There's nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by booking a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour. Take the kids for an amazing family travel adventure. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Ziptrek Whistler – Ziplining with Kids

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There’s nothing like overcoming your fear of heights by suspending yourself from a metal clamp attached to what seems like a thin metal cable, 200 feet over rushing Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler, British Columbia. But how about subjecting your beloved offspring to such an experience on a Ziptrek Whistler ziplining tour? Now that we’ve done it, I can only say – go for it! Our 9 and 11 year olds astounded us with their courage, and overcoming their own fear…

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea. Five reasons why Galiano Island is a perfect summer getaway for families. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Summer Getaway to Galiano Island

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The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia sit like jewels in the Salish Sea, also known as Georgia Straight, between Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Galiano Island, one of these unique islands, has been our most-visited gulf island destination during our time in the province. A recent visit confirmed our love for Galiano, and here are five reasons why. 1. Short ferry ride From the BC Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, it takes just one hour to reach Sturdies Bay terminal on Galiano Island. It’s…

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Don't get stuck in customs with these travel tips to ease your border crossing.

Don’t get Stuck at Customs: Border Crossing Tips

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I don’t enjoy going through customs. There’s nothing like the threat of a baggage or vehicle search to strike fear into the heart of any traveller. Every time I inch closer in the car or passenger line-up at customs, my heart rate goes up along with my body temperature. Yes. I have a fear of customs agents. I think this goes back to when I was about 8 years old, and we were coming home from Switzerland. We were at the customs…

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The internet is full of great sites for to help you in your travel planning. Here are six of our all-time favorites.

Travel Planning Tips for Great Family Holidays

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Planning a holiday? Don’t know where to start? The world is literally at your fingertips! The internet offers more information and travel planning sites than you can ever hope to read. Here are some of our favorite web resources and tools to building a better travel plan. Trip Advisor Need to find a good place to eat in New York or chic hotel in Honolulu? The popular site tripadvisor.com offers traveller-submitted comments and ratings on hotels, restaurants and destinations worldwide. It’s a great resource for…

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Lighthouse Park is one of Metro Vancouver's most popular family destinations for hiking, and picnics and exploring west coast tide pools. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

A Day Trip to Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

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This Mother’s Day, my family has decided to forgo the fancy brunch and lunch plans. This decision was made easier by the fact that every restaurant my poor husband called (last night) was of course full to bursting with reservations previously booked a week or more ago in honour of mom’s’ one day (morning?) break from cooking. Rather than wallow in self-pity over a lack of eggs benedict this Sunday, I suggested revisiting an old friend – Lighthouse Park in…

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