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Retreating to New England’s Lesser Known Snow Resorts

"Let It Snow" is the appropriate anthem for these traditional mountain resorts of Vermont and New Hampshire.One of the staples of the Christmas television season is the movie "Holiday Inn," starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Crosby, a refugee from the New York rat race, moves to bucolic Connecticut and opens an inn - the Holiday Inn - where he produces nifty numbers for the city's finest. At...

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Family Snowmobiling

If your family is feeling adventurous, our FTF expert suggests you try snowmobiling, available from the winter wonderland of Maine to the vast reaches of Wyoming. If you go out snowmobiling in January, you may just catch sight of a pair of bull moose antlers, recently shed by a buck grooming a new pair for spring. That's more likely than spotting the moose itself, who will disappear at the...

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Crested Butte, Colorado At Its Best

A well-skied family goes late in the season to higher altitudes, guaranteeing the best conditions.For families, a ski trip to the Rockies is, at best, a once-a-season endeavor. With only one chance to get it right, mistakes, errors in judgment, and the vagaries of weather and airline schedules are magnified. As parents, we try to minimize such problems -- we buy the right clothing and equipment,...

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Anguilla’s Cerulean Villa Is Amazing

I wanted to tell you about somewhere -- We just visited--- Anguilla is an exquisite island to begin with. BUT when you combine Anguilla with the MOST amazing villa called Cerulean-- you get an incredible vacation. So many activites for kids of ALL ages. I will say it doesn't come cheap-- but for ultimate indulgence-- there is no other place like Cerulean. It's right on the beach...

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Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation.The DR's Club Med offers upgraded facilities, bigger Kid's Club, sports: everything you need for a tropical beach vacation. Louise, the vivacious 20-something Brazilian G.O. (Gracious Organizer) who shepherded half a dozen of us new arrivals to our...

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Curacao: Dolphin Encounters And Family Adventures

By land and by sea, the Caribbean island of Curacao offers a unique blend of family adventure. Whether interacting with dolphins, spending a week at Sea Camp or just chilling out on the beach, you'll be sure to find something that sparks your interest. Just imagine swimming in the blue Caribbean Sea off of the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, laying your hands on the dorsals...

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Caribbean 101: Barbados

The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is especially accommodating to families because of its excellent infrastrucure and plenty of attractions for all ages. If you fantasize about lying in the shade of a palm while the kids frolic safely in the sand, welcome to Barbados, where the citizens speak English and the frangipani-scented warmth of the tropics is offset by trade winds. The...

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It’s Better in Barbados

Friendly locals, broad sand beaches, fine resorts and an array of activities for all ages make this Caribbean isle in the British West Indies a top value getaway."An eyeful 'en a bellyful..." Roughly translated, the Bajan proverb (Barbadians are called Bajans) means 'having a good look at something does not provide the kind of satisfaction derived from eating it.' True, there is no...

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Haciendas Of The Yucatan

Join three generations as they tour luxurious plantations in Mexico's Yucatan province and contribute to sustainable tourism in the process.As someone who travels frequently and is blessed with both parents and in-laws who are healthy and adventurous, we have more than our share of great multi-generational family vacations. So it was with trepidation that my mother announced one day that...

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Oaxaca, Mexico Restaurants

Where are the best places to dine in this popular Mexican city? Find out here. There are dozens of restaurants around this popular town, and most are well-suited to tourists with bottled water, napkins and other fineries. Kids will find great empanadas (pastry stuffed with meat or cheese), tortillas with grilled cheese, black bean soup, possibly rice (not...

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