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Colorado’s Vail Valley: Summer Mecca For Teens

The Colorado ski haven of Vail, and surrounding communities in the Vail Valley, have tons of fun for older children during the summer months, when mountain bikes soar and prices plummet.If your family has even a modicum of an adventurous spirit, Vail Valley in the Colorado Rockies is the place to come in summer, a veritable mecca for sports and outdoors enthusiasts of every stripe and every...

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Halifax: By Sea and By Land

Our ship eases into Halifax' vast harbor, foggy with mist. The pilot ship has already come alongside to guide our cruise ship, Premier's SeaBreeze, into port. There we are greeted by bagpipers in kilts, a vivid reminder of the marvelously rich heritage of Halifax, in Canada's "New Scotland" province, and a hint at the wonderment that lay ahead.  [FTF Note: Premier Cruises to Halifax...

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Canoes Transport Families to the ‘Real’ Florida

A daylong outing with Canoe Escape in central Florida offers a natural and relaxing experience very close to Tampa and Busch Gardens, but opposite in tone and experience.This is the wild Florida, the real Florida, the Florida before theme parks and housing developments, and I've never seen a more stirringly beautiful Florida. It took a couple of years to convince my family (and a...

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Wilmington And The Brandywine Valley

Enjoy learning about America's history in Delaware, a tiny state where colonial architecture and culture are served up -- in a very friendly way -- on a silver platter. We found ourselves hungering to search out Americana, to wrap ourselves in the security of our history and heritage. In the Brandywine Valley, we found something we never expected: virtually the whole history...

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