Sandra Foyt

Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park

by Sandra Foyt

A glass of wine, dusk on a serpentine road, and no barrier between said road and annihilation don’t mix. That’s one of those lessons learned when exploring America’s grand national park system. The year was 2009, and I was a mom on a mission, traveling […]

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Stowe – A Sweet Family Ski Resort

by Sandra Foyt

The last race of our winter season brought us back to Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont for the Sugar Slalom. History and tradition come alive at the festive weekend event, a 70-plus annual event that pits serious athletes side-by-side revelers dressed in tutus and banana […]

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Copper Mountain Caters to Ski Athletes (and their Families!)

by Sandra Foyt

While most ski resorts wait for snow to cover trails, Copper Mountain in Colorado welcomes the U.S. Ski Team to train at a speed center described as a “game changer for U.S. athletes.” Though this is undoubtably of benefit to World Cup contenders and Olympic […]

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What Makes Keystone a Great Family Ski Resort?

by Sandra Foyt

Many mountain destinations offer deals and attractions that appeal to young skiers, but Keystone sets the benchmark for family ski resorts. While it may be enough to offer one of the best Kids Ski Free programs in the industry, Keystone goes above and beyond in […]

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Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)

by Sandra Foyt

The dream of the American West fires the imagination today, as much as it ever has. Even as a little girl growing up in Argentina, where I spoke little or no English, many an afternoon was spent in a fringed suede cowgirl outfit calling out, “Hi-yo, […]

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Albany As a State of Mind

by Sandra Foyt

Ask a New Yorker, and he’ll tell you that Albany is the state capital, a city of immigrants best known for its pubs and politics. Head west, and you might get a different answer. Nearly half the states that make up the USA lay claim […]

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Do You Have What It Takes to Score White House Egg Roll Tickets?

by Sandra Foyt

On Easter Monday this April 1, 2013, the hottest ticket in the Northeast will be for the annual White House Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. when more than 30,000 people will swarm the presidential lawns in search of fun games, the Easter Bunny, and the coveted […]

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Best In Family Travel 2013

by Sandra Foyt

With only eighteen summers to create memories that will last a lifetime, every family vacation is precious. Drawing on Lonely Planet’s recommendations for travel in 2013, we’ve combed through the best trends, destinations, journeys, and experiences for where to take the kids this year. US […]

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20 Ideas for Winter Fun

by Sandra Foyt

Snow on the forecast? I say, “Bring it on!” Dropping temperatures and snow-laden landscapes offer new opportunities to create special family memories. But in the weeks following the solstice, daylight hours are in short supply as is time for  outdoor play.  To counter the temptation […]

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The Secret of Joyful Winter Holidays

by Sandra Foyt

Close your eyes and visualize how you want to spend the winter holidays. Do you see a magical tableaux out of a Norman Rockwell painting, or a mad scene of frenzied efforts to complete a list of self-imposed tasks? This year, consider taking a break […]

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