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Re-Visiting Our Original Tiny Traveler Award Winners: 1998 to 2015

In 1998 the concept of "family travel" was not as refined as it is today, with hotels mainly targeting the 5-12 age set when it came to services and activities. So, Family Travel Forum set out to discover the best getaways for new parents with infants and toddlers under 3-years of age. After months of research, investigative reporting, site inspections and networking with parents, we came up...

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Montecito-Sequoia Lodge

Located in the magnificent redwoods between the Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park, Montecito-Sequoia Lodge (650/967-9502, 800/227-9900) provides all the ingredients for a peaceful, yet active vacation. The entire family will have opportunities to share experiences as well as "do their own thing." Open year round,...

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Club Valtur Pila, Sestriere, Italy

When it comes to children, there's no nationality more disposed to cheek-pinching and cooing than the Italians. In fact, the Italian notion of family is exactly what makes vacationing there with children so special. One week of skiing and snowplay with the equipe at Club Valtur Pila (02/300-99-811) in Italy's Valle d'Aosta...

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YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, YMCA of the Rockies was honored along with other hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that made it possible for families to stay, play, relax, and learn together in a creative and enriching atmosphere. This deserving and popular resort gets a fresh look...

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Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pennsylvania

Visit The Skytop Lodge, a surprisingly fun and very classy resort in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains whose restraint and dignity make time and tradition stand still.This Old World resort has been attracting families since 1928 -- just picture 5,500 acres of woodlands criss-crossed by 30 miles of hiking trails kept verdant by a 75-acre recreational lake. And it's only 100 miles from New York...

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Five Tips for Finding a Perfect Spring Break Ski Resort

So you've decided that you family's best spring break trip will be sunny slopes and snow-capped mountains. Late winter and spring skiing usually offers the best combination of comfortable ski weather and a reliable base of snow. However, since the wrong resort can ruin the trip, you'll need to do a little last-minute research to ensure the location matches your family's preferences.We emphasize...

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Top 10 Resorts For Skiing And Snowboarding 101

Our picks may not be the most famous of ski resorts, but here are 10 top learn-to-ski and ride programs that know how to teach -- kids or adults. They're not in any particular order; four are in the West and six in the Northeast, but perhaps that's because the smaller northeast mountains have to concentrate on beginners since they have much less advanced terrain. So, is your toddler...

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Snow Thrills at Valcartier Vacation Village in Quebec

Imagine a snow-capped theme park that in winter has as many sled and tubing rides as the major waterparks, and in summer melts into a major waterpark, too. Say “Bonjour” to Village Vacances Valcartier, located within a half hour drive of Quebec City, Canada. For snow tubing on steroids – with toddler-friendly snow playgrounds and teen-thrilling...

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Windham Mountain Resort, New York’s Best Kept Ski Secret

Sometimes time and circumstances don't permit us to get to the very best or biggest mountain resort for a family snow getaway - that's when you discover resorts like this metro-area New York secret which offer a real vacation and money savings.Windham Mountain Resort is one of the sweetest family ski destinations in New York's Catskill Mountain area, and even in all of New York State. When...

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Quebec City, Canada Attractions

An 18th century European old town, family-friendly ski resorts, water parks, zoos, monuments, a river and more make Quebec City a great, four seasons family destination. Seated atop cap Diamant and overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, the great family vacation spot Québec City has been influential in North American history since Samuel de Champlain recognized its potential and...

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