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Nov 29, 2015
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Day 4 – Visiting a ghost town

Telluide ghost town
DAY FOUR -- I’m standing in a ghost town—in the snow in the middle of the forest. Who says all there is to do on a winter trip to a ski resort is ski or snowboard? more
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DAY 3 — Spread your tentacles in Telluride

Mountain Village at Telluride
Sixteen year-old Max Walker-Silverman, a Telluride native has a message for visiting teens: “Get out of the mountain village and spread our tentacles and you will find a cool historical town.” more
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Day 2 — On to Telluride

Downtown Telluride
We drive from Silverton about two hours across a mountain pass to another world at Telluride Ski Resort, where we check in to a luxe condo--so luxe I can’t even figure out the lights or the shower (do I want rain shower, multi jets…?) at The Peaks Resort more
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Five Days in Silverton and Telluride, Colorado

Mel, Dan, Reg at top of Silverton
Some people do make their dreams come true. “It’s a lot of hard work and a lot of fun and you just have to learn to roll with the punches when there is an obstacle in your path,” says Aaron Brill, the 38-year-old owner and founder, with his 37 year-old wife Jenny, of Silverton Mountain Resort in Colorado (www.silverton.com) that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. This isn’t any ski resort. For one thing, there is only one lift and no bathrooms--just an outhouse. more
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Aboard the Biggest Cruise Ship Afloat

The Oasis of the Seas.
hink every kind of food the kids and you could want 24-7 (wine-pairing menus to burgers and fries, chicken noodle soup to gazpacho, healthy smoothies to ice cream sundaes), entertainment ("Hairspray" to synchronized divers performing in an outdoor AquaTheater and children's puppet shows) and activity (mini-golf and water playground, teen disco and giant arcade, carousel and junior spa). more
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That's what my daughters told me this morning as I was stressing about our upcoming international flight to Chile. I wasn't worried about increased security in the wake of a foiled--thank goodness--terrorist who was on board at Northwest-Delta flight from Amsterdam. more
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Sometimes it's impossible to get my entire gang together between work and school schedules. I accept that and grab some fun with my three kids whenever I can, even if it means all five of us aren't all together at the same time. more
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Buying Some Gifts for the Traveling Family

Eileen Ogintz in her pink rain boots.on LL Bean
Instead of rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for my favorite family travelers, I'm going to get them what I find most helpful to have with me when I'm traveling with my gang. According to a new survey from TripAdvisor.com, 38 percent of travelers hope to receive a travel-related gift this December. more
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DAY 3: Jivn’ Jellyfish to learning to be a DJ

Science lab on Oasis
Kids rule aboard Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s new megaship. There are designated areas on board for arts (partner with Crayola); science experiments (want to learn about volcanoes, bugs or global warming), and an awesome kids’ theater where Broadway veteran John Tartaglia has developed a puppet show that is performed by the youth staff, who all incidentally have college degrees in education, recreation or related fields AND three to five years working with kids. more
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DAY 2 on the Oasis of the Seas– What to do?

Johnny Rockets on Oasis
Do I want a roast beef sandwich or a slice of fresh made pizza, popcorn shrimp and fries or a salad made to my specifications? This is the largest cruise ship at sea—when full, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas can carry 6,296 guests and a crew of 2,165. So it makes sense there’d be more dining options. more
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