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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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The Ranch at Emerald Valley – history, charm, family-central by The Broadmoor
Remains of the Nanny's Cabin - The Ranch at Emerald Valley

The Ranch at Emerald Valley – history, charm, family-central by The Broadmoor

Today, all that is left of the Nanny’s cabin is the foundation and a huge stone fireplace after a fire many years ago. Camp Vigil is now The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley.

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Taking the kids – and leaf-peeping safely
The Eagles Next Wilderness above Piney Lake

Taking the kids – and leaf-peeping safely

Whenever you head out to unfamiliar climes, you need to be prepared for the unexpected — a tumble on the trail, a rainstorm, a road so bumpy it leaves the back seat passengers queasy

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Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times
Brick-o-Treat at Legoland Florida. (Legoland Florida)

Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times

This will be a different Halloween experience with virtual or socially distant outdoor costume parades, face coverings, socially distant trick or treating, frequent hand washing and the necessity to sanitize treats, if trick or treating is allowed at all

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Taking the kids: Fall road trip – exploring Utah’s Grand Staircase
On the Queens Garden hike in Bryce Canyon NP

Taking the kids: Fall road trip – exploring Utah’s Grand Staircase

We’re looking at the famous tall, red and pink hued Hoodoo rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah that look different to each person who oohs and aahs over them. They stretch as far as we can see.

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Taking the kids: A bucket list in the U.S. that few take
Our rafts seen from the ancient granary

Taking the kids: A bucket list in the U.S. that few take

With cruises and many trips canceled, national parks have been jammed, but not on the Colorado River deep in the Grand Canyon.

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Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure
Worn Wear from Patagonia. (Patatonia)

Taking the kids: And 12 must-haves for gearing up for a fall outdoor adventure

This fall, with remote work and school, many families are taking the opportunity for a fall getaway focused on the outdoors where we feel safest. The right gear will help keep you comfortable — and confident — on your adventures.

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