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Taking the kids: On a (safe) spring break
Horse carriage ride at Colonial Williamsburg.

Taking the kids: On a (safe) spring break

Whether you want to hit the slopes in Colorado, get your theme park fix in Orlando, or laze in the giant pool overlooking the ocean at an all-inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean, you’ve got plenty of affordable options — as long as you are comfortable traveling right now.

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Taking the kids: Managing some romance this pandemic year
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona.

Taking the kids: Managing some romance this pandemic year

With Valentine’s Day this month and the pressure of working as well as overseeing young children and older ones’ remote schooling, everyone is desperate for some adult time, as well as a change of scene.

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Taking the kids: On a different kind of cruise (when it’s safe)
Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands 2012.

Taking the kids: On a different kind of cruise (when it’s safe)

While big-ship cruises are a lot of fun, there is also growing interest for small-ship adventures that in some cases don’t cost much more than a big ship.

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Taking the kids: Getting creative with gingerbread in new ways this holiday season
The Broadmoor's 2020 Gingerbread creation is the nearby Cog Railway on Pike's Peak

Taking the kids: Getting creative with gingerbread in new ways this holiday season

At some resorts and city hotels, you can still applaud big gingerbread house displays, but more often you will find virtual displays in this pandemic year

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Taking the kids: Fun in the snow, despite COVID-19
Keystone Resort in Colorado on Opening Day November 2020

Taking the kids: Fun in the snow, despite COVID-19

Ski resorts hope that just as Americans flocked to the mountains to enjoy the outdoors safely this summer, they will this winter too and with remote school and learning, may opt to stay longer

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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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