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A Holiday vacation in Montana’s Big Sky country
Reg Mel and Matt hamming it up at Big Sky Resort in Montana

A Holiday vacation in Montana’s Big Sky country

It’s seven in the morning and we’re ensconced in a cozy log cabin with a stone fireplace at Big Sky Ski Resort. I smell bacon and coffee -- my husband is cooking us a hearty breakfast before our first day on what is billed as “the biggest skiing in America.” I’m hoping my kids will love here that Big Sky allows access to some of the country’s biggest vertical drops and steepest lift accessed terrain anywhere

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The Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting Festivities
The holiday tree in Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting Festivities

As I fought my way through the crowds to inch closer to Rockefeller Center I wondered to myself why anybody would venture into Midtown Manhattan for the annual tree lighting, yet every year they come.

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