Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships
View of Mt. McKinley from the Camp Denali on a clear morning in June 2012

Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

Taking a road trip in Alaska means miles and miles of majestic mountains, peaceful coastline, lush forest or flat tundra streaming past your car, RV or camper van windows

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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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To Orlando this spring — safely
Cinderella Disney Castle in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

To Orlando this spring — safely

When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of the World had to offer.

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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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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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