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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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Taking the Kids Weekly Column for planning a family vacation. Search tips for a family vacations and find family friendly vacation ideas.

LET’S CELEBRATE!


Birthday, anniversary, wedding, good report card, Mother's Day, being back home safe after a military deployment ... whatever you want to celebrate on your next vacation, you'll not only get feted like a VIP but also save some significant bucks more
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Staying healthy right now away from home


The swine flu news is making us nervous -- very nervous -- just when millions of us are planning our much-needed summer vacations. But that doesn't mean we should grab the kids and huddle under the covers. 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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Becoming Junior Rangers in the National Parks


Everyone who sees the kids with the badges prominently displayed on their shirts are effusive in their praise, which makes the kids all the more pleased with themselves. more
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To Innsbruck and beyond


Who says kids will be bored in Europe? Not in Austria. There's plenty of culture and history -- kids can dress up as royals, in fact, at the Schonbrunn Palace more
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Teaching kids about food along the way in San Francisco


The beautifully restored Ferry Building Marketplace, built in 1898, is a must see for foodies of all ages. more
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On a cruise for the first time


More than 1.6 million kids cruised last year and that number continues to increase... more
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To the Kennedy Space Center


Just 45 minutes east of Orlando and well worth tearing the kids away from Mouseville, Shamu, Universal's roller coasters and the hotel pools more
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To the Colorado slopes — and getting the most bang for your buck


Cheap eats and other bargains are especially appreciated in ski country this season -- even here in tony Aspen and a few hours away at Vail's Beaver Creek Resort more
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Going on spring break


Some almost canceled their plans this year, but they decided to go because of the opportunity for badly needed family time more
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