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Playing chess on the sundeck of a Uniworld river cruise is fun for all ages. Photo c. Uniworld
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Cruise With Kids Vacations And Family-Friendly Ships

What happened to cruise with kids vacations during the pandemic? As everyone knows, they stopped. Following months of “No...

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Having breakfast on the deck of the Celestyal Crystal off the coast of Mykonos.
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Heavenly Greek Islands Cruise with Celestyal

Greece is one of the world’s best multigenerational destinations, and a Greek islands cruise is one of the best ways to appreciate it. Activities at each port of call range from...

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Firefighter battles wildfire in field.
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Travel Insurance For Families

We love family travel insurance and won't leave home without it. Since the very first holiday spent battling storms and re-booking missed flights (at great expense), our family...

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Parents and kids are scrambling over rocks on summer hike in Vail Valley.
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13 Reasons to Try a Top Value Mountain Resort in Summer

Ski mountain resorts offer great summer values at rental condos, which also feel as secure as your own home away from home. Just select your destination resort carefully.

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Tourists visiting Rome with extended family
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UK Citizens Will Enjoy Visa-Free Travel Post Brexit

If you're planning summer travel post Brexit to the UK and other European countries, do keep in mind the ever-changing COVID-19 related travel restrictions. According to a recent...

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Airline pilots wear face masks in the cockpit of a United flight.
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This Will Make Flying Safer

A lot has been done to make flying safer since the age of coronavirus began. Yet, it's still a big topic as confidence in leisure air travel -- and crowds -- increase. U.S. passengers...

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Top Family-Welcoming Tennis Resorts

Here's your go-to resource for the top-ranked tennis resorts and tennis training camps in the world which accommodate families and their tennis-playing children. It's time to get...

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Mom sits at laptop computer with young girl on her lap.
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Is Travel Possible While Homeschooling?

The past year has been trying on a number of extremely serious levels, for travelers and those homeschooling. The fact that travel has been impossible or limited throughout almost...

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Girl with fishing rod on a pier with Kids Fish Camp
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Let’s Go Fishing With Kids Florida Style

Wondering how to go fishing with kids on your next Florida vacation? If you don't picture jon boats and fishing poles when you think about a family beach vacation, this blog is...

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Space X Falcon 9 lifts a Space Dragon to the ISS
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Rocket Launches and Where to See Them

The Jumbotron was bellowing “T -6, 5, 4...” when suddenly the sky ahead burst into flames. We were on the shore of Banana Creek, about 4 miles from Cape Canaveral’s Launchpad...

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Goat with baby goats.
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Farms Stays and Agritourism Around the World

Use this directory of agritourism resources -- agricultural businesses that extend hospitality to guests -- to plan farm stays. Your kids will learn where food comes from and will...

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Aquarobics class on standup paddleboards off the coast of Palm Beach, Aruba.
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Aruba Travel Requirements For The Best Vacation Ever

If you’re looking for warm weather, pristine beaches, cheap airfare, great food and convenience, review the current Aruba travel requirements and start planning an Aruba family...

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Festive group toasting with wine at a dinner table.
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Ten Tips for Celebrating Family Milestones on Vacation

Celebrating milestones is one of the best reasons to plan a family trip, and an easy way to make indelible memories. You'll agree that having a loved one turn 90 is an occasion...

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Rendering of plaza at Al Wasl Pavilion where the native Ghaf tree will be featured.
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Dubai World Expo Is A Dazzling World’s Fair

The United Arab Emirates once anticipated welcoming millions of visitors to a dazzling Dubai World Expo in 2020 but their dream was posponted

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Lady Gaga wax statue in London Madame Tussaud's wears the famous Telephone Hat from designer Philip Treacy
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Star Trekking: Lady Gaga Shrieks Viva Las Vegas

The Grammy's make us dream about the big year for Lady Gaga. When one of the world's most flamboyant and individual performers joined the A-list at Madame Tussauds in...

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Gentoo Penguin sitting on egg and squawking.
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Top Your Bucket List with an Antarctica Cruise Adventure

Get up close and (almost) personal with Blue whales, penguins and southern Elephant seals on an exclusive Antarctica cruise adventure. Wildlife abounds on the southernmost continent,...

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Three covers of the Negro Travelers' Green Book from the years 1947, 1948 and 1955 at the New York Public Library
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Making Our Travels More Meaningful

Isolated by the pandemic, angered by economic inequality, moved by social injustice -- powerful forces are persuading many families to commit to more meaningful travel when they...

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Skier looking down the slopes at base village of Camelback Resort in the Poconos.
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A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback Resort

In a winter where snow is scarce and COVID restrictions vary...

