Taking the Kids — a different way to have some fun in the snow
Cross-country skiing at Vista Verde Ranch in Northern Colorado

Taking the Kids — a different way to have some fun in the snow

Welcome to Vista Verde Ranch, about a half-hour from Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and it couldn’t be more different than a traditional vacation in snowy country

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The pluses of skiing without the kids — at the Westin Riverfront Resort in Colorado
Westin Riverfront Resort connects to Beaver Creek Ski Resort

The pluses of skiing without the kids — at the Westin Riverfront Resort in Colorado

Who says ski trips aren’t romantic. Certainly, they are when you leave the kids behind, one northern California couple said. “This is our time to reconnect,”

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World-class snow sculptures draw crowds from all around to Breckenridge CO
Team Britain's Dancing Hippos, a kids favorite

World-class snow sculptures draw crowds from all around to Breckenridge CO

Young Colorado art critics were among the thousands who came to Breckenridge to see the results of the work of 16 teams from around the world that came to this historic mountain town to create enormous snow sculptures

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Taking the Kids — and having some fun in the snow during learn a snow sport month
Cross-country skiing in Breckenridge CO

Taking the Kids — and having some fun in the snow during learn a snow sport month

Throughout the month of January, resorts across the country offer deals to get everyone to play in the snow, whether you choose downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

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Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps
Exhausted but happy on arrival at Obersteinberg

Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps

This is the start of a two-week, self-guided hiking trip arranged by Alpenwild for my husband, me and our two daughters — a rare time together now that the girls are grown

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Rainy in Zermatt? No worries – plenty to see, do and eat!
Black-nosed sheep encounter above Zermatt

Rainy in Zermatt? No worries – plenty to see, do and eat!

The clouds are low again. We can’t see much and I’m wondering why we came—And then we come upon a flock of the grazing black-nosed sheep near the top of the funicular. Wonderful!

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Taking the Kids — for an outdoor adventure in Breckenridge
Lil Flyer zip line at Breckenridge CO (Andrew Maguire)

Taking the Kids — for an outdoor adventure in Breckenridge

There has always been plenty to give families and their pets vacation bragging rights in Breckenridge, the historic mountain town and ski resort located about a 90-minute drive from Denver.

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The happiest of hours – in Breckenridge CO
Maple Pepper Bacon served on a clothesline at Breckenridge Distillery

The happiest of hours – in Breckenridge CO

Breckenridge, the historic mining town popular with tourists who flock to Breckenridge Ski Resort in winter and summer, is known for its ever expanding culinary and spirits scene

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Kids find a lot of bragging rights in summer in Breckenridge CO
Epic Discovery zipline at Breckenridge, CO (Photo: Andrew Maguire)

Kids find a lot of bragging rights in summer in Breckenridge CO

You’re guaranteed to find plenty of bragging rights here, no matter what ages your kids, as Breckenridge Ski Resort now has Epic Discovery on the mountain

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