Taking the (grown) kids on a vaxication
View of La Sal Mountains from the porch of Longbranch Cabin at Whispering Oaks Ranch near Moab UT

Taking the (grown) kids on a vaxication

When I began to plan a spring get together with my two daughters, son in law and my other daughter’s boyfriend, I had no idea everyone would be vaccinated.

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Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships
View of Mt. McKinley from the Camp Denali on a clear morning in June 2012

Taking the kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

Taking a road trip in Alaska means miles and miles of majestic mountains, peaceful coastline, lush forest or flat tundra streaming past your car, RV or camper van windows

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Taking the kids: Fun in the snow in new ways and on a budget
Fatbiking;Ski To uring; winter--Mt Washington Valley, NH.

Taking the kids: Fun in the snow in new ways and on a budget

A growing number of families believe they can head outdoors in the snow safely — and not just to head to the downhill slopes

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Steak, lobster, chicken, trout: Gourmet fare at a dude ranch in Colorado Springs
Yummy cinammon rolls - Ranch at Emerald Valley

Steak, lobster, chicken, trout: Gourmet fare at a dude ranch in Colorado Springs

By Eileen Ogintz COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- We are at over 8,000 feet up a steep gravel road from Colorado Springs in the Pike National Forest trying to decide whether…

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The Ranch at Emerald Valley – history, charm, family-central by The Broadmoor
Remains of the Nanny's Cabin - The Ranch at Emerald Valley

The Ranch at Emerald Valley – history, charm, family-central by The Broadmoor

Today, all that is left of the Nanny’s cabin is the foundation and a huge stone fireplace after a fire many years ago. Camp Vigil is now The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley.

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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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