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Summer Vacation at Jekyll Island and Surrounding Area


Jekyll Island, GA is a beautiful place to go for some peace, especially considering its 10 miles of open beaches, home to sea turtles, picturesque driftwood, miles of bike paths and an abundance of recreational activities. more
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Taking the Kids to free attractions in Washington DC this spring


Just published - The Kids Guide to Washington DC - second edition
It doesn’t cost anything to visit the Lincoln Memorial at night, to play pilot in a mock cockpit at “America by Air,” a permanent exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, attend a family event or one for young children at the Museum of African American History and Culture or visit the giant pandas at the National Zoo. more
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A mixture of Bedouin tradition and modern: Dubai


Desert camel ride
Dubai is such a mixture of the old from the Bedouin tradition and the new—the tallest building in the world--The Burj Khalifa--and the biggest indoor theme park more
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Waking Up Where the Animals Roam


Farm animals deserve love, too. Farm Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that works to change the way society views and treats farm animals and provides lifelong care more
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The great American family holiday – on a dude ranch


Clint the Donkey gets a hug at the Slyvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado
There can be plenty of time in the saddle when you take the kids to a dude ranch. But these days, there’s plenty else to do. In fact, ranch goers acknowledge, they often spend less time riding than they expected because of so many other activities and so much land to explore. more
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ACES Offers Spring Camps and Summer Camps to Learn about Nature


Aspen Center of Environmental Studies (ACES) is offering kids the chance to expand their minds this year. 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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Still Looking for the Winter Getaway? Visit Woodstock!


While we may be halfway into the winter season, there is still time to plan a getaway. Woodstock, VT offers everything from the lovely winter outdoors more
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Snow Shoeing, Back Country skiing and horseback – Vista Verde Guest Ranch


Our gang snow shoeing along the Elk River near Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Vacation days don’t often get better than this. After a hearty breakfast at Vista Verde Guest Ranch——think fluffy buttermilk pancakes, sausage, oatmeal and eggs all varieties—we head out together snowshoeing 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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