Taking the Kids — to a mountain town the new hippest time of year
Epic Discovery zipline at Breckenridge, CO.

Taking the Kids — to a mountain town the new hippest time of year

If you are looking for a last-gasp summer trip to get out of the heat or a fall getaway with — or without — the kids, you can’t do better than a mountain town like historic Breckenridge, about 90 minutes from Denver

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Breckenridge CO in summer: hikes, bikes, mountain fun, good eats and an AWESOME TROLL!
The awesome troll Isak Heartstone - seen in Breck last summer

Breckenridge CO in summer: hikes, bikes, mountain fun, good eats and an AWESOME TROLL!

Ask locals in a ski town like Breckenridge CO, home of one of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, and they will tell you they came for the winter but stayed for the summer

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Are you ready to take the “UN-PLUG PLEDGE”?

We’re talking all about how to get “unplugged” on vacation. Perhaps you can use a special wallpaper on your phone to remind you that: “The World out there is better than IN HERE.” Or: “How IMPORTANT is it?”

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Taking the Kids — and hitting the spa — with (or without the kids)
Westin Riverfront Spa Anjali entrance

Taking the Kids — and hitting the spa — with (or without the kids)

That increasingly includes kids as resorts, cruise ships and city hotels offer special treatments — everything from mani-pedis at the JW Spa Chicago and a Tween Delight s’mores manicure with bubbling foot bath and s’mores pedicure at the Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek...

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Snow or Summer Sun? Crested Butte CO offers best of both worlds
Cristiana Guesthause in Crested Butte CO

Snow or Summer Sun? Crested Butte CO offers best of both worlds

There is biking, hiking, playgrounds, rock climbing and lots of wildflowers—Crested Butte has the moniker for the Wildflower Capital and is packed with tourists in summer

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Last Day at Vail – Best Day of the Ski Season!
The legendary back bowls at Vail

Last Day at Vail – Best Day of the Ski Season!

And what better place to be than Vail -- and Vail’s legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. And though much of the terrain is for experts, you’ll find trails that suit every level and every style of skier.

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Vail’s only true ski-in ski-out luxury hotel option – newly reopened Hotel Talisa
Hotel Talisa on Gore Creek in Vail

Vail’s only true ski-in ski-out luxury hotel option – newly reopened Hotel Talisa

We’re skiing at Vail on newly groomed slopes after a foot of new snow. Even better, we’re staying at the new 285-room Hotel Talisa, Vail’s only true luxury ski-in, ski out resort.

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Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado
10th Mountain Division Training for WWII at Camp Hale CO

Legacies of the 10th Mountain Division – all over Vail Colorado

The newly re-opened Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum (it’s free!) in Vail is a great place to learn about the tremendous influence those 10th Mountain Division veterans who founded the modern US ski industry

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Family-oriented hotel in Vail – The Sebastian

Every day at The Sebastian, a family-oriented hotel in the heart of Vail Village, there is a complimentary kids’ activity so parents can relax over a drink in the Frost bar, grab a nap or luxuriate in a spa treatment

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