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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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Fish fit for a king, or a snorkeler, at Jumby Bay, Antigua


Roast pig served up at beach BBQ dinner at Jumby Bay
We’re at Jumby Bay on its own island just off the coast of Antigua--an all inclusive where the food isn’t like any other all inclusive I’ve seen—of course this is one of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean. more
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A friends getaway to Jumby Bay, Antigua; an upscale all-inclusive resort


View from our villa at Jumby Bay
Here on a pre-holiday annual getaway with my three oldest friends, I’m glad to be ensconced in this villa within the upscale all inclusive more
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A lot of WOW moments on Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas


Seaplex
Royal Carribbean's new Quantum of the Seas is the first in a new class of cruise ships that the company says it going to up the number of WOW moments on every family's vacation. more
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Great Family Fall Rates on Disney Cruise Lines


Cinderella on Disney Cruise
Are you ready for oceans of fun? Disney Cruise Line has great fall rates floating your way. Plus, you can take advantage of all the enchanting Halloween festivities on most sailing throughout the season. more
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Kids cooking it up for their parents in New Orleans hotel


Kitchen Kids program at Omni Royal Orleans hotel
I like that Omni is as interested in encouraging kids to expand their palates when they are on vacation as in feeding their parents. As part of its Sensational Kids program more
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To Norway, the land of fjords, ‘Frozen’ and family fun


Disney guide Torgeir and Kira with 6-year-old Sara Sophia on ride to Oslo
No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we’re actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next more
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Flying home upgraded – when international travel is a pleasure


Disney guide Torgeir and Kira with 6-year-old Sara Sophia on ride to Oslo
It’s our lucky day! We’ve gotten upgraded to Club World on British Airways. We're not sure how it happened but we're not complaining. more
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Speed museum-seeing in Oslo with the OsloPASS


Travel Educates - at Nobel Museum in Oslo
We were in Oslo at the end of an Adventures by Disney trip to Norway, and thanks to the Oslo Pass that provides admission to more than 30 museums and free public transport (including the ferry to the Viking Museum), we were able to hit four museums in about six available hours. more
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At the Hotel Union (and spa) in Geiranger, Norway


Hotel Union overlooking Geiranger Norway
I like that they love kids—there is a great indoor splash play area with a view of the fjords. Parents can relax while the kids play. more
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A rainy hike up to a Norwegian fjord country farm


Hike in the rain to farm atop Geiranger
We’re at Westeras Farm, which has been in the Westeraas family since the 17th Century, with the Adventures by Disney group touring Norway more
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