian wine, olive oil, pizza bianca or even a spicy penne ...
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Best Ski Resorts near Vancouver

The pleasures of living in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada aren't confined to its easy access to the sea, mountains and fantastic sushi. During the winter months, the ...

Ultimate Guide of Things to do in Dalarna, Sweden

The province of Dalarna, Sweden, is one of the most striking regions in this gorgeous country in Scandinavia. Meaning ‘the valleys,’ Dalarna is often referred to as 'Sweden in miniature' ...

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