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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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The 10 most beautifully challenging highways in America


Over the years we have traveled nearly all of these scenic highways, from Acadia National Park in Maine to the Road to Hana and other great roads in the Hawaiian Islands. How many have you experienced? (sponsored infographic) more
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Visiting the nation’s capital is cool in the fall


The National Mall from the Washington Monument to the Capitol
Fall is a great time to visit Washington, D.C. Hotel rates are down as much as half, and the summer humidity has disappeared, along with the crowds. No wonder it’s Travelzoo’s featured destination right now. more
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Airline mishandles unaccompanied minor yet again. What can you do?


Yet again, an airline—this time United—lost an unaccompanied minor who was supposed to be escorted to her connecting flight earlier this summer. Some advice on how to minimize the chances of this happening to your child... more
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Include Travel Insurance in Your Summer Vacation Plans


As any parent knows, when kids are involved, unforeseen circumstances can materialize at the drop of a hat. Illness can sideline the entire family, resulting in financial losses such as costs for airfare, tickets to attractions and other non-refundable deposits. more
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Two weeks in Alaska: Day One on the road to Camp Denali


Grizzly Bear lunching on ground squirrel along road in Denali National Park
We’ve already seen a huge Grizzly munching on a ground squirrel, four Dall sheep, Caribou, a moose and two recently born calves, a red fox …and we’d only been in Denali National Park a few hours. more
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Really? Parents should pay more to sit next to small children?


I can’t agree with the “let the market decide” when it comes to forcing parents to pay extra to sit next to their preschoolers. Even worse, we’re talking about customers who may only fly once or twice a year more
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Flying this summer? Get smart before you go


Millions of children will be flying this summer. As we head into the summer vacation season, let’s all try to be nicer to our fellow passengers whatever their ages. Here are some tips for traveling parents to de-stress the experience. more
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Half million more of us will vacation this summer


Memorial Day official kicks off summer vacation season and AAA says 34.8 million of us will be traveling—up 500,000 from last year. We’re not letting gas prices keep us home and most of us—almost nine out of 10 holiday travelers—will drive. more
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Accessories for your family car trip


Find out how the right car accessories can personalize your family vehicle. From car seats to bike racks, car accessories let you do more with your family vehicle. (sponsored content) more
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Have Smartphone, Will Travel


Have Smartphone Will Travel
I meet a lot of families who thought they’d be able to travel without texting, tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking while abroad, but are shocked to see what an international roaming phone bill looks like when they get back to the states. more
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