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Straus Home Ranch: A New Take on a Family Vacation

Sep 23, 2014
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Summer’s coming – protect your family from Lyme Disease


If you’re an outdoors family or are planning on exploring any time soon, with 40,000 cases of lyme disease documented in the US alone, it may be a good idea to protect yourself in the coming months! more
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All over ski country, kids are eating healthier on vacation


Christian Apetz, executive chef at 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, teaches ‘tween guests healthy recipes and cooking techniques with complimentary culinary classes each week
Forget mac and cheese, unless it is homemade with local cheese. Forget chili, unless it’s vegetarian or made with local grass-fed beef. The kids — and you — have your choice of free-range chicken, homemade soups, pizza baked in a wood-fired oven and quinoa salad, not to mention artisanal beers and spirits. more
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SeaWorld launches new mobile websites for planning vacation


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has launched new mobile websites providing you with a convenient and easy way to plan your vacation, purchase and redeem tickets directly from your mobile devices. more
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Play Hooky Week coming to ski slopes near you


With snowstorms dumping fresh snow at resorts across the country, skiers and boarders have plenty to look forward to during the second half of winter. To give powder hounds extra incentive to hit the slopes, Liftopia – the largest online and mobile marketplace for discounted lift tickets and mountain activities – is kicking off its second annual “Play Hooky Week,” March 4 – 8. more
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Cool new attractions coming to family-friendly Orlando


There’s more to Orlando than the theme parks! If you’re planning a visit to the family-favorite Florida destination sometime this year, check out some cool new attractions coming soon. more
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Families can spread out at hotels in Orlando


"Hakuna Matata" at Disney's Art of Animation Resort
These days, not only do we want more room to spread out (think two rooms, two bathrooms, two TVS) but we want the experience to be fun. And we don’t want it to cost a bundle either. Did I mention that Disney has just unrolled free Wi-Fi at all of its resorts? more
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Africa to Virginia theme at Jamestown this month


“From Africa to Virginia” is the February theme of Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, both museums a short distance from Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City and Art Museums, and other attractions in Virginia. more
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Book early and save on family cruises with Crystal Line


You can save when you book early with Crystal Cruises. The cruise line is kicking off 2013 with a younger clientele, shorter cruises and great early booking fares, guaranteed through February 28th. more
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Even more fun at Bolton Valley next week


While Presidents’ Week is the typical school vacation week for many in New England, Bolton Valley continues to remember those families and schools that enjoy winter vacation on alternative dates. To help families celebrate winter, Bolton Valley presents its new Family Week from Feb. 25-March 1. ... more
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Ghostly apparitions at Mark Twain House this week


The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT will reprise its popular Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours for a very limited two-day run on February 22 and 23. Featured twice on Syfy Channel's popular Ghost Hunters, investigate for yourself its continued reports of ghostly apparitions, mysterious bangs, cigar smoke and other unexplained phenomena. more
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