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Slow down! How often have you said that to your kids and grandkids as they race down a hiking or biking trail or barrel through a museum? Here’s one activity that might get them to stop in their tracks: Birding. No, they won’t get bored — and neither will you! “Kids are naturally drawn to nature. You just have to give them a chance to tap into it,” says Rebecca Weiss, author of “The Birds of ...

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Stuck at home, reduced to virtual armchair travel, I've been musing about lessons learned on past trips-- like the days we spent fishing last summer in Alaska. My skepticism is understandable since, after a day and a half of fishing for salmon on the famous Kenai River in Alaska, before we got to Homer, we didn't catch any keepers. "The hardest day of fishing I've had all...

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In 1907, Belfast boasted the largest docks in Ireland where more than 6,000 men worked at dangerous and low-paying jobs. At the award-winning Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, you are right where Titanic was built. Along with some of the world's richest men like John Jacob Astor, there were chauffeurs and laborers, tailors and...

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Welcome to new-style Apres Ski, in this case at the popular Westin Riverfront Resort& Spa in Avon, Colorado, a short gondola ride from Beaver Creek's slopes where there are villas and well-appointed and pet friendly rooms, complete with mini fridge, microwave and two-burner stove. They want to try everything they can, suggested Lori Leary, a longtime private ski...

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The Chuangs planned on exploring Puerta Vallarta with their 6- year-old twins, strolling the famous Malecon along the ocean, seeing baby sea turtles released, enjoying a local meal while their ship, Holland America' s MS Oosterdam was in port. "The kids were miserable," said Yvonne Chuang, who hails from Northern California. We almost didn't make it to San Diego and...

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Are you thinking snow? Maybe you've already headed to the slopes. Colorado's Keystone Resort opened October 12, the earliest start in more than 20 years and Winter Park opened earlier than it has in its 80-year history. In fact, many resorts opened well before their traditional thanksgiving weekend debut dates, and Thanksgiving travel was derailed when an early winter storm dumped snow across ...

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Thanksgiving is over and you've got nearly a month until Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanza with the kids' anticipation growing daily. With our friends at Family Travel Forum we've compiled a roundup to guide you to the best and brightest holiday displays. In Denver, Mile High Holidays hotel deals start at just $99 and you can see the new 110- foot Mile High Tree-- the...

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Have you done your homework? Miami could be just as good as Cancun or the Caribbean, or vice versa, "suggests Expedia spokesman Alexis Tiacoh, who notes that Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become" our biggest event of the year. For example, the Fairmont Austin will celebrate their tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 1 and is offering a Black Friday through...

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Have you done your homework? Miami could be just as good as Cancun or the Caribbean, or vice versa, "suggests Expedia spokesman Alexis Tiacoh, who notes that Expedia's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become" our biggest event of the year. For example, the Fairmont Austin will celebrate their tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 1 and is offering a Black Friday through...

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