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Alison Ramsey, Author at Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
Woman in hiking gear, with trekking poles and a hiking pack

Navigate Through Nature With Great Gear and Trail Tips

Following guidelines from Maggie Peikon, American Hiking Society social media coordinator, I took a summer weekend to experience and hike the beautiful landscape of Grand County, Colorado...
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Herrenkonfekt from Dresden, Germany, featured in Birthplace of Milk Chocolate – No, It’s Not Switzerland! on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Birthplace of Milk Chocolate – No, It’s Not Switzerland!

Courtly society ladies in large, airy parlors adjusted their fine gowns and gathered on ornately upholstered sofas and high-backed chairs, delicately sipping foaming chocolate from porcelain cups.
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Winding River horses, featured in Mountains of Memory-Making in Colorado’s Grand County on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Mountains of Memory-Making in Colorado’s Grand County

We went from the flat plains of Illinois just that morning to leaving Denver and spotting shadowy peaks lining the horizon, to seemingly suddenly becoming enveloped by those mountains on either side as we drove deeper into Grand County, Colorado. The terrain was different and thrilling and built in us the feeling that this mother-daughter
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Climbing wall at Activate Games in Oakbrook, Illinois, featured in Enter the Game at Activate.

Enter the Game at Activate

A gaming facility that incorporates video game play with physical activity? Yes, please! Get off the couch and into Activate Games, a new state-of-the-art venue in Oak Brook, Ill....
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A woman surrounded by ceramic houses at the Christkindlmarket in Chicago, featured in "Chicago's Holiday Highlights"

Chicago’s Holiday Highlights

Holiday fun for everyone can be found at the all-ages, admission-free Christkindlmarket in Chicago, which is modeled after the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nürnberg, Germany...
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Giant clog playground at the Nelis’ Dutch Village, "Nelis' Dutch Village Showcases the Netherlands in Holland"

Nelis’ Dutch Village Showcases the Netherlands in Holland

Are Dutch wooden clogs comfortable? According to the local students employed at Nelis’ Dutch Village family fun park in Holland, Mich., “Yes, as long as you wear a lot of socks!”
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