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The Creative Kitchen Takes Kids Foods Festival To Go

Mar 30, 2017
Learning about the food we eat and enjoy is always important, and there is a fun way to get kids started. The Creative Kitchen presents the Kids Food Festival To-Go tour!

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Off the rails and trails in Arizona for Cubs Spring training


Green Zebra ATV Tour near Phoenix AZ
A quick father-son trip to spring training in the Cactus League to see the World Champion Chicago Cubs (yes that's still sinking in). Air travel misadventure our first day followed by adventure in the Sonoran Dessert on day 2. more
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Traveling with millennials in wine country


The Meitz Family at their winery
As millennials continue to travel with their parents — even before they have kids of their own — it’s the older generation that is likely to cause travel hiccups. more
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On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA


Kayaking on the Russian River
We’re kayaking in the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner, CA as one harbor seal after another pops up his head. We see Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys with fish in their mouths, going to their nests presumably. more
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March is spring break month – some last-minute ideas


Barbara Dane, Vietnam Protest, 1964, to be featured in On the Road to the Summer of Love on view at the California Historical Society beginning May 12, 2017
Who says spring break is just for college kids? Certainly not the families impatiently waiting in line at Orlando theme parks, but at least it’s not as hot as in midsummer! more
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Far from the ski crowds: Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado


Matt Yemma on snowmobile tour at Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Vista Verde Ranch, about 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, is about as opposite a downhill mountain resort as possible. Set on 540 acres in the middle of Colorado’s Routt National Forest, this is the place to come to explore the wilderness on cross-country skis, horseback, fat bikes or snowshoes away from the crowds. more
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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids


Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal
We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs. more
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In Leadville CO — the highest town in the USA!


Delicious pan-cooked rainbow trout served by candlelight at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse
Just an after dinner stroll. In 10,000-plus feet altitude. In the snow. What could be more fun after a delicious dinner in a Yurt cookhouse? more
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Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month


The Apollo, Harlem, Manhattan
February is the ideal time to visit a historic site or explore a museum exhibit celebrating African American History Month, which is also celebrated in Britain and Canada. more
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Memories for a lifetime: kids on an expedition to the Antarctic


Kids having a snowball fight on Antarctica Dec. 31
Each kid on this A&K expedition to Antarctica has many memories but distinct favorites. “Sailing by an iceberg, it was so beautiful,” said Lake, 12, from New York City. more
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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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