Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason

Bear jam in Grand Teton National Park – for a very good reason

By Eileen Ogintz GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming (June 18, 2010 — The celebrity ignored the scores of paparazzi with their huge camera lenses angling for the best shots–of her and her four five-month-old babies playing on the hill just off the roadway....
Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

Taking the Kids — on different kind of trip to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kayak to a glacier or paddle a canoe while looking for bears snacking along the shore and birds flying overhead. Check out the puffins, the sea otters, harbor seals and more. Scoop glacial ice for your drink. Ryo Sprosts, 8,...
To a special Jamaican villa

To a special Jamaican villa

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Count yourself lucky if your kids or grandkids get excited about visiting the same places you do, especially places that hold special meaning and memories. Adam Stewart certainly does. His “favorite place in the world,” is...
Seeing San Antonio like local families

Seeing San Antonio like local families

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Who knew? Water once covered much of Texas — 110 million years ago. Imagine dinosaurs walking along the beach when the Gulf of Mexico covered San Antonio. What do giant dinosaur footprints tell us about their behavior way back...
To a galaxy far, far away

To a galaxy far, far away

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kevin Gerber isn’t even a “Star Wars” fan, but he had happily just spent $100 to build a droid with his 5-year-old son at Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’s Droid Depot. The two had chosen pieces off of a conveyor belt to...
San Antonio has a new kind of “Pearl”

San Antonio has a new kind of “Pearl”

By Eileen Ogintz SAN ANTONIO, TX — Emma  Koehler would be very surprised. What was once the Pearl Brewery she ran with her husband Otto and then after his death in 1914, has become Pearl, the go-to area of San Antonio – a 22 acre mixed use space for  housing,...
Tips from kids finishing their first cruise

Tips from kids finishing their first cruise

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE REGENT SEVEN SEAS MARINER in Alaska — Wow! The weather is beautiful and the Captain and Crew of the Regent Seven Seas Mariner is able to maneuver the ship for up-close views of the Hubbard Glacier.  “We heard it, like...
To Robben Island, a Relic of South Africa’s Apartheid Regime

To Robben Island, a Relic of South Africa’s Apartheid Regime

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Milwana “Sparky” Sparks, just a teenager, thought his life was over when he was sentenced to the notorious Robben Island Prison. “I never thought I’d leave,” he said, showing visitors around the South African prison where Nelson...