8 Reasons Why Mount Engadine Resort Needs to be on your Family’s Adventure Bucketlist

After turning off the number 1 highway onto the Kananaskis 40 road, it is nearly impossible not to mention the beauty of the snow-covered mountains. The majestic giants appear to be hiding secrets to be discovered by anyone choosing to embark on an adventure. Further past the 40 is spray lakes road that is even…

Family Van Life Budget: The cost of living 3 months on the road!

It feels like only yesterday we were living the dream life traveling around in Dusty our 1993 VW Eurovan. The trip that ended in December brought our family closer together as we explored 3 provinces and 6 States over 3 months. As promised in the blog post “Finding Money for a Family Van Life Trip”, …

8 Reasons to Vacation at Little River Inn in Mendocino, California.

Living the van life has been a dream come true and 3 months on the road has been the perfect way to explore new places. We have experienced  jaw dropping sunsets,  tarantulas meandering by our cook stove in the dessert and  aw-inspiring landscapes. It truly has been incredible but weeks without a hot shower had…

Guide to Exploring Central Idaho with Kids: Hot Springs, Biking and Paddling

After 5 nights exploring Northern Idaho it was time to head south towards McCall. Our 6 hour drive south took us through incredibly diverse landscapes. We drove past tree covered mountain sides, through Hell’s Gate canyon and past golden farmer’s fields before reaching the beautiful town of McCall. As we approached we immediately could tell…

The Truth Behind Biking with Kids : Riding the Hiawatha Trail (+Video)

Riding the Hiawatha trail was an unforgettable experience. As a family we soaked up the fall coloured views and whooped through all 10 of the train tunnels. The 7 Trestles (train bridges) provided an incredible view of the valley. A view that we obviously had to stop on and take a family picture.   The small…

Explore Northern Idaho : Bikes, Brews and Family Fun

Our family is 10 days into our 90-day Western US VW van trip and we have started our adventuring out strong. After spending time wrapping up loose ends in Canada while relaxing on a friend’s property in Yakh, BC we crossed the U.S. border and left Yahk in our tracks! The wild turkeys were waiting…

Silverton Falls Trail

Hikes around Banff provide  some of the most  stunning scenery in the world. Scenery that is accessible to the whole family. But many of these scenic places have become congested with large crowds and parking challenges. Silverton Falls Hike is perfect for little feet and offers a stunning staircase waterfall at the end. The hike…

8 Places to Stand Up Paddle Board near Calgary

Stand Up Paddle boarding is becoming mainstream and a very popular summer activity. There is a draw for adventure like the stories of Huckleberry Finn on his raft seeking one adventure after the next. The world also looks different when exploring on the water. This summer try exploring new places or from a new angle…