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Top Teaching Programs at Family Ski Resorts

Which North American ski resort has the best children's program? For 2008, Ski Magazine and Kidznsnow.com look at different aspects of what makes a snowsports destination great for families.Children's ski programs are becoming a mainstay of major winter resorts, but which destinations have the best? When researching the choices for your next ski vacation, it always helps to look to the...

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California North Coast Reunion

With kids and grandparents, the quiet pleasures of Carmel and Monterey - hiking, shopping, dining - create a perfect multigenerational vacation. Two or three times each year, my parents, my three children and I head out for a few days of sightseeing and family togetherness. It's a wonderful opportunity for my kids to spend time with their grandparents - and vice versa. The...

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Edinburgh, Scotland’s Royal Past

Take a walk down Edinburgh's Royal Mile and explore the city's medieval past, architectural wonder, sordid tales of gore, cosmopolitan flavor, and kid-friendly attractions.Edinburgh, Scotland evokes a sense of whimsical charm with its looming castles, sloping hills, cobble stone streets, and the smell of hops drifting over the city. Pronounced by locals as "Edinburro"...

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Cleveland, Ohio Grows Into A Family City

This northern Ohio city has matured from urban blight to fine museums, parks, great art, cheap convenient hotels and the country's best pita.In 1969, Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. It was an event that inspired songwriter Randy Newman to write: "Burn On, Big River." Locally, however, this was no big news according to the city's fire chief who deemed it: "A strictly run-of-the-mill...

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Key West Welcomes Gay Families With Fun

This "rainbow" Florida Key is especially welcoming to LGBT families, who will find many child-friendly places and things to do within a very accepting community of fellow travelers.The character and characters of Key West areas colorful as the rainbow flags flying on many a business door, welcoming gay tourists and their families to the community. “Key West is one of the original gay...

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A Local’s Take On Oaxaca, Mexico With Children

Use the suggestions from a long-time resident to visit historic sites and various artisan villages with the kids in culturally rich Oaxaca, in the southwestern part of Mexico.With ruins, churches, museums and a tradition of fine art, Oaxaca is usually considered an adult destination. But my family has been visiting the region with our daughter since 1991 and now that we have...

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Greek Island Sampler: Cruise Aboard The Cristal

There's no better way to tour the Greek isles and show kids and parents a truly educational, enriching and fun good time than by ship.Children may not be thrilled at the thought of viewing a brilliant sunset on the Greek island of Santorini, which is famous for such occasions, but they might be more favorably inclined to see a volcano close-up and have the experience of riding a docile...

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Picture-Perfect New England At Red Lion Inn

This charming inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is your base for a few days surrounded by art, music, theater, history, and natural beauty. Relaxing in a white wicker rocking chair on the porch of The Red Lion Inn has always been my idea of the perfect New England.  Located in picturesque Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires, The Red Lion epitomizes the charm and hospitality...

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Pensacola: The Hidden Heart Of Florida

From the Blue Angels air show to the sparkling green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola is more than a beach, it's a hot spot of culture, history, and fun. From the Blue Angels air show to the sparkling green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola is more than a beach, it's a hot spot of culture, history, and fun. Most of the locals I met around Pensacola, Florida, had...

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Not-So-Naughty New Orleans

A family visit proved that this Louisiana city is a great place to take the kids. Share a steamboat ride, swamp tour, cemetery romp, evening of jazz and some fresh beignets with the Munsons on one of their All-Time-Favorite vacations! New Orleans: the name conjures images of open sidewalks, bars, raucous Bourbon Street revelers, riverboat gaming, and notorious old red light districts....

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