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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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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Teen’s POV


School kids in Turks & Caicos
After a long and stressful year at college, nothing could have been more eagerly anticipated than a weekend soaking up the sun at Beaches Turks and Caicos with my mom. more
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Beaches Turks and Caicos, a Mom’s POV


Snorkeling in Turks & Caicos
Correspondent Alison Tibaldi recently visited Beaches Turks and Caicos with her teenage daughter, Madeleine. They had never experienced a Mother-Daughter vacation, and the timing was right. more
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Bringing out the inner child in Turks & Caicos


Hula hooping the night away
In the days of being connected 24-7, there is a place where adults can unplug, unwind and become a kid again. more
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Hoteliers like Kimpton take the stress out of family travel


Sir Francis Drake lobby bar
Kids—and parents--will like that every Kimpton hotel is different. None of their amenities cost the hotel much but they certainly will make a stay memorable—and less stressful—for families. more
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World War II history comes alive for families visiting Normandy


Grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr at Omaha Beach cemetery
June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and many families, even if they can’t visit, will be thinking about grandfathers and great-grandfathers, sons, uncles and cousins who fought and died here. more
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Kids treated like VIPs at San Francisco hotel


Family Tradition-Turn Down at St. Regis SF
Everyone likes being treated like VIPS—especially a four year-old staying at the St. Regis San Francisco with her parents and younger sister more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Orlando hotels work to give parents of parkgoers a break


Swan and Dolphin
I love it when hotels make it easy for parents to get a break on vacation. And there’s no place they need one more than Orlando. more
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In Phoenix: family fun and safety first


Drowning Prevention Coalition event at Pointe Hilton
Yes, it’s hot in Arizona in the summer but rates start at just $109. As long as you keep everyone well-hydrated and smeared in sunscreen, you’ll have lots of fun. more
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