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

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

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 hopefuls, even more impressive is what the ski resort offers…

Discover the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards (and Other Cowboy Attractions)
Family Travel | Lifelong Learning

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

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, Silver! Away! Today, four million visitors travel to Fort Worth each…

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

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

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 wooden Easter egg. What most folks don’t realize is that…

Family-Friendly Hotels

Mirror Lake Inn, a Gracious Family Resort in Lake Placid

100,000 twinkling white lights covered the hilltop property, turning the frozen exterior into a magical winter wonderland. Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York was just as I remembered – gracious, gorgeous, and serene. When last I visited the award-winning resort and spa, spring flowers graced Adirondack gardens as my husband and I celebrated our…

The Pine Hills Inn; Historic Lake Placid Hotel
Family-Friendly Hotels

The Pine Hills Inn; Historic Lake Placid Hotel

If a storied history and charming owners were all that were needed to produce first-rate lodging, then The Pines Inn in Lake Placid, New York would be the best hotel in the Adirondacks. Alas, other accommodations in the area offer lakefront property, heated pools, signature spa treatments, luxurious linens, and even afternoon tea service. The Pines Inn…