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Rhode Island, The Freedom of Sailing

As a kid, my life is very controlled. At home I always have to do chores before going anywhere. Empty the dishwasher, vacuum the floor, weed the garden, make my bed – the list goes on and on. Things are even worse at school. There every minute of the day is planned for me. Teachers are always telling me when it is time to read a book, write a paper, or do some math. They even tell me when...

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Teens at Snowmass/Aspen: Colorado Skiing with a Girlfriend

Although Snowmass and Aspen are only about 20 minutes apart by car, they are two very different places to visit. Snowmass is more family friendly and Aspen is more geared towards adults. As a 17-year-old, I was somewhere in the middle. Resorts have been continually trying to create ‘teen programs’ to make the teenage years easier on the parents. However, they forget that these...

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Winter Vacation in Vail, Colorado

Upon returning to Vail in 2004 for the first time since I was little, the first thing I noticed was the lack of snowboarders. Snowboarding is becoming more and more popular, especially among teens, so at many ski resorts you often find the adults on skis, and the kids and teens on snowboards. Although this varies, I was surprised to see just how many people my age (I’m 17) were skiing. As...

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A World Lies Before Me: Alaska Expedition

From my window I can see the city skyline. The Empire State Building, the Twin Towers, the smoke stacks. This is home, my home, but beyond what seems to be that ever continuous skyline lies a world I never imagined; world Monet could fully express, world dreams could only possess. Being selected for the trip to Alaska is on my list of the greatest top three accomplishments. In the beginning, I...

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Water Fun In The Poconos

The first thing I noticed when entering the huge, forest-themed lobby of Great Wolf Lodge was the large number of children ages six to 12.  Being one of the older kids at the luxury resort, I figured the place was more aimed at a younger audience and I would not enjoy my weekend there as much as I could doing something else. However, even though the atmosphere may be designed for a younger...

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Florida Is Really Fun

I went to a resort called Sandestin. It is so big it has it’s own zip code. Sandestin is located in Destin, Florida. It is 2,400 acres in size. We stayed on the 20th floor of one of the main hotels. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, 3 televisions a kitchen and living room plus a nice view of the beach. There are a great variety of prices at Sandestin because there are really fancy hotels...

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New York City is a Festival

"Visiting New York City is like going to a festival!" That's how my 10-year-old son Nicolas described our recent visit to the Big Apple. We visited last August, two weeks before the World Trade Center disaster. We spent four days in Manhattan touring the sites with our three children. They were ages 7, 9, and 12 at the time. Just recently, when planning our 2002 holiday, I asked my eldest...

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Teen Trips Sampler

Family Travel Forum provides information on exciting, alternative travel adventures for teens.Departing for a group tour sans parents can be an exciting new experience for a teenager.  Just because a trip is without parents, however, doesn't mean that it should be without guidelines or safety.  Today's teens can pick from specialized sports camps, cultural immersions, community...

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Pride of America

NCL's newest vessel to ply the Hawaiian Islands gets a full inspection from FTF's admiral and falls short on "aloha-ness."Frankly, cruise ships that ply the Hawaiian Islands have a hard time competing with the destination itself. Who has time to explore the ship and take advantage of the on-board programs for kids and adults when some of the best excursions in the industry await on...

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Vail Resorts Leads Snowsports Movement

There's no denying that global warming, whatever its causes, has adversely affected the snowsports industry for several seasons. And like many other businesses, the mountain resorts which drive the industry are doing what they can to fight back. "Green" skiing and snowboarding is only one initiative; industry leader Vail Resorts has purchased...

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