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Southampton, U.K.

Prior to crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2 we spent a few days exploring Southampton, U.K. Upon our arrival on the same ship three years earlier, we bypassed the city, heading directly to London. This time we took the opportunity to enjoy a few lazy days in Southampton. The main purpose of staying […]

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Manatee Springs, Florida with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Florida has so much to offer in the way of nature and wildlife. Manatee Springs is one of many Florida places that offer the chance to come face to face with new plant and animal life. After several years of touring Europe’s man-made attractions we are embracing our new home […]

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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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