The Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Québec City has been a must-see for visitors since first opening in 2001. The hotel is located about 10 minutes outside of the city and is generally open each winter from January through late March.
I recently had the opportunity to explore festive Québec City over the final weekend of Winter Carnival. I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing first-hand how the people of Québec embrace winter and enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather. I didn't realize winter could be so much fun!
This is a guest post written by my 10 year-old daughter, Emma, who is eager to share her thoughts about some of the destinations that we visit as part of the series that we call Emma's Favourite Things.
I recently spent a few days in Québec City over the final weekend of the 2014 Winter Carnival. I had previously visited in the summer with my family but this was the first time that I had ever been during winter and I discovered that the city has a unique charm and beauty when covered with snow.
My favourite family tradition is the post-Christmas getaway that we gift ourselves each year. This past year, we left cold and snowy Toronto on December 27th to fly to Fort Lauderdale for a holiday cruise aboard the Crown Princess. Our first port of call was Princess Cays in the Bahamas.
My 10 year-old daughter and I recently visited Beaches Resortin Negril, Jamaica - a family resort with endless entertaining activities. The most memorable part of our stay, however, wasn't the water slides or the sandy beach but our visit to a local school.
A recent stay at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa was my first experience with an all-inclusive resort and, to be quite honest, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had decided years ago that all-inclusive wouldn't be my style of family vacation but Beaches Negril proved to me how short-sighted I had been.
A few months ago I reviewed KeeKee's Big Adventures in Paris, France which launched a children's book series about a calico cat named KeeKee who travels the world in a hot air balloon. I loved the first book so I was delighted to read the recently-published second installment in which the charming feline finds herself in Rome, Italy.
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