YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE A SUMMER JOB WILL LEAD

YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE A SUMMER JOB WILL LEAD

By Eileen Ogintz You never know where that just-one-summer job will lead. Just ask Brian Merrill. He thought working as a raft trip guide would be a good summer job when he was in college. That was in 1984. Then he met Dena George, a fellow guide. Her dad, Bill...
More masks everywhere – including Jackson Hole WY

More masks everywhere – including Jackson Hole WY

By Eileen Ogintz JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING (July 5, 2020) — What a difference a couple of weeks makes. When we began our three-week Pandemic Summer road trip from Denver in Jackson Hole (we started on June 16), few were wearing masks around the Town Square–famous...
A look at summer travel under COVID rules

A look at summer travel under COVID rules

By Eileen Ogintz What a roller coaster! And we’re not talking about this summer’s latest theme park attractions. We’re talking about the havoc the COVID-19 Pandemic has wreaked in lives. That includes, of course, any travel plans we might have had for this summer....
Rocky Mountain Towns are Reopening for Adventurers

Rocky Mountain Towns are Reopening for Adventurers

By Eileen Ogintz Let’s get going! With summer here and fewer restrictions now in place for camping, rafting, mountain biking, guided trips and more, there are plenty of places ready to welcome outdoors lovers, albeit with some restrictions. As long as you are willing...
Staying sane: Helping your kids cope as the pandemic continues

Staying sane: Helping your kids cope as the pandemic continues

By Eileen Ogintz Feeling stressed? We all are! And so are our kids. That’s why we checked in with Dr. David J. Schonfeld, an expert on children’s mental health issues and spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Schonfeld is a  professor of clinical...