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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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Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello


Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello
It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement. more
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Skiing and Soaking at Sunlight Mountain and Glenwood Springs


The Peak of Sunlight Mountain
By springtime, many skiers are exhausted by the lift lines, carved out runs, and crowded resorts in Colorado Ski Country. But Sunlight Mountain Resort is the perfect little oasis where skiers can hit the mountain without having to schlep to the lifts. more
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Telluride: An A-Lister’s Dream; a No-Lister’s Playground


Cousins Mel Yemma and Chris Yemma in the gondola at Telluride CO
Skiing down the “Galloping Goose,” it hit me — Telluride has something for everyone, even the 1 percent A-listers. more
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Tapping his inner rebel at Crested Butte Mountain Resort


Cousins Chris Yemma and Reggie Yemma at the Ice Bar on Crested Butte Mountain
A die-hard snowboarder since his teens, Chris Yemma decided to try skiing on a blue-bird day at Crested Butte to see if his inner rebel still lives. more
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Plenty more for families to do while visiting the Cactus League


Moonlight bicycling among boulders
March is all about baseball in Arizona — some 2.75 million visitors, 60 percent from outside Arizona, come to watch 15 major league teams get ready for the season through April 4 more
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Off the slopes and into the Spa: At The Peaks in Telluride


Winter_Sunset at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Telluride CO
My daughters and I head up to one of Colorado’s biggest Spas at The Peaks Resort in the Mountain Village, where kids love the indoor-outdoor heated pool complete with water slide and is ranked a top spa by Conde Nast Traveler more
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Let it snow! Transformational day at Telluride Ski Resort


From our balcony Day 2 in Telluride
After a week of bluebird weather, a much-needed winter storm has moved into Colorado and it is dumping snow at Telluride Ski Resort. more
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Telluride CO: historic mountain town welcomes modern families


Skiing down the mountain to Telluride
Welcome to Telluride Ski Resort, about an hour from Montrose and 2.5 hours from Durango (both of which have regional airports) in Southwest Colorado with just 2500 year-round residents who happily live in a box canyon 8750 feet above sea level. Yes you feel that altitude. more
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Special challenges for special kids in Crested Butte CO


Tony suffers from dwarfism and is autistic. But here at Crested Butte’s Adaptive Sports Center, he literally is king of the hill. more
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Our family trip back to Crested Butte, where memories were made


Mel snowboarding in Crested Butte circa 1997
The 6 year old was determined to set herself apart from her older brother and sister on vacation. My youngest daughter declared she was a “big girl” and could decide for herself what fun she would have in the snow that week in Crested Butte CO more
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