A Drive Down Memory Lane

Five years ago, we visited Colorado Springs for our oldest daughter's freshman Parent Weekend at Colorado College. We brought 13-year-old Melanie--not a happy camper that weekend to have all the attention focused on her older sister--and stayed at the iconic and sprawling Broadmoor resort.

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A Visit to the San Francisco Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences
The Tactile Dome inside San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum

A Visit to the San Francisco Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences

For those of you who have to touch – just have to – San Francisco's Exploratorium is a must-experience educational hot spot. Upon entering the cavernous space reminiscent of a large train terminal, one is greeted with hundreds of learning stations and interactive exhibits cleverly organized by topic: electricity, sound, and many, many more that we lacked the time to see (we recommend committing at least half the day, or making two or more visits to the Exploratorium in order to take in the full experience).

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Taking the kids-to Park City for some fun in the snow
The gangs all here, Park City Mountain Resort.

Taking the kids-to Park City for some fun in the snow

Plenty of light fluffy snow—close to 400 inches a season. Plenty of sunshine. A place that really loves families.Welcome to Park City, Utah, home to Park City Mountain Resort, famous for its world-class parks and pipes that tweens and teens especially love, as well as innovative children's programs that are changing the way kids learn to ski and snowboard.

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A special trip with my graduate daughter

There's always something special about traveling with your kids one-on-one -- whether they're five, 15 or in my case, 22. I just returned from a trip to Italy with my daughter Reggie -- her college graduation trip -- before she headed off for adventures (and a new job) across the country.

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A trip to the amusement park should not mean a trip to the emergency room

No one likes to talk about it but every year, nationwide, an estimated 8,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for injuries involving thrill rides at amusement parks and traveling carnivals; in an average year, three or four die, reports Safe Kids USA

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Traveling frugally… but still traveling

I'm in Italy with my daughter Reggie who just graduated from college. The trip is her graduation present. I know we're crazy to head to Europe when everything costs twice as much. But Reggie only graduates from college once and she's never been to Italy.

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