Stowe Mountain Lodge

My family of four arrived at Stowe Mountain Lodge on a Friday evening in late January. Just like everyone else we were checking in for a weekend of skiing.We pulled up to a mammoth valet parking line. I was sure we going to experience a long check-in...

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Basin Harbor Club – A Place to Come Home To

What began as a small Inn over 100 years ago has evolved to what we now call the Basin Harbor Club—a sprawling resort alongside Lake Champlain that many guests return to year after year. We spent a long weekend...

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Things to Do with Kids in Orlando, Florida

Dreaming of a warm weather vacation this winter?  Well, it is closer than you think! To escape our winter blues, we planned a quick, long weekend getaway in January.  When choosing a hotel for this trip, we wanted a...

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The Orlando Hotel’s American Girl Doll Package

Not living in a state where there is an American Girl Doll Store, I decided to treat my daughter to a really special birthday gift this year. We headed to West Hollywood to stay at the Orlando hotel which...

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Mirror Lake Inn and Resort

The Mirror Lake Inn and Resort has wonderful Adirondack charm and is set on the edge of one of the prettiest lakes in Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The inn first opened in 1924 and is rich in...

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Kids Love Boston

Boston is only three and a half hours from Burlington, Vermont. We don’t take advantage of visiting this city as often as we should. With a little advance planning we were able to swing just 48 hours in Boston that yielded...

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A Vermont Family Getaway

The Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort is the perfect place to escape to for a weekend of family fun in Vermont. Their villa-style accommodations have been designed with families in mind. They are spacious and well appointed. There...

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Being Better at Sugarbush

My first experience at Sugarbush was spring skiing in March, 2009.  I remember that day clearly. I was enjoying après ski in the sunshine on the porch of Timbers when I met Win Smith, the omnipresent owner of Sugarbush....

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Family Fun at Smugglers’ Notch

Our family of four planned a visit to Smugglers' Notch to put their wintertime activities to the test. After a smooth check-in with the friendly and informative front desk staff, we zipped over to the rental shop to pick up our...

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The High Points of a Family Trip to Topnotch

As you head through Stowe, past town and up Rte 108, tucked away you will find Topnotch -- a Preferred Boutique, Four Diamond, Resort and Spa. This hotel has been well designed to afford guests sweeping views of Mt....

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