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$1 Million Light Parade to go to This Winter in Missouri

Nov 28, 2014
Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO has a new $1 million light parade this year that features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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Learning local history adds to vacation memories


Old ski image from the Montage in Deer Valley
Since we’re here on a girl’s getaway, we find it amusing that at the height of the mining boom in the 1900 census, there were 22 seamstresses in Park City but only two sewing machines. more
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A club dedicated to getting moms back on the slopes


Park City Mountain Resort Ladies Club
Welcome to Park City Mountain Resort’s new Ladies’ Club, offered certain days of the week. Women who hadn’t skied in a while, said Martell, “didn’t want a high powered clinic. They just wanted an opportunity to get back on the mountain in a non-threatening way.” more
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Touring the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia


From the wall walk in Dubrovnik with Wind Surf anchored in background
The city’s medieval walls helped protect the city and there was tremendous international publicity decrying the bombing of this historic city and in favor of granting Croatia diplomatic recognition. more
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Luxe and lots of powder at Deer Valley UT


Powder skiing at Deer Valley Utah
For those who can afford luxe on the slopes, tt doesn’t get any better than the ski-in, ski-out Montage (with its own Compass Sports rental shop and ski valet where they buckle and unbuckle your boots) and Deer Valley more
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Good eats in and around Park City UT


The Farm restaurant at The Canyons in Utah
Here as well as at neighboring Deer Valley –which led the industry in providing good mountain eats—we’re seeing ever better food with an emphasis on what is locally sourced. more
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Meet Holly Flanders – and make time for yourself on the slopes


Holly Flanders and her instructors in Park City
Flanders teaches women’s ski workshops at Canyons—I thoroughly enjoyed one a few years ago—but now has a new mission—to convince women they need to make that time, no matter what else is going on in their lives. more
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Remembering a great adventure in the high Chilean desert


The spectacular Atacama pools are a welcome sight after a three-hour trek
It’s only 10 a.m. but I feel like we’ve been going all day. That’s because we left our hotel Tierra Atacama before dawn—I’d never seen such bright stars across the desert sky—on our way to the highest geyser field in the world—El Tatio Geisers at 14,190 feet! more
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DREAM BIG – WIN A TRIP TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO!


Universal Orlando
Traveling with preschoolers? Traveling with teens? Trying to keep everyone in the family happy? You can dream big and win a theme park vacation that’s fun for all ages at Universal Orlando Resort. True – Universal Orlando Resort is a more »
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A visit to see the biggest Budda in the world


The biggest budda statue in the world near Hong Kong
Not just any giant Buddha but the Tian Tan Buddha, the world’s largest outdoor sitting Buddha — some 98 feet tall and weighing 250 tons, his humongous right hand raised to deliver a blessing to all. more
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Getting out of your comfort zone is a good thing – just ask the kids


Pond Skimming at Bolton Valley in Vermont
It’s no secret that the snowsports industry wants to encourage more minorities to hit the slopes. But that’s not easy with lift tickets costing over $90 at many places, not to mention all the gear that’s needed. (Even long underwear and the right socks can be expensive.) more
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