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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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Read Eileen’s travel diary and keep up with her travels. You might just pick up some ideas for your next family vacation!

Take me back to Chicago – for a father-son weekend and the Cubs!


First selfie ever
Taking the Kids goes back to where it all began -- Chicago -- and a father-son weekend with the Cubs playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. more
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Yurts Give Families a Modern Alternative to Camping at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch


Lollygagging with the Llamas
By staying in a yurt at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, you can enjoy the outdoors without the annoyances of lurking bears, determined bugs and cumbersome sleeping bags. 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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Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen – again – the good, the bad and the better


At the top of the East Maroon Pass
If I’ve learned one thing from travel—especially with kids—is that you have to take the bad with the good. That’s a good lesson for the kids to learn, along the way, of course. And perhaps there is no better time to remind you of that adage than on an outdoor adventure. We certainly were reminded on the hiking trail. more
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Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven


Eileen Mel and Reg on the Scarp Ridge hike
Crested Butte bills itself as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and there is a Wildflower Festival going on with everything from art classes, guided wildflower hikes, photography classes and more. more
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A Family Culinary Adventure in Merida, Mexico


Cochinita Pibil
On a recent trip to Merida, Mexico, Alison Tibaldi booked a hands-on cooking class. It was an immersive experience that offered a window into the local culture in a highly sensorial way. more
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The Greatest Show On Earth Is Out of This World


taking the kids, Los Angeles, circuses, Ringling Brothers, Great Show on Earth, family travel, family vacations
There are only a few of classic outings that will never get old: going to the beach, a picnic at the park, heading to the carnival and going to the circus! more
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Amazing Views, One-of-a-Kind Slide Experience at OUE Skyspace LA


Viewing Reactions at the end of the Skyslide
OUE Skyspace LA is a new attraction at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles built in the U.S. Bank building--currently the tallest building west of the Mississippi River--and the buzz is booming after its grand opening in June. more
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A Family Getaway To Kennebunkport, Maine


Lobster learning in Kennebunkport ME
Kennebunkport is loaded with New England charm. The pedestrian-friendly streets are brimming with retro sweet shops, folksy art galleries and authentic lobster shacks. more
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