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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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Conquering my mountain meltdown with the help of a ski instructor


Adult ski class like Eileen took at Crested Butte
We’re at the top of the mountain in Crested Butte, CO, elevation over 12,000 feet, and I suddenly am too scared to move. To be fair, the wind is blowing hard and the conditions are a bit icy but it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle — or hadn’t handled many times. more
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Plenty to do on and off the slopes in Crested Butte, CO


Buffalo Tomahawk Steak at Coal Creek Grill
For a town of 1500 people, Crested Butte, CO has enough restaurant choices to please any palate, promises David Wooding, co owner of the popular new Mexican restaurant Bonez more
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Returning to our favorite ski resort when the kids were young – Crested Butte CO


Reggie Yemma at the top of Crested Butte Mountain
When my kids were small, we often skied at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Southwest Colorado. This trip we’re back with family and I remember quickly why I love this place and so do the other families I meet. more
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A weekend ski getaway to family-friendly Southern Vermont


Emily and friend atop Stratton Mountain
Situated between Southern Vermont ski resorts Bromley and Stratton, Manchester is home to shops, restaurants and more small cozy inns than you can count. The Inn at Willow Pond was a quant rustic place that can fit the needs from couples to families, even allowing pets. more
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It’s almost March – time to take the kids on spring break!


Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, Arizona
Whatever you choose, spring break is a good time to get away with the kids. Plan smart and you might even snare a bargain. The good news is you’ve still got plenty of time to get a trip organized. more
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Making sure Mom gets out to play in the snow


Lindsey Vonn’s Ski Girls Rock program at Vail Resorts
Come on, moms! Got your snow pants and mittens? Let’s go have some fun in the snow — on the ski slopes. No watching the kids, no trying to keep up with your husband! more
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San Francisco’s hidden gem — The Presidio


Batteries to Bluff Trail, Presidio
We’re hiking the famous Batteries to Bluffs trail in San Francisco’s Presidio, a national park unlike any other, which takes us up and down steps along the western Pacific shoreline, past historic gun batteries, rewarding us with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Wow! more
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Marriott Vacation Club Opens the World for Traveling Families


Marriott Vacation Club - pool
Maybe you should check out Marriott Vacation Club. Backed by the Marriott name and celebrating its 30th anniversary, it’s a far cry from those old school timeshares more
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Teen Ambassadors offer unique perspective on 9/11 Memorial Museum


Westport ABC Scholars and teen guides from Stuyvesant High School at 911 Memorial Museum
David Rothblatt and Fia Hargil are among the six members of the inaugural class of teen ambassadors trained to work with children who visit the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened at the new World Trade Center this past May. more
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A quirky new hotel in San Francisco that makes you feel special


8th Floof Hotel G makes you feel at home
Welcome to the Hotel G, San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel with 151 rooms just north of Union Square but miles away from the big-box chain hotels in the neighborhood. Incidentally, there have been hotels in this building since just a few years after the 1906 Earthquake. more
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