Plan a family trip to PEI
OK, I admit it. I originally wanted to go to Prince Edward Island because I’m a dork, and, like every dorky Canadian girl, Anne of Green Gables was my heroine. There, I’ve said it! But it turns out that there’s so much more to this charming wee island. For one thing, it’s so pretty that I thought I was being punked, and kept looking over my shoulder to see if someone was about to rip away the postcard-perfect backdrop of adorable old homes dotting the coastline. It also turns out that “the gentle island” is the perfect place to travel with a toddler. The laid-back pace and über-friendly people, who never seemed to be annoyed by my then-18-month-old, Ben, no matter how badly behaved he was, nearly shocked this city girl into relaxation. So if nap time goes over a little, don’t worry, you’ll still make it to the lobster supper and ceilidh on time.
A version of this article appeared in our June 2013 issue with the headline "Prince Edward Island", p. 28.