Dinner and drinks in a Galaxy Far Far Away
Imperial Stormtroopers keep the peace (or not) at Disney's Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

Dinner and drinks in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Fans of “Star Wars” can now join Jedis in training in drinking inter-galactic blue milk at Disneyland and, beginning August 29, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando

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On of off the slopes, great food options in Park City Utah
Heavy snow seen falling from our condo balcony in Park City

On of off the slopes, great food options in Park City Utah

The great thing about Park City is that there are plenty of great food options for those traveling with kids or those, like us with adult kids

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Why kids love Park City Utah – in their own words
Mid-Mountain Restaurant at Park City Mountain Resort

Why kids love Park City Utah – in their own words

“Amazing food!” says local Gavin Ziesler, 9,  after polishing off a rotisserie chicken and avocado sandwich at the newly renovated Mid Mountain Lodge at the Park City Mountain Resort.  “We usually bring lunch.”

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Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate
Mel and Andy dish out their Build Me Up Butternut red chili at the CB Chili and Beer Fest 2018

Taking the Kids — places made memorable in 2018 by what we ate

I realize as I look back over this past year that food has played a role in my family’s most memorable experiences. Here are five stand-out food memories for 2018:

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Ham and Cheese Production in Parma – unique craftsmanship
Cheese master at work in Parma

Ham and Cheese Production in Parma – unique craftsmanship

This region of northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna, extends from the Apennine Mountains to the Po River and is especially famous for its food and food industry, including Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

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Bologna in Bologna? Street scenes from Italy’s often-overlooked food and art spot
Bologna in Bologna

Bologna in Bologna? Street scenes from Italy’s often-overlooked food and art spot

We spent a day touring Bologna, Italy's 7th largest city with a guide from Tours by Locals. Bologna is often overlooked by tourists more interested in Rome, Florence or Venice

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Postscript to the Uniworld River Cruise -Let’s hear it for the crew!
Hospitality hosts Laszlo Besze (Hungary) and Marcella Vsetickova (Czech Republic)

Postscript to the Uniworld River Cruise -Let’s hear it for the crew!

Whatever he 101 guests aboard the Uniworld River Countesswant, the 42 crew members from a dozen countries—everywhere from Bulgaria and Romania to Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, accommodate with a smile

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Don’t touch the produce! At the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy
Chef Bogdan of Uniworld River Countess buys octopus in Rialto Market

Don’t touch the produce! At the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

At Venice’s famous centuries-old Rialto Market, the purveyors ask you what you want, what you plan to cook -- and then they choose for you

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