Taking the Kids — calling all chocolate lovers
Luxemburgerti, small chocolate macrons

Taking the Kids — calling all chocolate lovers

Today, locals and tourists flock to the Sprungli stores for Luxemburgerti and for chocolates. In fact, at the airport, my daughter used our last Swiss francs to buy a box of Sprungli chocolates to take home. She wasn’t the only one.

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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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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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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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