Europe

Italy does so many things right, like coffee and ice cream. Where to find the best cappuccino and best gelato in Rome. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Best Cappuccino and Gelato in Rome

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I’ve often wondered how Italians became ‘the’ global coffee cognoscenti. After all, no coffee beans grow in Italy. They’re imported from the tropics, then roasted, ground, and consumed in Italy in vast quantities. Similarly, the Italian love of gelato is understandable, yet how did it become a worldwide phenomenon as well? It’s the ritual of coffee in Italy that has risen above all others. Espresso, cappuccino, americano and caffe latte. The world has embraced these as a favorite coffee rite. These may…

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The In Flanders Fields Museum in the reconstructed Cloth Hall in Ypres, Belgium, is a must visit for any museum fan or World War 1 historian. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Visiting the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres

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One of the bloodiest battlefields during the four years of World War I was located in and around Ypres, in Flanders, Belgium. The prosperous market town was completely destroyed during the War. Its most impressive symbol and landmark, the magnificent 13th-century Cloth Hall (Lakenhalle) overlooking the Market Square, was burned down in the early part of the war. In recognition of its terrible history, Ypres embraced the importance of remembrance; through the construction of the Menin Gate Memorial, the ritual…

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Paris may be for lovers, but it's also for kids & families. Jardin du Luxembourg is the perfect place to spend a day punting boats or enjoying the gardens. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Enjoy the Jardin du Luxembourg with Kids

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Paris may be for lovers, but it can just as fun – in a different way – for kids too. One of our favourite places in the City of Love is the Jardin du Luxembourg. Located near the historic Latin Quarter of Paris, the Jardin is the perfect place to enjoy some downtime after wandering the busy streets and visiting the many museums in the city. Jardin du Luxembourg with Kids A favourite of children and families everywhere – ourselves…

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