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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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Welcome Harry!

Finally! And just in time for summer vacations--June 18 to be exact--Universal Orlando says that the much-anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open. more
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Thanks JetBlue!

Since it started as a low-fare carrier at Kennedy International Airport a decade ago, JetBlue has called itself “New York’s hometown airline.” However, it almost decamped to Orlando. Thanks for staying Jet Blue! more
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Pass it forward

This week, Disney announced that although it is only March, they have already given out the million free tickets promised to those who participated in the "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" in partnership with the Hands On Network and designed to encourage families to give back to their communities through volunteer service. more
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Patience please

Here on the East Coast we're in the midst of another big snow storm which means that air travel will be a mess--even if you aren't going anywhere near New York or Boston. more
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Snow angels?

Weather permitting (there's a new snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast today), I'm heading off to Colorado for a two-week swing that will take me to four family-friendly resorts in Colorado. more
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Snowsports change lives

This past weekend at Bolton Valley, VT I got to meet some dedicated volunteers from two terrific organizations who make snowsports part of kids' lives who otherwise would never get to the slopes and in the process, change their lives forever. more
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What can you do about those annoying baggage fees?

We used to just worry about whether the airlines would get our baggage from point A to point B. Now they're charging us--in some cases nearly as much as the flight ticket--to ferry it there more
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Greetings from Chile!

For the past week and a half I've been in Chile, experiencing a new part of the world with my husband Andy, daughters Reggie and Melanie and Reggie's boyfriend Dan Foldes. This has been a remarkably easy trip so far. We had a wonderful time touring quirky Valparaiso and cycling around some vineyards. We made it to a famous Penguin nesting habitat, even if we were there the wrong time of day to see thousands of Penguins, we saw plenty. more
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That's what my daughters told me this morning as I was stressing about our upcoming international flight to Chile. I wasn't worried about increased security in the wake of a foiled--thank goodness--terrorist who was on board at Northwest-Delta flight from Amsterdam. more
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Sometimes it's impossible to get my entire gang together between work and school schedules. I accept that and grab some fun with my three kids whenever I can, even if it means all five of us aren't all together at the same time. more
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