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No Barriers to Visiting California National Parks

Jul 25, 2017
A new travel guide details wheelchair-accessible trails, attractions and lodging options in and near Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks

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Taking the Kids — to family reunion central


Playing GaGa Ball at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park CO
As fun as Colorado is in the summer, there’s something more important going on here at the YMCA of the Rockies. “It’s eating and joking around with all of our cousins." more
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One Big Adrenaline Rush at Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia


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While a lot of people are still trying to figure out what an “adventure resort” is, Adventures on the Gorge is showing their guests of all ages what a vacation destination should look like more
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Energy and body restoration at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail


Four Seasons Vail Resort Spa
I’m at the Four Seasons Resort in Vail with one of the best spas in the Vail Valley. The idea, of course, is not only to relax but to restore your energy and your body more
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Families love the Four Seasons in Vail Co. for “glamping” and more


Lemonade stand benefits Salvation Army at Four Seasons Vail during July 4 parade
Get ready to get spoiled—for a few days anyway. That’s why the Johnstons, including Kendall, 11, and Reagan, 13, have decamped from Denver to the Four Seasons Resort in Vail for their fourth weekend—this time the Fourth of July. more
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Kids learning nature through fun at the top of Vail Mountain


Colorado state flower the Columbine atop Vail Mountain
this is July Fourth weekend, the resort’s busiest of the summer season. It’s family central at Adventure Ridge located at the top of the gondola at 10,350 feet. Wow what a view! more
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At the Broadmoor’s Sunday Brunch you might want to start with dessert


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It’s hard to resist when Banana Fosters, plum Calvados crepes, bread pudding, apple cobbler, ice cream sundaes, strawberry buttermilk panna cotta, raspberry mojito cupcakes, snickerdoodle crème brulee, even a vegan chocolate pot au crème are there for the taking more
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Up in the mountain air at The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp in Colorado


Looking east toward the Kansas-Colorado border from Cloud Camp
Cloud Camp is the historic Broadmoor resort’s highest wilderness experience. But my daughter Mel and her boyfriend Hank Lockhead – experienced backpackers—think it’s more of a luxury experience with well-appointed log cabins, beautiful bathrooms, gourmet meals... more
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YMCA of the Rockies is Family Reunion Central


Family gathers for photos at YMCA of Rockies Estes Park
Welcome to Family Reunion Central. In fact, the Estes Park Center and its sister resort Snow Mountain Ranch host more than 1,300 reunions a year—more, they believe, than any other venue in the United States. more
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Experiencing the All-New Animal Sanctuary & Grand Hyatt Amenities at Baha Mar


Kids feeding green sea turtles
After years of multiple false starts and financial headaches, the $4.2 billion, 1,000-acre development simply known as Baha Mar finally opened its doors to the public last April more
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Tales From The Spa at the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa in Punta Cana


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Even if your child is still an actual child, the Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa offers manicures, pedicures and hair braiding just for the little ones. more
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