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6 Ski Destinations Worth Swapping Your House For

Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy. In case you're not familiar with them, GuestToGuest is the...

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10 Places To Focus Your Eclipse Watching Skills

With today's total solar eclipse crossing America, interest in the universe is sky high. Since everyone in the United States can observe a partial to total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1918, we suggest you watch our

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Introducing Rocky Mountain National Park

More than 415 square-miles of rock-ribbed wilderness draws nearly three million visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park every year.  Easily accessible from many entrances in Colorado, the park is heavily used by locals as well as tourists, and is beloved for its mountain scenery....

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Ancient Cultures Meet Scenic Vistas In Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park attracts outdoorsy families with its scenic hiking trails, Pueblo cliff dwellings, easy railroad tours and thrilling whitewater rafting. There should be no whats, ifs, ands or buttes – pun very intended – when deciding whether to visit Mesa Verde...

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My 3 Favorite Family Dude Ranches

Looking for a dude ranch experience neither you nor your children will regret? Sit-a-spell and read on. Families with little critters will find most ranches only allow children 7 years and above on trail rides; young'uns 3 years and older can 'pony' around the corral. Accommodations are typically large rustic doubles in a main lodge. (Private family cabins and other rooming options are noted, where...

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A Day of Amusement at Elitch Gardens in Denver

When in Denver, the list of family activities is plentiful, but there is a fun and historic place to go that the kids will be begging to go back to. Located near the Broncos Stadium in downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens offers fun for all ages. It first opened in 1890 as a botanical garden and zoo and has slowly evolved into...

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Overnight At America’s Top Aquariums And Zoos

From coast to coast, special sleepovers at aquariums and zoos are available to travelers who book ahead. Interested in sleeping with the fishes or feeding reptiles after dark? Not only can your family have a blast on vacation at a new educational institution, but you'll also save a bundle on a hotel room. The Association...

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Elitch Gardens Celebrates 126 Years as Colorado’s Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver's very own downtown amusement district, is officially 126 years old, making it the oldest existing theme park west of the Mississippi. But there's lots new, too.In addition to the retro name, and a more health-conscious, trans-fat-free menu at all food outlets, this summer, Elitch guests can look forward to some extreme tube slides...

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7 Top Dude Ranches to Take the Kids

For any kid that ever dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl, a dude ranch vacation is the perfect place to try on your spurs and see what your little cowpokes are made of.Some dude ranches can be a working ranch, rounding up cattle by horseback during the day and sitting ‘round a campfire at night. However, many dude ranches cater to families with a resort atmosphere focusing more on outdoor...

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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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