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Earning Laugh Lines at Long Beach Lodge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” - Unknown Some may know them as smile lines. Other, more pessimistic folks may refer to them as wrinkles. Regardless, as I sit here scrolling through the wonderful collage of photos we took throughout our weekend at Long Beach Lodge Resort, I’m suddenly very [...]

Surf’s Up at the Tofino Surf Club Adventure Centre

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You’ve certainly heard of “ski-in/ski-out”, but have you ever heard of surf-in/surf-out? I hadn’t. That is, until our time at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino. Tucked right next to the hotel, directly on the shores of the Cox Bay Beach, lies Long Beach Lodge’s Surf Club Adventure Centre – one of the most incredible [...]

Your Small BC Town Getaways – Seaside Edition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A year ago (yikes!), we asked you, our loyal followers, to share your favourite small-town getaways. And you delivered! You shared insights, activities, and photos of places that, for varied reasons, hold special meaning for you and your family. The sense of community that many small towns exhibit is reflected in this generous, open sharing [...]

From Kennel to King Suite: How a Puppy Took Over a British Columbia Hotel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s what no parent ever wants to hear… “He’s not here Mom…I can’t find him!” It was 9 pm, and I was cozy in bed on the verge of falling asleep, when I heard those dreaded words. Our daughter had come racing into our room with tears in her eyes. We had just returned earlier [...]

By |2019-09-11T12:39:29-07:00November 13th, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Western Canada|1 Comment

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Wow, that’s the biggest pool ever” the kids swooned, before dropping off their towels and jumping in! My husbands smile was as big as theirs as he showed off his “ID approved” wristband, allowing him poolside service while the kids swam. I was hungry and was thrilled to find a healthy, gluten free, dairy free [...]

What to do in Cowichan Valley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever driven between Victoria and Nanaimo without stopping? Us too, but this trip we’re moving a little slower and taking time to explore a variety of the areas adventures and attractions so we can get to know the region better. If you’re wondering what to do in Cowichan Valley area look no further, [...]

By |2020-04-08T16:45:58-07:00August 2nd, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Western Canada|0 Comments

Merridale Cidery and Distillery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine walking with your children through an apple filled orchard on a warm summer's afternoon. The children are wide eyed, on the lookout for the next set of fairies as many have been known to hide among these very apple trees. You wind yourself around the back of the property and then your residence for [...]

By |2020-04-08T16:55:51-07:00August 1st, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Western Canada|0 Comments

Getting Real Close with Pacific Northwest Raptors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we pulled into the driveway of The Pacific Northwest Raptors, we were surprised at how many vehicles were in the parking lot. After all, it was a Monday afternoon and we thought we were going to a small attraction that would be a one hour visit. Apparently everyone else in the parking lot knew [...]

By |2020-04-08T17:11:30-07:00July 31st, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Western Canada|0 Comments

Our First Stay at a Microtel

Have you ever heard of a Microtel? I hadn’t either which is why I was so excited to stay at the new Microtel by Wyndham Ladysmith on Vancouver Island! What is a Microtel? Imagine a hotel that was designed with families in mind, in absolutely every essence. From the moment your children walk into the [...]

By |2020-04-08T18:12:02-07:00July 31st, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Western Canada|0 Comments

What to do in Parksville – Kid Approved Summer Fun

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While not originally on our itinerary for our road trip, when invited to the small town we knew we had to rearrange our schedule to make room for a stop in Parksville… and it turned out being one of our most exciting stops of the trip! Parksville is located on the east side of Vancouver [...]

By |2020-04-08T18:16:30-07:00July 31st, 2018|Canada, Family Adventures, Vancouver Island, Western Canada|0 Comments
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