Weekend Getaway Essentials Kit Giveaway {$170 Value}

weekend getaway

Enjoying the summer and taking advantage of the sunshine? We have been enjoying lots of mini weekends away with the family. Staycations are lots of fun and just enough to help you relax and recharge without it having to be a big vacation. Just around Vancouver there are so many hidden gems that are all within driving distance. Love it!

Where are you planning to go on your next getaway? Be prepared for your next relaxing weekend getaway with our latest giveaway. We are teaming up with Stayfree and giving away a “Weekend Getaway Essentials Kit” to one lucky Canadian reader.

The kit includes the following

  • 1 package of Stayfree pads
  • 1 package of Carefree liners
  • 1 journal
  • a cosmetics bag
  • a travel organizer
  • a backpack
  • a water bottle
  • and a $25 pre-paid Visa gift card

 (total value of $170.00.)
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Win it: Enter to win a Weekend Getaway Essentials Kit ($170 value) via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway open to Canadian readers only. Good luck all!

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Stayfree, however all views and opinions here are my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

215 responses to “Weekend Getaway Essentials Kit Giveaway {$170 Value}”

  1. I love heading up to Whistler from Vancouver! It’s a great place to allow the kids to enjoy the outdoors and it’s a nice little getaway which isnt’ too far from home.

  2. The beach at Pamnure Island PEI

  3. Awesome getaway kit! Hmm… where to use it?!

  4. we live really close to the beach, and tons of different lakes so that would be my favorite place

  5. Our family loves Golden Ears, water, mountains and forest all the things that recharge me and the family!

  6. We like to go to the mountains of NC.

  7. I would love this kit. We go to our friends two hours away for a getaway.

  8. Harrison Lake is the best place ever!!

  9. our favorite spot is the beach and Collingwood

  10. We love the Couple Resort. It is quite the drive but so worth it.

  11. Favorite spot is my Aunt’s cottage to spend the weekend.

  12. Whistler!

  13. The Lake!!!

  14. favourite spot is The Quarterdeck Villas a 2 hour drive away

  15. I love driving up to North Bay.

  16. Wasaga Beach!

  17. We live very close to a provincial park. The kids can go swimming, we can go boating, canoeing, play miniature golf, camping,

  18. My family’s cottage.

  19. A friend’s cottage a couple hours away.

  20. My favourite vacation spot close to my city (driving distance) is either Toronto or Niagara Falls — they are both about 1 hour away!

  21. For me that would be Niagara Falls, Ontario.

  22. Niagara Falls is the best place all of us find to have a vacation at. Its so beautiful and lots to see and do around there

  23. We like to go to Lake of the Ozarks

  24. Niagara Falls

  25. We love going to PEI!

  26. I love to head home to the Kawarthas on a weekend. We can spend time on the water. Enjoy the beach and the slow pace of cottage life.

  27. We love heading to the cottage, or for a day trip Cobourg Beach.

  28. My favorite getaway closest to our home is the capital of our province. Victoria is a beautiful city with a wonderful small town feeling to it.

  29. We don’t have to drive to it – we live next to the ocean and the woods are only a 10 minute walk away

  30. My favourite vacation spot would be Sauble Beach!

  31. Sandbanks Provincial Park

  32. You can’t beat Jasper National Park

  33. My familys lakefront cabin in a lovely provincial park in MB.

  34. Bayswater Beach

  35. We love to go to Kona Beach,NL

  36. Muskoka!

  37. Our favourite vacation spot is Niagara On The Lake

  38. Montreal!

  39. Black Bank Beach in St. George’s, NL

  40. Love to go to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!

  41. I really enjoy Kingston, Ontario. 2 hours east and lots to discover.

  42. Niagra Falls is my favourite close by spot

  43. I love going to Port Stanley -an amazing beach and great shops

  44. We like heading to the Pinery provincial park.

  45. I literally live in a small town in the middle of nowhere so we have to travel a long ways to get anywhere. We do like going to Edmonton though for a weekend.

  46. I love Montreal.

  47. Love Niagara Falls.

  48. I absolutely love Niagara Falls

  49. A lake called Bakers Narrows is my fav vacation spot close to us.

  50. It’s is pretty far, but Niagara Falls for us.

  51. Blue Mountain in Collingwood

  52. We like heading down to grand forks for a weekend every once in a while

  53. Probably the Okanagan. It’s a driiive (about 6 hours), but man- amazing wineries, lakes, camping sites, it’s just outstanding. And, while it is HOT, it’s also DRY. So, you are never uncomfortable!!

  54. I love going to Niagara Falls.

  55. Niagara falls is beautiful and only an hour away from me

  56. Definitely the Rocky Mountains – short drive from Calgary!

  57. Collingwood, skiing in the winter, biking boating hiking in summer

  58. I hope a ferry is ok too, we have family on Vancouver Island and sometimes it’s nice to go visit them from VAncouver.

