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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 up close with African animals – in Sonoma County CA


Kudu at Safari West
Who knew there is the chance to see so many rare endangered African animals right in the middle of Sonoma County, just 75 miles north of San Francisco more
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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod


Brewster Whitecaps and young fans
We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds. more
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Exploring historic and family-friendly Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Bikes everywhere on Martha's Vineyard
Does a summer night get any better? Not on Martha’s Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown that dates back 123 years. We loved sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch more
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Old old-fashioned summer vacation on Cape Cod, MA


Building sandcastles on Cape Cod
Cape Cod—more than 550 miles of spectacular coastline in Massachusetts with beaches (the Cape Cod National Seashore), historic light houses, clam shacks, bike trails and summer vacations like they used to be. more
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More than beaches – Maine’s museums and zoos


Ogunquit Marginal Way
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. Day 3- Ogunquit and York more
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Day 2 in the Maine Beach towns – Ogunquit and lobsting


Ogunquit Perkins Cove
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. Day 2- OGUNQUIT more
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To Norway, the land of fjords, ‘Frozen’ and family fun


Disney guide Torgeir and Kira with 6-year-old Sara Sophia on ride to Oslo
No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we’re actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next more
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Three days on the Maine beaches: first stop Old Orchard Beach


Old Orchard Beach
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. First stop Old Orchard Beach. more
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Old Saybrook CT: like Cape Cod but without the traffic jams


Three Stories at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa
A short trip to Old Saybrook CT, which dates to 1635 when it was first settled by a company of English puritans. Yale University was founded here. more
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Speed museum-seeing in Oslo with the OsloPASS


Travel Educates - at Nobel Museum in Oslo
We were in Oslo at the end of an Adventures by Disney trip to Norway, and thanks to the Oslo Pass that provides admission to more than 30 museums and free public transport (including the ferry to the Viking Museum), we were able to hit four museums in about six available hours. more
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