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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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At the Tonga Room in SF, fun dining for families


Band on Boat in Tonga Room
The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar has been a San Francisco fixture since 1945, famous for its tropical drinks and band that floats up and down the water on a thatched-covered barge more
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A new way with kids menus at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Seaglass Restaurant at the Exploratorium
At the SEAGLASS restaurant in San Francisco's Exploratorium, families and kids step out of their comfort zone to eat healthier and what is in season. more
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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs


Siebel Dinosaur Complex at the Museum of the Rockies??????????????????
You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please. more
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Mellow Monarch Gives Families a Place to Chill


Monarch Lift
Don’t worry about buying new ski gear. Just pull your old ski gear out of the box in your garage; you’ll feel right at home at laid-back Monarch Mountain. more
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Memories of Monet’s Garden: where a little girl (not Linnea) led the way


From the time we told Melanie we were going to France that summer, she insisted we must visit Monet’s Garden. It wasn’t that far-fetched an idea. more
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Chiles and yogurt: family dining in Albuquerque NM


jim and griffin peeling a pepper
New Mexican cuisine is as much a part of Albuquerque as the museums and heritage, and there is no shortage of delicious places for families to dine when visiting the area. more
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10 family friendly things to do in Albuquerque, NM


Hot Air Balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque.
Here are ten activities and destinations you will find in Albuquerque that are ideal for families traveling with children. more
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The secret to vacation happiness — ask the kids to help planning!


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The lesson: Take the kids’ opinions into account when planning a family getaway, whether it’s a big-ticket adventure, a trip to Orlando, a camping trip or a weekend exploring a city. Believe me, if the kids aren’t happy, you won’t be. more
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Back to Bolton Valley with the ABC boys — many lessons learned


The ABC Westport Scholars at Bolton Valley
Why would three sane adult males drive five hours for a day-and-a-half of skiing and snowboarding with a group of five high school boys when there are bigger and fancier ski areas much closer to home? A guys weekend of course. more
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Take your family to an art museum and explore it in new ways


At the Denver Art Museum
At the Denver Art Museum you can borrow a backpack. These days you’ll find plenty of activities to engage kids and the adults who accompany them to art museums across the country more
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