Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska
This sign greets visitors on the Kenai Peninsula as they enter world-famous Homer Alaska

Taking the Kids — and thinking about adventures past and to come — in Alaska

Nearly a year later, stuck at home, trips canceled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I smile thinking about that stellar day and the rest of last summer’s trip to Alaska

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Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Taking the Kids — to Golden Gate Park for its big birthday

They called the area the Great Sand Wastes, but even those who believed in the project could never have imagined what Golden Gate Park would become

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Taking the Kids — and learning about the origins of the Titanic in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Taking the Kids — and learning about the origins of the Titanic in Belfast, Northern Ireland

At the award-winning Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, you are right where Titanic was built (a special dry dock had to be constructed — the largest in the world at the time).

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Taking the Kids — and thinking about the great outdoors
Doc Nicholson preparing for another day on the river

Taking the Kids — and thinking about the great outdoors

As for Doc, he retired and opted for a second career where people meet him with big smiles on their faces, some having waited more than a year to meet him

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Taking the Kids — on a virtual adventure
You will have no worries about budget — or logistics – with our guide to the best virtual family vacation ideas. You don’t have to leave home during the pandemic to visits all these great places!

Taking the Kids — on a virtual adventure

Since we are all grounded right now, let the kids lead us all on virtual adventures (and they can safely share them with grandparents too)

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Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum
Autism Center at Beaches Ocho Rios

Taking the Kids — when they are on the autism spectrum

The 13th annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities were expected to be lit light blue in recognition of people living with autism

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The civilized route to ski country: The Winter Park Express
All aboard the Winter Park Express at Denver's Union Station

The civilized route to ski country: The Winter Park Express

There is a better way to go skiing -- every Friday and Saturday, January-March, Amtrak offers the "Winter Park Express" from Denver's Union Station to a platform just a short hike from Winter Park's ski lifts.

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