3 Lessons RV Pros Taught a First Time RVer

3 Lessons RV Pros Taught a First Time RVer

By Victor Aziz, Taking the Kids Correspondent My wife and I recently bought our first travel trailer on June 3rd, 2022. We had been waiting for the trailer to be built for months and we traveled from Colorado to Ohio to pick it up. Serendipitously, a couple of weeks...
Cooking with the locals on Curacao

Cooking with the locals on Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz If you want to get the true sense of Curacao, you’ve got to meet locals—local families to be specific. Try a cooking class with Krris Kierindongo. Kierindongo introduces us to his mom and aunt as they are busy chopping herbs, squeezing juice and...
The Amazing Cathedral of Thorns in Curacao

The Amazing Cathedral of Thorns in Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz Think a kind of maze made out of thorns—92 million in fact fashioned into blocks in which art has been inserted, creating an open-air gallery of sorts. “This is an ode to the free spirit,” explains artist Herman Van Bergen, who is Dutch but married to...
Herbal Remedies with a long history on Curacao

Herbal Remedies with a long history on Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz           Got pine needles? Brew them into a tea and they could help with Covid-19 respiratory symptoms. We learned this at an eclectic herb garden in the Caribbean. “It’s a very old herbal remedy used...
Bon Bini from Curacao, a gem in the Southern Caribbean

Bon Bini from Curacao, a gem in the Southern Caribbean

By Eileen Ogintz Bon Bini means welcome in Papiamentu, language of Curacao, a gem of an island with 150,000 people in the Southern Caribbean. Papiamentu emerged as the local language spoken everywhere in this area — from African languages, Spanish, Dutch,...
The Big Apple is back!

The Big Apple is back!

By Eileen Ogintz Shops and restaurants are packed again in New York City. So are museums like the American Museum of Natural History with the new Discover the World of Sharks exhibit (love the touchless interactives!) and the renewed Northwest Coast Hall showcasing...
How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

By Eileen Ogintz Who said vacation would be easy with kids? Certainly not at Walt Disney World, especially when it is crowded and over ninety degrees. Certainly not when you have toddlers “It’s hard,” acknowledges Sara Weakley here from Michigan with her husband and...
Away from the crowds in Park City UT

Away from the crowds in Park City UT

By Eileen Ogintz PARK CITY, UT — Crunch…Crunch. Crunch… The only sound out here in the Uinta National Forest outside of Park City, Utah is our snowshoes on the snow. We’ve signed on for a guided snowshoe with All Seasons Adventures, a local company that also...
Why a vacation rental is great for family trips

Why a vacation rental is great for family trips

By Eileen Ogintz Got your cast iron pan? Your favorite spices? My husband Andy, who loves to cook, has brought his cast iron skillet and his favorite spatula to our Vacasa vacation rental in Park City Utah.  Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management...
Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

By Eileen Ogintz VAIL, CO — Ruby Gorden, 8, was having the best snow day ever. Denver schools closed for snow, so Ruby, her dad, and younger brother drove up to Vail to spend the day on the slopes. She didn’t mind the two-hour drive, longer because of the...