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Explore Archeology at Lenape Indian Camp in Fishers Indiana

Jul 1, 2015
Bring your family to Lenape Indian Camp in Fishers Indiana to explore the science of archaeology in a mock dig at the What’s Beneath the Surface? event taking place daily July 11 – 19.

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IT’S ABOUT THE MEMORIES!


Hanging out in a Costa Rican rain forest.
Remember that the next time you're tempted to scold your impossible, uncooperative preschooler in the middle of Walt Disney World, peck away on your BlackBerry poolside, instead of jumping in and playing Marco Polo with the kids, or disown your teen who refuses to leave her hotel room, yet complains of being bored. more
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A Visit to the San Francisco Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences


The Tactile Dome inside San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum
For those of you who have to touch – just have to – San Francisco's Exploratorium is a must-experience educational hot spot. Upon entering the cavernous space reminiscent of a large train terminal, one is greeted with hundreds of learning stations and interactive exhibits cleverly organized by topic: electricity, sound, and many, many more that we lacked the time to see (we recommend committing at least half the day, or making two or more visits to the Exploratorium in order to take in the full experience). more
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BUYING BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS


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Emily, who lives in a Portland, Oregon suburb, is miserable without a good book. Emily and her mom, Patti Zebrowski, were part of the group traveling with us in Costa Rica last summer and Emily was never without a book, even in the pool. I know how she feels. I can't think of anything worse than being stuck on a plane or in a hotel room without something to read. more
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Finding an affordable last minute holiday getaway


Native American kids at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Finally, some good news for traveling families. If you thought the ever-worsening economy meant you should forgo a holiday or post-holiday getaway with the kids, think again. The reality is that this may be the year to travel. more
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At Mohonk, the spa gathers its own witch hazel


Gingerbread house under construction at Mohonk Mountain House
It must be the witch hazel. My daughter Mel and I had the best facials we’d ever had at Mohonk Mountain House (www.mohonk.com). The Mohonk- “ Mohonk Red” treatments, I learn, use witch hazel from trees grown on the extensive more »
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A castle is a great place to time-travel


Andy and Mel horsing around on the ice rink at Mohonk Mountain House
After 9/11, families who didn’t want to venture far from home discovered Mohonk—just 90 miles from NYC. The owners hope in this economy that will happen again but I think they will need to rethink their price structure for families with young kids -- just as I think all resorts should right now. more
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A trip to a castle — Mohonk Mountain House


View of the Mohonk Mountain House from the Skytop trail
I love castles. I’ve stayed at a centuries-old castle turned bed and breakfast in Wales and visited castles wherever I go — France, England, Austria and the Czech Republic last summer. But I never realized there would be such a more »
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Lifting confidence and self-esteem through adaptive skiing


Adaptive ski program in Breckenridge Co
Haley Woodland may be freezing but she’s all smiles. So is her mom Eilizea. Four year old Haley has Cerebral Palsy and has just come in from her ski lesson — she’s in a sit ski. “I can’t tell you more »
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Traveling greener


Going green by participating on a trail restoration project at RockResort.
The kids hate when I nag them about getting up early or posing for next year's holiday card. But now I've got new motivation to nag, and I don't think my environmentally conscious gang will complain about -- traveling greener. If we turn out the lights when we leave home, why not in a hotel room, asks Herve Houdre, the general manager of the historic Willard Intercontinental Washington in Washington more
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Surviving the holiday travel crush while you are watching every penny


A family plays cards as they wait for a flight.
Another Thanksgiving weekend, we got back to Chicago with our crew after visiting the relatives to discover that the battery to our minivan was dead -- in the airport parking lot. We waited a long time that cold night for AAA. Isn't holiday travel with the kids fun? more
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