Budget Travel- 12 Best Hot Springs Worth Travelling For

Budget Travel‘s site just put out a list of the 12 Hot Springs Worth Travelling for.

I was happy to see that our own Banff Upper Hot Springs was high on the list. As Albertans, we are lucky to have this natural spring so close to home.

Thinking about taking the kids to this Hot Springs? It has a great shallow/kiddie pool with the same natural hot springs water. There are always a few children playing in this pool!family friendly banff, hot springs pool for kids, banff hot springs baby

 I happen to take a dip in the healing waters just this week and noticed a very cool addition to the entrance of the Hot Springs…..in celebration of The Year of the Dragon, a giant sculpture made of snow and ice!

Legos and Cereal: A no fly zone?

Budget Travel put out an article this week about 7 ways to Annoy a Flight Attendant

Looks like the tips that most parents get before getting on board with their child might just be the things that flight attendants hate most (legos? cereal?):


 Think that because you’re on an airplane you’re off-duty as a parent. Stop expecting us to have spare diapers, formula, medicine, toys, playing cards, or batteries for DVD players or Game Boys. It’s an airplane, not a 7-11. Take your kid to the restroom before you board. Leave the dry cereal and Legos at home and bring snacks and toys for your kids that won’t make a horrible mess.