It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow
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It’s time again for families to have some fun in the snow

Peanut M&Ms are good, too. The Aspen, Colorado, middle-schoolers I interviewed for my “Kid’s Guide to Denver and Colorado Ski Country” opine that it’s always smart to have “power candy,” in your pocket

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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers
They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard

At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers

Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag.

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PLAY BALL!  At the very family-friendly Cape Cod League
At the ballpark in Falmouth MA

PLAY BALL! At the very family-friendly Cape Cod League

Tonight they’ve gathered for another Cape tradition—the Cape Cod Baseball League—10 teams comprised of 350 elite college players from around the country who live with 200 local families for the summer season.

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Boston’s Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time
Harborfest Drummers

Boston’s Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time

Welcome to Boston’s Freedom Trail, the 2.5-mile-long route over cobble-stoned streets that lets you travel back in time to when Boston was still a colony and people argued about what to do about the increasingly difficult demands from the king of England.

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A weekend visit to Nantucket island, once the whaling capital of the world
Sign commemorating Nantucket as a center of world commerce

A weekend visit to Nantucket island, once the whaling capital of the world

This small island -- just 14 miles East to West and 3.5 miles north to south -- is so pretty with its weathered gray shingle houses, roses climbing white picket fences and cobblestone streets in Nantucket town. There are more than 800 pre-Civil War houses on the island, which shares the name with a county and a town -- the only place in the country that all three have the same name.

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