Monkey business

Monkey business

As far as licensed characters go, I am admittedly partial to Julius, the cartoon monkey from Paul Frank. My kids are partial to him too, but they call him Paul. So how could we resist a chance to get up close with him at a traveling party that’s touring the...
Join the Smirkus like you wanted to…

Join the Smirkus like you wanted to…

This weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my kids and some friends to one of the greatest circuses I’d ever been to. The one thing that made it different than any other–the performers were all kids. Before you roll your eyes and imagine some tedious high...
Vancouver travel with families – O Canada!

Vancouver travel with families – O Canada!

When you think of foreign travel, Canada probably doesn’t spring to mind. After all, we’ve got hockey, maple syrup, and a Francophile or two here in the United States, right?Well, yes. But as I discovered on a recent trip to Vancouver and the Whistler...