Sustainable gifts for your favorite travelers

Sustainable gifts for your favorite travelers

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Are the kids and grandkids bugging you nonstop? Not about what gifts they want most. They’re concerned about climate change and what we all can do about it — from not using plastic water bottles to taking shorter showers to...
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...
Holiday lights everywhere!

Holiday lights everywhere!

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency They’re back! Holiday lights are everywhere from theme parks to zoos to resorts to city centers across the country and abroad. With our partners at Family Travel Forum we’ve compiled Our Annual Guide to the Best and Brightest...
Kids, COVID-19 vaccines, and holiday gatherings

Kids, COVID-19 vaccines, and holiday gatherings

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No, you’re not being rude. “It should be the new normal this holiday season … it’s important to ask for the vaccination status of hosts and invitees,” said Dr. Mobeen Rathore, an infectious disease expert, professor and...
San Francisco Is a Great City for Walking

San Francisco Is a Great City for Walking

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your vaccine card? San Francisco, one of my favorite American cities, is ready to welcome you as long as you can flash your card at restaurants, bars, etc., and wear your mask. (That includes kids 12 and older; younger kids...
Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

By Karen Saltos, Taking the Kids Correspondent NEW YORK — Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is a retail and dining destination on the east side. It serves five different subway lines and Metro-North commuter rail from upstate New York and Connecticut....