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Journey to Churchill | Assiniboine Park and Zoo | Winnipeg, Manitoba

How a visit to Assiniboine Park and Zoo in Winnipeg changed how I think about zoos

Let me start out by saying that I’ve never been a “zoo person”. It has always pained me to see majestic creatures penned in captivity. I realize many zoos do great conservation work and also genuinely care for the animals’ well-being. However, I made a personal decision several years ago to not support zoos in […]

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Visiting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Opening of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the only museum of its kind. It is dedicated solely “to the evolution, […]

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Why Chicago hockey fans should travel to Winnipeg for a game

Go for the hockey, stay for the fun! My recent winter trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, just happened to be the same weekend that my beloved Chicago Blackhawks hockey team was in town to play against the hometown Jets. Chicago Blackhawks’ fans are known to “travel well” – meaning, it’s not unusual for Blackhawks’ fans to […]

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Family pool

Delta Chelsea, meet Eaton Chelsea: Changes at Canada’s largest hotel

Once it was decided that Lucia and The Working Dad would join me in Toronto for TBEX, the next order of business was to book a hotel for the weekend. Our only criteria were: downtown location (close to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for me); a pool (for Lucia); and affordable. A quick online search […]

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"Daddy, I wanna be a goalie!"

Daddy-Daughter Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

While I was attending TBEX in Toronto, my husband, Mark, and our daughter, Lucia, were out exploring the city. This is the first installment of guest posts by Mark, aka The Working Dad, on their Toronto adventures. When Francesca told me she was going to this travel bloggers’ conference in Toronto, right away I thought, “I’m […]

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