A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT DISNEYLAND
Chip Orlee and Mel at Disneyland character breakfast

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT DISNEYLAND

The kids, three-D glasses on, are laughing at the Muppets very funny antics and all of the 3-D Special effects at the Muppet Show at Disney’s California Adventure. But these two kids aren’t four. They’re 18 -- newly minted high school graduates. Yet they are having as much fun at California Adventure and later at the iconic Disneyland (which opened in 1955) as any kid.

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Learning New Tricks at Caribbean Resorts This Summer
Matt and Andy Yemma scuba diving.

Learning New Tricks at Caribbean Resorts This Summer

This summer, whether you want to learn to dive with your tween or snorkel with your kindergartner, teach your grade-schooler to sail or fly on a trapeze, you'll find plenty of opportunities at Caribbean resorts -- at prices that are surprisingly affordable.

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SKATEBOARDING WITH A CHAMPION
Shaun White with his students in the Cayman Islands

SKATEBOARDING WITH A CHAMPION

Douglas Cameron, the Canadian who manages the park and oversees the camp -- just in its second year -- says it’s as much for local kids as visitors. It has 64,000 square feet of ledges, boxes, v-hips, banks and stairs and half pipes, which to the uninitiated look like a lot of hills built into the cement.

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CHECKING OUT THE BEACHES AND THE RESCUED IGUANAS
Eileen checks out a blue iguana

CHECKING OUT THE BEACHES AND THE RESCUED IGUANAS

DAY THREE (June 13, 2009) -- Finally, a Caribbean beach that’s everything a Caribbean beach should be -- quaint, with hammocks strung in the palm trees. Crystal clear water perfect…

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TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WITH TWO SKATEBOARDERS
Nemos swimming around Grand Cayman

TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WITH TWO SKATEBOARDERS

The skate park is amazing -- all kinds of dips, jumps -- the boys got there around one and didn’t quit until it got dark just after 7 pm. (More about the camp tomorrow).

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To sky country in summer
A family takes a break on a hike at Keystone Resort, Colo. North Peak looms.

To sky country in summer

Yes, ski resorts in summer. They might just be the best vacation value going in this summer of great vacation values. Ski instructors around the country whisper that they came to the mountains for the snow but stayed because of the glorious mountain summers.

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