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Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

Seven Tips to Make the Most of a Kentville Pumpkin People Day Trip from Halifax

I’m pretty sure as Haligonians we are required to make an annual fall pilgrimage to the Annapolis Valley to a) pick apples, b) go to a corn maze, c) pick a pumpkin, or e) see the Pumpkin People. We have our top seven tips to make the most of this fun fall festival.

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Time Out for Parents at Oceanstone Seaside Resort

Sometimes, as parents, it's really easy to get caught up in our relationship with our kids - in their life, in their activities, in their needs. When doing this, it is even easier to put your relationship as a couple on the back burner. When that happens, it's time to call a Time Out...for the parents, not the kids...

Victoria Park Playground Road Trip (Truro)

Victoria Park Playground Road Trip (Truro)

Victoria Park in Truro is a massive (ONE THOUSAND ACRES) park with a fantastic playground, trails everywhere, picnic tables, charming brooks winding through the woods, and a stunning waterfall. In short, it's the perfect destination for a fall road trip.

PEI Vacation at Sandspit and Shining Waters

PEI Vacation at Sandspit and Shining Waters

Our family kicked off summer 2017 with a family vacation to Prince Edward Island and, by all accounts, it was a resounding success. We were there for a week and had a jam-packed schedule that included some amazing playgrounds, beaches, bike rides and, of course, Sandspit Amusement Park and Shining Waters Family Fun Park.

Why you need to visit playgrounds on your next Canadian road trip (and here are 150 of the coolest to get you started!)

Why you need to visit playgrounds on your next Canadian road trip (and here are 150 of the coolest to get you started!)

There are themed playground, accessible playgrounds for people with special needs, and natural playgrounds inspired by and made with elements found in nature. But the main reason you need to incorporate playgrounds into your Canadian road trip is because so many of these playgrounds have taken cues from their home communities and incorporated the local values and history of the area into the design.

6 Road Trip Dos and Don'ts with Little Kids

6 Road Trip Dos and Don'ts with Little Kids

We went on our first major family road trip vacation this summer and the kids did way better than we thought - in fact, not once did we pull over and threaten to turn the car around! Based on our experience, here are our top dos and don'ts for road tripping with little kids.

10 Things You Need for Your Day Trips from Halifax

10 Things You Need for Your Day Trips from Halifax

When you plan a family fun day - or it surprises you out of nowhere! - I've found having a fully stocked "Adventure Kit" in the trunk of the car ensures you're always ready to roll with what may happen. I've got a list of things you need for your kit below.