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Does a family ski and snow adventure sound captivating?  If you are looking for outdoor fun and lasting memories, here are a handful of places to get cozy with the kids: Taos Ski Valley. Taos, NM. A state of the art, 18,000-foot children’s center can serve as home base for…
Published in Top Stories
A Scenic Driving Loop Through Northern Wyoming Takes You Back Into The Wild West Days At least once a year a popular travel magazine will publish what is usually referred to as the “best drives in America.”  Mostly, this list includes the usual suspects such as Route 1 along the…
Published in Top Stories
Hikers enjoy the view from the summit during a trek from Crested Butte to Aspen. Fall provides families and friends the opportunity to enjoy the colors of the season and the bounty of the harvest. Here are five ways to experience autumn’s splendor:  1. Crested Butte to Aspen hike; Colorado.…
Published in Find Trips by Age
In her book Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure, writer Patricia Ellis Herr relates the adventures and lessons learned as she and her young daughter summited 48 of New Hampshire’s highest peaks. Your goals might be a little less lofty, but here are five ways you and your family…
Published in Top Stories
Mountain towns offer fresh air, music under the stars and active pursuits for all ages. Here are five to consider for your next family vacation:  Vail, CO. Check into a guest room or one of 25 private residences within the Arabelle at Vail Square and you’ll be perfectly located to…
Published in Top Stories
Today I was reminded why they call one of my favorite sports “fishing”. And not “catching”.  It was a beautiful day in the Vail Valley and my son Alex and I headed out for a morning of “Walk and Wade” fly-fishing with a guide from Gore Creek Fly Fishermen.  Scott…
Published in Family Travel Blog
Fly rod in hand, I eased into the warm waters of the storied Madison River. My son, Ben, was just steps behind me, eager to wet his line. Despite my felt-bottomed shoes, I faltered slightly, slipping off the rounded, moss-covered rocks below my feet. "Here, take my hand," Ben said…
Published in Travel Essays
Whether you're seeking the ultimate fly fishing experience, the most authentic cattle drive, or a haven for your children and family to run free, a dude ranch vacation may be your best connection to the great outdoors. Browse through these ten ranches to find your perfect dude ranch.  About Averill’s Flathead Lake…
Published in Active Travel
A Colorado clan takes time ( too little as it turns out ) to explore Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park from their base camp -- YMCA of the Rockies. "Man, this place has everything!" Our 8-year-old, Piper, was agog only halfway through our two-day experience at YMCA…
Published in Find Trips by Age
  Kids reign supreme in this Colorado resort where plenty of ski-in, ski-out lodging simplifies the ground game. Consider the Osprey, where the closest chair is a mere 26 paces from the door. The popular ski school offers programs for kids of all ages. A magic carpet and junior-size gondola…
Published in Active Travel
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