Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun
Bald eagle sighted on our fly-fishing trip at Paws Up Resort

Taking the Kids: Even if it rains, glamping is still fun

For the uninitiated, glamping means experiencing the outdoors without the work or challenges (except maybe weather!) that camping typically requires

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Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List
Amsterdam in spring on a Croise Europe river cruise

Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List

Updated for 2020: Each year we join our colleagues at Family Travel Forum to recommend Spring Break getaways that are guaranteed to please, whether you’re planning a reunion of several generations, a wild time with a bunch of friends, or some “we” time with loved ones, we hope you’ll find this roundup of the top adventure, beach, resort, cruise, festival, city, historical and international short breaks a helpful starting point.

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Are resorts boring? Some kids think so. This one begs to differ.
Spot a gray whale, ring the gong at Grand Velas Cabo

Are resorts boring? Some kids think so. This one begs to differ.

The day we were in Los Cabos, we visited Grand Velas—a luxe 307-suite all inclusive resort that also was at capacity with 800 guests, more than 300 of them children.

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Martinhal – Redefining Lodging for Discerning Families
Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel

Martinhal – Redefining Lodging for Discerning Families

At the Martinhal Cascais, there are bikes for adults and kids, including with training wheels, at the entrance and an extensive property where to ride. The dining room contains an area where kids can play, complete with a kid-sized kitchen. There is a spa and, of course, pool, and a large kids’ club where even babies are welcomed

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Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations

Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, you are likely to discover ever bigger and elaborate gingerbread structures to inspire your home creations

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Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO

The Broadmoor Resort's 17-foot high gingerbread house this year is a replica of the Pauline Chapel, due west of the sprawling resort that was completed in 1919 by the owner of the resort, Spencer Penrose, for his wife Julie as a place of reflection

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Gathering the gang when budget isn’t a concern (and when it is!)
Welcome to Cloud Camp, Broadmoor Resort

Gathering the gang when budget isn’t a concern (and when it is!)

Those who are looking for the ultimate where-I-spent-the-holidays bragging rights (and have $40,000 to spare) can gather the gang Thanksgiving or Christmas (seven bedrooms in separate cabins) this holiday season for a three- or four-night experience

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At the Broadmoor’s Sunday Brunch you might want to start with dessert
West Coast Oysters on Left East Coast on Right

At the Broadmoor’s Sunday Brunch you might want to start with dessert

It’s hard to resist when Banana Fosters, plum Calvados crepes, bread pudding, apple cobbler, ice cream sundaes, strawberry buttermilk panna cotta, raspberry mojito cupcakes, snickerdoodle crème brulee, even a vegan chocolate pot au crème are there for the taking

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On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA
Kayaking on the Russian River

On the Russian River in Sonoma County CA

We’re kayaking in the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner, CA as one harbor seal after another pops up his head. We see Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys with fish in their mouths, going to their nests presumably.

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