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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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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod


Brewster Whitecaps and young fans
We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds. more
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Families get up close and with the animals at Busch Gardens in Tampa


Get up close to the park’s collection of animal ambassadors
Welcome to the state-of-the-art Animal Care Center at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida — a unique 16,000-square-foot facility opened a little more than two years ago where visitors can watch how the park’s veterinarians take care of the animals that live here 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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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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Six new places for families to experience a special July 4th


Fireworks off the deck of the USS Midway
Maybe you will march in a local parade or watch the kids march, host a barbecue or gather the gang to see the fireworks. Here are six unique ways to celebrate July 4. more
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How families can get great deals in the Caribbean in summer


Swimming with stingrays in the Cayman Islands
Many consider summer in the Caribbean family season because rates are significantly lower and there are so many value-added amenities. more
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Why families like ski country in the summer: 6 adventures


Fun at Winter Park CO
Ski country in summer, especially Colorado: you won’t run out of things to do. Many who live in ski towns say they originally came for the snow but stayed because they love the summer more
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Celebrate Yosemite’s 150th birthday with your family


Yosemite Falls and Merced River
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, which set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land in the country — the first time scenic, wilderness lands were set aside specifically for preservation and public use by the federal government. more
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World War II history comes alive for families visiting Normandy


Grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr at Omaha Beach cemetery
June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and many families, even if they can’t visit, will be thinking about grandfathers and great-grandfathers, sons, uncles and cousins who fought and died here. more
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Six ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational family summer trip


Rafting the Green River with O.A.R.S.
Is grandma packed? There’s a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it’s to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there’s also a good chance they’re leading the way — and paying for, or for much of, the trip. more
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