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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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Remembering a great adventure in the high Chilean desert


It’s only 10 a.m. but I feel like we’ve been going all day. That’s because we left our hotel Tierra Atacama before dawn—I’d never seen such bright stars across the desert sky—on our way to the highest geyser field in the world—El Tatio Geisers at 14,190 feet! more
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When you take the kids, you take what you can get!


When we suggest stopping for some soup, Mel sees her opening to leave us. “I have a PB&J in my pocket,” she says, “I want to keep skiing!” ...So much for family time. more
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Timeout for some spa time in Beaver Creek, CO


Family ski trips can be a lot of work, especially for moms-all the schlepping, all the shopping for groceries and cooking. Certainly moms deserve some “me” time on ski trips and there’s no better place than a spa like this to enjoy that. more
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Back to the 19th Century at the historic Hotel Jerome


The glitterati of the day came from around the country for the opening on Thanksgiving eve 1889. The hot and cold running water, flush toilets and electric lights were the ultimate in luxury for a town used to icy outhouses and miner’s camps. more
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Fresh powder aplenty for First Tracks on Aspen Mountain


There are options for First Tracks every morning, but on Wednesdays for $25 you are treated to this sumptuous spread and then the chance to ski down the mountain any way you like, more
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A trip down memory lane for a pair of ski bum brothers


Years ago, they drove 18 hours from Texas, staying in the cheapest place they could find, eating greasy burgers and paying just $25 for lift tickets. Now they're back in Aspen with their kids. more
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To Aspen-Snowmass for a trip down memory lane


You’re never too old to take the kids. And they’re not too old for a trip with mom and dad. Sometimes, that can include a trip down memory lane—on snow. more
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There’s something about Orlando


Despicable Me underway at Universal Orlando
The thing about Orlando is no matter how often you visit, there is always something new. That’s why Orlando became the first city in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors last year—some 54 million to be exact! more
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Taking the Kids doesn’t mean leaving the romance behind


Wine tasting on an O.A.R.S river trip
I love traveling with my children, their pals and various other pint-sized relatives. I do it all the time. But there’s something deliciously decadent about an adult-only trip, whether you manage just a night away in a nearby hotel or a trip of a lifetime. more
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Last day in the BVI – to the new resort on Scrub Island


“This is a place for adventures,” says General Manager Martin Smith, who says the key is organizing your stay—with the resort staff help. more
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