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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 Hotel Union (and spa) in Geiranger, Norway


Hotel Union overlooking Geiranger Norway
I like that they love kids—there is a great indoor splash play area with a view of the fjords. Parents can relax while the kids play. more
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Generations gather at the ballfields in Cooperstown all summer long


Skills competition at Dreams Park
With the families and generations at Cooperstown Dreams Park, which draws 104 Little League baseball teams each week to its 22 pristine fields spread out over 150 acres. more
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A rainy hike up to a Norwegian fjord country farm


Hike in the rain to farm atop Geiranger
We’re at Westeras Farm, which has been in the Westeraas family since the 17th Century, with the Adventures by Disney group touring Norway more
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Riding the roads in Norway’s Western Fjord region


Borgund Stave Church dates to 1180
A day on road with a new Adventures by Disney tour, passing a lot of the sites that inspired the hit movie Frozen —the fjords, the glaciers, the small villages and of course Norway’s famous Stave Churches more
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Day 2 in Norway – rafting and exploring the Western Fjord region


Rafting on the Stranda River in Voss Norway
We are on the second day of an Adventures by Disney new itinerary designed to show guests not only the glorious fjords and small farming villages of Norway but to explain the inspiration behind the hit film Frozen. more
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A weeklong tour of Norway’s “Frozen” country with Adventures by Disney


Historic Bergen - inspiration for movie Frozen
I couldn’t have asked for better after arriving in Bergen, Norway this morning to join a new Adventures by Disney tour of this beautiful but sparsely populated country. more
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Atlantis resort exceeds teen’s expectations


On a snorkel tour at Atlantis
Traveling all over the world with my family throughout my 17 years, I had never been to a resort quite like Atlantis. more
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How families can get great deals in the Caribbean in summer


Swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands
Many consider summer in the Caribbean family season because rates are significantly lower and there are so many value-added amenities. more
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Rejuvenating a hotel and town near Cooperstown


The American Hotel in Sharon Springs NY
A New York City expat tells his story of rejuvenating an historic hotel and plans to do the same for the tiny village of Sharon Springs, 25 miles from Cooperstown more
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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures


Fun at Winter Park CO
Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer more
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