Europe

Visiting Ypres with kids is one of the best ways to introduce the difficult topic of history, warfare and the importance of remembrance with your children.

Ypres with Kids: A Visit to Flanders Fields

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In the Great War between 1914-1918, Belgium became one of the main battlegrounds between the great European powers. A trench system stretching from the North Sea to Switzerland was built in the farmland and mud of Belgium and France. The trench warfare employed by military commanders resulted in over 8 million soldiers’ deaths during the four year span of World War I. As part of the British Empire, Canada enthusiastically volunteered its men to participate in what was assumed to…

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Win an incredible 7-night Italian Road Trip Escape with Auto Europe.

Win an Italian Road Trip Escape with Auto Europe

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How’s your summer going so far? Wouldn’t winning a 7 Night Italian Road Trip Escape make it even more fabulous and memorable? Have we got an Italy Roadtrip Contest for you, courtesy from our friends at Auto Europe. Italy Roadtrip Contest – Details Valued at over $3,200, this contest is packed with goodies that will fill your travel dreams with amore and more than little bit of la dolce vita. One lucky winner will drive away to 7 nights of accommodation at three prestigious Italian resorts,…

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Lonely Planet Kids new free ebook inspires family-friendly city trip inspiration. | thetravellingmom.ca

Download Lonely Planet Kids Free 25 City Adventures eBook

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Lonely Planet has just released a brand new city adventures eBook for family-friendly city trip inspiration. The 25 City Adventures for Families is a free eBook, now available for download from Lonely Planet Kids. Cities can be a challenge: expensive, chaotic and often cultural overload for small people. But they are also exciting, fascinating and above all, fun places to explore as a family – as long as you know how. And that’s where the new, free digital guide comes in. Lonely Planet’s…

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Italy TravelShare Twitter Chat is all about Italy. Sponsored by Kanetix.

Italy #TravelShare Twitter Chat

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Italy is one of my favorite countries in the world. It is literally the land of my forefathers (my father was born and raised in Padua (Padova), southwest of Venice), and I’ve been lucky enough to spend many wonderful holidays in the intriguing, beautiful and sometimes maddening country that is Italia. Next week on October 27th, I’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Kanetix and TuGo that will be all about Italy. And there’s so much to chat about – the food, the beaches,…

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Imagine being a princess for a day and living in the Chateau de Versailles, outside of Paris! (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Being a Princess for a Day at the Château de Versailles

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Some of you might have a daughter who constantly insists that she’s a princess (these days, likely one from Frozen). If you’re a mother, you may appreciate being treated like a princess (or queen) from time to time as well. Old World Europe has many castles, or châteaux, where it’s possible to dream of being a princess for a day. Of course, the ultimate castle fit for any princess (past or present), would arguably have to be the Château de Versailles in France. Breathtaking castle and…

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