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Fourth of July Celebrations in Colorado and New Mexico

Jun 27, 2017
Estes Park boasts one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in Colorado with spectacular fireworks display, full day of events and accessibility to Rocky Mountain National Park

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YMCA of the Rockies is Family Reunion Central


Family gathers for photos at YMCA of Rockies Estes Park
Welcome to Family Reunion Central. In fact, the Estes Park Center and its sister resort Snow Mountain Ranch host more than 1,300 reunions a year—more, they believe, than any other venue in the United States. more
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Learning a little history on July 4th


Kids throwing tea into Boston Harbor
if you play your cards right, you’ll all have fun celebrating the nation’s birthday — and learning something about American history at the same time. more
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Experiencing the All-New Animal Sanctuary & Grand Hyatt Amenities at Baha Mar


Kids feeding green sea turtles
After years of multiple false starts and financial headaches, the $4.2 billion, 1,000-acre development simply known as Baha Mar finally opened its doors to the public last April more
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Cool Dad’s Day gifts for outdoors-loving dads


The Polaroid Cube+
Maybe he’s an avid camper. Maybe he’s a fisherman or sailor, a hiker, golfer or biker. However the dads in your life enjoy the outdoors, there is plenty of new gear to enhance their experience — just in time for Father’s Day. more
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A Spring Trip to The Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, Arizona


Mel hiking in the Grand Canyon
It’s great that the south rim of the Grand Canyon so close to Flagstaff, Arizona. We could envision wanting a hotel room and shower to stay in after backpacking in the desert heat for 5 days more
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What’s in the garden for family vacationers at Chewton Glen?


Welcome to Chewton Glen
The resort, a five star Relais & Chateaux country house hotel is just over 50 years old but the house dates to the 1700s. more
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200 Years Later – Celebrating Jane Austen’s short life in her hometown


Jane Austen's tiny writing table
This tiny house is where Jane Austen was her most prolific—writing in the morning after breakfast at a tiny table. She lived with her mother, her sister and a family friend during the last eight years of her short life. more
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Planning a family summer vacation – let the kids help figure it out


On the beaches of Cape Cod, MA
I’m sure the kids have lots of ideas, and they may not all involve theme parks. It’s a good idea to talk to the kids about what you’re thinking for a summer trip more
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Greenwich, England – famous for time, history and friends


Greenwich sites
In Greenwich, England, famous for "mean time." You can see famous sites any time. Sharing a meal with new friends…not so much. More ravioli please! more
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‘Taking the Waters’ in Ancient Bath, England


At the Jane Austen Centre in Bath
People have been coming here to “take the waters” since the Romans first built the baths and temple here to worship Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the Thermal Spring. more
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