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Celebrate National Skyscraper Day with your Family

Sep 2, 2014
Now through September 5th, the Hyatt Regency Chicago is having a five day sale to celebrate National Skyscraper Day on September 3rd.

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All you need for date night – Denver’s Larimer Square


Larimer Square
Situated in the heart of Denver, Larimer Square is a host to many delicious restaurants, bars and entertainment - we never even left the square during our date night. more
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Great Family Fall Rates on Disney Cruise Lines


Cinderella on Disney Cruise
Are you ready for oceans of fun? Disney Cruise Line has great fall rates floating your way. Plus, you can take advantage of all the enchanting Halloween festivities on most sailing throughout the season. more
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A mountain biking lesson well learned at Smugglers Norch VT


Smugglers North mountain biking
It’s a lot different to bike on a mountain trail with uneven terrain, rocks and tree stumps. All the more reason to take a lesson, like we did at Smuggler's Notch VT more
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Puerto Vallarta Mexico has something for every family


Huichol Indians dance
Puerto Vallarta has something to offer everyone who ventures upon its shores. Beyond the pristine beach lies the opportunity to immerse oneself into the untapped beauty of nature. more
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Small museums everywhere provide great value for families


Driving a Model-T at History Colorado Center
I realized when I stopped at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, how much fun a visit to a smaller museum can be for visiting families. more
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Kids and grownups zipping through the treetops in Northern Vermont


Arbortrek Canopy Tour
We’re at ArborTrek in Jeffersonville, VT right near Smuggler’s Notch Resort about to set out on what USA Today has dubbed a top zip line adventure in the country more
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Kids learning farming and history at Shelburne Farms in Vermont


At Shelburne Farms VT
I'm at the Shelburne Farms Children’s Farmyard near Burlington, Vermont where there is also a cow, goats and the fanciest chicken coop I’ve ever seen -- home to 60 chickens. more
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A family outing for late summer beauty in Northern Vermont


Trooper loves Topnotch
I’m at the Topnotch Resort Spa, one of the largest in the quintessential New England mountain town of Stowe, Vt. where I’m indulging in the Little River Stone Massage, one of the expansive spa’s signature treatments that uses hot stones, cold stones, massage and aromatherapy. more
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Great way to stretch your vacation dollar – Orlando in September


Visit Orlando photo
There’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks—and a lot of ways to stretch your vacation dollar while having plenty of fun, especially in September, the cheapest month of the year to visit with deals up to half off. more
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New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana


Alligator in Honey Island Swamp
Want a marshmallow? The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who’s minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. more
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