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Ice Age Exhibit Back by Popular Demand at The Field Museum in Chicago

Jul 6, 2015
Mammoths and Mastodons returns to The Field Museum in Chicago, IL after popular demand for a 3 month stay until September 13th.

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Telluride CO: historic mountain town welcomes modern families


Skiing down the mountain to Telluride
Welcome to Telluride Ski Resort, about an hour from Montrose and 2.5 hours from Durango (both of which have regional airports) in Southwest Colorado with just 2500 year-round residents who happily live in a box canyon 8750 feet above sea level. Yes you feel that altitude. more
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Special challenges for special kids in Crested Butte CO


CB adaptive 1
Tony suffers from dwarfism and is autistic. But here at Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center, he literally is king of the hill. more
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Conquering my mountain meltdown with the help of a ski instructor


Adult ski class like Eileen took at Crested Butte
We’re at the top of the mountain in Crested Butte, CO, elevation over 12,000 feet, and I suddenly am too scared to move. To be fair, the wind is blowing hard and the conditions are a bit icy but it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle — or hadn’t handled many times. more
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Plenty to do on and off the slopes in Crested Butte, CO


Buffalo Tomahawk Steak at Coal Creek Grill
For a town of 1500 people, Crested Butte, CO has enough restaurant choices to please any palate, promises David Wooding, co owner of the popular new Mexican restaurant Bonez more
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Returning to our favorite ski resort when the kids were young – Crested Butte CO


Reggie Yemma at the top of Crested Butte Mountain
When my kids were small, we often skied at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Southwest Colorado. This trip we’re back with family and I remember quickly why I love this place and so do the other families I meet. more
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A weekend ski getaway to family-friendly Southern Vermont


Emily and friend atop Stratton Mountain
Situated between Southern Vermont ski resorts Bromley and Stratton, Manchester is home to shops, restaurants and more small cozy inns than you can count. The Inn at Willow Pond was a quant rustic place that can fit the needs from couples to families, even allowing pets. more
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Two worlds for kids and adults in one resort on St. Lucia


Rescued animals at Coconut Bay
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia offers Splash, a wing where the kids club is housed and visitors delight in being young and taking part in family-friendly activities and Harmony, Coconut Bay’s adults-only wing. more
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Marriott Vacation Club Opens the World for Traveling Families


Marriott Vacation Club - pool
Maybe you should check out Marriott Vacation Club. Backed by the Marriott name and celebrating its 30th anniversary, it’s a far cry from those old school timeshares more
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At the Presidio in San Francisco, top chef aims at kids menus


Arguello at Presidio Officers Club
Award winning San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins wishes American restaurants would take a page—a menu page—from their counterparts in other parts of the world. “The United States is one of the only places in the world that has special meals for kids,” she said. “We are conditioned to teach kids to eat differently than we do and that is a mistake.” more
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Off the slopes snowshoe fun at Northstar California


Northstar California - Lake Tahoe View
Rather than ski, I’m going to have some fun in the snow a different way—hiking on snowshoes in the woods, though the lack of snowfall does impede us a bit. more
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