It’s almost the end of summer and the husband was trying to convince me we could skip a vacation this year. Of course I was not having it, so we are traveling to Vancouver with kids. It’s a win for the both of us: he gets to visit a bucket list city of his, I get a break from the usual existence that is being a stay at home mom in the summer (you know what I’m talking about). It is a welcome break from this oppressive summer heat for all of us.
Traveling to be FOUND
In past trips, I have relied on the usual crowd sourced travel sites to determine what to do on our vacations. This time I went a different route for a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to make sure we experience the city as authentically as possible. I’m sure we will do some of the usual tourist activities, but I think part of the joy of travel is to immerse one’s self into another culture. I know, it’s Canada, but I’m sure there’s still something new to be experienced. Next, since we are traveling to Vancouver with kids, I wanted to be sure the trip was planned with them in mind.
That is why I turned to FOUND, who created a custom travel experience for us. They have saved me so much time and mental bandwidth. Beyond that though, our Vancouver experience was curated specifically for our Muslim family of five with three young children. Every activity and restaurant was recommended with that in mind, and I love it. These are the same folks who planned an amazing Muslim friendly girls’ trip to New Orleans, so I knew I was in good hands.
Full disclosure, I am getting paid nothing for this blog post, I just really love the travel experience FOUND offers!
Packing This Time is Not So Fun
I’m getting a little stressed out because I am trying to cram a whole week’s worth of cool weather clothes for a family of five into one suitcase. I’m taking advice from a friend and will repeat some items and wear our heaviest shoes and jackets on the plane. I’ll be packing some of the pieces I got on sale a few weeks ago, and hope I don’t spill coffee on any of them!