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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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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Teen’s POV


School kids in Turks & Caicos
After a long and stressful year at college, nothing could have been more eagerly anticipated than a weekend soaking up the sun at Beaches Turks and Caicos with my mom. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Mom’s POV


Snorkeling in Turks & Caicos
Correspondent Alison Tibaldi recently visited Beaches Turks and Caicos with her teenage daughter, Madeleine. They had never experienced a Mother-Daughter vacation, and the timing was right. more
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Bringing out the inner child in Turks & Caicos


Hula hooping the night away
In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. 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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Keeping your children safe around vacation pools and beaches


As many of us head off to warm climes and cruise ships on spring break, it’s especially important to be mindful of water safety, particularly if young kids are along for the trip. more
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As spring breaks grow in popularity, how to plan one on the fly


Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC
Spring break these days is more for families than for college kids, as parents find it easier to grab a few days off in spring rather than summer when the kids have jobs, summer school, camp, sports practice and everyone at work is vying for the same vacation days. more
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The family vacationer’s dilemma: an all-inclusive vs a condo


Pirate Island at Beaches
In the Turks and Caicos, most hotels here are condo-style and kid-friendly. Most visiting families, however, opt for the gargantuan, all-inclusive Beaches resort, one of Sandals’ family resorts in the Caribbean. more
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Last day in Turks and Caicos – so may options for families


Kids off to the beach at The Somerset Turks and Caicos
I like that Turks and Caicos is not only safe and that beachfront hotels are just 15 minutes from the airport but that there are so many options—from the all inclusive huge Beaches with over 750 rooms to the Somerset with less than 60. more
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Day 3 in Turks and Caicos: bonefishing and a sunset cruise


Directional signs on Grace Bay Turks and Caicos
Families come to Turks and Caicos to relax, but also to enjoy the fishing and water sports, like kite-boarding on South Beach. more
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At the Beaches Turks and Caicos — kids everywhere, and that’s year-round


Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos
It's not even a holiday week but the Beaches resort on Turks and Caicos is fully booked, including 841 kids running, jumping, splashing and sliding down the water slides at the water play area. “So worth the money,” said Greg Vogel, from Baltimore. more
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