Chicago Christmas With The Grandkids

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Chicago

After hearing about Chicago’s bitter winters, its crime, and its other big-city problems, you would wonder why anyone would subject a little child to that town. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell, I took three little children for a Chicago Christmas, and we had a ball. We arrived 10 days before Christmas, just in time to beat the big chill […]

Historic Holiday Destinations

Antler Arch Town in Jackson, Wyoming

Ever want to step back in time and experience a taste of yesteryear and an old fashioned holiday from a bygone era? [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or those travelers seeking a glimpse into Christmas’ past when the holidays were more about family and cozy fireplace gatherings with a taste of history look no further than these historic holiday destinations. […]

Kirtland, Ohio is a small town with a large reputation

Wooden Nativity Exhibit in Kirtland Ohio

Historic Kirtland, Ohio Showcases Celebrated Nativity Exhibit [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was here where early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled shortly after the founding of the church and where Joseph Smith and several of his followers built a temple, and where today modern-day followers each year create what has become a nationally […]

Santa Claus, Indiana – A Place For Holiday Magic

Welcome to Santa Claus, Indiana

If there is any place that offers a bit of holiday inspiration, it is Santa Claus, Indiana. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we grow older, we sometimes can get a bit cynical about the holidays and in need of a bit of magic to rekindle the holiday spirit. “The town of Santa Claus is festive and magical year round,” […]

Spirit of the Holidays at The Broadmoor

Ducks out for a swim on Broadmoor lake

Ringing in the New Year in Style [dropcap]T[/dropcap]is the holiday season for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and another unforgettable celebration is in store. I can attest it’s an awesome spectacle and a winter wonderland. The Broadmoor, affectionately known as “The Grand Dame of the Rockies,” is a sprawling family friendly resort, sitting snuggly at […]

Houseboating on Lake Powell

The car came to a stop throwing up dust on the dirt parking lot. It had been a 10-hour drive from San Diego and I could hear the complaining before the doors even opened.  Out of the hot car poured my young cousins: Matt, a typical hard-to-please 15-year-old; Charlie, a 10-year-old always buried in a […]

Green Mountain Getaway

For far too long, our days had seemed a cacophony of annoying calls, urgent messages and tedious meetings, punctuated with traffic jams and late-night fast food.  It was clearly time—past time—to turn out the office lights and get away from the rhythms of big city living. We called an old school friend living outside Boston […]