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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Paris may be for lovers, but it's also for kids & families. Jardin du Luxembourg is the perfect place to spend a day punting boats or enjoying the gardens. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Enjoy the Jardin du Luxembourg with Kids

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Paris may be for lovers, but it can just as fun – in a different way – for kids too. One of our favourite places in the City of Love is the Jardin du Luxembourg. Located near the historic Latin Quarter of Paris, the Jardin is the perfect place to enjoy some downtime after wandering the busy streets and visiting the many museums in the city. Jardin du Luxembourg with Kids A favourite of children and families everywhere – ourselves…

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Three mountains and a quaint, pedestrian village are strong reasons why you should plan a winter visit to family-friendly Sun Peaks Ski resort. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best of Family Fun at Sun Peaks Ski Resort with Kids

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Skiing and snowboarding for Spring Break is my idea of a fun and care-free family holiday. Sun Peaks Resort, located north of Kamloops, BC, and a five hour drive from Vancouver, is consistently voted as one of the top ski resorts in Canada. Three mountains and a quaint, pedestrian village are strong reasons why you should plan a winter visit to family-friendly Sun Peaks Ski resort with kids. The Mountains Sun Peaks is the perfect family-friendly ski resort. There is lots of…

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Whether you're travelling for a long weekend or a month-long tour of the continent, here's how to pack a suitcase in six easy steps. Tip number 3 may surprise you!

How to Pack A Suitcase in Six Easy Steps

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Yes, this is enough luggage for five weeks of family travel. I was taught the Art of Packing a suitcase by my mother. She was a master at filling every nook and cranny to ensure every item found a place in our bags. It’s a simple system that incorporates many common sense elements, and I swear by it when packing for a weekend or a one-month holiday. How to Pack a Suitcase in Six Easy Steps 1. Assemble Gather the items…

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