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Why planning a Monograms travel holiday will blow your mind

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You know how much of an independent traveller I am. Your gal is a serious DIYer who prides herself on her travel savvy, packing skills and punctuality. I love wandering new places and spaces and have no issue chatting up strangers for directions or advice. Above all, I am not a ‘tour group person.’ Or am I? After my recent Monograms tour to Europe, I’m not so sure. I’ve been rethinking the kind of traveller I am. As a family…

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How to Plan a Delicious Day Trip to Langley, British Columbia

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With a mix of urbanity and country living, the Township of Langley is perfectly suited to a leisurely day of exploration. I mean, who doesn’t love a day in the country, am I right? Located just 45 minutes east of Vancouver, Langley features authentic farm experiences, beautiful natural trails and parks, excellent restaurants and wonderful shopping. Here’s how to plan a perfect, and perfectly delicious, day to trip to Langley, British Columbia. Enjoy Breakfast at Saba Café & Bistro Located…

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The merry and harried days of Christmas have arrived. These six festive, family-friendly holidays events in Vancouver will help keep spirits bright. | christmas in vancouver

Seven ways to celebrate Christmas in Vancouver with kids

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The bustle of the holidays is upon us! Happily, there are so many festive Christmas events in Vancouver for locals and visitors to enjoy that spirits will be bright all season long. Gather up the troops for a day of family fun and festive play with these seven spots to celebrate Christmas in Vancouver with kids and families. Where to Celebrate Christmas in Vancouver with Kids Aurora Winter Festival Journey to the North Pole to explore mystical worlds, live entertainment, and take…

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5 Ways to Rekindle Romance at Whistler Cornucopia

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The late fall on the west coast of Canada can be a dark and stormy time of year. There’s driving rain, wind that blasts the last leaves off of trees, and it’s dark early. Like really early, we’re talking 4:00 PM. It can all wear a parenting couple down just as the stress of the holidays approach. Our solution is for couples to escape the wind-driven rain and grey skies by planning romantic, culinary-focused weekend getaway from it all at…

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10 Cool Things to do in Surrey B.C. that’ll surprise you

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It’s the size of the place you notice first. The city of Surrey, British Columbia, is really, really big. The downtown is growing out and up to the skies, and the landmass just seems to go on forever. Then it’s the transitions, from city to country, from urbanity to vast farm fields with neat rows of vegetables and fruit vines. There’s an evolution of place happening, from a rural past to urban future. A tension about not wanting to grow too…

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How to Drive your Dream Car with Porsche Driving Experience Whistler

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We were hanging off of a cliff somewhere deep in Whistler’s scenic Callaghan Valley. I couldn’t see the ground below from behind the wheel of our luxury Porsche Cayenne. Our Porsche Driving Experience guide Mike was gesturing to continue but surely, it was madness to accelerate into open air, wasn’t it? I could do this. I had just learned how. My family assured me they were fine and I pressed the accelerator gently to get us up, over and down…

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22 Surprising Things to Do in Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the practice of travel reveals something about a place that you thought you knew and blows your preconceptions out of the water. That’s the beauty of discovery. As a frequent traveller, getting my mind blown by a destination doesn’t happen to me as often as I’d like. But it did happen recently, and in the most unlikely place, Abbotsford, British Columbia. The city has always been a drive-through kind of place that I thought had little to…

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Planning a Fabulous Girls Getaway in Victoria BC

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British Columbia’s charming capital city of Victoria is a fabulous and well known romantic travel destination. Though truth be told, the horse-drawn carriage rides, quaint little boutiques, cute inner harbour and floral displays galore make it a haven for all kinds of tourists. Including those embarking on a girls getaway in search of great shopping, food, libations and fun attractions. My friend Nancy of Luxe Travel Family and I did one such adventure recently, and I’m excited to share the…

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Best Spots to Eat and Stay in Sun Peaks

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As Canada’s second largest ski area, Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia has all the elements you’d expect for great family holidays. Great champagne powder skiing in winter, biking and hiking in beautiful wildflower-covered hills in summer, and seasonal activities galore. Of course, doing all of those great outdoor activities requires fuel in the form of food and drink, and downtime to rest up for the next day’s adventures. Fortunately, guests will find that Sun Peaks is a fully mature…

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How to Enjoy a Spectacular Summer at Sun Peaks

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If you’re thinking that visiting the second largest ski resort area in Canada is just a wintertime gig, think again. Summer at Sun Peaks Resort is a mountain playground of wildflowers, hiking and biking trails, and more outdoor pursuits and family fun than you can shake a marshmallow roasting stick at. Our family loves active adventures at any time of year, and we’ve made amazing ski memories at Sun Peaks over the years. Now that we’ve had the chance to…

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