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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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Back to the Ice Age on Snowmass Mountain


Incredible! Just in the past two years Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, famous for its ski slopes, has become the site of one of the largest finds of Ice Age animals on the planet. 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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Thirty years later son learns dad was right about Aspen


Turns out, my dad was right. Aspen and neighboring Snowmass — where we spent the first three nights — lived up to the old man’s hype. And then some. more
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Spas are increasingly prominent at ski resorts


Skiing these days isn’t only about skiing with an ever growing array of spa services, including a growing number for teens and younger children like at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek. Take your pick of massages, scrubs, wraps and more. more
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Attention moms — take a lesson from a skiing First Lady


She could have arranged to take her girls to the slopes and not gotten on skis. It had to have been scary her first time out. But she was game to try. more
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Just a walk in the snowy woods


Solden Austria
I was thinking about that Snow Walk the other night when Mel called from college to report giddily that she’d spent the weekend on a back-country skiing trip that “was harder than anything I’ve done on skis.” more
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Congratulations to winners of the Aspen Snowmass ski contest!


We extend heartists congratulations to Diane Pignataro and her family, winners of our Dream Big Ski Vacation in Aspen, Colorado, courtesy of ski.com and Snowmass! more
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January is the month to learn a snow sport


January is National Learn a Snow Sport Month and more than 200 resorts are pulling out all the stops for families and offering free or discounted ski, snowboard, and cross-country ski and snowshoe lessons for beginners. more
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In 2012, why not let the kids lead the way?


Whether the kids were mine or someone else’s, I realized — sometimes belatedly — that the best times were had when we took our cue from the kids and let their passions-of-the-moment dictate. more
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Last day in Park City – time to “surrender” to the Montage Spa


I’m at the year-old Montage Deer Valley spa—35,000 square feet indoor lap pool, separate mens and women’s facilities with steam room, sauna, whirlpools and more, a private sundeck with radiant heated floors and spectacular mountain views and a big fitness center. more
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