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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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A holiday tale: grandma’s house and travel insurance


American Airlines Terminal at JFK Airport after 2010's Christmas blizzard
See how many travel preparation errors you can spot in this holiday tale, then check your answers and find out how things might have gone more smoothly at InsureMyTrip.com. more
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Silverton Mountain is not your typical ski resort


This isn’t any ski resort. For one thing, there is only one lift and no bathrooms–just an outhouse. Apres ski means a beer or a coke in the chilly tent that serves as a base lodge. It’s heated by a wood stove. more
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There’s more to Puerto Rico than the beaches


It is pitch black and we are kayaking through red mangroves, trying to dodge the roots, on our way to the Bioluminescent Bay Laguana Grande at Las Croabas, Fajardo in Puerto Rico—one of three on the island, I learn from our guide Joel from GSI Adventures. more
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Plans go awry – not necessarily a bad thing on vacation


All my plans for this week have gone awry. The freak snowstorm that struck the Northeast over the weekend knocked out our power in Connecticut and we have no clue when it may be restored. But thinking back just two short months, I determined that when plans go awry on vacation, it's not always a bad thing. more
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Safety first everywhere – except for babies on airplanes!


Everything on a plane — including coffee pots — has to be restrained during takeoff and landing and in times of turbulence--everything, that is, except young children sitting on a parent’s laps. more
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Dreaming BIG when you take the kids


Even in the same family, travel styles—and travel dreams—differ widely. One person’s dream is another’s nightmare. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever been backpacking with someone whose idea of roughing it is a hotel without a blow drier or room service. more
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Plenty to do with little ones in the Orlando area


So go ahead. Bring the little ones. You don’t have to stay a week. And you don’t have to see everything. You can’t even if you try. more
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Spas aren’t just for grownups anymore


After a frenetic 10-day business trip that took me 10,000+ miles and included a final stop in Orlando, I decided to spend my last night at the Ritz (including a blissfully solo dinner at the hotel’s Vineyard Grill) and indulge in a couple of hours at the Ritz spa. I was so glad I did. more
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Learning to scuba dive at a Caribbean resort


We’ve just finished the most spectacular dive of the day off of Grand Turk Island called “anchor” so named for a historic 10-foot anchor deep in the water. We’ve seen a Manta ray and sea turtle, hog fish, huge grouper, eel garden ray, that flounder and all kinds of other big and little fish--blue and purple, silver and spotted...as well as all varieties of coral. more
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Stunning new exhibit on child refugees at Nobel Peace Museum


Welcome to an excellent exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, where an amazing interactive exhibit for children about refugees-- Nansen and I-- has recently opened. At the same time, the Center is showcasing Transit, a terrific photo exhibit about Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen and refugees of today.... (more) more
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