Bring on the good times and the  summer weather! Now that June is here, Canadian kids (and parents) are getting restless. I’m among them. From the moment the sun pops out for more than a minute, I’m digging out the summer dresses and taking up residence on my front porch. I can sense it in the kids too: Studying takes a little more encouragement and even the after school activities seem to start to be resented for creeping into much desired free time.

We are all craving those lazy days with no routines and quiet nights. It helps that summer also brings summer vacations. We’re busy planning our adventures by plane, train, road and more. Our house is abuzz with excitement over the adventures to come. If you haven’t booked your summer vacation yet, don’t worry. There are still plenty of deals out there to snap up. Here are just a few:

Mango Bay Hotel in Barbados

Add some luxe to your family getaway. Enjoy an all-inclusive beach  getaway at the understated Mango Bay Hotel in Barbados. Now through December 14, 2017 take advantage of savings of up to 30%. Rates starting at $545USD per room per night (double occupancy).
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Parents of the Caribbean

The newest Pirates of the Caribbean is releasing this summer and Grand Lucayan resort is playing on the movie franchise’s popularity by inviting families to have their own pirate adventure on Grand Bahama Island. This package includes a three-night all-inclusive stay, a guided cave tour and private picnics at Lucayan National Park, an on-property treasure hunt, and a Scallywag photo opportunity in the lobby. Book May 4 – July 31st, and stay May 14 – September 1st, 2017.
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Affordable Stay in Waikiki Beach

Stay in the heart of the action, in beautiful Waikiki Hawaii and save at the Aqua Ohia Waikiki. Right now, Aqua Ohia Waikiki Hotel is offering 15% off their best room rate for Canadians.
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Celebrate Canada 150 by Train

Fairmont has teamed up with Via Rail to offer the ultimate way to experience Canada during this important birthday year. Travel from Vancouver to Quebec aboard Via Rail and stay in luxury fairmont properties along the way. Design your ideal trip or take a look at this sample itinerary. Receive a complimentary Canada 150 commemorative package including a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts gift card, a passport holder and luggage tag select attractions passes and more.

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Ready for the summer? Vacation awaits!


About the Author:

Heather is the founder of She is the first and only Black woman to have a travel column in both Canadian national newspapers. A Contributing Writer and on-air storyteller for National Geographic and a freelance feature writer for a host of national and international publications including EnRoute, Outside, Afar and Travel + Leisure, Heather's work can be found in print, online, on television and over the radio airwaves. Learn more at www.heathergreenwooddavis. com

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