Traveling in Western Canada

Alberta's Badlands

One of the highlights of my summer was our family vacation to Western Canada, particularly the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. While the valley is known for wine tasting, it’s also a fantastic family destination. There’s opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking and, of course wine tasting — even with family! Recently, I documented some of the highlights of Western Canada in an article for TravelAge West.

Destination Weddings: A Family Affair

Destination weddings are often overlooked as family travel. However, what is more “family” than a wedding. You’ve got mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, in-laws and more. For more about how weddings are all about family

Wedding bouquet by Mark Pilgrim
Destination weddings are a family affair // (c) 2011 Mark Pilgrim

and for tips on planning a wedding away, read my article destination weddings.

Free Disneyland Tickets at Hotel Menage

Hotel Menage is offering free Disneyland tickets
K Hotels' Hotel Menage is offering free Disneyland tickets // (c) 2011 K Hotels

K Hotels’ Hotel Menage, a boutique hotel in Anaheim, is including free Disneyland park-hopper tickets as well as two free nights at the hotel for guests who book a two-night stay. The property, located near the Disneyland Resort inAnaheim, is a good fit for families. Its 244 rooms offer plenty of space. Parents can choose from a king bed with a pullout queen sofa, a queen and king room, a double queen room or select from several themed suites.

The resort also features a 24-hour tropical pool from which the Disneyland fireworks display can be viewed as well as Build Your Own Burger (BYOB), which features more than 60 accoutrements for hamburgers. Several other family-friendly dining options are available and, for adults, there are a variety of bars perfect for a post-theme park beverage. (