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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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Last day with Backroads and AMAWaterways – rolling hills and beauty in Bavaria
Our group of 30 Backroads bikers at lunch stop on last day of cruise-bike adventure

Last day with Backroads and AMAWaterways – rolling hills and beauty in Bavaria

Hard or really hard—that was our choice for our final day of cycling with Backroads and AMAWaterways—today in Bavaria. Either way, it was worth the effort

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Comfort, great food, close to everything at Sofitel in Berlin
Kids having fun in Gendarmenmarkt Square in Central Berlin

Comfort, great food, close to everything at Sofitel in Berlin

I admit what I like best is the breakfast buffet. I’ve love the chance to try foods that Berliners might typically have but I wouldn’t at home

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Touring the Sites of Rememberance of the Holocaust in Berlin
Guide Nadav Jakobovitch of Tours by Locals explains the memorial to the Aryan women who protested to save their Jewish husbands

Touring the Sites of Rememberance of the Holocaust in Berlin

“There were many unsung heroes,” said Nadav Jakobovitch, our Tours by Locals guide on our second day in Berlin. He comes from a family of Holocaust survivors by way of Israel

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Walking the Berlin Wall – Reconciliation Matters
Famous image of an East German border guard fleeing to the West in the early days of the Wall building effort

Walking the Berlin Wall – Reconciliation Matters

We had just walked between what had once been called “the death strip,” the area between West Berlin and East Berlin, between the wall and safety of the West

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Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets
Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

Taking the kids to Germany’s famous Christmas markets

Germany has the most holiday markets in Europe, drawing tourists from around the world, though you’ll also find them a popular holiday tradition in neighboring Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia.

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Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany
Guest of the Westin Grand Berlin picking at the Berlin Wall

Discovering the history and culture of Berlin, Germany

From the time the Berlin Wall went up in August 1961 till it was torn down in November 1989, thousands of East Berliners made their escape the short distance to the West in the most ingenious ways. At least 2,000 died trying. Today, it’s hard to believe this beautiful city was once divided by an ugly wall.

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Taking the Kids on a River Cruise
Our 7-foot tour guide Martin Ides in Nuremberg

Taking the Kids on a River Cruise

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

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