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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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In London for the holidays: Paddington Bear returns to wow kids or all ages


Karen Jankel and Paddington at Paddington Station
Fifty life-sized Paddington Bear statues designed by artists, designers, athletes and celebrities will be placed all around London at museums, parks, shops and landmarks just as the movie “Paddington,” produced by David Heyman, who made the Harry Potter films, gets ready to open more
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Disney Simplifies Generational Family Travel


Hoop De Doo Review
Taking the Kids Correspondent Susan Finch navigates the many parts of Disney World with her daughter, utilizing time saving Disney technology more
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Disney Gets High Tech with a Personal Touch


Walt Disney World Resort guests use MagicBands
Taking the Kids Correspondent Susan Finch discovers the new high-tech services provided at Disney World take some of the stress out of travel and line management more
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Walking in the Cotswolds – so much for families to see and do


Broadway Tower seen from the Cotswolds Way
There are literally thousands of footpaths that crisscross the Cotswolds in Great Britain. We found so much for families to see on do on just a few of them. more
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How families can celebrate Halloween all October long


Flashlight maze at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Halloween is coming. Here are some places to find haunted houses, corn mazes, theme park parties and more for your kids and family more
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In the Cotswolds, like walking onto the set of Downton Abbey


Sculpture at Ellenborough Park
I feel like I’ve walked onto the Downton Abbey set. Actually, we’re at Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds in Great Britain that dates back to the early 16th Century. more
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Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds


King Henry VIII and his six wives inside Sudeley Castle
We learn some English history at a bonafide castle that was home to kings, queens and now a 21st Century family headed by an American—Sudeley Castle is in Britain’s famous Cotswolds more
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Sherlock Holmes: major exhibit to open at Museum of London


He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him.
He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him. more
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London’s food scene takes it to a new level at Camden Lock


Entrance to Camden Lock
The Global Food Kitchen at Camden Lock Market in London is famous not only for good eats but for its shops and stalls—more than 200. No wonder it attracts 6 million visitors a year and is the hub of the growing street food movement here. more
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Curry, beigels and bacon sarnies on a family food tour of London’s East End


Ned and his bacon sarnie
London's East End famously was home to immigrants for centuries—French, Irish, Jewish, and most recently Indian (the famous Brick Lane lined with Indian curry restaurants is here). There are also hipsters and artists -- the area is as famous for its street art and pop up shops these days. more
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