Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings
The Young family from North Carolina smiling wide in Jackson WY

Taking the kids: family dynamics, safety concerns upend pandemic gatherings

When it comes to big multi-generational families, not everyone is on the same page about what they should do to protect themselves and others, wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

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Taking the Kids — to family reunion central
Playing GaGa Ball at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park CO

Taking the Kids — to family reunion central

As fun as Colorado is in the summer, there’s something more important going on here at the YMCA of the Rockies. “It’s eating and joking around with all of our cousins."

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Generations gather to reconnect at quadrennial family reunion
Playing GaGa Ball at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park CO

Generations gather to reconnect at quadrennial family reunion

There are lots of milestones at our reunion—25th and 35th anniversaries; 80th, 70th, 60th, 50th and 30th birthdays. One of the grandmothers tried to give the family a quick family history lesson

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YMCA of the Rockies is Family Reunion Central
View from our cabin overlooking Continental Divide at YMCA of Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies is Family Reunion Central

Welcome to Family Reunion Central. In fact, the Estes Park Center and its sister resort Snow Mountain Ranch host more than 1,300 reunions a year—more, they believe, than any other venue in the United States.

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Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica
Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica

Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica

It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental.

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A Very Special Destination Wedding
Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes (Iran Ramirez photography)

A Very Special Destination Wedding

Like one in four American couples getting married this year, according to research by TheKnot.com, my daughter, Reggie Yemma, and her new husband, Dan Foldes, opted for a destination wedding

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