Families connect at White Stallion Ranch

Families connect at White Stallion Ranch

By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — Memo to Moms: When choosing a locale for a mother-daughter getaway, choose something with activities your daughter would like. “My mom knows I love horses,” explained Elena Brummel, 29, whose mom Nora Hallett suggested the White...
The White Stallion Ranch experience

The White Stallion Ranch experience

AZ Dude Ranch has been catering to families for decades By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — So many choices! So many horses! A horseback ride… archery… shooting… e-biking… rock climbing, whether you are a beginner or an expert on the mountains...
The great American family holiday – on a dude ranch

The great American family holiday – on a dude ranch

Clint the Donkey gets a hug at the Slyvan Dale Guest Ranch in Colorado By Eileen Ogintz Ride ‘em cowboy! Sure there can be plenty of time in the saddle when you take the kids to a dude ranch. But these days, there’s plenty else to do. In fact, ranch goers acknowledge,...
Family activities and, of course, horses!

Family activities and, of course, horses!

At the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona, you can do most anything By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — Aaron and Richelle Mattson had just finished paying for their Disney cruise to Alaska IN 2020 when the Pandemic shut everything down. Luckily, they got a full refund....
Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List

Spring Break Ideas to Meet Every Family’s Wish List

Are you ready for a family spring break 2022 style? Certainly, you are more than ready after so many pandemic vacation adjustments. The Omicron variant might make family travel more complicated this spring, but it’s not an insurmountable obstacle! PREPARING FOR FAMILY...
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency The Mattsons were supposed to be in Alaska. Instead, the Kansas family were exploring the Southwest for the first time, riding horses, rock climbing and, honing their archery skills at White Stallion Ranch outside Tucson, and...
Heaven for dogs and humans

Heaven for dogs and humans

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – very pooch friendly By Eileen Ogintz TUCSON, AZ — I’m wrapped up like a burrito getting “detoxified.” At the Lakeside Spa at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, I’m indulging in a Desert Herbal Cocoon Wrap—a tension relieving...
Multi-generational travel gaining popularity among familes

Multi-generational travel gaining popularity among familes

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Media Services Carol Harrison credits her grandson with helping her get back her travel mojo. The Atlanta grandmother hadn’t traveled much since she was widowed five years ago — until this past summer. She invited 12-year-old Miller Sinyard,...
On a (safe) spring break

On a (safe) spring break

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency The deals have never been better. Whether you want to hit the slopes in Colorado, get your theme park fix in Orlando, or laze in the giant pool overlooking the ocean at an all-inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean, you’ve got...