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...
Epic, Ikon? What’s with these dueling ski passes?

Epic, Ikon? What’s with these dueling ski passes?

By Eileen Ogintz Sharon Jones couldn’t care less about Epic or Ikon season passes for snow resorts. A Floridian, she, her husband and son were visiting Winter Park, CO in March “to see the snow,” she said, and give her 15-year-old a chance to try skiing. “I really...
An Epic Family Antarctica Adventure

An Epic Family Antarctica Adventure

By Brandon Townsley Take a stroll amid waddling penguins and southern Elephant seals on an epic Antarctica cruise adventure. Board a zodiac for a close up look at pods of whales. Watch penguins cavorting on passing ice floes. Quietly motor past towering icebergs,...