Top 3 Ski Resorts For Families

When booking a family ski holiday you need to think about the childcare and accommodation needs for your family, and it goes without saying that some resorts are more family friendly than others. Skiing can bring a lot of enjoyment for all the family and provide unforgettable memories for everyone whether you choose to ski, sledge or simply play in the snow. Choosing a resort with a good range of off-piste activities such as husky rides, sport centers, swimming, ice skating and snowmobiling will ensure your children are entertained all day.

Finding the best family friendly resorts can be time-consuming, so to make it easier for you, I have already compiled a list of our top three resorts for families and have provided advice on the childcare and ski schools available.

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Adventures in Sledding AKA Snowmobiling (really a ski trip)

Seven AM Saturday morning we loaded up the skis packs boots and sleds for a trip to the farm cabin nestled north east of Prince George in the McGregor mountains.

For decades there has been a love hate relationship between skiers and sledders, mostly hate on the part of the skiers. Sledders probably just laugh at us.

Nowadays government budgets are not sufficient to keep logging roads and Forest Service roads ploughed in the winter. For skiers, sleds are becoming a necessity allowing us access to prime backcounty ski areas.

All our ski equipment, avalanche safety gear and technical clothing is topnotch and kept in good working condition. The sleds are usually bottom of the line and may get looked over grudgingly once a year.

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Flashback, flash forward

Flashback, flash forward

Earlier this week I was tagged by Jana, in a roundabout, Sesame Street sort of way. I gave up trying to post this yesterday when it became clear early on that all I was gonna get from Blogger was a big screw you.

25 years ago I was all about My Little Ponies, ballet and jazz lessons, pretty dresses, Anne of Green Gables, the Mini Pops and playing school in my driveway with my best friend who lived down the street.

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12 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die

Whether you are seeking a gap year destination or something off the beaten path, here are 12 natural wonders you must see before you die. 

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When we speak of wonders of the world, one’s mind travels to the Taj, or the Pyramid of Giza.

These are man-made wonders; glorious and definitely must-see, but the natural world holds greater wonders than man will ever be able to create.

Here are 12 such natural wonders you absolutely, simply must see before you pass on.

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Ranking Stumblin’ Sunday

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A while ago I began doing Stumblin’ Sunday posts. Well, that’s a lie. I did one post about the best site’s that I’d come across using StumbleUpon that week.

Well, the good news is that now that I have constant computer and internet access I can start posting again, wooh! Aren’t you so very happy?!

Improve Page,Alexa and Technorati Ranks at ImBloggingThat.com is a great guide to how to increase your PageRank, Alexa Rank and Technorati Authority and Ranks. A great read if you’re obsessed with your site’s numerous ranks.

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Being a new student anywhere is tough, and college is no exception

Being a new student anywhere is tough, and college is no exception.  While in college I wanted to meet people and find friends and enjoy my time in college. I wanted to learn how many other students got into college though a GED, as I earned mine via online lessons that I followed for my GED test.

I don’t say online learning is bad for you, but it will not help you with your social life. If you have some solid friends right there by your side you have emotional and psychological support. Making those friends, though, can be the tough part. Some people are lucky and able to make friends easily, yet for others it takes a bit of work.

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The Lap of Luxury – a preemptive critique

Luxury fonts were originally designed by Christian Schwartz and available via Orange Italic. I was excited, my family business is jewelry and these typefaces are intended for the upscale market.

The type family names are Diamonds, Platinum and Gold, a cinch that I would want to use them. In 2011, House Industries purchased the rights to sell them (at least I think), and added a 3 text weights in the deal. Well, this is a partial review…

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The windows to the soul

Sometimes I get the urge to write about something, and it hits me quickly, almost hard. When I get hit with an urge like that it’s usually to write something about my mother, which at times is easy for me to do and other times is extremely hard.

Sometimes I write about her and intend to post the piece, but end up sitting on it instead, because like writing about her, there are times when it’s easy for me to post something about her and times when it almost scares me.

And there is a part of me that wonders if you, my readers, get tired of me writing about my mum – yet when I wrote about her recently, I was touched by the supportive comments that were left. I was thinking of how it was to be a teenager, but my mind drifted back to my mother…

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SO MUCH FOR AN EVEN SHAVE

I hate summer.

Okay, that’s really not true. I like summer – summer means sitting on the patio sipping beer from frosty mugs and barbecuing juicy steaks. Summer means sunshine and lots of outdoor fun, warm breezes, pasta salad and baseball on television, and those are all great things.

But it also means it’s gonna be hot, which means I’m gonna sweat. I hate being hot and I hate being sweaty.

Right now it’s sweltering outside. It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t so fucking humid – the humidity has bumped the temperature well over the 100 degree mark for the last few days.

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