Podcast Episode 138: How to Actually Have Fun on Your Family Vacation

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 138 of The New Family Podcast where we find out how to bring back fun in your family trips.

I’m very pleased to be joined by my friend Jody Robbins, a travel writer based in Calgary, Alberta. Jody is the author of a new book called 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. Today Jody and I are going to talk about what it takes to have a family vacation that’s actually enjoyable for everyone in the family, and not just a heck of a lot of work for the parents.

Here are some resources related to my discussion with Jody.

Jody’s 1000 Families guest post

Jody’s book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit

Jody’s Travel with Baggage website

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Jody’s Favourite Parenting Advice

“The best piece of advice I actually read in ‘The Baby Whisperer’ book and that was a book I read when my daughter was very, very young. And the advice was ‘start as you mean to go on.’ And I think she was referring to so many things, particularly sleep training. I’ve really taken that to heart, specially when I’m on a vacation. I think you can apply it personally, say you don’t want to lose your fitness routine and you want to go on a run, for me ‘start as you mean to go on’ means you have to get that run in the first day. It could also apply to your kids, so let’s say you want to get children down for a nap or you want them eating more fruits and vegetables than you do candy. If you start that on day one, then I think you’ve got a much greater success of having the holiday that you want to have.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today’s Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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