Halloween’s coming. Get your costumes ready — now!

Halloween’s coming. Get your costumes ready — now!

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your Halloween costumes ready? Sure there’s more than a month to Halloween but you can start celebrating now whether you want to stay in haunted digs, get scared out of your wits at a theme park (there are plenty of...
Ollie the Collie Takes the Big Apple

Ollie the Collie Takes the Big Apple

To Protect Her Humans and Celebrate her Moms Birthday By Ollie the Collie, Senior Canine Correspondent, Taking the Kids “Get in guys, we’re going on an adventure!” Ok I wasn’t driving, but I wanted to try, and they say you miss all the shots you don’t take right? So,...
Family Travel Doesn’t Mean Always Taking the Kids

Family Travel Doesn’t Mean Always Taking the Kids

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency The friendly, English-speaking bus driver on the Greek island of Patmos points us toward a local beach taverna where we eat with our toes in the sand. The Wind Star as night falls over Monemvasia, Greece I checked another...
Taking the kids to a fall festival

Taking the kids to a fall festival

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Trailing sheep, mating elk, or maybe tarantulas? They are the subjects of popular fall festivals, along with apples, pumpkins, cranberries, brats and beer, pirates, starry skies and even covered bridges. Fall festivals are back...
MEOW WOLF Denver: an otherworldly experience

MEOW WOLF Denver: an otherworldly experience

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Imagine a cosmic event where everyone lost their memories and memories become valuable currency. Imagine four alien worlds joined together. Imagine a place where each of you will have a different experience as you explore...
Flying into Denver? Check out the Stanley Marketplace

Flying into Denver? Check out the Stanley Marketplace

By Andy Yemma Denver International Airport is one of the nation’s busiest, and many who fly into DIA head straight to the mountains, missing some great metro attractions. One of them is Stanley Marketplace, a community of more than 50 independently owned...
To Orlando in fall with young kids

To Orlando in fall with young kids

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency If you think Orlando with toddlers and preschoolers is a nonstarter, think again. “The Magic outweighs the temper tantrums,” said Melanie Reynolds, here with her 20-month-old from Wisconsin. “There are so many moments when I’ve...
A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day

A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day

Original posted 2014 By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency What a view! We’re standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty — about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown — looking out at the New York City skyline. Even the jaded high school boys...
Plenty free (and a deal) in the Big Apple

Plenty free (and a deal) in the Big Apple

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Enough sightseeing! Even in a city like New York there is a limit to how many great sites, performances and museums you and the kids — and your budget — can take. The good news is whatever season you visit, there are more free...
Tips for traveling with babies and toddlers

Tips for traveling with babies and toddlers

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Forget spontaneous romantic dinners. Ditto for any big adventures. When you’re traveling with babies and toddlers, expect the unexpected. “Definitely there are a lot more logistics with little kids,” said Rachel...