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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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Discovering the family and foodie side of Sonoma County CA


Love sculpture at Paradise Ridge
Sonoma County CA - Twenty coastal beaches… soaring Coas Redwoods… 11 state parks, 27 historical landmarks… 120 farms open to the public and 12 farmers markets… 400 wineries and more than 500 restaurants committed to bringing you food grown locally. more
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A Two-Nation Vacation to Roosevelt’s Campobello and Downeast Maine


Lighthouse on Campobello
Campobello is an island off the Maine coast, located in New Brunswick, Canada. Unless you’re a U.S. history buff, you might not know that our longest serving President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent countless summers vacationing on this Canadian island. more
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Summer Family Fun in Colorado: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival


Telluride Bluegrass campers
Telluride, Colorado holds a festival almost every weekend throughout the summer. From the film festival, to the mushroom festival, and its renowned fall Blues and Brews festival, I’ve heard it said before…”Telluride pretty much holds a festival for everything.” But the most famous event the town offers is the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. more
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At the Farm Institute on Martha’s Vineyard with the kiddie farmers


They learn about locally sourced food at a young age on Martha's Vineyard
Kids learning about food at the Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard, MA. These 180 acres at the edge of Edgartown has been farmed since the first Europeans arrived in the 17th Century and before that by the local Wampanoag. more
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PLAY BALL! At the very family-friendly Cape Cod League


At the ballpark in Falmouth MA
Tonight they’ve gathered for another Cape tradition—the Cape Cod Baseball League—10 teams comprised of 350 elite college players from around the country who live with 200 local families for the summer season. more
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More than beaches – Maine’s museums and zoos


Ogunquit Marginal Way
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. Day 3- Ogunquit and York more
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Day 2 in the Maine Beach towns – Ogunquit and lobsting


Ogunquit Perkins Cove
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. Day 2- OGUNQUIT more
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To Norway, the land of fjords, ‘Frozen’ and family fun


Disney guide Torgeir and Kira with 6-year-old Sara Sophia on ride to Oslo
No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we’re actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is bigger and more awesome than the next more
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Speed museum-seeing in Oslo with the OsloPASS


Travel Educates - at Nobel Museum in Oslo
We were in Oslo at the end of an Adventures by Disney trip to Norway, and thanks to the Oslo Pass that provides admission to more than 30 museums and free public transport (including the ferry to the Viking Museum), we were able to hit four museums in about six available hours. 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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