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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

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Dreams come true for 12 year-olds at Cooperstown Dreams Park


Skills competition at Dreams Park
This is the Cooperstown Dreams Park, where every week more than 100 Little League teams comprised of 12 year olds convene for a week of baseball. more
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Rejuvenating a hotel and town near Cooperstown


The American Hotel in Sharon Springs NY
A New York City expat tells his story of rejuvenating an historic hotel and plans to do the same for the tiny village of Sharon Springs, 25 miles from Cooperstown more
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Generations love the game — at the Baseball Hall of Fame


Checking out historic equipment at the Baseball Hall of Fame
There is a lot to read at every exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. This iconic place inspires conversation with parents and grandparents more
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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures


Fun at Winter Park CO
Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Families learn about Pandas and environment at the San Diego Zoo


Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo
Zoos — besides being fun places to visit and see amazing creatures like pandas — are also ideal places to teach kids what they can do to help the environment more
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Boutique Hotel Chains are stepping up their family offerings


Kids hour Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Alexandria VA
The animal crackers and lemonade looked really good sitting there by the front desk in the lobby. A lot of boutique hotels around the world are realizing that making young guests and their parents happy is good business. more
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Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be just once a year


Entrance to the Essex Resort & Spa
Really, any day can be Mother’s Day — like on your next family vacation. All you have to do is declare: “This day is for you, Mom!” more
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Tinker til you drop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Exploratorium entrance
Step right into the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium where you can tinker until you make lights go on and buzzers sound, make music on a musical bench or create a toothpick sculpture, inspired by the giant toothpick sculpture “Rolling Through the Bay.” more
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San Francisco’s North Beach: a fun area for family touring


North Beach area of San Francisco
North Beach, of course, is not a beach but a famous San Francisco neighborhood first settled by Italian fisherman and laborers in the early years of the 20th century. more
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