Tasting wine and eating well in Sonoma County

Tasting wine and eating well in Sonoma County

By EILEEN OGINTZ  HEALDSBURG, CA — Everyone’s got a story. That’s what we take away from travel whether off the beaten track in some far flung locale or somewhere like Healdsburg CA, in the heart of Sonoma County less than 70 miles north of San Francisco....
A Fleet Week Taste of San Francisco

A Fleet Week Taste of San Francisco

By EILEEN OGINTZ  SAN FRANCISCO — What a day!  Anyone who travels, especially in these pandemic times, knows a perfect—or near perfect—vacation day is rare. So I count us lucky on this warm, sunny blue-sky October Day in San Francisco. It’s also a...
Star Wars or Marvel Superheroes?

Star Wars or Marvel Superheroes?

By Eileen Ogintz ORLANDO, FL – I just returned from a preview of 2022 and this is what I discovered: Disney has you covered no matter what you like best, with more immersive experiences than ever, including at restaurants on land or at sea. Already, Star Wars: Galaxy...
Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Back in the day, before Santorini was a world-wide tourist destination drawing millions every summer anxious to see the blue domed churches and white houses in Oia Village, the black-sand beaches and the...
Apex Day 6 – Don’t rain on my parade!

Apex Day 6 – Don’t rain on my parade!

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — UH OH… It is our second and last day at sea in the Mediterranean Sea on Celebrity’s new APEX — and it’s raining. Pouring actually. Catrin Thomas and Stuart McNary are waiting out the...
Apex day 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

Apex day 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — The Captain made the announcement at cocktail hour: A vaccinated guest had tested positive for COVID-19.    He would leave the ship the next morning in Dubrovnik and according to...