Roadtripping with 3 young children: 5 Family West Coast Destinations

Some parents are horrified when they think of travelling long distances in a car with young children. Add in that you are not going to use any technology and many families would say that is impossible. Well Rachel and Andrew Machnee do not and have been on multiple family roadtrips with their 3 young children.…

The Realities of Adventuring with a Toddler: A Mom’s How-To Guide

Remember me? I’m the mom who packed up her 5 month old and headed out on a backcountry fishing trip in northern Canada with my husband in the post “A Floatplane, A boat and a Baby”.    I also said something to the effect of we wanted to take the attitude that ‘this baby was joining…

5 Family Friendly Surf Destinations

So you want to take your family on a surfing adventure?  The most important decision you must make – even more important than how many diapers and boards to bring – is where to go?  Many surfers seek desolation, gnarly waves and places that don’t necessarily have a lot going on culturally.  Basically, places that…

Yes, You Can Take Your Kids on a Surf Trip

The C Word. As in, CHILDREN. A word that makes grown men shake in their boots. A silly little word that is scary enough to ruffle the normally unflappable feathers of some of the most bad-ass childless adventure women out there! Is this baby the end of surfing, traveling, swimming, hiking, climbing, camping, snowboarding? Is…

Preparing Kids for a Beach Day in Tofino

Tofino and Ucluelet located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is one of our family’s favourite places in the world. The surf is amazing and the local shops and restaurants are superb. But… What really sets this section of the west coast apart is that it is typically not overcrowded and it still seems so…