  59. The Okanagan!

  60. Banff 🙂

  61. Orlando FL

  62. Our favorite is wine tasting in the Okanagan; Naramata and Penticton especially.

  63. The family cottage in the Kawarthas!

  64. My favourite vacations spot close by is Wasaga Beach

  65. i love Seattle

  66. The family cottage. Its 1 1/2 hour drive.

  67. Bass lake is the place I like the most within driving distance.

  68. I love going to Collingwood, ON

  69. White Point is the best place in my area. It is about 90 minutes from my City. Just a lovely spot on the Ocean.

  70. Door County Wisconsin.

  71. Niagara Falls is not too far from Mississauga and we love going there whenever we get the chance!

  72. We cottage on beautiful Georgian Bay, Lake Huron!

  73. It would be Cape Cod. It is so beautiful.

  74. We love going to Cavendish PEI

  75. We go to our lake at Lac Ste. Anne to our cabin which is one hour away!

  76. In the Summer it’s got to be Jacksons Point

  77. I like going to Sault Ste Marie Michigan, for the cross-border shopping (and the pretty town of course :0)

  78. We’re about an hour drive away from Niagara-on-the-lake & Niagara Falls and it’s beautiful there.

  79. I love to go to Niagara Falls! We get a nice room, eat good food and relax!

  80. Prince Edward County. Wine and beaches!

  81. I like going to Seattle!

  82. My favorite place to vacation locally is at the lake, Gimli, Manitoba is the spot.

  83. i would say Harrison Lake,close and so pretty!

  84. Niagara Falls is always nice

  85. I love going to the Village of St. Jacobs and camping there. The market is fantastic and it’s such a nice little town.

  86. Kelowna for the wineries!

  87. Toronto – Aquarium and Zoo!

  88. Sandbanks – only 2 hours away and feels like Florida

  89. I love going to Tofino on Vancouver Island

  90. Wasaga Beach

  91. A trip to Harrison Hot Springs B.C.

  92. Well, the closest is Pinehurst Lake – 2 1/2 hours from here.

  93. Fenelon Falls

  94. St Andrews about an hours drive

  95. Saint Andrews by the Sea. It’s so nice there.

  96. I live 20 minutes away from Toronto and I like to visit there!

  97. Montreal its only an hour and a half and so pretty

  98. Niagra Falls of course.

  99. Drumheller. It’s always hot and sunny, and there’s so much to do.

  100. We love driving to Riding Mountain National Park.

  101. My favourite getaway spot is Canada’s Wonderland!!! It’s a little more than an hour from here and it’s one of my favourite places in the world! We went this past Monday but we got totally rained-out after only a few rides and they shut it down. Our kids took it in good spirits, but we will definitely take another shot at it before the summer is over because Wonderland is most often the highlight of our summer!! 😀

  102. Niagara Falls!

  103. Niagara falls

  104. Sechelt would be my choice

  105. My favourite is Niagara Falls

  106. The closest vacation spot to me is Grand Bend Ontario. It is about a 45 minute drive and an awesome beach spot!

  107. I live about an hour from Long Point (Port Rowan) in Ontario and it is a fantastic vacation location~!

  108. Vancouver!

  109. Port Perry!

  110. Vancouver. thanks

  111. Our favorite vacation spot fairly close to home (2hrs) is either Huntsville,Ont or Dorset, Ont…..both awesome places to be.

  112. ottawa

  113. I like going to golden sands. Its about a three hour drive but worth it.

  114. Niagara on the Lake

  115. We like camping at elora gorge.

  116. My favourite weekend spot is Whistler BC.

  117. I love Yosemite National Park

  118. My favourite vacation spot close to home is Whistler BC – we are about 2 hours away by car.

  119. Our province has lots of resorts. My favourite is probably Elkhorn Resort… so relaxing to go to the spa and stay out there near Riding Mountain National Park (in MB)!

  120. Sandusky, OH. Only 1 hour drive. We have Cedar Point, Kalahari, Great Wolf Lodge, Soak City. You name it! Tons of fun!

  121. Love going to the cottage in the Whiteshell of Manitoba!

  122. Banff, Alberta. It’s such a quaint little town with the mountains, the gondola, & wildlife!

  123. I love camping in kananaskis

  124. My favourite spot is home because we live on a river and can go swimming, fishing, pedal boating and boating without having to get into the car.

  125. St Jacobs. the farmer market

  126. Since we live in a city right on Lake Ontario, we just go down to the park right on the lake and enjoy a day hanging out.

  127. Besant on the #1 Highway. Besant is 10 minutes from where we lived. It has swimming, green rolling hills, camping. pinic tables, ball diamonds and large areas for kids to run, all nestled down a hill, unseen until you reach the office. Great place to let kids run off the extra energy that comes with summer weather!

