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Strasbourg with Kids

This post contains affiliate links.  Family lore says that at least one side, and possibly both sides, of my family tree originates in the Alsace-Lorraine region of Europe. (Although, perhaps 23andMe will show something different.) This region has bounced between Germany and France for most of its history. We knew we wanted to pop into […]

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Genoa, Italy with Kids

We could tell we were going to love Genoa as soon as we pulled into port. The city rises from the water to the surrounding hills. It looks both modern and historic and was teaming with Christmas lights. Genoa is the home port of MSC. The MSC Orchestra received “rock star” parking at the old […]

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Marseille, France with Kids

Marseille, France was the last stop for us on our MSC cruise through the Mediterranean. Marseille is France’s oldest city and second largest. It has lots to offer. It was far less touristy than other stops and we felt at home with stores we recognized. It’s not shiny like the other stops. In fact, it’s […]

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Christmas In Athens With Kids

Our December cruise ship itinerary had us spending Christmas in Athens. During the planning stage we were concerned that there wouldn’t be much to do on Christmas Day in Athens. Bad weather in the Mediterranean, however put us in port a day early. We ended up spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Athens, giving […]

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Corfu, Greece by Cruise Ship

Corfu was our first stop in Greece. It greeted us with a beautiful city ripe for walking around and exploring. Our MSC cruise was in Corfu from 2pm to 8pm. The late arrival did not take advantage of our kids’ best hours, but we made it work by exploring on our own and arriving back […]

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Cruise Port Katakolon, Greece with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. The cruise port Katakolon is your access point to Olympia, Greece (origin of the modern Olympics). MSC offered several shore excursions but we booked our own with Olympic Traveller and it ended up being cheaper, quicker and included the same things that were included with the MSC “Taste of Ancient […]

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