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 Unforgettable Things to Do in Quebec in Winter

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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 even wrote a song about how his country is winter. “Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver.” Growing up next to la belle province in Ontario, I learned this song in school as well, though we couldn’t truly own it in the same way as Quebeckers do. Quebec’s relationship with…

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The resort village of Whistler, Canada, is the perfect family holiday destination. A complete guide to the top 35 things to do in Whistler with kids all year round.

Complete Guide of the Top 35 Things to Do in Whistler with Kids

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I always get a kick out of walking through Whistler’s pedestrian-only village center. It feels faintly European, with a mix of familiar retail shops, unique restaurants and local hangouts that appeal to all kinds of visitors. This universal appeal is a key to Whistler’s success in becoming the largest ski resort in Canada, and one of the best and busiest in North America. The mountains and snow conditions help too of course, as skiing remains at the heart of Whistler’s…

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Curious travellers will find comfort, desert discovery and sustainability at the fabulous Feynan Ecolodge Jordan, in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

Revel in the Sustainably Fabulous Feynan Ecolodge Jordan

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“Happy wife, happy life!” said Suleiman, our Bedouin hiking guide. I stopped hiking. “Where did you learn that phrase?” I asked. I had been under the impression he was single. He looked barely 25 years old. He turned to wink at me, but didn’t share the source of this ancient wisdom. While I happen to believe in the truth of that phrase, I hadn’t expected to hear it expressed by my young Bedouin guide, hiking up a mountain hillside adjacent…

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Family travel matters for memories, togetherness and lifelong learning, and these 27 tips and reasons highlight how to successfully plan family trips and vacations. {permalink} #familytravel #traveltips #travel

27 Reasons Why Family Travel Matters for your Family

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You could say that I’ve been working on this article for years. After all, I’ve been a family traveller for decades, either as a child or as a parent. I know why family travel matters for your family and mine. With the benefit of 20+ years of family travel under my belt, I feel pretty secure in putting pen to paper – or 1s and 0s on the screen – to share two decades worth of tried, tested and true…

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Packing a suitcase for a family trip can be stressful. These helpful tips on how to pack a suitcase for a family trip will have you ready to fly in no time. #packingtips #packing #familytravel #traveltips #howtopackasuitcase

How to Pack a Suitcase for a Family Trip

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Planning family trips is exciting, but there can be challenges. For many people, packing can be surprisingly stressful. What to bring, what not to bring, so many outfit choices, so many shoes. But the phrase ‘I have nothing to wear!‘ does not hold true for those savvy travellers who know how to pack a suitcase for a family trip. As a professional writer and family travel expert, I’ve streamlined my suitcase packing, and that of my family members, down to a…

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