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There are many kinds of unusual accommodation to choose from if you're looking to sleep outside the usual hotel box. We loved the Swiss Tube Hotel in Thun. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Sleeping in a Tube in Thun, Switzerland

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I love Switzerland. It’s my maternal homeland, and I have strong ties to this compact, western European country of mountains, cows & chocolate. We enjoy visiting Switzerland every chance we get, and are always amazed by its beauty, sense of order and unique history and culture. On our most recent visit, we decided to try a unique accommodation experience for our family. Hotels in Switzerland are very expensive, so in the search of something cheaper, we found the ‘unusual accommodation’ option…

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Looking for a winter playground that won't break the family vacation budget? Manning Park is one of British Columbia's most affordable and popular resorts. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

BC’s Rustic Playground – Manning Park

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Looking for a winter playground that won’t break the family vacation piggy bank? Located east of Hope, three hours from Vancouver, is Manning Provincial Park, one of British Columbia’s most affordable and popular outdoor recreational playgrounds. We’ve been visiting here since 1992, in both winter and summer; pre-kids and as a family. It’s become an annual vacation destination for us around the New Year, starting when we used to winter camp at Lone Duck campground, digging out a tent spot in the deep…

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