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19 Jan, 2010

Ten things: Ten Places We Want To Visit

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

I swear to god this one is entirely their own.

  • France
  • Scotland
  • Hawaii
  • Carribean Islands
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • California
  • New York City
  • Yellowknife
  • Saskatchewan
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8 Responses to "Ten things: Ten Places We Want To Visit"

1 | karen at virtually there

January 19th, 2010 at 7:20 am


I love the fact that Saskatchewan is on there!

2 | Finola

January 19th, 2010 at 8:45 am


I laughed to see Saskatchewan as well. Too sweet! Glad to see Hawaii was up higher on the list though :)

3 | Trea

January 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm


Nice … can I come? And will you actualy humour the kids and take them to some of these places?

4 | Alison @ Hospitality Haven

January 19th, 2010 at 2:31 pm


I have been to the Caribbean Islands, California, New York City, and Saskatchewan! They are all fabulous places! Just make sure you visit Saskatchewan in the summer. The wheat is amazing, and the skies are endlessly blue! :) I went to New York City in February, and it’s amazing. Very cool city. If you line up at TKTS you can get tickets to broadway shows for that night much cheaper. :)

5 | vicki

January 19th, 2010 at 4:17 pm


So happy to see Saskatchewan and Yellowknife on the list! I was born in Yellowknife and grew-up in northern Saskatchewan (Nipawin).
Maybe they’ll add Belgium to the list? Amazing cities: Antwerp and Bruges. Not to mention the cycling, chocolate, frites, and Flemish people.

For a taste of Belgium, check out http://victoriasisland.typepad.com.

6 | Voyageur

January 19th, 2010 at 5:06 pm


Funny…we’ve been talking to the kids about where they’d like to travel. Mostly to the eldest who is 8. We recently decided against going to the Olympics because of 1) the cost and 2) kids won’t remember it and 3) there will be other Olympics we can attend when the kids are older and 4) why not save the money and dream of and discuss cool “big trip” destinations for a few years. We put the cash in a travel savings account where we’ll keep offramping some cash now and then, and now we begin our search for a great family trip. So far, we’re thinking of a 4-country month in Europe (Scotland, France, Holland and Italy). We also need to decide when. What is the best age for a trip with your family – where you understand and really experience what you are experiencing?

7 | Rebecca

January 19th, 2010 at 8:20 pm


so awesome that they want to visit places in Canada!

8 | Shar-Lee

January 19th, 2010 at 11:09 pm


We live in Saskatchewan and frequently enjoy your blog as an insight to life down East. We welcome your family to visit our beautiful province. Do come in the summer as previously mentioned. Bring your camping gear and enjoy our many lakes. Stop in Saskatoon for Taste of Saskatchewan and the Jazz Festival, then enjoy Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan.

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