Want to be king of winter for a day? Step right up would-be Ice Queens, too. "Really fun," said Rebecca Hopeck visiting with her 6-year-old daughter at the top of Keystone Mountain in Colorado.
I'm so tired of hotels and resorts touting kids-eat-free programs limited to traditional kids menus.
Free is good. Free is really good for traveling families when it's something you want -- say free kids admission to SeaWorld, as opposed to something you won't likely use like kids-eat-free from the kids' menu.
Ready for a scavenger hunt? You wouldn't think Venice's august Doge's Palace and the Basilica San Marco, both filled with centuries-old art, would be a good place for a scavenger hunt but that is actually a perfect way to get the kids engaged.
We were drenched. We'd enthusiastically signed on to hike hut to hut with the Appalachian Mountain Club in New Hampshire's White Mountains along the famous Appalachian Trail.