Monday, December 15, 2008

A blizzard with four feet...

We're shivering in temperatures of -29 C today, but this is a blizzard of a different kind. A rare white bison named Blizzard arrived at the Calgary Zoo this week. For 25% off admission to the zoo (and other Calgary attractions), click on this web site before December 30:

And something to look forward to ... Koalas arrive at the zoo in February. Hurray!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and holiday season!

Family-approved vacation properties

If you are looking for a place to stay next summer but are not sure if it would work for your family, look no further than Ciao Bambino! This slick web site provides family-approved property reviews for vacation properties around the world. You can even search for properties by age-range suitability.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Special offer from

Little Traveller has teamed up with -- the Disney specialists. Quote reference LittleTraveller101 when making a booking or reservation through (the service is completely free!) and you'll be sent a special Disney gift (a book, CD, DVD or toy). Start planning that trip of a lifetime!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I just found out about this fantastic service for Canadian families wishing for some Disney adventure... offers a free vacation planning and booking service and expert advice. And what experts! The owner, Sandra Halket, has been to Walt Disney World over 30 times! You read that right -- 30 times. The web site offers ever-changing specials.

A Baby Guide to Calgary

In my life before children I was a publishing exec and I love books. So Little Traveller has partnered with the author/publisher of "A Baby Guide to Calgary" to offer you this jam-packed guide to all things baby related at a discounted rate. Even better, it's free from us if you spend more than $200 on rentals. The book has 20 informative chapters and covers everything from surviving the first six weeks to shopping with baby to child-friendly hikes and activities.

The author, Paula McGarrigle, was featured on City TV's breakfast show today (December 8) in an 8-minute slot.

Check out Paula's web site at:

Welcome to the Little Traveller blog...

I'm new to blogging but not new to the topics we'll be discussing here: Tips and tricks for travelling with young children.

But first, let me introduce you to some of the new features on our web site. We've got a brand new page with specials for parents (and grandparents) living in Calgary. Head to this page to check out our new Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light -- quite possibly the best portable crib ever invented. It packs into a little carry case and weighs just 11 lb. What's not to love!