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Taking the (grown) kids on a vaxication
View of La Sal Mountains from the porch of Longbranch Cabin at Whispering Oaks Ranch near Moab UT

Taking the (grown) kids on a vaxication

When I began to plan a spring get together with my two daughters, son in law and my other daughter’s boyfriend, I had no idea everyone would be vaccinated.

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International and locally sourced cuisine on the slopes and at the Alta Lodge
The famous chocolate mousse at the Alta Lodge

International and locally sourced cuisine on the slopes and at the Alta Lodge

These days, the chefs say, guests tend to want lighter dishes with a more international flair and expect the Alta Lodge to accommodate all varieties of diets.

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Family traditions endure over generations at the Alta Lodge
Alta Lodge located just above base of ski area

Family traditions endure over generations at the Alta Lodge

By Eileen Ogintz ALTA, Utah -- All it took was one Sports Illustrated cover to start a family tradition that has lasted more than 50 years and spanned three generations.…

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Alta, Utah: Old-fashioned family ski resort and home of a legend
The vistas are spectacular at Alta

Alta, Utah: Old-fashioned family ski resort and home of a legend

Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is about 30 miles from Salt Lake City and enjoys a unique micro climate characterized by over 547 inches annually

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Steak, lobster, chicken, trout: Gourmet fare at a dude ranch in Colorado Springs
Yummy cinammon rolls - Ranch at Emerald Valley

Steak, lobster, chicken, trout: Gourmet fare at a dude ranch in Colorado Springs

By Eileen Ogintz COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- We are at over 8,000 feet up a steep gravel road from Colorado Springs in the Pike National Forest trying to decide whether…

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