Engaging Kids with Art in Denver

Engaging Kids with Art in Denver

By Eileen Ogintz If you could jump into an artwork and walk around in it, what would you choose? Good question…for adults as well as kids. Also a good way to engage kids when visiting an art museum, suggests Lindsay Genshaft, the senior manager of family and community...
The Curious Theatre in Denver

The Curious Theatre in Denver

By Andy Yemma Live performances are springing back to life after two years of the Pandemic, and in Denver it’s great to have this “gutsy” little theater just down the street from where we live. The Curious Theatre inhabits an historic old church...
How road trippers can cope with high gas prices

How road trippers can cope with high gas prices

By Eileen Ogintz We’re all hurting as gas prices rise over $4 a gallon — $5 in some parts of the country. That may make us change our vacation plans, but they won’t keep us home AAA and other surveys of travelers suggest. (Check out gas prices where you...
Inventors highlight Outdoor Retailer Show

Inventors highlight Outdoor Retailer Show

By Eileen Ogintz Sometimes, frustration is the best mother of invention. Just ask Roberta Hummel, Kevin Bourke, Jacquelin Prehogan, or Stephen Muscarella. They were among those showcasing new products at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center in...
Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

The Covid-19 experts say we’re safest outdoors and can even take off our masks in most settings. So, you’re thinking, where can you take the kids safely for a winter or spring break that won’t bust the budget? There are many options. But keep in mind that so-called...
What’s your go-to holiday tradition?

What’s your go-to holiday tradition?

By Eileen Ogintz When I was a kid, growing up in the New York City suburbs, it was a trip to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and the window displays at the big Fifth Avenue stores. If we were lucky, we scored a hot pretzel from one of the street vendors. Nearly...
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...