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Old 01-31-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What part of Canada are you from, it is quite diverse? (and full of fun too, superb camping and trekking)

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for age 7 - 10, adventure, fun, and activity is key (You can buy an annual pass to science centers worldwide for rainy days). Definitely do a language immersion school if possible Costa Rica is a good choice, and will work well with tourism. You get room / board, classes, tutor, and tours (+ plus plan your own tours on tail end of school). All for very cheap.

Best wishes, stay flexible, go frequently. Enjoy your times together.
I'm originally from Prince Edward Island (home of Anne of Green Gables), lived outside of Vancouver, British Columbia for 15 years but now live back in the Maritimes - New Brunswick. Canada is very diverse. Because of its large land mass, we have everything from Desert to glaciers. Each province (10 in all) have their own unique landscapes and claims to fame.

When you talk about the language immersion school, it sounds full time to me. My son and I are just wanting to take a vacation for say 2 weeks.

I like the idea of living with a family and am interesting in exploring more. Where are you from?
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What part of Canada are you from, it is quite diverse? (and full of fun too, superb camping and trekking)

(DM me if you want some suggested directories).

for age 7 - 10, adventure, fun, and activity is key (You can buy an annual pass to science centers worldwide for rainy days). Definitely do a language immersion school if possible Costa Rica is a good choice, and will work well with tourism. You get room / board, classes, tutor, and tours (+ plus plan your own tours on tail end of school). All for very cheap.

Best wishes, stay flexible, go frequently. Enjoy your times together.
I'm originally from Prince Edward Island (home of Anne of Green Gables), lived outside of Vancouver, British Columbia for 15 years but now live back in the Maritimes - New Brunswick. Canada is very diverse. Because of its large land mass, we have everything from Desert to glaciers. Each province (10 in all) have their own unique landscapes and claims to fame.

When you talk about the language immersion school, it sounds full time to me. My son and I are just wanting to take a vacation for say 2 weeks.

I like the idea of living with a family and am interesting in exploring more. Where are you from?
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'm originally from Prince Edward Island (home of Anne of Green Gables), lived outside of Vancouver, British Columbia for 15 years but now live back in the Maritimes - New Brunswick. ...
When you talk about the language immersion school, it sounds full time to me. My son and I are just wanting to take a vacation for say 2 weeks.

I like the idea of living with a family and am interesting in exploring more. Where are you from?
Immersion school can be from 1 week to 1 yr, many folks do 2 weeks to get a good basic knowledge. That would fit your schedule if in the right area for daily excursions.

I really want to get to PEI, as I've only been to NB and NS, We have a dear friend from Newfoundland, and I want to get there too!!

I'm from Colorado / WY and transplanted 25+ yrs in WA state ~ 30 mile east of Portland, OR in the Columbia Gorge (Thanks BC for starting this River!).

Staying with families is a superb way to travel; safe, comfortable, welcoming, interesting, good education for kids. Good to learn (model) about hosting and sharing. It totally makes our vacations very special. I've done it over 10 time in the yr. Last month in BC!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Because my son and I will be travelling alone (no men for protection) I will tend to stay in locations more "general" and "common".
In most countries in the world, and Mexico in particular, being accompanied by children is your best insurance. People there are very, very protective of children. Nobody will harm a child, nor a parent with a child, and everyone will rush to your assistance if you have a child with you.
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