Family trip to the snow. Heeelp!

by on June 23, 2010
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This year we plan on taking the kids for their first visit to the snow.  I have to admit that skiing isn’t one of my favourite things. The last time I was on a high mountain with white stuff I spent most of my time on parts of my body other than my feet, sliding down a hill fearful for my safety.  My husband, on the other hand, was a keen cross country skier and has been eager for the kids to experience the wonders of snow for some years.  So, I’ve been picking my friends’ brains and researching my little heart out in the hope of having a fun family experience later in the year.

We’re not doing the full on ski holiday.  A day trip is plenty for this blogger.  I’m hoping a little tobogganing, followed by a snowman and a snowball fight will see us through.

These are a few links that have helped my decidedly un-snow bunny outlook:

Help me readers!  What are your tips for taking the kids to the snow?

Happy travels,

Image by Tony the Misfit

Holiday Memories

by on May 26, 2010
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Holidays are the ultimate memory makers for families.  I think there are a number of reasons. We get to spend quality time with the ones we love.  We have new and exciting experiences.  We get to relax, without the extra pressures of everyday life demanding our attention.

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10 tips for successful camping with kids

by on May 19, 2010
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Camping with kids can be one of life’s simple pleasures.  Whether it’s in camping grounds with 5 star facilities or out in the bush with the bare essentials, camping trips have the potential to provide lifelong memories for your whole family.  Camping can be as complicated as you like, but like most things simpler often means more successful.

1. Set up in daylight

Depending on the whim of your little fellow travellers, setting up can be a breeze or a nightmare.  Best not to risk a nightmare in the dark.  Stopping earlier in the day lessens the chance of anyone being frazzled and cranky, you can see what pole goes where and if you’re setting up on an ants’ nest.  All good things. Read more