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…

Connect as a Family at Pincher Creek and Castle Mountain Resort

Awe inspiring views. Exploring less travelled areas. Connecting as a family. Pincher Creek and Castle Mountain Resort are the place for families to enjoy winter in the great outdoors.    Here’s my must-do list for when you’re planning your family getaway. Moonlit Snowshoeing under the stars with Alberta Parks Snowboarding Alberta’s powder-filled Castle Mountain Resort Chairlift…

Family Snowcation at Sunshine Village Ski Resort

There are some places in Canada that are completely magical. They are not only a local’s favourite area to adventure but also an iconic place for tourists to explore. Sunshine Village is one of these vacation spots and finds itself on many traveller’s bucket lists. Our family recently spent the weekend at Sunshine Village Mountain…

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Christmas in Europe is a magical time and entire cities around Europe are transformed into fairytale scenes. Thousands of markets light up the streets and the cities are buoyant with the cheerful spirit. Both locals and tourists alike enjoy being seduced by the twinkling lights and the smell of mulled wine. Christmas markets  are a…

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…