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Cat in the Hat costumes at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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Our 15 Favorite Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside New Orleans

Here's our top 15 places for party-lovers and Catholics everywhere for Mardi Gras celebrations, Carnival festivities and other pre-Lenten festivals. A traditional period of celebration that begins on 12th Night in January, and culminates on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (also called Shrove Tuesday), it's always celebrated 47 days before Easter to mark the first...

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Cataract Hotel tableau
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore these historic sites, institutions and destinations where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural conversations too few travelers know about.

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Playing hockey outside on a frozen lake.
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Playing With Ice – Ice Safety

Whether you're snowboarding, fishing, skating, or just taking a slippery stroll, knowing ice safety could save your life. During the winter season, families from Maine to Siberia will take to frozen lakes and ponds to ice fish, play hockey, or snowmobile. Accidents will happen, but they can be avoided by following these guidelines...

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The chic Western style mountain town of Park City, Utah
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Star in Your Own Very Romantic Weekend at Park City

Charming, rustic, sexy, folksy -- Park City, Utah is all of those things rolled into an easy access, laid back package. It's a fun small town with a sophisticated vibe that will remind new parents of their B.K. (Before Kids) days and refresh the affections of empty nesters who want to be where it's at. Park City Weekends for All Seasons January brings the annual...

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Elliot, Regan and Zander at Sunday River.
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Skiing Sunday River Is A Peak Maine Experience

Thrill to the top quality experience with kids when skiing Sunday River in Maine: easy access, friendly staff, great grooming and spectacular scenery. A favorite of New England skiers and an easy reach from Portland (1.5 hours) Boston (3.5 hours), Sunday River is, arguably, one of the best ski mountains in the Northeast. My family certainly thinks so.

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Family outside barn at C Lazy U Ranch in winter
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update - March 15, 2020 : Due to the unprecedented health crisis faced by communities around the world from the coronavirus COVID-19, travel within, to and from the U.S. has been severely disrupted. Local governments, under the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, have banned...

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Liberty Mountain in Pennsylvania is proud of training every 4th and 5th grader to ski or snowboard free of charge! Photo c. SkiPA
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The Best Ski and Snow Family Vacations

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update - March 15, 2020 : Due to the unprecedented health crisis faced by communities around the world from the coronavirus COVID-19, travel within, to and from the U.S. has been severely disrupted. Local governments, under the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, have banned...

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A 400-pound Peeps chick rings in the new year in Bethlehem, PA.
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Celebrate First Night On New Years

Archaeologists believe the Babylonians were the first civilization to celebrate "First Night" or the New Year, with an 11-day holiday tied to the vernal (spring) equinox starting with a first-night festivity. Sometime during the Roman era, New Year's was set as January 1st, a custom that was adopted in the Middle Ages by many Western countries. For millions who equate New Year's...

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Elk Mountain Pennsylvania, boys in the snow with ski gear
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Pennsylvania Ski Resorts Welcome Beginners

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Pennsylvania ski resorts want all the beginners in your family to learn in their state! Did you know that tens of thousands of winter enthusiasts migrate to the slopes in Pennsylvania every week to ski and snowboard on trails that truly offer something for everyone?

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three kids sledding in snow
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Kids Free Learn To Ski Passes

The amazing Kids Free and Student Learn To Ski Passes which are available  to local (and visiting) schoolchildren in several states are a great value for family ski vacations. Their goal is to introduce residents to the winter recreation around them and develop a lifelong love of snow sports. We like to apply the expression “think globally, act locally” to teaching our kids snowsports –-...

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