Summer Travel | ICA Labor Day Free Admission | Free Fun Friday - Mapparium

August 30, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+

How's your summer going? Please let me know if you'd like to share about your kids' camps or travel experience.

We all know it's work to research where to go or what camp to pick for our kids, and the big question is, of course, will they actually like it? :)

Parents trust other parents; so share your learnings, and maybe we can all save each other (and our kids) some grief!

Below is Jingxia's write-up of taking her kids to Banff National Park. Her kids are in rising 2nd and 4th grades. Sounds like a great outdoor experience! Especially if like me, you worry about kids spending too much time indoors and on screens. :)

We just spent ten days visiting Banff national park in Canada.

First of all, it is not easy to get there from Boston. As I looked, there was no direct flight from Boston to its closest city Calgary (which is 1.5 hours’ drive to Banff). The flight time alone is over 7 hours. But I have to say, it totally worth the effort. We were amazed by the mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes, deep-cut canyons, soothing hot springs and lovely wildlife.

It is easy to find information about how beautiful Banff is and how to plan your trip, so I just want to mention that be prepared there would be a lot of walking, especially for kids, even though there are many beautiful views just several steps away off your car.

On average, we probably walked four miles a day, most of the times in the mountains, sometimes around the lakes. I guess this is why we always ended up with a big meal at the end of the day. YUM!

For kids who do not like hiking, it could be quite challenging. At some point, my older one (who complained about hiking the most) said, this is the worst vacation ever! And he missed our Disney trip and all-inclusive trip a lot.

But overall, I think he handled it well and actually enjoyed it. However, we will not plan for any national park trip for the following couple of years... LOL!

Or maybe just not yet. ;-) I heard Yellowstone and the canyon national parks are quite beautiful. Hehe.

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August 30, 2018 in #events | | | Share on Google+