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Kennebunkport 35th Annual Christmas Prelude Presents Santa In A Whole New Way

Dec 3, 2016
For anyone traveling to Maine, Kennebunkport’s 35th Annual Christmas Prelude provides festivities for the whole family.

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Snow Vacations

How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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At Vista Verde Ranch in Colorado – on a different kind of snow vacation


Horseride at Vista Verde Ranch
I wondered when I planned this trip if my gang of grown kids, who love nothing more than tearing down those steep slopes, would like a more laid-back holiday — at least for a few days on a week-long winter trip to Colorado. I needn’t have worried. more
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Food and wine and an angry potato make a grownup family weekend in Aspen/Snowmass


"Angry Potato" served at Aspen Kitchen
When you’re traveling with grown kids, as we are this weekend, artisanal cocktails can play a key role. more
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Snowmass in Summer – cool air and lots of family activities


Bluegrass concert atop Aspen Mountain
After an arduous 16 mile hike yesterday, I’m at The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass while an experienced massage therapist ministers to my aching legs and shoulders. more
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When someone in the family has special challenges


Adaptive skiing at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive sports programs are about much more than the activities themselves, Disabled Sports USA, has some 124 chapters across 42 states, including 75 at ski resorts more
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Affordable Aspen – families enjoying the amenities and vibes of the famous ski town


Toddler celebrating at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen
Lest you think Aspen is only for celebs and wealthy Hollywood types, there’s plenty affordable here—starting with the Limelight Hotel with rates under $200 a night more
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Angeleno Goes Full Cowboy in Colorado


City slicker with newfound friends Blue the Cat and Finn the Dog at Vista Verde Ranch in CO
At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch, it turns ranch life ain’t so bad. It also turns out, a city slicker can really look really really ridiculously awesome wearing a Cowboy hat. At the Vista Verde Guest Ranch more
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In Aspen, a hotel with great vibes and amenities – The Limelight


Riding the Silver Queen Gondola to first tracks on Aspen Mountain
We’re atop Ajax—as Aspen Mountain is known—with just a handful of others for “First Tracks” at 8:15 a.m.—before the Mountain has opened. more
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The mountain or the ranch – so many great choices


Our family group snoeshowing at Vista Verde Ranch
The staff at Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles outside the ski town of Steamboat Springs has obligingly left us an Evening Sky Map for this month. more
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A visit to Strawberry Hot Spring Park in Colorado


Strawberry Hot Springs Park near Steamboat Springs CO
Nestled in the hills about 10 miles outside the town of Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Hot Springs is a natural hot springs fed by heated underground aquifers that come to the surface to make a number of heated pools more
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