Welcome to the club ladies – wish there were more of these in ski country
The Ladies Club at Park City Mountain Resort

Welcome to the club ladies – wish there were more of these in ski country

There are also plenty of women’s clinics around the country designed for women to hone their skills, whether they are skiers or snowboarders. I wish every resort had a Ladies’ Club like the one offered at Park City Mountain Resort. All it takes is 2 hours and $60.

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Spread the word: you can find affordable family vacation spots in the Caribbean
Anacona Hotel Anguilla

Spread the word: you can find affordable family vacation spots in the Caribbean

Sue and Robin Ricketts started Anguilla’s flourishing villa business—ideal for multigenerational families and now manage some 80 villas on the island from the most luxurious ($1,000,000 a week) to totally affordable (a few thousand). Now they also run the boutique 27-room Anacona where rooms can be as low as $150 a night and all kinds of special programs—tennis, sailing, wellness, biking, yoga, art…...

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In Anguilla everybody sails, especially the kids
Sailboats ready for racing at the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club

In Anguilla everybody sails, especially the kids

The Anguilla Youth Sailing Club that teaches local as well as visiting kids to sail (look for programs through the Viceroy Hotel and others) “Kids really rally round the boat racing…we start to teach them at age four,” says Paul Koeniger, who oversees the youth sailing club.

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Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond

This January, of course, also marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and I can’t think of a better time than this winter — February is Black History Month — to explore civil rights in Washington and beyond.

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A day well spent at the stunning new Viceroy Anguilla
Sunset from the infinity pool at the Viceroy Anguilla

A day well spent at the stunning new Viceroy Anguilla

We spent the afternoon at the stunning Viceroy Resort down the road from where we are staying that employs 600 people for their 166 rooms. Did I mention the five-bedroom villas that rent for as much as $17,500 a night?

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Five days in Anguilla on a best girlfriends getaway
The mile long beach at the CuisinArt Anguilla

Five days in Anguilla on a best girlfriends getaway

We’re here on a girlfriends’ getaway ensconced in a huge three-bedroom villa with its own pool, kitchen, and beach. I’m sitting aside the pool and hear the crashing waves as I write this. Did I mention the mile-long beach?

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Taking the Kids Cruise Guide 2013

Kids are everywhere—on cruise ships anyway—whether you are in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic. Welcome to our Taking the Kids Cruise Guide for 2013, researched and updated by our intrepid intern Becca Tash.

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Historical events converge this week; families can participate
Conner Prairie Underground Railroad tour

Historical events converge this week; families can participate

There is no better time than the week we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to embrace teachable moments with kids about slavery—no more so than at the Lincoln Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC.

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Taking a family vacation to a private island
Starlight villa at the Fowl Cay resort in the Bahamas

Taking a family vacation to a private island

No, you’re not dreaming. Welcome to Fowl Cay Resort in the famous Bahamian Exumas that boast more than 300 tiny islands. This is the most unique Caribbean all-inclusive resort that I’ve ever seen.

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Repeat after me: “There is no such thing as a perfect vacation”
Eva Weinberg and Reggie Yemma kayaking in Hawaii

Repeat after me: “There is no such thing as a perfect vacation”

I wish the travel industry would stop trying to convince us that if we only stay at this hotel, chose that cruise line or use a particular credit card, the kids won’t bicker, rooms will be ready when we arrive without any delays, of course, and all will be wonderful every moment.

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