Road Trips

The great European road trip is one of life's great travel pleasures. How to arrange for an affordable and easy car rental in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Best Ways to Rent a Car in Frankfurt

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‘It’s a turbo.’ My husband’s eyes light up as we approached the Opel Astra with our suitcases and backpacks in tow. Though we were tired after the ten-hour flight from Vancouver to Frankfurt, we’d been revived with mugs of frothy cafe crème and a gigantic raisin bun. I was eternally grateful that we’d followed one of our tried, test and true best ways to obtain a car rental in Frankfurt, or anywhere in Europe for that matter – pre-book from home….

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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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An all-season fashion guide on how to travel in fine style while road tripping to any destination in any weather, with or without kids in tow. | thetravellingmom.ca

How to Travel in Fine Style While Road Tripping

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As spring approaches, thoughts begin to turn to summer road trip planning. A large part of travel prep involves choosing the attire wisely for the journey. This might seem like a silly thing to concern yourself with, but remember that comfort and utility often change depending on the destination and time of year for a personal Kerouac adventure. The seasons tend to dictate much of the preparation process, but destination plays a key role (i.e. taking a winter road trip in California will…

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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 older 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, to…

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