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Learning to Ski and Loving It

As a novice skier, preparing for a ski trip to Vermont with my daughter was a bit intimidating. She’s a great sport but, at only 5-years-old, I knew that the process of renting/fitting gear, layering appropriately, and making this experience fun enough so that she’d want to accompany me regularly, was going to be tough. Yet, from the moment we arrived at Okemo...

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Live Like a Local on Vacation

Going on vacation doesn’t have to resemble living out of a suitcase while your kids run wild. Vacation homes and condos make for a comfortable and relaxing stay, whether you remain in your own home state or travel across the country. We’ve discovered a few...

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Airbnb Gets Into the Ski Business

With a bold move into a lodging segment that has traditionally belonged to the managed rental, condo and timeshare market, Airbnb is offering a $100 discount to winter sports enthusiasts who book their stay in an Airbnb accommodation with a new ski promotion.   What's the Big Deal? First...

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Mexico City, Mexico Activities And Attractions

Here's a quick guide to Mexico City, Mexico, one of the world's largest cities, where interesting museums, parks, monuments and culture await the family. The Mexica, a branch of the Aztec people, founded Mexico City nearly 700 years ago. At that time, the city's name was Tenochtitlan.  According to legend, the settlers associated the city's establishment with a vision of an eagle biting a serpent...

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A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback

In a winter where snow is scarce across the United States, planning an extended ski vacation can feel like an expensive risk, especially for those new to the sport. Tristate families can minimize the risk and maximize the fun by planning a trip to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania, which is an easy drive from New York City and offers everything from equipment rentals and lessons to a wide variety...

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Five Reasons We Love Montego Bay For Families

Montego Bay, the second largest city in Jamaica, is a popular location for a family Caribbean holiday. With history dating to the mid-17th century when it was a sugar port, “MoBay”, now a tourist destination, is home to many resorts -- some located on former sugar cane plantation property. Vacationers come for the beaches, golf courses, a cruise line terminal, restaurants, shopping opportunities,...

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Winterlude And Carnaval, Canada’s Winter Festivals

Here's a fun, blow-by-blog journal from FTF's train reporter on riding the rails to sample Winterlude, the cold Ottawa, Ontario festival, and Carnaval de Quebec, Quebec City's very cold festival. Both winter festivals are held annually in Canada (Winterlude the first two weeks of February and Carnaval the last three weekends in February) and are great fun for families.Day...

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8 Essentials To Keep Kids Safe In Extreme Cold

When parents invest in a snowsports vacation, they can't always be sure that the weather will cooperate to deliver those bluebird skies that mountaineers dream about. That's why we asked a pediatrician for his tips on protecting kids from the effects of extreme cold: hypothermia.As our family playground shifts in wintertime to the mountain slopes and cross-country ski trails, we must respect...

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Ski Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Multigenerational Mountain Resort

Many members of my family are avid skiers or snowboarders—but not all. This has always made going away on a ski vacation together a challenge: The non-skiers tend to get short shrift, with only a limited choice of diversions during the day while the rest of us were on the slopes. I only wish we’d considered Santa Fe, New Mexico.Thanks to its proximity to Ski Santa Fe in the mountains...

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Wyoming’s Jackson Hole

Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, Jackson, Wyoming is the place to be for wannabe' cow folk, outdoorsmen, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Jackson, Wyoming is a half-tamed frontier valley surrounded by an enormous variety of adventures, extreme and less extreme, within the National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National...

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