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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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Going on spring break


Some almost canceled their plans this year, but they decided to go because of the opportunity for badly needed family time more
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At Snowmass: SO MANY CHOICES FOR THE SWEET TOOTH


I can’t think of a better place than The Sweet Life for the bottom of a family mountain like Snowmass, by far the largest of Aspen’s four mountains and family-central with the year-old Treehouse Adventure Center that is ski school central for young kids. Jen Hayes opened her second The Sweet life (the first is in Telluride) in Snowmass’s new Base Village and it’s not only perfect for this mountain but for this economy. more
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Snowmass — family ski heaven


We have moved over to the new base area at Snowmass, the largest of Aspen’s four mountains and the one known as the family mountain (though my 17 year-old discovered plenty of extreme terrain too). There is a vertical drop of over 4,400 feet and 3,132 acres of terrain -- attracting more skiers than Aspen’s three other mountains combined. more
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Aspen in the recession — there are pluses


Yes, like every other resort in the country, business is down in America’s most famous ski town. The mountains aren’t crowded and you don’t seem to see as many flashy ski outfits either. It’s easier to get dinner reservations or a table when you want one. more
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A VERY GREEN SKI RESORT


I feel like a crazy person! We’re 12 in our gang, ranging from a four year-old to two twenty somethings and a grandma who just turned 60. If you think getting your kids out the door to school or day care in the morning is tough, imagine getting them geared up for a day on the snow! more
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A new style all-inclusive resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya


My mission: To see if a vacation with active teens and young adults can be successful at an all-inclusive resort. Conclusion: "yes" more
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SIX LITTLE SKIERS ALL IN A ROW


Beaver Creek is a Vail Resort -- about 10 minutes from famous Vail in fact -- but it is a parallel universe. Even on a busy weekend, it is not crowded. The resort is known for its stellar learning terrain, kids’ school and green easy trails at the top of the mountain, though there is plenty of extreme terrain too. more
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To Stowe Vermont and elsewhere in snow country


I've forsaken the slopes today, as terrific as they are at the brand-new Spruce Peak base area at Stowe Mountain Resort. I'm snowshoeing at the nearby Trapp Family Lodge more
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To Oaxaca, Mexico


Oaxaca is in the southeastern part of Mexico and we've come here for a few days of cultural immersion after a week lazing on the beach more
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A lesson in Mexican cooking on our last day in Oaxaca


Welcome to Seasons of My Heart Cooking School ) that is run by well-known chef Susana Trilling, an American from Philadelphia who fell in love with Mexico on vacation more than 20 years ago and has lived here most of the time since, raising her two kids here. more
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