Spring break vacation ideas during the Coronavirus pandemic

By |2020-03-12T21:10:34-06:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |

What a time we're living in! Today I'm headed onto CTV News at Noon to chat about stay-cation ideas close to Calgary. Pretty much everyone I know is scrambling to find some local alternatives for spring break getaways. Here's a few suggestions that get you and your family outdoors, while avoiding gatherings of 250 people.

These are the best things to do in Victoria with kids

By |2020-03-27T14:33:48-06:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

Finally it's spring! Technically it's not, but it is March and I'm itching to see some green. At this time of year, I long to get back to Vancouver Island. Victoria is one of my favourite Canadian cities and it's such a tonic for the senses. Here's a look at my favourite activities to do there at this time of year.

The Best Hashtags for your Travel Photos

By |2020-03-27T14:22:47-06:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

Do you ever get exhausted by social media? I do. A lot. What's particularly annoying is when you finally snag that perfect shot, only to have very few eyes upon it. The trick is tagging correctly in order to get your posts seen by the right (and most number of) people. Here's a look at the best travel hashtags to include in your social media posts.

What you need to know about camping in the Kananaskis

By |2020-02-28T21:50:15-07:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

It doesn't feel like camping season yet, but in a way it is. That's because many online reservation systems for campsites in Alberta open up for the summer season, like now. Here's a look at some of the biggest and best campsites to consider in the Kananaskis region, plus info on their amenities and how to book your site.

Sidney, B.C.: Everything you need to know about this royal hideaway

By |2020-02-11T18:50:48-07:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

Everyone has their happy place and if I were to pick just one in Canada, it very well might be Sidney-by-the-Sea. This charming BC town lies just outside of Victoria, and holds a very dear place in my heart. Here's a look at all the fun things you can do in Sidney, plus where to find affordable accommodation and the freshest seafood in town.

It’s National Plan for Vacation Day! Here’s how to plan an affordable, yet epic one!

By |2020-01-28T07:13:56-07:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

I'm so stoked because in a little over two weeks the Valentines Day/ Family Day (President's Day) long weekend will be upon us. You might think this would be a super expensive weekend to travel, but you'd be wrong! I found some major deals - both for a sun getaway and a stay-cation in either Calgary or Vancouver. Wherever your plans take you, I hope you have a lovely winter long weekend!

10 Awesome things to do in Parksville

By |2020-01-22T08:35:45-07:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

Have you ever been to Parksville, a magical spot on Vancouver Island? If not, you'll want it to be on your radar. This small city sports endless shoreline and offers easy access to ancient coastal rainforests. It's one of those places where you can be adventurous, laze on a beach, steal away to a spa and get your fill of quality seafood. Here's a look at what my family and I get up to when we visit.

Camping in Banff? Here are the best campsites to book

By |2020-02-06T14:17:22-07:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

January isn't even finished yet and the reservation systems for camping in Banff National Park has already opened. Here's a look at the best campgrounds in and around Banff, plus their amenities and info on how to reserve your spot.

Random holiday generator + other hacks to ensure you get a break this winter

By |2020-01-02T09:40:37-07:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , |

If you're anything like me, you could really use a break this (and every) winter. I'm sharing my best tips on how to make that happen, including how using a random holiday generator can help you find the right destination.