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Ski New Hampshire Offers 4th & 5th Graders Snowsports Passport

Nov 26, 2015
If you have a fourth or fifth grader, then make Hampshire your skiing destination for 2015-2016.

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Families welcome for sun and fun on the tiny island of Anguilla

Farming on stilts in the hydroponic garden at CuisinArt Resort Anguilla
Locals are quick to tell you Anguilla, a British territory, isn’t only about the beaches, though their motto is “tranquility wrapped in blue.” “I have lived in Anguilla for 20 years and the thing that never changes is the people,” says children’s book author Jo-Anne Mason, originally from Brooklyn. more
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Travel Weekly reports on the Family Travel Conference

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Eileen quoted in Travel Weekly article on the most recent Family Travel Conference, of which TakingTheKids was an organizer. more
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Mixing and matching different tastes on the ski mountain

Mel with Eileen before she ditched us at Beaver Creek
Even in the most terrific locales, nothing goes as planned. Someone gets sick (we’ve had lots of ear infections). Someone ends up in the ER (me, here three years ago after a bad fall). Someone has a meltdown. And someone just doesn’t want to spend that much time with mom and dad. more
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Skiing the backcountry at the C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado

Snow Cat backcountry skiing at C Lazy U
No we’re not at a ski resort –there isn’t even a ski lift or any other skiers anywhere in the vicinity. That’s because we’re on some of the 8,000-plus acres at nine thousand elevation at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby CO. more
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Families having lots of fun in the snow in New Hampshire

Poncho and Gonzo the sled dog brothers
Dog sledding, is just one of the ways you might not have thought of to have fun in the snow here in New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley that includes 27 towns surrounding Mount Washington, the pinnacle of the 6,288-foot White Mountains more
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A guest ranch in Colorado that draws families and romantics

Riding the high country at the C Lazy U Ranch
“The people are what make this place so special,” said Hearon. In fact, much of the staff is culled from young people who came here for vacation with their families. No wonder more than 60 per cent of the guests return to this 8, 500 acre ranch that is about 20 miles north of Winter Park. more
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Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome open again after huge restoration

Living room at Hotel Jerome
The Hotel Jerome has just reopened before Christmas in the heart of downtown Aspen after a multi-million dollar renovation (every one of the 93 rooms and suites has its own luxurious bathroom, of course) and its not unusual in ski season for room rates to be over $800 a night. more
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Ski and Snowboard feature by Eileen on NBC’s “Today Travel”

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Taking the Kids feature on Learn to Ski and Snowboard month -- on NBC's "Today Travel" more
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Two blue bird family days in Snowmass and Aspen

nother blue bird day at Snowmass
I’ve always thought Snowmass was terrific for families with younger kids—its Treehouse kids’ learning facility is a standout in the industry complete with indoor climbing wall. There’s a climbing room, teen activities like movie night, and six interactive themed rooms for infants 8 weeks and older. more
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Alcatraz Island really excites kids visiting San Francisco

Ethan and Hannah Sitzman inside Alcatraz
When we mentioned San Francisco to our kids Ethan (10) and Hannah (8) they both immediately were excited because it has so much to offer, and mostly, for the chance to go and visit Alcatraz Island. more
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