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Family Spring Skiing in the Berkshires

Less than three hours’ drive from New York City and even less from Boston, New Haven and Hartford, the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts are an appealing weekend destination for families. Two kid-friendly ski mountains make the region perfect for a low-key spring ski trip. Butternut may not be New England’s biggest mountain, but its 1,000 […]

New Ski Experience Perfect for Parents, Adult Children

Pack the car. Fight the traffic. Drive hours to the mountains. Family ski enthusiasts: There is a better way. Liftopia, the largest mobile marketplace for lift tickets, resort meal vouchers, other mountain activities and lodging, just launched Liftopia Experiences. These hosted bus trips in 26 markets around the country make hitting the slopes effortless and […]

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 […]