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Arches National Park in Moab, Utah
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The Very Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas

Now that we’ve put the dreaded year 2020 behind us, let’s cautiously consider some spring break vacation ideas. From very...

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Whale sharks swimming off Cancun.
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A Swim with Whale Sharks Makes the Hit List

Well it wasn't on my Life's Greatest Hits list but with a birthday coming up and a son graduating from college I couldn't resist the opportunity to swim with whale sharks...

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Base Lodge with skiers outside at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah.
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Sundance Mountain Resort, Where Stars Go To Play

Bathed in the glamorous glow cast by its annual film festival, the Sundance Mountain Resort is, at heart, an unpretentious mountain hideaway.  This central...

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The welcoming gates of Graceland, the late Elvis Presley's Memphis estate.
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We Love Memphis For Music, Music Shrines And Elvis

Exploring things to do in Memphis Tennessee is a blast for a lot of reasons—Elvis, music, Elvis, Ducks, Elvis, Civil Rights, Elvis. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River,...

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Bright pink flamingos on a lawn
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Head to the Tropics and Visit Flamingo Gardens This Summer

If you're inspired by the tropics and the palm-shaded outdoors, pack up the kids and plan a trip to Flamingo Gardens, also known as the

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Parents taking child out on skis outside Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.
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The Best Family Getaways to Light Your Winter

As we contemplate the best family getaways to light this dark winter, we accept this year is very different from past ones. Our public health officials, family doctors, bosses,...

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What Is ETIAS and How Will It Affect Travel to Europe?

There is big news for those planning to travel to Europe soon. The

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Two families sit in front of a firepit on the patio of YotelPAD Park City in Utah.
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What Is Spring Skiing During COVID Like?

What will spring skiing during COVID be like in 2021? Many families are asking the same question as they plan a

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Cowboy holds up a girl so she can groom her horse at Elkhorn Ranch in Arizona.
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Sun, Snow and Wide-Open Spaces at a Family Dude Ranch

Picture yourselves on horseback galloping across wide open spaces at a family dude ranch. Have you ever ridden through deserts dotted with giant cactus?  

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Kids can see how aircraft are restored before display at the Udvar-Nazy Center of the NASM.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers looking for some "space" away from the crowds should plan a weekend around the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia....

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Cataract Hotel tableau
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

Explore these historic sites, institutions and Black cultural destinations where Black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating conversations about race and justice that too...

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National Civil Rights Museum And Martin Luther King Jr.

Even if you've seen the very special Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC, your family should not miss an opportunity to visit "his" museum: The...

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CDC Map of Cornoavirus Hot Zones around the World
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Heads Up! Negative COVID-19 Test Is Required for Travel to the U.S.

Beginning Jan. 26, 2021, a negative COVID-19 test result is required for travel to the U.S. Under a broader

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First Screen from the NPS video tour of historic Gettysburg Battlefield
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The 51 Best Virtual Family Vacation Ideas for Staying Safe During this Pandemic

Don’t worry about safety, budget or logistics with our guide to the best virtual vacation ideas and digital family experiences for the winter and spring of 2021. Virtual travel...

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Screen of virtual tour of Fort Knox in Maine.
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23 Resources for Virtual History Lessons About America

History matters; it informs everything we do whether experienced personally, studied in virtual history lessons or confronted in our travels. American history is a major part of...

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Public artwork like this traffic signal is featured all over the District in Columbia, Missouri.
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Columbia, Missouri is a Cool College Town

We have long been fans of cool college towns and recently visited Columbia, Missouri, a university community with three schools to tour.

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Mount Vernon, on the banks of the Potomac River, boasts beautiful landscaping at any time of year.
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A Historical Weekend In Mount Vernon, Virginia

There's a safe place to step back in time and experience American history, and that's at Mount Vernon. The Mt. Vernon estate is George and Martha Washington's home and farm in...

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License plates nailed to wall.
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Family Car Games – The License Plate Game

It's back to the future with the License Plate Game, one of our favorite car games -- in printable form -- to make road time and the long miles fly by. We've also got game suggestions...

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Wish you were here sign in snow
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America’s Top 10 Snowy Cities

Think you've got it bad? Here is a list of the average annual snowfall in America’s 10 Most Snowy Cities, according to The Weather Channel

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Couples on cross country skis glide past steeple of Mackinac Island church.
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Ski Style: Nordic? Cross Country? Ski Touring?

If you love cross country skiing, and want to share your pastime with the kids, these helpful tips will be right up your well groomed alley!

