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Where the food comes from — on a Uniworld River Cruise
Chef Bogdan serves freshly harvested mussels aboard River Countess

Where the food comes from — on a Uniworld River Cruise

We are cruising the Venice Lagoons after a morning spent in the fishing area of Chioggia, which has a larger wholesale fish market than Venice.

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On a Uniworld river cruise – family travel isn’t just for families with kids
Parmesan cheese and meat shop in Padua Italy

On a Uniworld river cruise – family travel isn’t just for families with kids

Look around this Uniworld river ship and you realize family travel isn’t just about two parents traveling with young kids. There are sisters traveling together; brothers and their wives; a mom and son, dad and daughters, a group of cousins… the list goes on

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A shore excursion like no other – St. Marks Basilica in Venice on a rainy night
Mural over the main entrance to St Marks Basilica

A shore excursion like no other – St. Marks Basilica in Venice on a rainy night

St. Mark’s Basilica is dark and silent as we file in, drenched from the rain. The church is closed to visitors. We are here as an “exclusive” only for passengers of Uniworld Cruises’ River Countess

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Exploring Leonardo Da Vinci’s Creations in Milan, Italy
The original Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

Exploring Leonardo Da Vinci’s Creations in Milan, Italy

Besides the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and other masterpieces, Da Vinci designed a self-supporting bridge, flying bicycle, life sized mechanical lion, musical instruments and much more

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The Curious Theater Company’s The Cake Fosters Conversation in a Sweet Way
The Cake at Denver's Curious Theater Company

The Curious Theater Company’s The Cake Fosters Conversation in a Sweet Way

Talking about controversial issues doesn’t seem so hard when it’s paired with comedy and confection. That’s why The Cake, a play featured at Denver's Curious Theater Company, is good for both the mind and the stomach

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The newest revival of Oklahoma! delights Denver audiences
Dancing scene from Denver production of Oklahoma!

The newest revival of Oklahoma! delights Denver audiences

The newest revival of Oklahoma!, which we just saw in Denver, shows that a good theater can produce a beloved musical that not only entertains, but provokes thought and discussion

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At the Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival, It’s Not About Winning or Losing
Mel and Andy dish out their Build Me Up Butternut red chili at the CB Chili and Beer Fest 2018

At the Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival, It’s Not About Winning or Losing

For my husband and daughter, it proved a fun shared experience—choosing the recipe, shopping for ingredients, and then two evenings cooking in our VRBO rental

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How to Compete in a Chili Cookoff? Vacation Rental of Course!
Our vacation rental in Crested Butte

How to Compete in a Chili Cookoff? Vacation Rental of Course!

This is one of the best equipped rentals I’ve ever experienced not only with plenty of dishes, pots, pans and utensils but basic spices and even tin foil and zip lock bags.

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