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Family Travel

Check-out oodles of adventures in Colorado including where to find the best family travel getaways & Denver kid friendly activities.

10 ways to navigate the crowds at Disney

Don’t miss our coverage of Disneyland’s new Season of the Force, where Star Wars meets Tomorrowland. Disney World is an amazing place to visit but when the parks are crowded, it can be very frustrating!  Short of convincing yourself that you are lucky to be in the “Happiest Place on Earth,” you can do a few things […]

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10 Travel Hacks Every Parent Should Know (and use)

It’s no secret that traveling with kids can be hard (and expensive) but having a few travel hacks up your sleeve can save you from the dreaded iPad melt-downs, dead batteries and constant nagging of, “I’m thirsty,”  not to mention save you some money.  With two kids, four passports and countless miles later I’ve learned […]

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Colorado travel: 5 scenic byways for fall colors

These leafy routes not only get you so close to gorgeous fall foliage that you can smell the trees changing, but they also reveal significant pages in the state’s historic and cultural storybook. Go to for additional details and routes! Top of the Rockies The drive: Bookended by two ski resorts, this sky-high trip […]

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Subaru Legacy Test Drive: Four days of Colorado adventures

My SUV is 12 years old so my family is in the market for a new vehicle.  Over the next couple of months, we’ll be test driving and sharing our experiences on our road to purchasing kid-friendly transportation–the good, the bad and the ugly. Because really, isn’t family travel a bit of all three? I’ve never driven […]

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Fourth Graders: Get Your Free National Park Pass NOW for "Every Kid in a Park"

Hey fourth graders: Do you want to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free? Earlier this year, the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative was announced that all fourth grade students and their families would have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2015-2016 school year. That […]

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Girl's Weekend: Getting down and dirty at Mudderella in Snowmass

Mile High Mamas participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. We received complimentary admission to facilitate our review as well as a promotional item to thank us for our participation. When I was invited to compete at Mudderella in Snowmass with three friends, my first thought was GIRL’S WEEKEND. I’ve never done a […]

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Family Travel: 48 Hours In Aspen on a Budget

As an idealist planning a family vacation, I have a tendency towards Clark Griswold-level expectations.  I envision our family strolling hand-in-hand down a picturesque cobbled-stone street, and quiet children happily entertained as my husband and I read poetry at sunset with evening cocktails.  As laughable as this apparition may be to parents of young children, […]

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Kids Adventure Games: One parent's (poor) attempt to keep up in "Coolest Kids Race on the Planet"

“Mom, stop being part of the paparazzi. You’re taking too many pictures!” My daughter Hadley joked as I snapped my camera yet again while she soared across Gore Creek on a zipline.   But I couldn’t stop because she kept right on going in the Kids Adventure Games where kids, ages 6 through 14, experience the thrill of adventure racing in Vail, […]

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