Road Trips

Getting a new adventurous perspective on life by zip lining in the mountains of Whistler for the Ford Bucket List Challenge.

Super Hero Bucket List Challenge with Ford Canada

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It’s not every day that you meet a genuine super-explorer, like Canadian Robin Esrock. Robin has travelled around the world, and is the author of The Great Global Bucket List. This colourful guide highlights unique travel experiences around the world.  I was thrilled by the invitation to meet Robin and learn of his curated custom bucket list challenge, in cooperation with Ford of Canada. But was I ready to take the Ford Bucket List Challenge with the new 2017 Ford Escape SUV? Well, of course! Along…

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The Best Vehicles for Great BC Adventure Road Trips 

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Living in British Columbia is a blessing, especially for families with a penchant for outdoor adventure road trips. From top to bottom, our province is filled with mountains, hills, campgrounds, lakes and surf spots, begging to be explored. The only problem is access. Granted, challenging road trips are part of what makes these remote gems so special. The more work to get there, the less crowded and the greater the reward. For some helpful advice, we picked the brains of a local…

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Road trips are wonderful ways to see the world and make family travel memories. How to survive a road trip with your kids. (thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Survive a Road Trip with Older Kids

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We did it. We survived a road trip with our kids. Three weeks, 6,000 km (3,800 miles), 5 American States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and one 1991 VW Westfalia Vanagon. Without air conditioning. With two teenaged boys. We’ve done quite a few epic road trips with our boys since they were toddlers. Like Cannes to Paris, France, in a day. (We arrived in Paris near midnight, and promptly got lost in the Bois du Boulogne. Do not recommend.) And from Vancouver, British Columbia,…

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The Sea to Sky Gondola is the newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler that puts Squamish firmly on the map. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

High in the sky with Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish

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The newest attraction along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler puts Squamish firmly on the map as a must-stop destination. The Sky to Sky Gondola opened in May, and has immediately become a hit with locals, day-trippers and tourists. Located just 45-minutes from Vancouver, the Gondola has opened up a whole new area around the climbing mecca of the Stawamus Chief, by allowing those of us who can’t (or won’t) rock-climb the granite cliff face, or hike up from…

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Audiobooks are one of a family's best travel accessories. Tales2Go offers 3,000+ titles to choose from.

Audiobooks Rock! A Review of Tales2Go Travel App

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We love, love, love audiobooks. I’ve been known to drive right by our intended destination (even school) while engrossed in a Percy Jackson or Artemis Fowl story. Nothing guarantees silence in the back seat quite like a great story well-told on an audiobook. The beauty of audiobooks for kids is their portability. Whether in a plane, train, automobile or airport waiting lounge, you can listen and be spirited away into a novel or storyline that is engrossing and captivating. Whether…

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