Road Tripping with kids

By By Elizabeth Nemethy
Given the fact that our kids (ages 6 and almost 4) get bored driving to Ikea, a road trip to Florida may not seem like a sane vacation choice. Our first plan was a last minute deal to some all-inclusive island but that seemed, well, perhaps a little boring. Florida is both warm and interesting so we priced flights. But while flight prices were okay a rental car as well was beyond our limited budget. And as we didn’t want to be stuck at a resort all week, we needed a vehicle. So we mapped a route from Toronto to Florida (only 21 totally not boring hours away!) and packed up the van.



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Florida Road Trip Highlights

We recently spent a week in Florida, plus about 2 days driving each way. As a family more interested in the natural than the commercial, here are our highlights. Savannah Georgia,Crystal River, Disney, Magic Kingdom,Beaches and The Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

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Cross country skiing in the Beach

We have been blessed with snow in Toronto and we have been so lucky to be able to cross-country skiing in the city. I have written before how fun it is to go “urban bushing” as we like to call it.


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Summer in Norway

By Kari Svenneby
One of the things that strike me about Canada is how similar Norway and Canada are in both landscape and climates. It is as if someone left Canada in the dryer too long and made a woolen Norway shrink. The coastlines, the mountains and the breathtaking views of Norway are very similar to Canada. Even the similar climates, and our abilities to produce both oil and fish products seem to connect us.


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Where to Enjoy Nature With Kids in Los Angeles

By Debi Huang 
Disneyland and Hollywood aren't the only places to take kids when visiting Los Angeles. This sprawling metropolis is full of wonderful outdoor places to play, many of them far less crowded than their more popular counterparts. Here are just a few of my favorite spots to enjoy nature with kids in Los Angeles.



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