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[caption id="attachment_15258" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="The boys at a Parmesan dairy in Italy"][/caption] I can't help but end travel week with a few thoughts on why I think travel—near or far, luxe or on a budget, by plane, train or automobile—is so important. And, yes, I realize that the timing for this may seem strange, but I wanted to reflect on travel at a time when you're not likely to be busy traveling. Hopefully you have time to consider what you want travel to mean for your family before gearing up for the holiday travel season, when travel will mean decisions, logistics, and planning. Difference is a big concept for little ones. It takes years for young children to understand that not every home is like their own. Friends and neighbors are our children’s first exposure to differences, but imagining diversity on a global scale isn't something that children can start to do until they are at least 8- or 9-years-old. Travel is an amazing way to help young children picture the world's many peoples, places, and cultures. It makes difference concrete and relatable, but it can also feel strange. That's where food comes in. Food is universal. It connects us all and, even when foreign food feels strange, it's always a comfort to be fed. The food of another place or culture may be unfamiliar, but the drive to nourish and be nourished is a shared experience that connects us all; it is a reminder that we are more the same than we are different. (more after the jump)
I love cheese: stinky, mild, runny, or sharp, it's all good with me. In fact, before my older son spent a year off of dairy, I would have been hard pressed to choose a favorite. After being deprived, though, my cheese allegiances became clear. I still love all cheese, but I'd missed some cheeses more than others and Parmesan was number one. Not only did I crave the taste, but I realized just how much I use it. Thankfully, my son can tolerate dairy again—Parmesan, in particular (thanks to a different lactose protein in Italian milk and also that Parmesan is naturally low in the proteins that irritate lactose intolerant tummies)—and just in time for us to tour a Parmesan dairy outside of Bologna, Italy. Yes, seriously. And it was as amazing as it sounds. (lots more after the jump!)