Wookies, Wompas, and AT AT Walkers – the Star Wars area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is definitely the place for Star Wars fans of all ages to get their fix.
Have your wand and broomstick at the ready, as approaching Hogwarts castle for the first time is like watching the book itself come to life. Every curious detail is perfectly captured and realistic, with movie set magic gloriously realized. Because of this, a trip to Florida is not complete without a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. [Read more…]
Grab a bite at Krusty Burger, stop for a beer at the Duff Brewery, and make a quick trip to the Kwik-E-Mart. Walking into Springfield, USA at Universal Studios is like stepping directly into a nostalgic cartoon.
Wandering wallaroos, Joeys wrapped in blankets, and free roaming capybaras – certainly not the usual animals one would expect to discover while visiting a farm in British Columbia. Our afternoon spent interacting with these curious creatures at Kangaroo Creek Farm was the highlight of our recent weekend getaway to Kelowna, BC.
Towering in the distance, just off the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway, Britannia Mine Museum’s monumental Mill 3 is hard to miss. One of 17 buildings on the site of this unique heritage site, Mill 3 was once the heartbeat of the North American copper mining industry; today, the building remains, educating the future through engaging and interactive programs and exhibits.
Squamish, British Columbia, is a short 45 minute drive from Vancouver. Driving down the spectacular Sea-to-Sky highway, it is easy to understand why the journey itself has been heralded as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. A mecca for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and climbing, Squamish is considered to be the outdoor capital of Canada. [Read more…]
With unparalleled views of the snowy peaks of Whistler, British Columbia, the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola is nothing short of awesome.
Winding alongside the picturesque Cheakamus River, the dense forest clears to reveal an eclectic outdoor art gallery. Mangled boxcars scattered among towering cedar trees make up a kind of twisted train graveyard; local artists have laid claim to these unique canvases, creating a vibrant art installation hidden away for curious hikers to discover in the middle of the lush Canadian forest.
I can still remember the first time I visited the Royal B.C. museum as a child; standing, awestruck, in front of the life sized woolly mammoth for the first time still holds a vivid place in my memory. Because of this, I knew that a visit to the museum was one of the first things I wanted to do on our family trip to Vancouver Island.
Walking into the Royal B.C. Museum really does feel like you are stepping back in time. The museum houses an impressive array of authentic artifacts, which are displayed in highly realistic settings, making visitors feel like they are experiencing another time and place.
Teaching our kids about the world they live in, and giving them the opportunity to actively explore that world as much as possible, is immensely important to us. As we travel, we try really hard to seek out opportunities to teach the kids about the history, culture, and nature of the places we visit. Not to say that we don’t enjoy flashy tourist spots, but we try to balance those activities with cultural experiences and off the beaten path adventures whenever we can.