Taking the Kids — and eating our way across San Francisco
Take a walking food tour — like those of Chinatown offered by Wok Wiz where you can visit a fortune cookie factory and a Chinese farmers market

Taking the Kids — and eating our way across San Francisco

San Francisco is a terrific city to encourage kids to experience new foods, starting with dim sum where they can point to what they want to try on the cart and commit to just a bite or two, starting at $6 for a portion

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Taking the Kids — to the transformation of a historic Army post to a 21st-century destination — San Francisco’s Presidio
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio

Taking the Kids — to the transformation of a historic Army post to a 21st-century destination — San Francisco’s Presidio

Welcome to San Francisco’s Presidio — nearly 1,500 acres transformed from a bustling army post to a national park, the largest national park in an urban area, drawing 7.5 million visitors a year

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Cape Town, South Africa: a sports and foodie place where kids are always welcome
The One & Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa: a sports and foodie place where kids are always welcome

Cape Town is South Africa’s second largest city with a population of nearly four million at the tip of Africa where foreign visitors like us have been coming since the 15thCentury.

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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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Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps
Exhausted but happy on arrival at Obersteinberg

Taking the Kids – adventure hiking in the Swiss Alps

This is the start of a two-week, self-guided hiking trip arranged by Alpenwild for my husband, me and our two daughters — a rare time together now that the girls are grown

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Last day in Switzerland – A ‘Sweet Tour’ of Zurich
Luxemburgerli - little macrons made at Sprungli in Zurich

Last day in Switzerland – A ‘Sweet Tour’ of Zurich

It is interesting to consider that the Swiss have become so known for a product whose ingredients—cocoa and sugar—came from abroad

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Not an airport hotel – but only five minutes from the airport! Swisshotel Zurich
Swissotel Zurich

Not an airport hotel – but only five minutes from the airport! Swisshotel Zurich

we are ensconced in the luxe 347-room Swissotel Zurich, across the street from a train station that is one stop from the main Zurich Station in one direction – and one stop from the airport in the other

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