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Family-Friendly Ski Resorts, Maine

Traveling north for an epic ski trip can be the highlight of the whole winter season for snow-bunny families. Maine just so happens to have a healthy lineup of family-focused accommodation options for those seeking natural slopes covered in fresh powder, but with the added conveniences of home, and then some. Keep this list of […]

A Guide to Spring Training in Phoenix

Can’t wait for baseball season to start? Don’t. Every March, Phoenix hosts 15 Major League Baseball teams, including the Chicago Cubs and the 2018 National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers, for Cactus League spring training. (The 15 other teams play in the Grapefruit League in Florida). The games, held at 10 ballparks throughout the Phoenix […]

Tips for Multigenerational Ski Vacation

Choose a ski resort carefully to meet your family’s winter sports interests and abilities. If these vary, be sure there’s enough terrain to keep all levels of skier busy for a week. Most mountains have trails for all levels, but they may have only a few trails in some of them — especially beginner and […]

Visiting Manchester with the Family

Over in Northwest England, rich with industrial history and die-hard football (or soccer for us Americans) fans, Manchester is a city bursting with diverse attractions. The old-world architecture, Salford Quays dockyards and red-brick buildings may be leftover from a time gone-by, but are now alive with new appeal as shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. While […]

Seven Ways to Enjoy the Sierras On and Off the Slopes

Here are seven ideas for wintertime family fun in Mono Country in the Eastern Sierras this season, from gondola rides to a real-life ghost town. Kids 12 and under ski or snowboard for free at June Mountain, a family-friendly ski area with kids’ ski lessons, a terrain park and a bonfire every Saturday afternoon with Bucky, […]

Take the Family to Lake Arrowhead

In most of Southern California, a white Christmas may be the stuff of movies and the memories of people who grew up elsewhere. However, many call Lake Arrowhead the “Alps of Southern California” and it’s the ideal place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the holiday season the way you’d imagine it should […]