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Top 10 Reasons We Love to Ski

by Sandra Foyt

Mother Nature has given notice: ski season countdown is on. Jiminy Peak, our backyard ski mountain, says snowmaking is just 45 days away (give or take a week) and their final season pass deadline looms on October 15th. Liftopia’s pre-season ticket sale is in full swing, and this is […]

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Peak Bagging Cascade Mountain, the Easiest of Adirondack High Peaks

by Sandra Foyt

Earning entry into the Adirondack High Peaks Forty-Sixers club has long been on my bucket list, and considering the proximity of the 46 mountain peaks, there was no good reason not to give a go. Last weekend, I finally embarked on what will likely be a […]

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The Sweeter Side of Surf City; Huntington Beach Riot Notwithstanding

by Sandra Foyt

My sister refused to join us at Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Her husband, an Orange County native, warned that it was going to be a “zoo,” and didn’t think it would be a good environment for their young children. But […]

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Outdoor Adventures with Kids Strengthen Families

by Sandra Foyt

I’ve been thinking a lot about why family vacations seem to bring us closer. Developing shared interests and just having time to spend together are big factors, but I think the main reason is that we bond over outdoor adventures with kids. Seven Reasons for Outdoor […]

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Family Travel On Instagram

by Sandra Foyt

What does family travel look like? Is it beach blankets and sand toys? Alpine trees and hiking boots? Robots and Imax films? All of these and so, so much more? I bet that if we asked a hundred parents, we might get a hundred different […]

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Battle of Gettysburg Changes Everything

by Sandra Foyt

For three blistering hot and bloody days in 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, the Civil War could have gone either way. Could General Meade hold the line, or would General Robert E. Lee prevail in bringing the war to the North? It […]

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15 Irresistible New York City Treats

by Sandra Foyt

The promise of a sweet reward can motivate even the most reluctant young sightseers; and luckily, there are many tempting New York City treats. I asked Larissa Horn, the Teen Concierge at the Omni Berkshire Place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, to recommend the most popular New York […]

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What’s in New York City for Teenagers? Ask a Teen Concierge

by Sandra Foyt

If you want to know what’s in New York City for teenagers, ask the Teen Concierge at Omni Bershire Place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I had a chance to interview Larissa Horn, the the Teen Concierge behind Omni Berkshire’s Teen Connect Program when she was […]

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Review: The Travel Mamas Guide

by Sandra Foyt

A week into our Lincoln Highway road trip, I was struck by two comments. One of our Philadelphia hosts complimented 13-year-old Alex on being such a good traveler; later, I heard my son telling a friend that he was having a good time traveling with […]

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New York City Photos from the Circle Line

by Sandra Foyt

I’m not sure if they still do this, but Columbia College used to take the entire Freshman class on a Circle Line cruise of Manhattan during Orientation. Then, as now, the three-hour sightseeing cruise is the best way to get a full view of the […]

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