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Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy
Map of the food producing region around Parma, Italy

Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy

Food has become increasingly important to traveling families as kids have expanded their palates by first watching the Food Network and then trying new foods on vacation. I can’t think of a better way to experience a new culture than through food or a better place than Italy where it won’t take any coaxing to convince kids to “eat local.”

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Taking the Kids — on a river cruise designed for families
Uniworld's River Countess docked in Venice Italy

Taking the Kids — on a river cruise designed for families

If you thought river cruises were only for seniors, think again. As the cruise industry reports rising interest in such trips, different lines are seeking ways to broaden their audience with more active excursions, an emphasis on food and wine and yoga and bikes onboard

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