Winter in Muskoka: Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville

Riding across the snow-covered golf course streaked with cross-country ski tracks astride Static, a Belgian horse apparently crossed with a comfortable couch, is one of the most relaxing things a person can do outside in negative 12 degree Celsius weather. I’ve ridden here at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville before through the hilly Muskoka landscape that’s…

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Gulf Coast Conservation: Sanibel Island, Florida

On Florida’s Sanibel Island, shelling is the popular leisure past-time activity. It’s almost impossible not to participate because layers of seashells blanket the shoreline each time the tides wash out. Families wander along the beach, small bags in hand, eyes scouring the mounds of shells, picking out the perfect non-living specimens. If your idea of…

Wake up the Wild at African Lion Safari

We aren’t supposed to pet the giraffe because they don’t like it, but it’s hard to remember that when the five-month-old Safari reaches its curious head into the open-air truck looking for the carrots and lettuce we’ve been given to feed them. The older giraffes, like Calgary, are more reluctant to approach and only one…

San Antonio – More than the Alamo…

With a SeaWorld, Six Flags, wax museum and waterpark called Schlitterbahn, within the boundaries of San Antonio, Texas, the city is a draw for families in the state looking for a variety of summer activities. But travelers from Canada can find all these things closer to home, so it’s the sights and festivals unique to…

OBX Bliss … And Wild Horse Crazy

The Outer Banks (OBX), North Carolina is the beach resort region for families who can’t always afford beach resorts. This unique geographic area – 320 km of barrier islands linked by Highway 12 – is an outdoor lovers destination, whether you are looking for touristy activities such as beach fun, mini-golf and family-friendly restaurants found…