Fun in San Francisco: Day 2 part 1 – Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum

Our second full day in San Francisco, we decided to head down to the piers earlier rather than later. We figured that getting in line for the cable car would be easier the earlier we went, and the wait time would, in theory, be shorter. We had purchased 3 day passes for M and I, and as luck would have it, Q was free. It was a great way to go, as it saved us the hassle of ensuring that we had $12 … [Read more...]

Fun in San Francisco: Day 1 part 2 – the Sir Francis Drake & the Hyde St Pier

If you are just joining us, you can read about the first part of our adventure here We got down to the Hyde St Pier and decided to hit the Blue Mermaid chowder house for some, you guessed it, chowder. It was actually quite good. If you go, be sure to try the crab and corn chowder or the New England clam, my two favourites. A bit spendy, but it is like that everywhere in San Francisco, especially … [Read more...]

Fun in San Francisco: Day 1 part 1 – the Sir Francis Drake & the Hyde St Pier

Summertime means holidays for a lot of families, and this year, that includes us. We do a lot of smaller trips (and by smaller I mean within a 3-5 hr drive, and usually just for a few days), but this year, we decided it was time for a bigger family holiday. We haven't done a "big" trip since our trip to Disneyland and San Diego just before Q's 3rd birthday, so I figured we were long overdue. This … [Read more...]

Whistler Children’s Festival 2014 ( and a chance to WIN an amazing trip!)

We stumbled upon the Whistler Children's Festival for the first time a couple of years ago. We just happened to be up in Whistler during that weekend, and while wandering around, discovered advertising for the festival. At that time it was still being held in Creekside, so we hopped in the car and took a drive down to check it out. We didn't quite know what to expect, but what we found, Q loved! … [Read more...]

Family fun in Whistler part 1 – from the mountain to the spa

Last weekend, we took a much needed family break. It was spring break for the little man and we really felt like we needed to do something together as a family, something fun and away from "real life" for a few days. Really, there was one place that stood out to head to, and that was Whistler. The weather looked like it would be nice, there was lots of snow and it wasn't too far of a drive from … [Read more...]

Do You Believe In Magic?

When you think of Disneyland, what comes to mind? How does it make you feel? I know that for me, when I think of Disney, I think of people smiling, friendly, laughing and happy. Things shine a little brighter, sparkle a little more, and there is magic in the air. It is the kind of place where you feel that anything is possible and where anything could happen. Where "yes" is a word that you use … [Read more...]