Teen Ambassadors offer unique perspective on 9/11 Memorial Museum
Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum

Teen Ambassadors offer unique perspective on 9/11 Memorial Museum

David Rothblatt and Fia Hargil are among the six members of the inaugural class of teen ambassadors trained to work with children who visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened at the new World Trade Center this past May.

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At the Presidio in San Francisco, top chef aims at kids menus
Arguello at Presidio Officers Club

At the Presidio in San Francisco, top chef aims at kids menus

Award winning San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins wishes American restaurants would take a page—a menu page—from their counterparts in other parts of the world. “The United States is one of the only places in the world that has special meals for kids,” she said. “We are conditioned to teach kids to eat differently than we do and that is a mistake.”

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Families love concierge level for informality
Smores at the fire pit of the Ritz Carlton Northstar California

Families love concierge level for informality

“I love it here,” said Martha Kramer, enjoying an early dinner with her two kids, including one with special needs. She could have gone to the first rate restaurant downstairs Manzanita with her husband and his business colleagues, she said, “But this is more relaxing.”

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Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium
Children’s Zoo at Saint Louis Zoo

Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium

The human kiddos laugh and giggle at the antics of the animals all day at the St. Louis Zoo. It’s one of three major free zoos left in the country along with the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

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Audiences of all ages love the Blue Man Group
Blue Men on the liquid drums

Audiences of all ages love the Blue Man Group

It all started nearly 25 years ago, when three college-friends -- Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink — developed a bald and blue character they called Blue Man (to evoke the word Human), who delighted audiences at this small theater

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Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains
Ziplining at Big Sky Resort Montana

Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains

Mountain resorts across the country offer an ever-growing array of off-the-slopes activities where the kids — and you — can get inspired to build your own sculpture either at home or near where you are vacationing in mountain country

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At the 9/11 Memorial Museum with unique teen guides
Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum

At the 9/11 Memorial Museum with unique teen guides

David Rothblatt has been a New Yorker all his life but his sole memory of 9/11 was being with his mom as she searched for a store to buy milk. Fia adds that next year’s high school freshmen will have been born after 9/11. “Kids need to know even if it is hard,” she and David agreed.

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The New York Met and Madame Tussauds through the teen lens
Westport ABC scholar Christopher Morales and James Bond was figure at MME Tussauds NYC

The New York Met and Madame Tussauds through the teen lens

If only the Metropolitan Museum of Art had life-sized wax figures of Degas, Monet and Picasso. I’m joking, of course, but I was thinking that watching how much fun our group of high schoolers was having at MME Tussauds NYC.

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