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Report: Royal Caribbean Adding Lifeguards, Water Safety Signs

Feb 25, 2017
The consumer site Cruise Critic reports Royal Caribbean will be adding licensed lifeguards and safety signage on all chips in its fleet in the coming months.

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When you take the kids, you take what you can get!


When we suggest stopping for some soup, Mel sees her opening to leave us. “I have a PB&J in my pocket,” she says, “I want to keep skiing!” ...So much for family time. more
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Timeout for some spa time in Beaver Creek, CO


Family ski trips can be a lot of work, especially for moms-all the schlepping, all the shopping for groceries and cooking. Certainly moms deserve some “me” time on ski trips and there’s no better place than a spa like this to enjoy that. more
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Back to the 19th Century at the historic Hotel Jerome


The glitterati of the day came from around the country for the opening on Thanksgiving eve 1889. The hot and cold running water, flush toilets and electric lights were the ultimate in luxury for a town used to icy outhouses and miner’s camps. more
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Fresh powder aplenty for First Tracks on Aspen Mountain


There are options for First Tracks every morning, but on Wednesdays for $25 you are treated to this sumptuous spread and then the chance to ski down the mountain any way you like, more
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A trip down memory lane for a pair of ski bum brothers


Years ago, they drove 18 hours from Texas, staying in the cheapest place they could find, eating greasy burgers and paying just $25 for lift tickets. Now they're back in Aspen with their kids. more
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Snow-shoeing to a gourmet meal in the shadows of Aspen, CO


The highlight—after the snowshoe in the wilderness--is the food—Pine Creek Smoked trout, … Colorado elk bratwurst, a smoked trout melt on sourdough and buffalo tenderloin.. more
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Back to the Ice Age on Snowmass Mountain


Incredible! Just in the past two years Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, famous for its ski slopes, has become the site of one of the largest finds of Ice Age animals on the planet. more
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To Aspen-Snowmass for a trip down memory lane


You’re never too old to take the kids. And they’re not too old for a trip with mom and dad. Sometimes, that can include a trip down memory lane—on snow. more
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Thirty years later son learns dad was right about Aspen


Turns out, my dad was right. Aspen and neighboring Snowmass — where we spent the first three nights — lived up to the old man’s hype. And then some. more
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Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a great and safe place for kids to learn


I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention we’re less than a year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar forecasts will signal the end of all humanity. But experts aren’t convinced and I’m not worried. more
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