Taking the Kids — to the transformation of a historic Army post to a 21st-century destination — San Francisco’s Presidio
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Taking the Kids — to the transformation of a historic Army post to a 21st-century destination — San Francisco’s Presidio

Welcome to San Francisco’s Presidio — nearly 1,500 acres transformed from a bustling army post to a national park, the largest national park in an urban area, drawing 7.5 million visitors a year

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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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Taking the Kids — on a safari planned for more than seeing amazing wildlife
Jack Frater is unfazed by a passing , fully fed lioness

Taking the Kids — on a safari planned for more than seeing amazing wildlife

The Madikwe Game Reserve borders Botswana to the north and is home to the famous “Big Five.” Before breakfast one morning, we’d seen four of them — lions, elephants, Cape buffalo and white rhino

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Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate
Mel and Andy dish out their Build Me Up Butternut red chili at the CB Chili and Beer Fest 2018

Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate

I realize as I look back over this past year that food has played a role in my family’s most memorable experiences. Here are five stand-out food memories for 2018:

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Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track
Native American jewelry on display at Perry Null Trading

Taking the Kids — and discovering a hidden gem off the tourist track

Still doing holiday shopping? Take your pick of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, handwoven rugs and baskets — entire roomfuls that are handmade by Native American artisans. Of course, you can shop till you drop anytime!

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