Explore the World Heritage of Ethiopia with the Children

Africa and in particular Ethiopia may not cross many minds as being a number one choice for a family holiday. What you should know is that with 8 world heritage sites, some stunning scenery, and many opportunities to inspire and educate the children, Ethiopia may well be a fantastic destination for a family holiday.

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Taking the Kids to snowy climes during learn a snow sport month
Old ski image from the Montage in Deer Valley

Taking the Kids to snowy climes during learn a snow sport month

You can have as much fun off the slopes as on at a snow resort, especially in January, which is designated as Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with special programs at resorts around the country.

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Discovering the History of Scenic Charlottesville, Virginia
The Living Room at The Clifton Inn

Discovering the History of Scenic Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding Piedmont region offers remarkable history, breathtaking scenery, a dining scene that blends upscale with down home and boutique inns that make for a uniquely charming getaway for your family.

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Hold on for thrills in the treetops of New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods
Enesi on the zipline at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour

Hold on for thrills in the treetops of New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods

Yhe Bretton Woods Ski Area Canopy Tour is a combination of nine progressively thrilling zip line rides, two hikes across suspension bridges way up in the trees, and a couple of incredible rappelling experiences. It was the latter that really tested our mettle.

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At the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel for the holidays
The Omni Mount Washington Hotel at sunset under a full moon on Christmas Eve

At the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel for the holidays

There is plenty to do at this historic resort—from NH largest ski area, plenty of groomed cross country and snow shoe trails, dog sledding, sleigh rides and indoor and outdoor pool and gargantuan spa where my daughter and I indulged in blissful massages yesterday.

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Families on a hike through the snowy woods of New Hampshire
Exploring a partially frozen waterfall along the Crawford Trail

Families on a hike through the snowy woods of New Hampshire

We’re hiking in the snow—micro crampons on our feet on the Crawford Trail in New Hampshire, with a guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highlands Center. In case you are wondering, the needles on the spruce are spikey--thus “spikey spruce” and the needles on the balsam are soft (“friendly fir”!).

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A special place for adventurous families from the AMC in New Hampshire
The gingerbread collection inside the AMC Highland Center

A special place for adventurous families from the AMC in New Hampshire

Welcome to the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, a short drive from Mount Washington, New England’s tallest peak. Some of the families we meet the weekend before Christmas have made a visit here an annual tradition, like the Canes, who have come nearly every year since their nine year-old was a baby.

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All-inclusive means all the amenities for a family vacation at Fowl Cay
Matt snorkeling with the nurse sharks at Compass Cay

All-inclusive means all the amenities for a family vacation at Fowl Cay

Did I mention this resort is owned by Sandals? Yet it couldn’t be more different than Sandals expect that your stay is all inclusive. That means your villa is stocked with every food and drink you want. We fix our own breakfast and hot freshly baked muffins and fruit are delivered every morning.

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