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May 22, 2017
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Taking the Kids on a River Cruise

Our 7-foot tour guide Martin Ides in Nuremberg
Welcome to river cruising, family style. If you think river cruising is just for seniors, think again. Uniworld, which has been named by CruiseCritic.com as the “best overall river line,” is tripling its family itineraries in 2016 more
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10 wishes for happy travel with your family in 2016

The mango man, San Blas in the Riviera Nayarit
Maybe you like nothing more than exploring new places and sharing new adventures with the kids and grandkids, well aware that things may not go as planned, though that can happen wherever you go, of course. Wherever you venture in 2016, give yourselves permission to get off the tourist track, at least for a little while. You’ll be glad you did. more
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Safari Clothing Packing List: What women should wear

On Safari - what to wear?
The result of packing for a safari cannot be the scene of Meryl Streep traveling to the Ngong Hills in Out of Africa, and it doesn’t need to be. more
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Fun in the snow off the ski slopes

At the Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado
It may be Christmas week, but we’re as far from a mall and city crowds as we can get. We’re hiking the Crawford Trail, the longest continually used trail in the country, snow crunching under our feet more
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Confronting Germany’s dark history: how the mighty had fallen

One of the annual Nazi political rallies in Nuremberg in the 1930s
As I kept thinking about all of those architectural monstrosities that we saw on our tour of Nuremberg, I reminded myself of that photo I saw in Berlin of the Nazis crouching in fear at war's end. How the mighty have fallen, I thought. more
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In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market

"Prune People" for sale at Nuremberg Christmas Market
Nuremberg has long been a center of toy making and this museum is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. More than a dozen local toy manufacturers developed model railways and Nuremberg’s toymakers were known for coming up with new ways to make toys move. more
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On a GPS scavenger hunt in Bamberg, Germany’s Christmas market

Local school kids head straight to the candy seller at the Bamberg Christmas market
Uniworld Cruises has arranged a special way to see the picturesque city of Bamberg for the families on board—a GPS scavenger hunt organized by the company City Hunters that does such tours in cities across Germany. more
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On Germany River Cruise – exploring Wurzburg and Rothenburg

Unwired Cruises guide Charles Conard with the kids in Wurzburg
We’re in Wurzburg in Bavaria, the third day on our Uniworld Cruises family trip in the middle of Germany in a city that was nearly all destroyed by British bombers during allied bombing in 1945. more
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What’s in Your Waffle? Day 2 on our Christmas Market River Cruise in Germany

Bavarian sausage rally for lunch on Uniworld River Queen
The 16 kids aboard Uniworld River Cruise’s special Family Christmas Market sailing in Germany are all members of the clean plate club by the time they are done cooking with Chef Peter Tarnok and Senior Pastry Chef Ciprian Ghiluescu. In fact, most of them have seconds… Lorelei George, 8, licks her plate. more
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The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan

It is eight in the morning and we are a few blocks from the hotel at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous fish auctions, more
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