Archive for the category "travel"

Ottawa and Gatineau for the Ford Fiesta Challenge


Monday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT
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This August, bloggers from across the country were invited to Ottawa to experience the new Ford Fiesta courtesy of Ford Canada. The group was a fun and diverse mix of writers, from lifestyle and food to parent blogging, that hailed from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. We were gathered together to drive Fiestas for a […]

Wine Wednesday: Visiting Castello di Amorosa in Napa


Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 — 10:49am PDT
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Before heading down to Disneyland in Anaheim from San Francisco this August our group took a 1-day detour up to Napa and stayed in Calistoga. Keeping with the family-friendly theme of our trip, we visited a winery where children are welcome and even get their very own local drink (non-alcoholic of course) to swirl, sip, […]

The Exploratorium in San Francisco


Monday, August 26th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT
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The Exploratorium in San Francisco is not your average museum. In fact, it’s pretty much unlike any other museum I’ve visited so I won’t call it that. It’s an imagination-boosting, mind-bending, tinker-encouraging, eye-opening, fun-filled space for science and discovery. It was another stop during our recent trip to San Francisco with Disney Canada and Travel […]

Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco


Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT
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There are various San Francisco activities and landmarks that make a trip to the City by the Bay complete such as a tour of Alcatraz, dinner at the legendary Tonga Room, family fun at Pier 39, photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge, riding a cable car or navigating Lombard Street. For families, fans of […]

Touring Alcatraz in San Francisco


Monday, August 19th, 2013 — 5:40pm PDT
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One place I have always wanted to visit when in San Francisco is Alcatraz, which is as notorious as some of its former prisoners. The 9 hectare island sits about 2.4kms from San Francisco and has had many lives. First as a lighthouse, military fort and military prison in the 1860s, then as a federal […]

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa


Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 — 2:50pm PDT
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Rolling green prairie, lightning bugs, the smell of sweet corn, the rumble of a farm vehicle going down main street. These are the sights and sounds of our summers in Iowa when we head back to John’s hometown and hang out with his family for a few weeks. While we usually get some work done […]