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Jun 27, 2016
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Read Eileen’s travel diary and keep up with her travels. You might just pick up some ideas for your next family vacation!

Meeting the people through a unique program in Jamaica


Eileen meets Doris Morgan of Meet the People
We are visiting Doris Morgan, who has been welcoming tourists—more than 1000—since the mid-1980s, showing them a bit of Jamaican cuisine and culture through the little publicized Meet the People program. Did I mention she does this for free and that there is no charge to the tourists? more
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Learning Jamaican heritage on a walking tour of Falmouth


Fruits for sale in Falmouth Jamaica
In the early 19th Century, when grand balls were held at the famous courthouse in Falmouth, Jamaica’s oldest seaport, young women would sew fireflies into their gowns so they would literally sparkle. more
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A private villa in Jamaica with a homey feel and lots of space


Pool area at the Villas by Linda Smith
We are eating dinner on the terrace listening to the ocean, feasting on Caribbean lobster. No we aren’t at a tony restaurant in Jamaica. We are at Serenity on the Beach, one of the 100 private villas in Jamaica managed by Villas by Linda Smith. more
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Setting standards for family vacation – Half Moon Resort Jamaica


Beach scene at Half Moon Bay Jamaica
John Bartels has no interest in going home. He, his two sisters, and his parents have been spending a vacation week at Half Moon, a Rock Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been setting a high bar for resorts here for more than 50 years 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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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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