Taking the Kids — and celebrating Black History Month
“1607 A Nation Takes Root” film at Jamestown Settlement features the story of Angelo of Angola

Taking the Kids — and celebrating Black History Month

African American History Month is celebrated with an ever-growing array of exhibits, festivals, discussions and performances around the country, including in locales and about topics you might not have considered

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Beyond the slopes of Beaver Creek, special treats for kids and grownups
Spa Anjali

Beyond the slopes of Beaver Creek, special treats for kids and grownups

I’m in the elevator at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in my hotel-issued robe heading downstairs to the Spa Anjali for a massage. Incidentally, the treatments are focused on three healing mountain traditions—the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas.

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Snow sports aren’t cheap, but they can last a lifetime
Instructor Lori Leary and Eileen at Beaver Creek

Snow sports aren’t cheap, but they can last a lifetime

Snow sports “are something you can do together for a long, long time,” said Leary, who raised two kids in the Vail Valley and still skis with them

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Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska
Kirk Hoessle, president and founder of Alaska Wildland Adventures

Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

You can’t get much more remote — or farther away from cruise crowds than at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, which opened 10 years ago — the first and only lodge in the national park and accessible only by a four-hour boat trip from Seward

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At the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Show in Denver: a photo essay
Snowcat on display

At the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Show in Denver: a photo essay

This year's Outdoor Retailer winter market is big on clothing that has been made from repurposed materials, like plastic water bottles, recycled rubber products and more. Taking the Kids took a stroll through the aisles.

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Taking the Kids — to a special Jamaican villa
The towel guy lounges on the beach at Sundown Villa

Taking the Kids — to a special Jamaican villa

The experience, of course, is entirely different, as I discovered. Think being on a mega cruise ship with morning-till-night activities vs. your own private yacht with a staff to cater to every whim

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The right kind of family condo found! The Antlers at Vail
View from living room at The Antlers Vail

The right kind of family condo found! The Antlers at Vail

The condos here range from one to four bedrooms but they all are unique—the one bedroom we have, for example, has a separate alcove with two bunk beds—perfect for a young family.

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Taking the Kids — and seeing San Antonio like local families
The Dinosaur Lab, Witte Museum

Taking the Kids — and seeing San Antonio like local families

At the state-of-the-art Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, where you can step inside a cast of an Alamosaurus footprint at The Dino Lab. What’s different from other dinosaur exhibits? This one is focused on ancient creatures that called Texas home, including ancient fish, turtle and, yes, a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex.

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