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Skip the ticket window when you buy your lift tickets at Vail Resorts

Nov 24, 2014
Vail Resorts introduces new mobile technology that allows guests to buy daily ski lift tickets at the lowest price and skip the ticket window. Go to www.snow.com/epicday to buy.

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Who says Disney cruises aren’t for adults?


Mixology classes on the Disney Magic
DAY SEVEN – Disney for adults. It’s all how you shake the cocktail. Who says Disney Cruises are just for kids? more
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Touring the Big Apple with Big Apple Greeters (it’s free!)


Big Apple Greeter Tour
Everyone visiting NewYork for the first time needs a friend like Coreen Bourke. The lifetime New Yorker and retired phone company administrator was our designated Big Apple Greeter (www.bigapplegreeter.org), volunteering her time to show visitors like us the New York neighborhoods she knows so well. It’s a free service underwritten by generous donors. more
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Belly dancers and couscous — a day in Tunisia


Berber village doings in Tunisia
DAY SIX It’s all about the swish of your hips. We’re at Douar Laroussi about an hour from where the Disney Magic is anchored this morning in Tunis, Tunisia in North Africa. more
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Exploring Malta and its rich history


Checking out salt mining on Malta
DAY FIVE – We’re in Malta, so where are the Knights? The city of Valetta, Malta’s capitol, was built by the Knights of St. John who came here in 1530 to protect the pilgrims. more
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Mesa Verde — a different kind of national park


Exploring Mesa Verda dwellings in Colorado
Imagine if you could only get into your office or house via toeholds carved into rock. Imagine cooking by tossing a hot rock into a waterproofed basket filled with stew fixings and grinding corn with a rock. Imagine living with your family in small stone rooms. Imagine no TV or video games to entertain the kids — just stories passed down from generation to generation more
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Families explain why they chose to explore with the Mouse


Disney Magic port call in Med
DAY FOUR – Little kids are everywhere--splashing in Mickey’s Ears in the Mickey Mouse head-shaped pool, getting chicken fingers and Pizza poolside, lining up to meet princesses. more
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Cruising with Disney isn’t just for little kids, teens declare


Disney characters up close and personal
(DAY TWO) -- Teen attack! It is 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and The Stack at the top of the ship is packed with 100 teens and their three energetic counselors the kids are from all over the world though the majority are Americans. more
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On a tour of the Med with Adventures by Disney


Sailaway party on Disney Magic
My mission: To see if the Disney Cruise Line can do as good a job for teens as they do for younger kids. Can they make cities like Florence and Rome interesting to kids who prefer malls to museums? more
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Who says Disney cruises are for little kids?


Teens on Disney Magic
It is 10:30 p.m. on the first night of a Mediterranean cruise and The teen club, appropriately named "The Stack" on deck 10 of the Disney Magic is packed with 100 teens and their three energetic counselors. more
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Taking the Kids, and the doggie, to Nantucket


Trooper at the Woof Cottage on Nantucket Island
Nantucket — the only place in America that has the same name for the island, the county and the town — does have a well-deserved reputation for being preppy. “It is the only place you can wear pink pants and get away with it,”says one local. more
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