Friday, June 18, 2021

Travel

Could your family live in a tiny house for the summer?

If you’ve never heard of Tumbleweed Houses or Tiny House listings, you’ve been missing out. I stumbled upon the tiny house revolution when we were considering moving to an acreage and I was looking for a place for my parents that wasn’t a big, ugly double wide. I found Tumbleweed Houses, bought the book, and have been in love ever …

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Disneyland vacation for the large family

I have four kids ranging in ages from 11 to 3, so I guess you could say I have a large family. Or, at the very least, everyone who ever sees me at grocery stores, Costco, or a restaurant thinks I have a big family because they always ask me, “Are they all yours?” Yes, yes they are. Having 4 …

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Road Trip Vancouver to Disneyland, again

Earthquakes, cockroaches, and a premium pass to Disneyland – It was all there for the taking on our latest trip from Vancouver to Disneyland I’m going to go out on a limb and call myself an ‘I5 from Vancouver to California’ expert. After all, I’ve done the road trip Vancouver to Disneyland 3 times now, and I feel like I’m …

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What to see on a road trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles

If you’re hitting the open road soon and taking a road trip from Vancouver to Los Angeles, you’re probably wondering where to stop along the way. After all, if you have a bunch of kids strapped into car seats for hours upon hours, someone is going to lose their mind eventually (most likely you). That’s why it’s such a relief …

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Avoiding roaming charges when visiting the USA from Canada

Avoid roaming charges while visiting the USA Isn’t it fun to go on vacation? Especially for those of us who practically live on the USA/Canada border, the lure of driving across and experiencing all that the USA has to offer is really too much to resist. After all, we may have lush green forests, but they have Disneyland. Unfortunately, the …

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Westcoast road trip to California with kids? Here’s what’s new at Disneyland

Summer is finally here! If you live on the upper coast the way I do, you know it was a long time coming. But I don’t plan on relying on our somewhat sketchy summer weather – Instead I’m hitting the open road with my kids, my GPS, and doing a good old fashioned road trip to California. I’ve done this …

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Canadians Guide to Disneyland Riding the Lilly Belle Caboose

In honor of Canadian Spring Break beginning in the next few weeks and the countless searches we’re seeing for Canada to Disneyland road trip, we present one of the hidden secrets of Disneyland you might not know about: Riding the Lilly Belle Caboose. (And if you do know about it, I like you already. Let’s be friends.) The charm and …

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A Canadian’s guide to Disneyland Where can I get the best price on Disneyland tickets?

Update 07/06/2012 – Just discovered that Flight Centre no longer sells 8 day park hoppers for Disneyland. They sell 5 days for slightly less than you’d find at the park gates, but 8 days is no longer an option. Disneyland: From the moment you walk through the gates and hear that wonderful little tweet saying your tickets are valid (and …

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4 reasons why the family friendly hotel breakfast buffet is not worth it

When you’ve got kids, you tend to choose hotels that have the convenience and accessibility required to get your family in and out of the hotel with relatively little scarring. And for many of us, these hotels also offer up a breakfast bar. While some may think this is a great perk to your hotel stay, I find that my …

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Driving the I5 to Disneyland: Road trip from Canada to California

Part Two of our Road trip from Canada to California via the I5. Today’s installment takes us away from Disneyland as we attempt to get on the coastal hwy but get sidetracked by Six Flags Magic Mountain We join our family preparing to pack up the van after a five day stay at the Grand Californian Resort. It’s 95 degrees …

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