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A Travel Book Mini: A Journey Through Every Country In The World is truly that. This book has 217 maps covering 230 countries. All 888 pages are stocked with wonderful pictures that truly make you want to go out to visit these countries. There is information about each country (like the best time to visit New Zealand is from November to April), places you must see (in Qatar, that would be ancient fort at Al-Zubara), and media information about the places (listen to Dvorak who is from Czech to learn about that country). They also have summary called In A Word (Brrrr! for Greenland), trademarks (Morocco’s trademark is mint tea), and interesting information that would surprise you (For Iraq, the garden of Eden is said to be located here).
If you have kids, they will love this book. My 4 and 1 year old like to flip through it. They make up stories about the pictures for us. This book would also make an excellent geography lesson for us all (but I can definitely see it being used by homeschoolers!). That being said, this book is great for travelers of any age.
Don’t miss the first annual Autism Speaks Heroes Ball. Gary Fencik (from the 1985 Bears and sports reporter for WGN) will host the event. The VIP reception will include a meet and greet with Gary. This year’s bash will feature fantastic food, premium open bar, entertainment, raffle, silent auction and an intimate tour of the impressive automobile collection housed in the showroom at the Ravenswood Billboard Factory considered one of the finest displays of vintage and prestige sports cars in North America. Silent auction items include a week long ski trip to Aspen, VIP sports packages and rare autographed memoriabilia. Join other heroes who are uniting to find a cure for autism. All proceeds will benefit the Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for autism.
Date: November 14, 2008
Time: 8:30 pm- 12:30 am ( main event)
7:30 pm- 8:30 pm (VIP reception)
Location: Ravenswood Billboard Factory- Irving Park and Ravenswood-enter at 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue.
Ticket cost $80 in advance $100 at the door $125 for VIP tickets (include exclusive VIP reception). Advance tickets must be purchased by 11/10/08.
For more information contact the Chicagoland Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-567-8573.