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Taking the Kids and Making Time for Romance 04/19/2012 We succumbed to the sales pitch for the "romantic," albeit pricey gondola ride early one evening on Venice's famed canals, but our gondolier, decked out in the traditional striped shirt, didn't sing, much less talk to us. I don't think he spoke English and our Italian didn't go beyond buon giorno.

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02/27/2012 What do you get when you put two young kids, an overworked father and a high-maintenance wife (love you, honey) into an SUV and send them for a camping trip into the great outdoors? A disaster? It certainly could have been.