  128. Whistler – so pretty and so close!

  129. Niagara Falls 🙂

  130. I love the Niagara area!

  131. My favourite spot is the South Shore of NS about 1 hour away

  132. I like Niagara-on-the-lake.

  133. We love Niagara Falls 🙂

  134. My brother has a cottage near Bancroft and it is a fantastic place to go.

  135. Toronto – shopping, ROM, Wonderland 🙂

  136. the sunshine coast

  137. We like to visit montreal la ronde

  138. picton for sure great beaches and restaurants and nature at its best

  139. We love to go to Banff!

  140. Niagara Falls 🙂

  141. Canmore

  142. Turkey Point

  143. I love having the Rocky Mountains as my back-yard! My favourite get-away is to Lake Louise or Banff!

  144. My favorite nearby vacation spot is Sherwood park (a suburb of Edmonton, where I live). there are lots of pretty manmade lakes and nice parks.

  145. Prince George BC its about a 7 hour drive from where I live

  146. My favorite vacation spot is Disneyland.

  147. Niagara Falls

  148. Greig Lake, SK! Mini golf, camping, beach, playground, fishing…and showers lol!

  149. I love to travel to the beach!!!

  150. Our family loves to vacation in Whistler during snowboarding season!

  151. Cherry Beach

  152. Whistler

  153. Salt Spring Island, it’s a drive and a ferry, but still close.

  154. our favorite spot is Jericho beach!

  155. Our cottage!

  156. I love to travel to Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-lake for a quick weekend trip!

  157. I love Montreal or Collingwood 🙂

  158. i like whistler the best

  159. Niagara-on-the-lake

  160. Niagara falls

  161. My favourite spot is probably the Scarborough Bluffs – nice beaches and nautre walks.

  162. Icelandic State Park in North Dakota is nice!

  163. The Stratford Shakespearean Festival

  164. I like going to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

  165. Love Ferry Island

  166. Niagara Falls is pretty famous one.

  167. Montreal

  168. Northern Bay Sands- driving distance approx 2 hrs.

  169. Harrison Hot Springs (just east of Vancouver)

  170. We like going to the local beach.

  171. I love taking day or overnight trips to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia!

  172. the Rockies … fresh air and nice views.

  173. Muskoka is beautiful and so close to Toronto!

  174. Living in Alberta, close to Edmonton it is of course for me Banff National Park, a beautiful part of the country full of fantastic scenery and wildlife.

  175. Deer Creek which is a conservation area

  176. I love Emma Lake, SK!

  177. we love to go to rushing river

  178. My favourite vacation spots are cottages in the Haliburton and Minden area.

  179. Wasaga Beach

  180. We love going to the Okanagan for Vacation during fruit picking season.

  181. Niagara falls is not too far away so it’s a great spot for vacationing.

  182. We live in the Ottawa Valley and it is full of beautiful sights and scenery everywhere you look.

  183. Live in Calgary, love going to Waterton Lakes…so beautiful 2.5 hour drive.

  184. Wasaga Beach! 🙂

  185. West Hawk Lake, MB in the Canadian Shield. Beautiful 🙂

  186. Quebec city is not too far so it’s a nice place to go.

  187. Seattle

  188. Pretty much every nearby lake and beach haha

  189. that would be Banf

  190. we visit our family in Barrie or we go to Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake

  191. General cottage country – a few hours outside Toronto & near a lake & I’m in heaven.

  192. Vancouver Island. It’s just a couple of hours on the ferry from Vancouver. It’s a beautiful getaway.

  193. We like to go to Halifax for a quick trip, it’s a big city compared to where we live.

  194. Awenda Provincial Park! 🙂

  195. Favourite driving distance vacation spot is Gatineau Park

  196. Lake Huron

  197. Muskoka , On

  198. would be Banf…

  199. Having to choose close to me vacation spot , I would say Flamborough Valley Park , such an amazing place to stay

  200. Closest place that we love is Banff!

  201. I live in Toronto and as a getaway I love to go to Lake Simcoe!

  202. We love Portland!

  203. we have a beautiful national park about an hr and a half away from where we live. awesome camping spot

  204. I love to visit Grand Bend on Lake Huron in Ontario.

  205. Going to Stratford to see some Shakespeare and indulge in a good meal.

  206. I like to visit Toronto for attractions like the CN Tower and the Toronto Zoo.

  207. I like my backyard. That’s as far away as I go.

  208. My families fav. vacation spot is the big city of Toronto-a little less then 2 hrs driving distance from where we live.

  209. Grand Beach is my favourite spot.

  210. My favourite vacation spot close to my city (driving distance) is Algonquin Park.

  211. Well, I’m in Vancouver, and I really like Tulalip a 2 hour drive or so down to the States.

  212. Lake Louise. thanks

  213. We love staying overnight at Lake Louise whether it be in a hotel or camping.

  214. Love the lakes. Brightsand

  215. Ooops, I’m so sorry. My twitter entry today was total nonsense. Here’s a tweet about it. https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/641667753447948288

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