Family Travel

My goal was to not embarrass myself; their goal was to teach me to make a world-class sorbet and sell it to an unsuspecting public. This is Gelato University in Italy.

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Avoiding traveler's diarrhea isn't only about taking your medicine. Traveling while hungry - as we do - requires using some common sense and resisting some impulse actions too. A few things to remember

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Heather's latest for National Geographic Traveler's Intelligent Travel blog offers up both "with the kids" and "without them" options for seeing beautiful British Columbia.

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North of Milan and South of Switzerland, the quaint town of Chiavenna offers plenty for families including a palace that will leave the kids intrigued and have you catching your breath over and over again.

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This time, it's a new-to-me destination. I'll spend most of my time in the Lombardy region (Hello Milan!) exploring the area's UNESCO World Heritage sites, intoxicating culture and delicious regional foods.

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When we were named National Geographic Travelers of the Year in 2012 it was like being handed an Oscar by George Clooney. With this news it feels like George came back and asked to be BFFs.

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We are the same. All of us. Our desires. Our fears. We love our children. We worry for them. We want them safe at all times. And sometimes that desire to protect becomes so overwhelming that we forget that on the other side of the world there is a mother trying to do exactly the same with a completely opposite package of information or access.

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