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Taking the kids: Lighting up your holidays, safely, 12 new drive-thru displays around the country and more!
Blossoms of Light, Denver Botanic Gardens.

Taking the kids: Lighting up your holidays, safely, 12 new drive-thru displays around the country and more!

There are plenty of socially distanced options at zoos, botanic gardens and museums across the country, though you need to make reservations and purchase tickets in advance

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Taking the kids: Fun in the snow, despite COVID-19
Keystone Resort in Colorado on Opening Day November 2020

Taking the kids: Fun in the snow, despite COVID-19

Ski resorts hope that just as Americans flocked to the mountains to enjoy the outdoors safely this summer, they will this winter too and with remote school and learning, may opt to stay longer

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Taking the kids: 10-plus Black Friday travel deals worth considering for 2021
The Maven Hotel in Denver.

Taking the kids: 10-plus Black Friday travel deals worth considering for 2021

As the holidays approach, there’s no better time to think about where we want to go next, once it is safe. Cheer up the family by planning a trip for next year

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Taking the kids – and leaf-peeping safely
The Eagles Next Wilderness above Piney Lake

Taking the kids – and leaf-peeping safely

Whenever you head out to unfamiliar climes, you need to be prepared for the unexpected — a tumble on the trail, a rainstorm, a road so bumpy it leaves the back seat passengers queasy

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Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times
Brick-o-Treat at Legoland Florida. (Legoland Florida)

Taking the kids: 10 ways to celebrate Halloween safely in these strange times

This will be a different Halloween experience with virtual or socially distant outdoor costume parades, face coverings, socially distant trick or treating, frequent hand washing and the necessity to sanitize treats, if trick or treating is allowed at all

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Taking the kids: Fall road trip – exploring Utah’s Grand Staircase
On the Queens Garden hike in Bryce Canyon NP

Taking the kids: Fall road trip – exploring Utah’s Grand Staircase

We’re looking at the famous tall, red and pink hued Hoodoo rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah that look different to each person who oohs and aahs over them. They stretch as far as we can see.

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