Taking the Kids — and getting moms and daughters out of their comfort zones together
Reggie (left) at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Taking the Kids — and getting moms and daughters out of their comfort zones together

I’ve met moms and daughters traveling together around the world — on cruise ships and at spa resorts, all-inclusive Mexican resorts and adventure resorts, on food tours and at cooking classes, touring exotic cities, on hiking and ski trips, often when I was traveling with one or both of my daughters.

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Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen – again – the good, the bad and the better
At the top of the East Maroon Pass

Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen – again – the good, the bad and the better

If I’ve learned one thing from travel—especially with kids—is that you have to take the bad with the good. That’s a good lesson for the kids to learn, along the way, of course. And perhaps there is no better time to remind you of that adage than on an outdoor adventure. We certainly were reminded on the hiking trail.

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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016
The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit

10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016

Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did.

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