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Baby animals on parade at Bush Gardens FL

Apr 1, 2015
Busch Gardens Tampa FL is giving guests an exciting opportunity to experience the recent baby boom at the park.

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Enjoying a week of baseball spring training in Arizona with a young cousi


Matt and Ethan at Cubs camp
Matt Yemma and his 12-year-old cousin Ethan Sitzman spend a week shagging baseballs, autographs and enjoying the waterparks and sunshine of spring training in Arizona. more
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Boarding, burgers and teen bonding in Bolton Valley, VT


Burger wars
A high school junior and scholar in the A Better Chance program writes about a weekend of snowboarding fun and bonding time with his housemates in Bolton Valley, VT. more
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Modern camping with kids – and WiFi


Deluxe cabin at KOA Kampground in Williamsburg VA
Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I’m guessing your kids would agree more
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Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello


Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement. more
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Skiing and Soaking at Sunlight Mountain and Glenwood Springs


The Peak of Sunlight Mountain
By springtime, many skiers are exhausted by the lift lines, carved out runs, and crowded resorts in Colorado Ski Country. But Sunlight Mountain Resort is the perfect little oasis where skiers can hit the mountain without having to schlep to the lifts. more
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Telluride: An A-Lister’s Dream; a No-Lister’s Playground


Cousins Mel Yemma and Chris Yemma in the gondola at Telluride CO
Skiing down the “Galloping Goose,” it hit me — Telluride has something for everyone, even the 1 percent A-listers. more
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Tapping his inner rebel at Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Cousins Chris Yemma and Reggie Yemma at the Ice Bar on Crested Butte Mountain
A die-hard snowboarder since his teens, Chris Yemma decided to try skiing on a blue-bird day at Crested Butte to see if his inner rebel still lives. more
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Plenty more for families to do while visiting the Cactus League


Moonlight bicycling among boulders
March is all about baseball in Arizona — some 2.75 million visitors, 60 percent from outside Arizona, come to watch 15 major league teams get ready for the season through April 4 more
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Off the slopes and into the Spa: At The Peaks in Telluride


Winter_Sunset at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride CO
My daughters and I head up to one of Colorado’s biggest Spas at The Peaks Resort in the Mountain Village, where kids love the indoor-outdoor heated pool complete with water slide and is ranked a top spa by Conde Nast Traveler more
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Let it snow! Transformational day at Telluride Ski Resort


From our balcony Day 2 in Telluride
After a week of bluebird weather, a much-needed winter storm has moved into Colorado and it is dumping snow at Telluride Ski Resort. more
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