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Taking the Kids: On a vaxcation

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What about the kids? It was welcome news when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidance: Those fully vaccinated can travel at low risk to themselves two weeks after receiving their last dose. The CDC ...Read more

Taking the Kids: to Orlando this spring — safely

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No one was the least bit concerned. When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of the World had to offer.

Then the world shifted on its axis and the past year became one we all wanted to put ...Read more

Taking the Kids: 16 virtual travel adventures to inspire your future trips (once it's safe)

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Got a Harry Potter fan — or two — in the house? At the moment, you can’t visit Scotland and walk in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling where she was famously inspired. Nor can you visit Universal Studios Hollywood and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal Orlando Resort Florida is open, with appropriate COVID protocols and a homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2499292">Read more

Taking the Kids: To Alaska this summer without cruise ships

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We’ve already seen a huge grizzly munching on a ground squirrel, four Dall sheep, Caribou (get a load of those antlers that grow an inch a day in summer! There is a herd 2,200 strong in the park!), a moose and two recently born calves, a red fox … and we had only been in Denali National Park ...Read more

Taking the Kids: to Orlando this spring — safely

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No one was the least bit concerned. When I last visited Walt Disney World — when I last flew — a year ago this month, no one I met was much concerned about COVID-19. They were too busy enjoying all that the Theme Park Capital of the World had to offer.

Then the world shifted on its axis and the past year became one we all wanted to put ...Read more

Taking the Kids: And celebrating courageous women and girls whenever you travel

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What should she say? What should she wear? Naomi Wadler had just one day to decide what she would say to thousands of people when she was asked to speak at the 2018 March for Our Lives march to end gun violence in Washington, D.C.

A daunting task for anyone, much less an 11-year-old girl, but Wadler didn’t let it phase her. While she wrote ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Spring skiing

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Nothing would keep the Tointighs off the slopes. Not the difficulty of making reservations when and where they wanted; not the longer lines for rentals and lifts; not the lack of indoor eateries on the mountain. Not wearing masks everywhere.

“It’s about the memories and the experience,” said Keli Tointigh, a mother of five from Chickasa, ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Calling all dino lovers

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Boy or girl? They may be the most complete T. Rex ever found — and one of the world’s most studied fossils since being discovered in South Dakota in 1990 — but scientists still don’t know whether SUE, named for Sue Hendrickson who first spied the T-Rex’s bones sticking out of the rock, is a boy or girl.

Either way, SUE in all her ...Read more

Taking the Kids: On a (safe) spring break

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The deals have never been better. Whether you want to hit the slopes in Colorado, get your theme park fix in Orlando, or laze in the giant pool overlooking the ocean at an all-inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean, you’ve got plenty of affordable options — as long as you are comfortable traveling right now.

Resorts, hotels and airlines have ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Managing some romance this pandemic year

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Allison and Mark Jonez had to postpone their February romantic getaway to Mexico, but it was not because of the pandemic.

The Colorado couple discovered their passports were expiring (they must be valid at least six months after the trip) and couldn’t get them renewed in time. (With all the government closures and resulting backlogs this past...Read more

Taking the Kids: Celebrating Black History Month - from home

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Music, good eats, and plenty of positive vibes… If you are thinking this sounds like a fun festival, you’re right — with one big difference. This pandemic winter, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History kicks off Black History Month 2021 with its first homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2477221">Read more

Taking the Kids: Gearing up the family — including the pooch — for socially distanced fun in the snow

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Let’s go! This pandemic winter, more of us are heading outdoors for some socially distanced fun in the snow, often with the pooch and kids in tow.

“People recognize that being outdoors is giving them a sense of sanity and peace,” suggests Eric Henderson, a spokesman for the nonprofit homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2474353">Read more

Taking the Kids: Learning more about presidents

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Bear cubs and owls; a pair of bald eagles, a hyena and alligator, a pony named Macaroni and a cow named Pauline, as well as parrots, mockingbirds and all varieties of cats and dogs.

German Shepherds Champ and Major Biden are the latest in a long line of presidential pets with Major making history as the first rescue dog to live in the White ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Fun in the snow in new ways and on a budget

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Got the kids’ passports? Not for international travel. We’re talking about affordable Fun in the Snow. States from Vermont and homeandleisure/travel/takingthekids/s-2468653">Read more

Taking the Kids: On an adventure this winter

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Can’t wait? I know how you feel. After summer and holiday trips were upended, after juggling remote school and work for months, you may feel — for your family’s mental health — that you cannot wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to get away.

The good news is there are ways to get away safely this winter, as long as you continue to mask up and...Read more

Taking the Kids: Here’s to new culinary adventures!

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We weren’t supposed to be there, neither were most of the others. But there we were early in September at the bottom of the Grand Canyon rocking and rolling through the famous rapids — two dozen in one day — during our week-long Western River Expeditions raft trip, setting up cots to sleep under ...Read more

Taking the Kids: On a different kind of cruise (when it’s safe)

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We’re surrounded. The king penguins waddled right up. There were fur seals and tiny fur seal pups, nothing more than tiny balls of dark brown fur. These seals were hunted to near extinction in the 19th century, but they have made a remarkable recovery and now number in the millions.

It’s Christmas morning on Salisbury Plain, located on the ...Read more

Taking the Kids: Getting creative with gingerbread in new ways this holiday season

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Got plenty of red M&Ms? Silver jelly beans? Peppermint candies? You’ll want them — and a variety of other candies — if you plan to make a unique gingerbread creation, like a mini version of the Broadmoor’s 11-foot-tall and 13-foot-long Gingerbread Cog Railway complete with chocolate elves that stand 2-1/2 feet tall.

Of course, you won�...Read more

 

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