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Couple standing inside a recess in Hocking HIlls State Park, Ohio
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Forest Bathing in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Get familiar with Shirin-yoku, the Japanese concept of forest bathing, to understand the appeal of a walk in the woods in Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park. Immaculate...

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Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Luxury Family Travel, Half Moon,...

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Court Square in Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery Confronts The Legacy of Racism

The city of Montgomery, Alabama has embraced America's legacy of racism and the heroic civil rights struggle with open arms. That big hug is what invites visitors of every skin...

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Motorcycle driving past Courthouse formation at Arches National Park, Utah
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Scenic Road Trips From Moab Utah

Avoid the desert heat and enjoy beautiful Moab, Utah and the surrounding region from the comfort and safety of your own car with these easy to follow scenic road trips.

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10 Tips For Vacationing With A Child Who Has Autism

For the parent of a child or close relative on the autism spectrum, many questions come up each day, even more so when trying to plan a family vacation with autism needs.

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Wally Byam's camping trailer has traveled all around the world since 1948.
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8 Best Things to Do on an Amarillo Road Trip

Discover the unexpected on an Amarillo road trip. This northwest Texas town is, for many, just a pitstop where I-40 crosses the classic mother road, Route 66. Instead, devote a...

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3 Great Florida Beach Towns to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

A family vacation for a Florida New Year's can be a low-cost, beachside adventure with hiking, biking and plenty of outdoor attractions. The cities and quaint oceanside towns dotting...

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Man in face mask stands with selected Christmas Treet at u-pick farm.
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Christmas Tree Farms: Where and How to Harvest Your Own Tree

Family excursions make the holidays special, so why not take the kids to harvest your own tree at a Christmas tree farm this winter? We make it easy...

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Girl holding a white rabbit in her arms.
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Give Back Gifts that Give Back and Help Others

Tis the season for gratitude, and we're grateful for the give back gifts that offer sustainable options to help others, support many good causes and let us skip long lines.

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Two bike riders rest on the Mission Bay Bike Trail in the rain
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8 Easy Little California Road Trips From the Bay Area

Sharing eight little California road trips, wonderful overnights and easy escapes from the San Francisco Bay Area we've recently discovered.

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St. Stephens Square in Vienna, Austria at night, in a snowstorm.
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Austria: A Hub of Culture and Art

Back at the turn of the 20th century, Paris and London were not the only two European centers for intellectuals and artists. In fact, the Austrian capital of Vienna...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
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Christmas In New York City – The Best Holiday Attractions

Grab the kids and get into the holiday spirit by experiencing all that Christmas in New York City has to offer during the winter holidays, when most...

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Statue of Liberty seen in the distance from the water.
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Lady Liberty Carries A Torch For America

The weather report promised New Yorkers four consecutive 70+ degree sunny days to heal the hurt of nine months of pandemic purgatory and partisan political hostilities. I wondered,...

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Pet-Friendly Ski And Snowsports Resorts

These 10 dog-loving, pet-friendly ski and snowsports resorts are ready when you want to hit the slopes, and all those pets who enjoy winter weather will be able to join you in...

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Amtrak ticket buyer in facemask.
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Health & Safety Guidance for Holiday Travelers

I won't tell you not to be among the holiday travelers, because my family is, but I will share the health and safety guidance that we practice to keep everyone safe. We follow...

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Family in snow gear outside Alta Lodge, Utah
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The Best Ski and Snow Family Vacations

Winter is a great time to get outdoors with the kids, whether it's a ski and snow family vacation at one of North America’s top mountain resorts, snowmobiling, snowboarding or...

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How To Avoid Typical Travel Ripoffs

As smart as we all are about buying vacation packages online, it's important to refresh our scam antennae to avoid travel ripoffs.

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Logging truck in upstate California with Mount Shasta in the background.
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Next Stop: The Mountain Town of Redding

Redding, California, the center of outdoor recreation in the Northlands, is becoming the next stop for active families. Head upstate about 220 miles north of the Bay Area to experience...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
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Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

We love the holiday season -- the decorations, starry lights, religious displays and multicultural celebrations that light up cities and towns everywhere from November to January.

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Kids wait in snow gear outside Alta Lodge Utah.
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Introduce the Next Generation to Alta Lodge with Kids Stay Free Deals

Planning an Alta, Utah family ski vacation with the next generation? The family-owned and operated Alta...

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Dad working from beach palapa at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba on Palm Beach.
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Trending Now: Work From Home Resorts

Satisfy your wanderlust safely at one of the new Work from Home Resorts  -- a hotel promising a change of scenery and a comfortable space to work online (WFH) during the pandemic....

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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...

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