Take an exciting walk in the trees with your family at UBC's Greenheart Canopy Walkway, at UBC Botanical Garden. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Walk on the Super Natural Side at UBC Canopy Walkway

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Walking? Sixty-five feet up in the air? When we were invited to tour the Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden, I was a bit nervous. I have a fear of heights, and the thought of being that high up, walking on very bouncy, see-through metal bridges attached to large Douglas Firs didn’t thrill me at first. But, I am an adventurous mom. With enthusiastic family in tow, we proceeded to introduce ourselves to our guide for the 45 minute, 308-metre Canopy Walkway tour…

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Travelling green is possible. Tips on how to go carbon neutral on your travels.

How to Use Sustainable Travel Tips to Lessen your Travel Footprint

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There is a big debate in travel circles about the challenges in travelling ‘green’. How can we reduce our carbon footprint and our impact upon our natural world? Is such green, or eco-travel even possible when we need to drive or fly across vast distances to visit landmarks? We need to reconcile our desire to be eco-friendly travellers with the desire to visit and experience the marvels that the world has to offer. These sustainable travel tips will help lessen your…

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The stunning Sorrento coastline has beckoned travelers for thousands of years. Travel tips for Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Sorrento, Capri + the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Just saying the names of Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast conjures up images of a warm Italian sun, steep sea-side cliffs, and the blue, inviting waters of the Mediterranean. This beautiful part of Italy has inspired artists, poets and travellers for centuries, and with good reason. The countryside, houses and topography of southern Italy are a stark contract to the more industrial north of the country. The south is more arid and the air lemon-scented; the landscape becomes hilly and…

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How to arrange to attend a papal audience with the Pope in Vatican City and, if you're lucky, be less than 20 feet away from His Holiness. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Attending a Papal Audience in Vatican City

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Did you know that you can arrange to attend a Papal audience with the Pope and, if you’re lucky, be less than 20 feet away from His Holiness? And do this all for free? Keep in mind that you’ll be sharing the experience with 5,000 or so other interested folks and pilgrims. But if visiting the Vatican is in your Roman travel plan, you may want to arrange the experience of a public papal audience in Vatican City, even if you’re not Catholic. General…

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Tips on packing a good variety of healthy travel snacks for your kids and family. Good eating on the road or in the air is key to happy family travel.

Food Glorious Food: the Best Healthy Travel Snacks for Kids

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Your plane has been delayed for 2 hours and the kids are starving. You had planned to feed them with the breakfast service on the flight (rare these days, I know) – that’s out. But you are not worried because you’re a modern travelling mom who’s planned for every possible outcome. You’ve packed along healthy snacks for your trip. These days, in-flight meal service can be quite sporadic, if it exists at all. You can buy food items on many flights,…

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