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Inspiration for where to travel with children

The Long Way to Murano

Murano I’m using a photo from Flickr for Photo Friday today, much as I would love to be sharing the photos I took while we were in Venice When I wrote about navigating Venice by Vaporetto, I ended by alluding to our crapo-vapo day when I goofed so gloriously that my kids will probably bring Read the Rest…

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Our First Wander In Venice

The joys of depending on the Italian train system. We had planned to have a lazy Monday morning in Lucca relaxing after a busy (wedding-filled) weekend, possibly catching an afternoon train towards Venice. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the train station on Sunday afternoon to purchase tickets, we were told that there would be a Read the Rest…

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Navigating Venice by Vaporetto

Note from Wandermom: This past weekend I realized that I hadn’t written much about our time in Venice last June. Over the next week I’ll be writing about this – I hope you enjoy! If you click on this image, a full-color PDF of the route map will be displayed Ah Venice! The city of Read the Rest…

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Stairway to Heaven

Sometimes you snap a photo and a caption just pops into your head. Well, it does for some people. I’m lucky if I remember to bring a camera – not mind actually managing to take photos with it. But thankfully, the WanderDad is camera-happy and a witty soul to boot. The photo above is of Read the Rest…

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Casio EX-Z100

monday dreaming of my camera

Well, not my camera exactly, the WanderDad’s camera. It was a Christmas gift from me to him, and it was the only camera we had with us on our trip to Italy. But it was stolen. Casio ZX-100 There’s nothing particularly remarkable about this camera. It’s a simple point-and-shoot, takes good photos, and is easy Read the Rest…

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Fattoria Maionchi

family reunion in tuscany

Last summer, on the WanderDad’s birthday, as he was lamenting the fact that this was his last thirtysomething birthday, my wheels started spinning with plans for a 40th birthday party celebration. It would have to be something special. With most of our families in Europe it made sense to combine “the event” with a vacation. Read the Rest…

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Lucca Flea Market June 2008

look what big eyes I’ve got…

I’m really enjoying hunting through my photos looking for wierd and whacky ones to include in Debbie’s Photo Friday on DeliciousBaby. CAM, with the treasures he found at the Lucca flea market. Here’s what happens when you let your kids loose in a flea market in a city in a another country: they buy stuff. Read the Rest…

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Book Review: Rough Guide Rome DIRECTIONS

Photo: Amazon.com The WanderDad, the kids and I spent four fabulous days in Rome this past June. Going to Rome, showing my kids around and having them enjoy the Eternal City as much as I did the first time I visited there was an important goal for me as I planned this trip. The weather, Read the Rest…

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Hotel Review: Radisson SAS Rome

I like Radisson SAS hotels. Maybe it’s the clean, sparse Scandinavian styling – almost as far away from my cluttered home as you could imagine. But, we didn’t plan to stay at the Radisson in Rome. It sort of happened by accident. We left Lucca, having just spent a fun but busy week with family, Read the Rest…

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Trevi Fountain

a theme park in Rome ???

I came across Disneyland in Rome (crazy idea) today on MSNBC. At first I thought it was a joke: I mean, seriously, who would think that Rome needs a theme park ?? There’s so much to see and do in the city already. But, it seems like this is something which is actually being considered. Read the Rest…

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