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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On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here
Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

On a hiking adventure in Switzerland – and getting here

We have opted to spend two weeks on a self-guided hiking trip arranged by Alpenwild, the largest tour operator offering walking, hiking and trekking tours in the Alps

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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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Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven
Eileen Mel and Reg on the Scarp Ridge hike

Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven

Crested Butte bills itself as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and there is a Wildflower Festival going on with everything from art classes, guided wildflower hikes, photography classes and more.

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Taking the kids to a Colorado resort that’s no longer hard to reach
Sun cresting on a mountain peak at Telluride CO

Taking the kids to a Colorado resort that’s no longer hard to reach

Tiny Telluride is a popular place. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the mountain range has the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks in North America

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10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country
Fourth of July at Cowboy Roundup Days, Steamboat Springs

10-plus ideas for family summer adventures in ski country

You’ll find increasing mountain-biking options at ski resorts across the country, whatever your level. You’ll also find free kid-friendly activities, festivals, farmer’s markets, mini and disc golf, tennis, challenge courses or, of course, the chance to hike, fish and river raft.

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Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge
Hammock awaits visitor to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe On a Budget: The Beach Retreat & Lodge

Lake Tahoe is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world, with a full menu of recreational options to match its grand size. Combine the cobalt blue water with miles of pristine nature trails and you’ve got a perfect match for lovers of the great outdoors.

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When the kids aren’t in school yet this fall, get out and play
Curious George Goes to Town at the Kidzone area at Universal Studios Florida

When the kids aren’t in school yet this fall, get out and play

For once, be glad you’re toting a stroller and safety seat. When everyone else has headed back to school, you can head off on vacation with your toddlers and preschoolers.

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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures
Fun at Winter Park CO

Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures

Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer

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