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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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Spa treatment day for the ladies on Bora Bora


DAY 7 — I’m face down on a massage table looking through glass at fish swimming in the lagoon as the Polynesian masseuse caresses me first with bags of seaweed and creams made from ground pearls and deep sea water. more »
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Day One of a 12-day idyll through French Polynesia


DAY ONE (June 25, 2009) — Our captain is straight out of central casting — or a Gaugin painting. He’s tall with a big smile, a long mane of sun-bleached brown hair and tattoos that tell his family story. When more »
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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT DISNEYLAND


The kids, three-D glasses on, are laughing at the Muppets very funny antics and all of the 3-D Special effects at the Muppet Show at Disney’s California Adventure. But these two kids aren’t four. They’re 18 -- newly minted high school graduates. Yet they are having as much fun at California Adventure and later at the iconic Disneyland (which opened in 1955) as any kid. more
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SKATEBOARDING WITH A CHAMPION


Douglas Cameron, the Canadian who manages the park and oversees the camp -- just in its second year -- says it’s as much for local kids as visitors. It has 64,000 square feet of ledges, boxes, v-hips, banks and stairs and half pipes, which to the uninitiated look like a lot of hills built into the cement. more
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CHECKING OUT THE BEACHES AND THE RESCUED IGUANAS


DAY THREE (June 13, 2009) — Finally, a Caribbean beach that’s everything a Caribbean beach should be — quaint, with hammocks strung in the palm trees. Crystal clear water perfect for snorkeling, white sand, a first rate beach bar (known more »
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Kansas City here we come


This summer, when we're all watching our vacation budgets so carefully, let's remember there is a lot to see and do wherever you live -- and those cities -- large and small -- want and need your business as much as far flung destinations. more
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To sky country in summer


Yes, ski resorts in summer. They might just be the best vacation value going in this summer of great vacation values. Ski instructors around the country whisper that they came to the mountains for the snow but stayed because of the glorious mountain summers. more
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TO PRAGUE


Another day, another castle. But no one's complaining. Not in Prague, which many now call The Paris of the East. It's crowded with tourists on this brilliant summer day. more
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Checking out 21st-century resort kids’ programs


Hyatt heralded the movement toward kid-friendly resorts 22 years ago when it started the Camp Hyatt program here... Today you'll find innovative programs at resorts across the country and beyond more
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On the old-fashioned train to the Grand Canyon


It's that rare vacation moment when everyone is happy at the same time. And all it took was an old-fashioned train in a remote Arizona town and a singing cowboy leading the kids in a spirited rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." more
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