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We are a family of four with a passion for crafts and travelling. My mom, the L in DLTK, started this website when my sister and I were very young and it has grown since... just like us! We started writing these blog posts so that we could connect with all of you more personally—share our stories, our favourite crafts, our love for holidays and family traditions, and our passion for travelling.

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Calgary to the Athabasca Glacier Tour
POSTED ON October 18, 2018 BY LEANNE

Ice Explorer

I love driving into the mountains on the first frosty day of the year. It’s like living in a black and white movie. The sky is grey, the ground is white and all of the evergreens look black. [...]
 

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Bow Lake and Bow Glacier Falls Trail
POSTED ON October 13, 2018 BY LEANNE

Bow Lake Trail

Bow Glacier Falls Trail isn’t one of my top five hikes for families but it’s pretty darn close. What I love most about it is that it’s beautiful and photo worthy from the moment you set foot on it so you can spend anywhere from ten gorgeous minutes to ten beautiful hours exploring it [...]
 

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Peyto Lake
POSTED ON October 3, 2018 BY LEANNE

Peyto Lake

Nope, that photo isn’t edited. Peyto Lake really looks like that even on an unusually overcast, snowy day in September (we’d come out expecting a sunny autumn day and ended up in a winter wonderland instead!) Peyto Lake is considered one of the most beautiful views on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada [...]
 

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Hiking Grotto Canyon
POSTED ON September 17, 2018 BY LEANNE

Grotto Canyon hike

For anyone coming with a family for the first time to the Calgary/Banff area, one of the top five hikes (for novice and experienced hikers of all ages) that I would recommend is Grotto Canyon.  It’s about 10 minutes east of Canmore on highway 1A so you don’t need a national park pass [...]
 

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Reconnecting at Lake O'Hara
POSTED ON August 8, 2018 BY LEANNE

Lakeshore Cabins

I’m sitting on the porch of a little log cabin watching trout splash up out of the water to catch bugs for dinner. The emerald blue water is like glass right now, reflecting the surrounding mountains and tall, green fir trees perfectly…

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Hiking the Loop Brook Trail
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 26, 2015 BY LEANNE

Loop Brook Trail

The Loop Brook Trail in Glacier Park, British Columbia (BC) is the perfect type of trail for my husband Darren and I. It’s a beautiful, forest walk (which I love) that is a pleasant challenge in parts without ever feeling dangerous. It’s also an interpretive walk with frequent signs detailing Canadian and CPR railway history […]

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Invasion of the… flowers!?
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2015 BY LEANNE

Rhododendrons Invade Scotland

When we were in Scotland, Darren and I were pleasantly surprised by how lovely the countryside was. It was pristine, beautiful and litter free. So, as we approached Torridon (near the coast in the north) we were surprised to see plumes of inky, black smoke rising up in the distance. What could that be about, […]

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Parenting Through Jet Lag
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 1, 2015 BY LEANNE

Tower Bridge in London

Jet lag is a very real condition and, sadly, there is no magic cure. For many people (myself included) jet lag is also more than ‘just feeling a bit tired’—the biggest symptom I get is actually tummy troubles whereas my husband and kids tend to get tired, headachy feelings. Darren, especially, gets quite […]

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Touring Halifax, Nova Scotia
POSTED ON OCTOBER 25, 2015 BY LEANNE

Point Pleasant Park

The port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has been a vacation destination for our family for a number of year’s now. Our favourite time to visit is late September to early October when (most years) the weather is still warm and the autumn leaves are putting on their display of golds and reds. Halifax […]

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Hiking the Kicking Horse to Amiskwi Trail
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 BY LEANNE

Wide River

Kicking Horse to Amiskwi Trail in Yoho National Park — BC, Canada Length of our walk: two hours, including time for a simple picnic and photos Distance of our walk: 3.4 kms (return) for the Kicking Horse/Amiskwi trail plus another 1/2 km on the Emerald River trail for a total of about 4 km walked. […]

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Parenting Thoughts: Moraine Lake
POSTED ON JULY 25, 2015 BY LEANNE

Canoes on the Dock of Moraine Lake

Darren and I sat on the covered porch at Moraine Lake Lodge, sipping tea while we watched hikers scramble for cover from a sudden downpour. It had been a lovely day in the wilderness, but I was suddenly struck by how many people there were out here with us! Moraine Lake is a gorgeous glacier […]

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Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona
POSTED ON MAY 29, 2015 BY LEANNE

Hot Air Ballon Inflating

Another Family Travel Adventure with Kids. Darren, Kaitlyn and I went hot air ballooning and we had a WONDERFUL time. All of us would definitely go again. And we all agreed that we wouldn’t recommend it for young children (I’ll get to that in a bit). The Hot Air Ballooning Experience We went first thing […]

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D and K Get Detained!
POSTED ON MAY 12, 2015 BY LEANNE

Father and Daughter at a Hockey Game

Another Travel Adventure with Kids Background: Darren and I swapped days this year just for kicks—we celebrated Father’s Day on Mother’s Day and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in June. It just worked out better to treat dad in May plus it was a fun and silly thing to do. So for “Dad’s […]

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Multigenerational Travel
POSTED ON MAY 7, 2015 BY LEANNE

Tulip Garden

Welcome to the sandwich generation! No, Darren and I are not PB&J addicts—we’re middle aged parents with dependent children and grandparents who need a little of our help too. Our exposure to this new type of lifestyle has just begun. It started when Darren’s dad passed away a little under a decade ago. […]

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Setting Travel Expectations
POSTED ON APRIL 26, 2015 BY LEANNE

Rapids Ride in Disney World

The first time I learned the importance of reasonable travel expectations. Tasha, age 5 and Kaitlyn, age 1 On the first and worst trip to Disneyland that we ever took as a family Darren and I pulled the typical young parent stunt of surprising everyone with a gift of a trip to the “Happiest Place […]

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Dog–Sledding in Canmore, Alberta
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 17, 2015 BY LEANNE

Dog Sledding in the Winter

(not so) Extreme Travel Adventures with Kids Hi everyone, We just got back from dog–sledding and I decided that I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you. It was AWESOME!! After our fun trip dog–sledding as a family, I was inspired to add a Siberian Husky paper craft to the website. About […]

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Travel: Mexico
POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2014 BY KAITLYN

Las Cabos, Mexico

It has been a few weeks since my mom or I have made a blog post and there is a perfect explanation for this; we were in Mexico! It was a wonderful family Christmas and a nice warm one at that, back home in Canada it is MUCH colder. We visited El Arco, which is a […]

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Travel: Hawaii
POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2013 BY KAITLYN

Hawaiian Lei

My parents really enjoy Hawaii and we go quite often! When I was little my grandparents used to rent a condo there and we would spend a week or two having a blast in Hawaii! The luau’s were great: eating food, dancing, wearing leis, and basking in the aloha spirit! My parents even got married in Hawaii, […]

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