Alabaster Acres – a luxury tent experience

One of the best experience I had recently, was staying in Alabaster Acres ,a luxury tent in a peaceful forest setting.

I had to admit that since I never slept in a tent, I didn’t know what to expect, and I had some concerns about my adjustment to this kind of vacation. I am not an adventurous person and I consider myself more like a big city girl, however my experience in Alabaster Acres was beyond all my exception and it really changes my perception about glamping tent and all the things that related to camping.

Alabaster Acres is a family farm in the Village of Caledon, not far from Brampton and just one hour away from Toronto. The rustic luxury tent absolutely has it all. From an organic farm that producing unique food options to beautiful green fields with colourful heritage breeds of animals, all in a very friendly atmosphere and fun activities, which can fit perfectly to family with energetic kids.

I adore the way the owner decorated the cozy space. Elegantly furnished tents complete with luxury hotel vibe, stylish design blend with authentic decor, comfy king size bed, white linens, a soft couch and even a fireplace inside the tent for the cold nights. After treating ourself in a bubble bath in the fresh air, outside the tent, we chilled out in a lounge chair by the fireplace with a refreshing sweet cider from Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, then my husband fired up the BBQ, that was located next to the tent, he made a  delicious steak and humbuggers, which we got from Heatherlea Farm Shoppe , a charming local butcher, café and local bakery.  

While my kids had a tour in the farm and got up close to all the animals in the area, such as donkey , horses , chicks, puppies, goats and etc.

Needless to say that my younger son had the time of his life, petting and feeding the animals. it made him so relaxed and happy. The interaction with the animals and the love he got back from them, makes these moments super precious and unforgettable for him.      

I think that Alabaster Acres has the perfect location, since its so closed to the city.  It allows you to have a quick escape from the business of the city and enjoy these peaceful moments with your family, with all the convince that luxury hotel has to offer, so you can actually feel the atmosphere of a country without sacrifice your comfort. 

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Fun day in Wet N Wild

Theme parks during the summer time are the most fun activities for kids, however, I need to admit that for me its a love- hate relationship , because I don’t know what things will trigger Tom and may leads to meltdown. it can be a major success or a total mess. There is no in between. 

My both kids love water activities and therefore we decided to take them to Wet’n’wild Toronto. 

To minimize meltdown as much as possible, the day before,  I made a schedule for Tom and showed him which activities the water park has to offer. I love the fact that their online guide breaks down details about its rides, attraction and other things I should know before arriving. 

  

One of the thing I really adore in Wet’n’wild is that it’s clean and well organized. It feels so fresh thanks to the bright colours and the friendly atmosphere.  

Since Tom is terrified from splash pads, even though he loves to swim in a  pool,  I was impressed by the amount of slides which were accessible to him. His favourite one was the wide slides in the Wet’N’Wild Jr. area.  

My older son, Liam was amazed by the other adventures like the Hurricane and Typhoon, and the Crazy Kanuck, both are so sweeping and curving and Blast through high-energy water . 

The place is wide and has a lot of area to calm, also there are many picnic tables for eating and relaxing between rides.  My kids loved this place,  and I am sure We will be back again, probably this season. 

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My experience in MarineLand

 

There is something about dolphins and whales that makes Tom so happy.
The first time I noticed his fascination was when we visited Ripley’s aquarium. he got so excited by all the under water species, his joyfulness was absolutely undeniable, so we decided to take him to Marineland, which located in the city of Niagara Falls. Marineland is not only focus on a sea world, but also has an amusement park and zoo for land animals, so you can actually spend a whole day in the area.

Tom favourite part was petting and feeding the beluga whale. The look on his face said it all, He was listening to the Instruction of the trainer and followed the right steps. I was deeply moved when I saw how much fun he had getting close to the friendly Beluga, touching and feeding it. I defiantly think that it was an unforgettable experience for him.

 

When you have a child with special needs it can be extremely challenging to predict his behaviour.
Tom has difficulty in transition from one activity to another, especially when he is having fun, therefore after the amazing performances by dolphins, sea lions and whales, he didn’t want to leave the place and insisted to stay in the venue and to feed the dolphins. All the way to the car, he was crying and screaming “Everyone loves MarineLand”

 

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Spider exhibition in Rom Toronto

Whether you are planning a summer vacation or looking for a fun activity for the kids in the weekend , visiting the  museum is a perfect opportunity for families to bond. Kids love interactive places, where they are free to explore, create and learn.

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Animal Magic – Fun experience in the farm

Summer had finally arrived and there are so many fun activities for kids. Finding a place which will fit my autistic son needs, can be challenging, simply because I have to find the right destination, which will not be too noisy or too crowded. A place that will provide a a calm environment, like a wide field, where he can run and play.

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Why I fell in love with Masada

The last time I have been in Masada, a castle on top of a rock plateau, was on high school. I completely forgot how beautiful this place is. Masada has stole my heart,  not only that its an historical fortress. that built by king Herod, but also the scenery around the Masada ,with an overlook to the Dead Sea, is just spectacular.

While I was living in

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Niagara Falls during the holidays seaon

Slowly, but surly the holiday season is on it way, which means that my vacation in Israel is getting closer…  I was far away from my family and friends for two year and the idea of seeing them in about two weeks from now, makes me so happy. I guess there is something about the spirit of the holidays that makes me feel so emotional.

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Google home mini has arrived to Toronto

I just found a best tech gift for the gadget lover (like my husband) – Google Home Mini, which is a voice-controlled speaker that can be used to play music, control smart home gadgets, answer trivia for questions and more. It’s actually the google’s version to Siri or Alexa type product. The idea behind it, is that the product is even smaller than a donut, but has the power of a superhero.

Yesterday I went to the pop up shop that was open for two days in downtown Toronto. The “Donut Shop” was packed with people who come to celebrate the arrival of  the new toy. Google gave away free donuts and the chance of winning a Google Home Mini, packed in a little pink box.

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