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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On a European river cruise with kids of all ages
Boarding the AMA Waterways Stella at the end of a 20 kilometer bike ride from Bratislava

On a European river cruise with kids of all ages

The all-inclusive nature of these cruises also seems to de-stress the experience — just choose which shore excursion you like, borrow a bike, enjoy complimentary wine and beer and more on some ships.

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Confronting Germany’s dark history: how the mighty had fallen
One of the annual Nazi political rallies in Nuremberg in the 1930s

Confronting Germany’s dark history: how the mighty had fallen

As I kept thinking about all of those architectural monstrosities that we saw on our tour of Nuremberg, I reminded myself of that photo I saw in Berlin of the Nazis crouching in fear at war's end. How the mighty have fallen, I thought.

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In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market
"Prune People" for sale at Nuremberg Christmas Market

In Nuremberg, Germany: a fortress castle, a toy museum and a huge Christmas market

Nuremberg has long been a center of toy making and this museum is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. More than a dozen local toy manufacturers developed model railways and Nuremberg’s toymakers were known for coming up with new ways to make toys move.

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