Andrea Traynor

Andrea Traynor

Andrea Traynor is mom to The K Man (8) and Miss Q (closing in on 6), and a wife to Big B—but also married to her blog and online community. After spending her 20s travelling solo, she’s not letting motherhood get in the way of world exploration. Andrea, a.k.a. Mommy Gearest, spends every spare dime on family jaunts, girlfriend getaways and pushing her physical limits—like that time she went to Ibiza at 41 years old. Indulgence is Andrea’s middle name and she never shies away from splurges or fabulous adventures that help amp up any travel experience.

The CP Holiday Train’s December Schedule

All aboard! The CP Holiday Train has been on the road since mid-November, but there are still plenty of dates left across Canada and the U.S. in December. The iconic train, in its 19th year, spreads joy with every awesome performance while collecting much-needed food donations. Join Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor in this wonderful family tradition. We don’t get a lot of action in our sleepy little semi-rural region of Canada. But that all changes when the CP Holiday Train rolls into town each winter! If your local railway station is lucky enough to be on the CP Holiday Train December schedule, wrap...

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9 Best Things to do in Mont-Tremblant this Summer

A year-round retreat for global travelers who have a taste for luxury and adventure, Mont-Tremblant is a thrillist’s gold mine. There are more activities to keep you and your kids busy than you could possibly fit into a single stay. Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor gives the lowdown on the 9 best things to do in Mont-Tremblant this summer. We just returned from our eighth visit to Tremblant — our second during the summer months — and there is just so much to write about it’s hard to know where to start! In addition to many of the activities I...

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Mont-Tremblant Pedestrian Village Restaurant Guide

If there’s one thing you have to do while visiting Québec’s Mont-Tremblant village, it’s eat. Indulgently. The pedestrian village is a cornucopia of foodie pleasures that will appeal to every palate. But not all restaurant adventures are created equally, so let us help you put your taste buds front and centre and avoid trial and error. Mont-Tremblant Village One of the best things about staying in the Mont-Tremblant village in Québec, Canada, is flying in or parking your vehicle at the hotel and walking everywhere. But the last thing you want to do with a hungry family in tow...

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8 Ways to Do the Calgary Stampede right

Every July, Alberta’s biggest city shuts down to focus on The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth — the Calgary Stampede. Indulgent TravelingMom traveled to the 105th Stampede and shares 8 ways to do the Calgary Stampede right. Back in 1912, an American performer and promoter named Guy Weadick created the very first Stampede in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). It’s been a bustling attraction ever since, growing by leaps and bounds but maintaining the heart of the Stampede created more than a century ago. More than “just a rodeo,” the Calgary Stampede is an experience! Here are 8 ways to do the...

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6 Things to Try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Hands up, baby, hands up! If that familiar jingle doesn’t get you thinking about Club Med for your next family vacation, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor’s post about six things to try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay sure will. If you’re a sports nut or a foodie, it’s worth a closer look. 6 Things to Try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay White chocolate bread The sports academies Flyboarding The White Party Flying trapeze L’Occitane Spa Read on for details! Have you ever wanted to join a pick-up game of beach volleyball but knew you’d make a fool of yourself the...

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Cancun Riviera

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escapade, family fun in the sun or a girlfriend getaway, the Cancun Riviera offers beautiful beaches, authentic Mexican food and activities to last a few hours or your entire stay. Here, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor gives you 6 ways to enjoy the Cancun Riviera. 6 ways to enjoy the Cancun Riviera Stay somewhere fun. Walk the Hotel Zone beach. Go snorkeling. Do a tequila tasting in Puerto Morelos. Visit the village for tacos. Eat churros. Read on for more info! Why the Cancun Riviera? More properly called Riviera Cancun, and not to be...

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7 Things to do at Smuggler’s Notch in Winter

  The trouble with many ski resorts is that there’s little else to do for families who don’t want to ski all day. And then there’s the à la carte pricing, which can become cost-prohibitive for other on- and off-mountain activities. Both new and veteran ski families will delight in Smuggler’s Notch. This Vermont ski resort has a more inclusive pricing structure and offers something for everyone. Here, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor highlights 7 things to do at Smuggler’s Notch in winter. 7 Things to Do at Smuggler’s Notch in Winter Take a ski or snowboard lesson. Use the kid-friendly...

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8 Best Things to do in Park City, Utah

Powder hounds who appreciate luxury accommodations, gastro-centricity, adventurous thrill-rides, and five-star resort service will love Park City, Utah. From bobsledding down an Olympic track with a professional driver to a ski-in whiskey saloon — not to mention the best snow for your skiing and boarding needs — Indulgent TravelingMom gives you the low-down on the 8 best things to do in Park City. 8 best things to do in Park City Ski and snowboard in champagne powder Eat at Tupelo, Vessel Kitchen + Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet Bobsled at Olympic Park Go snowmobiling Visit High West Distillery Take the...

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Fun things to do at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville in New York state is, simply, quaint. It’s one of those towns that surely must be the backdrop to one of your favourite family movies. It’s home to lovely little shops, family-friendly restaurants and a ski resort called Holiday Valley — which should be a duty-free zone. After all, it caters to as many Canadians as it does Americans! Indulgent TMOM Andrea Traynor’s family visited recently to bring you the inside scoop. There’s something especially charming about Ellicottville, NY,  and its allure extends to the local ski hill, Holiday Valley. It’s not the biggest hill we’ve skied, nor the...

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6 Favorite Things to Do this Winter in Ottawa Canada

Wintering in Canada’s capital city — especially during the country’s year-long 150th birthday celebrations — offers fun for the whole family. There’s skating on one of the world’s biggest outdoor rinks. An indoor roller coaster. And noshing on BeaverTails. Let Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor help you plan a family friendly visit to try her 6 favorite things to do this winter in Ottawa. 6 THINGS TO DO THIS WINTER IN OTTAWA Most of us have to work five days a week, leaving us with a mere two days to explore this big world of ours — one weekend at...

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