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Country Music Hall of Fame Museum: New Exhibits in 2017

Feb 19, 2017
If you’re into country music, consider visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.

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Taking The Kids was named one of the top travel websites by Parents Magazine in 2016
New in 2016: Great Smoky Mountains; New York City (updated)




Snow Vacations

Snow Shoeing, Back Country skiing and horseback – Vista Verde Guest Ranch


Our gang snow shoeing along the Elk River near Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Vacation days don’t often get better than this. After a hearty breakfast at Vista Verde Guest Ranch——think fluffy buttermilk pancakes, sausage, oatmeal and eggs all varieties—we head out together snowshoeing more
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Far from the ski crowds: Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado


Matt Yemma on snowmobile tour at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, is about as opposite a downhill mountain resort as possible. Set on 540 acres in the middle of Colorado’s Routt National Forest, this is the place to come to explore the wilderness on cross-country skis, horseback, fat bikes or snowshoes away from the crowds. more
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Skiing conditions not optimal? Try a spa treatment, like at Beaver Creek


A Beaver Creek tradition, warm chocolate chip cookies at end of day
It has been dumping snow it seems since we arrived in Colorado. So time for a treat off the slopes. Fantastic is how I feel during the sports fusion massage at the Beaver Creek Park Hyatt two-story Allegria Spa more
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Breckenridge CO: Plenty for families on and off the slopes


Eileen finishing up her ride on the coaster at Breck
What I love about Breck, as locals call it, is there is plenty to do even if you aren’t a skier or rider. There are more than 200 restaurants, bars and shops more
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Why Colorado’s Keystone Resort is such a hit with families


World's largest ice fort at Keystone Resort
On the first day of his first trip with his grandchildren to the slopes — at Keystone Resort just 90 minutes from Denver -- he couldn’t help getting emotional as the family dropped off the two grandkids, 4 and 8, at ski school. more
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At Ski Cooper – a half hour and a world away from Vail and Breck


Hazel, 8, adds rock to a cairn originally begun by the 10th Mountain Division during World War II training
It feels as if I have the entire mountain with its fresh snow all to myself—and it’s Saturday. Welcome to Ski Cooper, just outside of Leadville with 39 trails and four lifts spanning 400 lift-served acres and no artificial snow more
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In Leadville CO — the highest town in the USA!


Delicious pan-cooked rainbow trout served by candlelight at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse
Just an after dinner stroll. In 10,000-plus feet altitude. In the snow. What could be more fun after a delicious dinner in a Yurt cookhouse? more
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Woodstock VT: A Winter Weekend of Outdoor Activities


The Historic Woodstock Inn in Vermont
Vermont is loaded with quaint villages and covered bridges, but Woodstock stands tall even in state that’s chockfull of adorable. more
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Remembering five great family adventures in 2016


At the Maroon Bell trail summit on our splendid 17-mile hike from Crested Butte to Aspen in July
Ask anyone what they want from vacation and, besides a good time, they’ll likely answer that they’re after lasting memories for their family more
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It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow


If you’re headed for the slopes this winter, look for kids’-free deals
Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket more
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