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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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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A Little Taste of Italy – Part 1

A Little Taste of Italy - October 2018 - Pt 1 - Starts in Milano with tour of Verona and Valpolicella Wine Region, followed by 6-day Uniworld River Cruise aboard the River Countess. Excursions to Ferrara, Padua, Chiccogia and Turano, with lots of time to explore Venice.

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Traveling safely abroad: passports, security, paying attention
TSA Security Lines at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Traveling safely abroad: passports, security, paying attention

These days, especially, it’s important to know what to do if your passport gets lost or stolen or if you need a passport in a hurry (say for a family emergency abroad or last-minute business trip that you can bring a child along).

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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets
Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt

Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets

Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that.

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