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Spooky Stories on St. John's Haunted Hike


Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance.

The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

Murder. Innocence and guilt. Justice. Ghosts. Vengeance. The Ghosties and Ghoulies Haunted Hike in St. John's, Newfoundland, shared all that and more.

Photo: Wandering Educators

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Top 10 Family-friendly restaurants in St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John’s (one of my favorite places in the world!) has a wide variety of places to eat, from small to large, ethic to local, cheap eats to gourmet cuisine. But where are the best places to feed your kids – and yourself? No overplayed children’s menus here – these are great restaurants that serve excellent food. 

Here are my top 10 family-friendly restaurants on the Rock

(in alphabetical order so as not to play favorites - they are all favorites!)

5 Family-Friendly Places to Eat in Norfolk, Virginia

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Aug 24, 2015 / 0 comments

A gateway to Washington D.C. to the north, Virginia Beach to the east, and touching the James and Elizabeth Rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk draws visitors and residents from around the country – and the world. The culinary scene is equally eclectic. While you can catch the occasional chain, more often street corners are home to mom and pop diners, chef-driven hotspots, and unique food finds from Turkish to Creole, Jamaican to European.

Yes, You Should Vacation With Your Extended Family

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Aug 10, 2015 / 0 comments

Recently, articles have been popping up about whether you should vacation with your extended family, and the answer is a big, fat YES! Whether your family is close and already does it, or you barely know your cousins and think of them as strangers. You should vacation with your extended family, because something special happens when you do.

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Travel Writers' Secrets: Top Toronto Travel Tips

Get ready and fasten your seatbelts! We’re about to embark on an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’s, Newfoundland (yes, a ferry will be involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac: Read This!

I've got the coolest book to share with you. It's the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016, and it's full of awesomeness.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016

Lessons I Learned on Vacation with my Mom

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May 11, 2015 / 0 comments

Over the years my mom has acquired a few nicknames from my dad, brother, and I. Sue Gopher; Pokey; the maid – and she’s always taken it in good stride. In fact, she came up with Sue Gopher herself, though she doesn’t remember why. It’s not like she likes gophers or being one. There are some mysteries in life we’ll never solve.

But there are others are you learn to uncover, specifically from your mother. In honor of mother’s day, I’ve chosen to remember what my mom has taught me on vacation – add yours in the comments!


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5 Alternatives for This Year's Family Break

Tired of the trips to Thailand? Is the thought of taking your wife to Paris or your kids to New York daunting you? Or have you spent the last family break on the foothills of Mount Fuji or packed your travel bags to Madrid only a million times before? Then these 5 great places are the perfect alternatives for a great family break!


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An Out of This World Family Holiday

Are you planning an extraordinary vacation – wanting something different from the norm - out of this world family holidays? Short of jetting off into space, you’ve got some research ahead of you. But let me suggest something that will be remembered forever, marked down in family lore, and be magical, to boot – stay in a castle.

Yes. A castle. How cool is that?!

Top Tips for Visiting Disney World

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Jan 25, 2015 / 0 comments

You’re planning a trip to Disney World in Orlando, and wondering where to start, yes? It can be overwhelming, when you dig into the internet, to discover exactly WHAT you should be doing to plan a trip to Disney, and have fun while doing so.