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March 20, 2009

Susan Magsamen's The 10 Best of Everything Families:

10 Best of Everything for FamiliesWith the continuing economic meltdown, many families are rethinking vacation plans. Author Susan H. Magsamen, who lives in Hunt Valley, has some tips for economical travel. In a book released this week, The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide to Travel, she offers lists on topics including children's museums, family reunions and extreme adventures. Magsamen, who will sign copies of her book at Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, spoke with The Baltimore Sun's Michelle Deal-Zimmerman about family travel. An excerpt:

With the recession, families are having a hard time affording travel. What are your best tips for doing it on the cheap?
Find things that are really close to you. What is the natural habitat in your area? What are the regional specialties? What are the foods that define your area? You start to get a better idea of who you are and where you live.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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