Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

By Eileen Ogintz Kim and Dave Archbold opted for room service the last night of the “Treasures of the Greek Isles” Windstar Cruise. But they weren’t in their cabin, nor were they alone. Aboard the Wind Star sailing yacht, room service is available everywhere. The...
A Farm Dogs Trip to Downtown Boston

A Farm Dogs Trip to Downtown Boston

By Ollie the Collie, Special to Taking the Kids Norwalk, CT – September 1, 2021 – When my parents told me they were taking me on a weekend getaway I was both very very excited and very very nervous. I like dis You see I don’t really like long car rides. They do me a...
Cruising is back soon: What’s your pick?

Cruising is back soon: What’s your pick?

By Eileen Ogintz What’s on your bucket list? Maybe Alaska, cruising the California Coast, Mexico, Hawaii or perhaps the Caribbean? How about a cruise with vaccinated passengers, crew and many enhanced health and safety protocols? Princess, Carnival, and Holland...
JetBlue and the Terrible Day at JFK

JetBlue and the Terrible Day at JFK

By Matt Yemma Special to Taking the Kids June 14, 2021 The last time my fiancée and I had flown was late February 2020, right before COVID exploded into a global contagion. My fiancée and I, freshly engaged, trying to grapple with what to do with our wedding and keep...
Cruises Returning for Summer 2021

Cruises Returning for Summer 2021

The US cruise industry is moving quickly to resume sailings with a flurry of announcements that some cruises to Alaska will resume in mid-Summer from Seattle, without any port stops in Canada.   One of the first US cruises will be the Celebrity Edge, leaving...
Back in the air but pandemic rules still apply

Back in the air but pandemic rules still apply

By Eileen Ogintz The United flight was packed, including with many kids and infants—not surprising that we were headed from Denver to Orlando in late April. United, like other airlines, is adding flights as demand grows for summer travel. It was my first flight in 13...