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Washington DC for a five day sisters' trip

duckandcake - also from the GTA and heading on motorcycle trip to DC starting Labour Day weekend (2014). We are looking for something local - this issue will be our clothing choices are limited on a multi day bike trip - so somewhere that casual clothing is appropriate. Any 'must do"s from your recent trip??

Bringing Candy and Food Gifts to Italy

Thanks all - we will be staying in Umbria as 'base camp' at homes of my guy's cousins. He knows the well, but I am the newbie. Because the kids are small (and there are several) I really just wanted to bring a small 'treatie" for them, My sister lives in Florid and when my kids were small, a different breakfast cereal or chocolate bar that we didn't get in Toronto was always a small, special treat for them (they didn't care about one more Florida T Shirt). I thought small treats for the little ones may be more endearing than Canada Olympic T shirts or colouring books with hockey players and maple leaves on them. My guy loved the rice krispie square idea (but it would be better to make them there) and agrees about the peanut butter - not something readlily available yet missed by the NAmericans in the country - so Reeses Pieces may be a fun treat (if they are unavailable in Italy). Cousins in Belgium said their kids missed Mars Bars when they moved - but I agree that when you live an hour from perugia, choclate may not be the best gift to bring. Loving all your ideas ...but please 'play nice'. Tante grazie! T

Mar 24, 2011
ttassone in Italy

Bringing Candy and Food Gifts to Italy

I live in a suburb of Torono, Canada. Maple syrup is abundant this time of year, but I worry the Italians may not have a lot of use for it in their cooking. The children are small 4 and 5 and I wanted something they didn't have there. When I travel on business to the USA I always bring Smarties and Aero bars and Coffee Crisp for the collegues I work with as they are not available there. was trying to think of something easily carry-able but different forthe kids in that way.

Mar 23, 2011
ttassone in Italy

Bringing Candy and Food Gifts to Italy

I am travelling to Italy in May and want to bring candy for children in the families I am staying with, but want to bring something they do not have there .... any ideas?

Also thought of bringing some food gifts for the hosts - but have no ideas.

Mar 23, 2011
ttassone in Italy