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Munchkin Morning at Mystic Aquarium Dec 4

Dec 1, 2015
Grab your kids and camera Fo r a fantastic aquarium holiday tradition, Munchkin Morning with Santa, on December 4th at Mystic Aquarium

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Fishing in Alaska

Reeling in a big one on the Kenai River.
"The fish must hate us," moans 13-year-old Miles Singer. We are on the world-famous Kenai River in Alaska with one of the river's best guides, Steve Fickes, who jokes that he's been guiding "ever since I got my accounting degree" -- more than two decades ago.It's like Grand Central Station on the Kenai this morning more
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Patience please

Here on the East Coast we're in the midst of another big snow storm which means that air travel will be a mess--even if you aren't going anywhere near New York or Boston. more
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Taking the Kids — On Spring Break

Learning to ski at Bolton Valley in Vermont
Who says college kids have all the fun? I've spent spring breaks hunting for the "perfect" Sand Dollar on a Sanibel Island beach, watching major leaguers at spring training games, along with my little leaguers, and exploring the Grand Canyon with a couple of young hikers who were thrilled to become Junior Rangers. more
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Steamboat is most definitely kid-centric

Steamboat downtown
DAY 4 -- It’s just after 9 a.m. and the spanking new Kids Vacation Center at Steamboat—it has doubled in size this year—is in full swing. more
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Soaking up the Hot Springs

Strawberry Park Hot Springs near Steamboat Springs CO
I’m soaking in Steamboat’s famous Strawberry Park Hot Springs in a natural pool that is about 105 degrees surrounded by mountains and snow covered trees. There are two other pools that we sample—one that is 101 and one at 75 degrees is downright freezing. Some hardy souls are rolling in the snow and jumping back in. more
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Moms gotta have fun too

Teens at Steamboat
DAY 2 -- “If you have good coaching, skiing is effortless. You just need to use the equipment properly,” says my 72-year-old instructor IJ Fisher, a former Christmas Tree farm owner and ski patroller from the East Coast who followed his kids here in Steamboat, Co more
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Back to Steamboat with a boatload of kids

Gondola at Steamboat (photos by Larry Pierce)
It’s our annual family reunion on snow—11 of us this trip from five to 60--something and we’ve gathered in Steamboat, CO known for having more Olympians—79, including 17 this year—than any other American town and just as important to thousands of American families, pioneering kids-ski-free—some 27 years ago. more
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To Spectacular Silverton, Colorado

Spectacular Silverton Mountain.in Colorado
Talk about being a 21st-century pioneer. Jenny and Aaron Brill are raising the only infant in a tiny Colorado town, a town located more than 9,000 feet above sea level that offers heart-stopping mountain views in every direction and more than 400 inches of snow a year. And despite the economy, they're making their dreams come true -- and a lot of skiers happy in the process. more
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Snow angels?

Ethan Sitzman on skis first time
Weather permitting (there's a new snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast today), I'm heading off to Colorado for a two-week swing that will take me to four family-friendly resorts in Colorado. more
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Back to Bolton Valley with ABC and Chill

Eileen with two of the ABC scholars at Bolton Valley in 2010
This quaint little ski area in the Green Mountains near Burlington, VT., is known for its hospitality and public service – hosting both the Burton’s great Chill Organization as well as the Vermont Adaptive Sports program more
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