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Breck kicks off snow and holidays seasons with Dec. 3 town lighting

Oct 22, 2016
The Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas kicks off the holiday season in Breckenridge on December 3, 2016

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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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On a family vacation in Portugal

Shopping in Lisbon
Since 2010, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts in Lisbon, Portugal have been providing family-friendly luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, facilities and activities to provide memorable holidays to family groups of all sizes and ages. more
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How to save more while staying in a hotel with the whole family

Here are some tips how you can make even the priciest hotels more affordable for you. Keep them in mind the next time you travel and save tons of money easily and quickly. more
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October is “Kids Free Month” in San Diego

Learning about Owls at the San Diego Zoo
No wonder families have been coming here for 100 years. San Diego, of course, is a great bet for families all year round — sunny weather, 70 miles of coastline (take your pick of 30-plus beaches), theme parks (SeaWorld and LEGOLAND) and plenty of history more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids

Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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A spa treatment with a Balinese Guru

Balinese Healer Guru Made Sumantra
I am a fan of spas—especially on vacation—as a way for moms (and dads) to decompress and get some much needed “me time.” more
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Taking full advantage of Halloween season

Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events more
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A Multi-Generational Getaway to Charleston, SC

Biking on the Sand at Wild Dunes
I am always on the lookout for destinations with multi-generational vacation potential. Charleston SC met our expectations more
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Last day of cruise – at the Gilded Age mansions in Newport RI

View of The Breakers from the Cliff Walk
This is our last day aboard the Norwegian Gem—we return to New York City tomorrow and Newport, famous for its sailing and coastal location as well as these spectacular mansions, is a good way to end the trip more
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Few kids on this cruise, but those aboard are having a blast

Arroz con pollo ready to be served on the pool deck of the Norwegian Gem
During school vacation weeks, the Norwegian Gem can have up to 800 kids aboard. But this week sailing from New York to Canada and back there are only 15. But they are having a blast. more
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