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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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Futbol is life — at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art


At the LACMA futbol exhibit
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game is an art exhibition to examine soccer through issues such as nationalism and identity as well as share the human experience through different cultures, according to LACMA. more
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Ostracized snowboarder finds welcome at Snowbird and The Canyons


Summit at The Canyons
As the only snowboarder of the family, I constantly have to defend myself and my brethren that we’re not a bunch of sliding reckless criminals one strike from being locked up. I still have two strikes left, thank you. more
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Something for every family in Park City, including snowboarder nephews


Chris and his uncle Andy liked the glade run "Detonator" at PCMR
Until this year, I had never snowboarded in Utah. When I thought Utah, I thought tiny martinis and tabernacle choirs . When I thought Park City, I thought fancy film festivals. Turns out, Utah, and specifically the former silver-mining town of Park City, are pure gold. more
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Mammoth Still Formidable in California Drought


Mammoth Late January
With a trip to Mammoth planned back in October, it never occurred to me that in a few months I’d be hearing news about one of the worst droughts in California history. Sure, that’s bad news for the state’s water supply, bad news for agriculture, bad news for just about every facet of life. But most importantly — it’s bad news for ski trips. Call me an only child. more
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At Deer Valley, the consensus seems to be no snowboarders


Blue skies at top of Bald Mt at Deer Valley
The families I met here like Deer Valley—one of Park City’s three ski resorts— because of the groomed runs but more important, because there are no snowboarders allowed. Deer Valley, in fact, is one of only three resorts in the country that don’t allow snowboarders. more
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When the snow is falling, the spa is a perfect backup plan


The Tram at Snowbird on a clear day
I admit it. When it comes to skiing when the wind is howling and I can’t see in front of me, I’ll pack it in, even at such a wonderful mountain as Snowbird. more
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Outwitting the storm for once for a family ski reunion in Park City, Utah


View from our room at the Montage Deer Valley
When the forecast got worse by the hour for the latest storm primed to hit the East Coast, I figured our flight from New York to Salt Lake City would invariably be cancelled the next morning. more
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Preschoolers exploring the surface of Mars at Denver science museum


Dinosaurs aplenty at the Denver Museum of Natural Science
On a recent Tuesday, a group of pre schoolers were busy carving out what looked like pieces of water from the surface of Mars -- at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. more
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Families love the time machines at the History Colorado Center


Ready for the Super Bowl outside the Colorado History Museum
Everyone visiting Denver—and Colorado should stop at this downtown museum that makes Colorado history relevant and gives those families visiting a way to connect with Coloradoans past and present. more
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Families love the Denver Art Museum and its backpacks-to-borrow


Touch the art at the Denver Art Museum
It turns out that some 20 years ago, the Denver Art Museum was the first in the country to not only embrace families but to introduce backpacks-to-borrow as a way to engage kids. more
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