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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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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures


Fun at Winter Park CO
Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer more
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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Teen’s POV


School kids in Turks & Caicos
After a long and stressful year at college, nothing could have been more eagerly anticipated than a weekend soaking up the sun at Beaches Turks and Caicos with my mom. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Mom’s POV


Snorkeling in Turks & Caicos
Correspondent Alison Tibaldi recently visited Beaches Turks and Caicos with her teenage daughter, Madeleine. They had never experienced a Mother-Daughter vacation, and the timing was right. more
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Bringing out the inner child in Turks & Caicos


Hula hooping the night away
In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. more
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Learning immigrant history on Manhattan’s Lower East Side


Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum is the place to learn about the history not only of this neighborhood, but of the pivotal role it has played in New York City’s immigrant history—and continues to play more
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Theater as a family teaching tool — a visit to see LBJ on Broadway


I’ve always been a fan of learning outside the classroom, whether in the wilderness or a city and right now, there is a lot of opportunity in New York to use theater as a teaching tool, more
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Hoteliers like Kimpton take the stress out of family travel


Sir Francis Drake lobby bar
Kids—and parents--will like that every Kimpton hotel is different. None of their amenities cost the hotel much but they certainly will make a stay memorable—and less stressful—for families. more
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Hiking in the wildflowers and devouring oysters near Point Reyes CA


Hiking through wildflowers at Point Reyes
It’s all in the technique. That’s what we learn when we destroy two borrowed oyster knives at the Tomales Bay Oyster Farm north of San Francisco in Marin County. more
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World War II history comes alive for families visiting Normandy


Grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr at Omaha Beach cemetery
June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and many families, even if they can’t visit, will be thinking about grandfathers and great-grandfathers, sons, uncles and cousins who fought and died here. more
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