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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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Looking back on a memorable holiday trip to Ecuador


Have you ever gone to a party on the wrong day? When we arrive Christmas afternoon, the hosts and their kids clearly aren't expecting company. In fact, we catch them snoozing. But we barge in anyway -- we have come so far, after all, to see them. Our hosts, the Sea Lion family, live on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos more
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SURVIVING THE RELATIVES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


Let's hear it for innkeepers who always have a smile for their guests -- and everyone else who is struggling to keep smiling when hosting family this holiday season, when the visiting toddler drops Goldfish everywhere and the teen refuses to be roused before noon from the family room sofa bed. Did I mention the uncle who falls asleep on the couch before dessert, snoring loudly? more
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SEE THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES


The next time the kids give you a hard time on vacation, remind yourself that you really are building memories to last a lifetime. Just ask Sheila Dennis. She was a wide-eyed 9-year-old when her parents took her to see the world-famous Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York. It was her first trip outside Texas. "I loved the glitter and the color," she said. "I was thrilled." more
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The Rockefeller Center for the Tree Lighting Festivities


As I fought my way through the crowds to inch closer to Rockefeller Center I wondered to myself why anybody would venture into Midtown Manhattan for the annual tree lighting, yet every year they come. more
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