Sunrise Ridge Resort in Parksville BC

We had such a fun time in Vancouver Island – first Sooke and now Parksville! We stayed at the beautiful Sunrise Ridge Resort – this is another True Key Resorts property – they have 4 signature properties on Vancouver Island. Sunrise Ridge Resort its only 30 minutes away from Nanaimo. The resort has a modern…

First Time Cruise Experience & Tips

Last year when I was planning a family trip for 2019, my parents suggested taking us “kids” on a cruise. They had in recent years started taking cruises and said it would be the best way to plan a vacation as the cruise basically has something for everyone. When we discussed where to go on…

A Weekend of Family Fun at River Rock Casino and Resort

Nestled along the banks of the Fraser River overlooking the gorgeous boardwalk lies the River Rock Casino and Resort. Conveniently located roughly 5km from Vancouver International Airport, it offers upscale dining, indoor salt-water pool and water slide, spa, gym along with a 24-hour casino and live entertainment. Before we had children, The River Rock was…

The Chilliwack Tulip Festival blooms again on April 10!

The Chilliwack Tulip Festival is back with more Instagramable moments than ever. This year, the festival promises an incomparable explosion of colour, fragrance and family-friendly fun. Starting on April 10, the first two weeks of the festival will eature 10 varieties of hyacinths and 17 varieties of daffodils, and include one-of-a-kind, handmade floral mosaics. From…

Travel Cuba on a Budget

This month, I was able to travel to one of my bucket list destinations. I was super excited to finally visit Cuba! I met a few friends from Winnipeg and Calgary in Varadero to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Traveling with friends (even friends you have not met yet but have a friend in common) is…

Edmonton Eats: Tsujiri

If you haven’t heard of Tsujiri before, the company is a long withstanding brand in Japan, famous for its matcha green tea. Tsujiri started off 155 years ago specializing in producing its own green tea and opening its own tea shops in Kyoto. It has now grown to be a global brand with one of…

Discover Los Angeles: Affordable Fun Things To Do

Los Angeles can be quite an expensive city to vacation in, despite the low cost airfare from Vancouver to LA (my flight cost me only $275 in October!) It was tricky to find an affordable hotel option as well, however there are various fun activities and dining options that were cheap and budget friendly that…