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Aspen Snowmass extends Kids Ski Free package

Feb 6, 2016
With more than three feet of snow this week and a base of up to 80 inches, now is the perfect time to plan a family ski trip to Aspen Snowmass this Spring.

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Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List


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We are joining our colleagues at Family Travel Forum to recommend Spring Break getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some "we" time with loved ones more
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City lights. No cameras. Lots of action.


Meeting Sketchy
Wearing a gray hoodie and sunglasses, a suspicious man was trying to debrief us while also not being noticeable. This was: Accomplice the Show: Greenwich Village. more
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Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany


Guest of the Westin Grand Berlin picking at the Berlin Wall
From the time the Berlin Wall went up in August 1961 till it was torn down in November 1989, thousands of East Berliners made their escape the short distance to the West in the most ingenious ways. At least 2,000 died trying. Today, it’s hard to believe this beautiful city was once divided by an ugly wall. more
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Taking the Kids Annual Family Cruise Guide


Cruise up close to glaciers aboard a family-friendly small ship cruise in Alaska with AdventureSmith Explorations. Photo by AdventureSmith Explorations
Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2016. Parents love cruising because they get a bang for their vacation buck. Grandparents are fans because cruises are an easy way to get the whole gang together. Kids love the freedom onboard and making new friends. more
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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016


The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit
Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did. more
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Confronting Germany’s dark history: how the mighty had fallen


One of the annual Nazi political rallies in Nuremberg in the 1930s
As I kept thinking about all of those architectural monstrosities that we saw on our tour of Nuremberg, I reminded myself of that photo I saw in Berlin of the Nazis crouching in fear at war's end. How the mighty have fallen, I thought. more
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Exploring Jewish Berlin – dark history and revival


Memorial to Holocaust victims at cemetery in Berlin's Jewish Quarter
You can’t visit Berlin without considering the horror of the Holocaust--the six million European Jews (600,000 of them German-born) who perished. Countless others had their lives uprooted, among them millions of children. Germany’s capital city confronts the horror head-on at places large and small. more
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History comes alive in Berlin – at Checkpoint Charlie and the Spy Museum


Sign at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
The idiosyncratic Mauer Museum at Check Point Charlie that is at the original border crossing between the Cold War American and Soviet sectors of Berlin. The location is no accident. more
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Volunteering on Vacation: Memorable Adventures from Family Trips


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When the two Whitaker teens talk about their holiday trip to Tanzania two Christmases ago, it’s not the animals they saw on safari that proved the most memorable, as amazing as the elephants and giraffes were. It’s how they helped a small unofficial orphanage. more
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Taking the Kids Aboard the New Anthem of the Seas


View of Anthem of the Seas from the North Star
Kids of all ages give high marks to Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Class ship Anthem of the Seas which will be home-ported year round in Cape Liberty, NJ. more
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