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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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Healthy food is part of the kids’ adventure at some hotels


Finally, it appears, the hotel industry is paying attention to what traveling families have long been saying: Make kids’ menus healthier; give kids more choices! more
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Farm to table at the historic Ocean House in Rhode Island


Jane Dane, the mom of three, is a modern day Forager. That means it is her full time job to act as the liaison between local farmers and the chefs at the luxe 49-room Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI which is a designated Relais & Chateau property with a focus on farm to table cuisine. more
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An Easter brunch to remember — Day Five


Desserts at the Sunday brunch Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
We are at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay’s Sunday Brunch that is so popular in the Bay area that people drive an hour or more to indulge. more
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Giant Redwoods and little yellow slugs – Day Four


Reggie examines a bananna slug in Redwood grove
The Giant Redwoods, soaring hundreds of feet in the air, were amazing. But what was even better was the conversations with my daughter Reggie as we hiked through Butano State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains more
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Exploring the coastal region near Half Moon Bay


With the baby goats at Vida Verde
This area is also home California’s first and only broad based ecotourism visitor program, through which more than 30 farmers, fisherman and business community members have come together to offer visitors hands-on activities and a chance to meet local residents. more
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Day Two – exploring San Francisco’s Japantown


Peace Pagoda in Japantown San Francisco
Everyone knows San Francisco’s bustling, busy Chinatown, the largest outside of Asia. But Japantown? This area is worth exploring and not just for the food. more
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Six days in San Francisco and Redwood country


Fairmont chef jW Foster on rooftop garden in San Francisco
The Fairmont San Francisco’s Executive Chef jW Foster installed the beehives in the hotel’s 1,000-square foot culinary garden to help support the bee population which has dropped 90 per cent since the 1980s. more
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Spiderman vs. Harry Potter at Universal Orlando


The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction
Move over, Harry Potter. Spider-Man has arrived. “I’m just not that into Harry Potter,” explains 16-year-old Jordan Madow who preferred the newly reanimated Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man more
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Two teens explore Universal Orlando and Harry Potter’s world


At Wizarding World of Harry Potter by Eva Weinberg
Once we arrived at Universal we met up with Matt, our amazing tour guide, who immediately brought us to our most anticipated attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter more
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Luxe and lots of powder at Deer Valley UT


For those who can afford luxe on the slopes, tt doesn’t get any better than the ski-in, ski-out Montage (with its own Compass Sports rental shop and ski valet where they buckle and unbuckle your boots) and Deer Valley more
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