Traveling smart during hurricane season

Traveling smart during hurricane season

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I feel your pain. I know what it’s like when weather derails your plans. Nearly 10 years ago, I was in Orlando when Tropical Storm Andrea messed up our theme and water park plans. But that was nothing like Category 4 Hurricane...
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...
Memories of Monet’s Garden: where a little girl led the way

Memories of Monet’s Garden: where a little girl led the way

Originally posted 2014 By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I can’t stop smiling. I’m walking in Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
To Norway, the land of fjords, ‘Frozen’ and family fun

To Norway, the land of fjords, ‘Frozen’ and family fun

Borgund Stave Church dates to 1180 Originally posted 2015 By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No, not the Splash Mountain in Walt Disney World or Disneyland, we’re actually in Norway touring the gorgeous fjords with Adventures by Disney where one waterfall is...
Kayaking at the Top of the World

Kayaking at the Top of the World

Originally posted 2011 By Eileen Ogintz Schnapps or Whiskey with my hot chocolate? The waiter wants to know.  He’s come by my kayak this morning.   Our ship, the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer  is anchored nearby.  It is a...
Families on a different kind of water adventure

Families on a different kind of water adventure

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Everyone wanted to be in Doc’s dory boat, but there were only four spots. For the uninitiated, dories are small, 17-foot-long rigid boats that can run a river much more quickly than an inflatable raft. We met Stephen “Doc”...
First Look As The Disney Wish Sets Sail

First Look As The Disney Wish Sets Sail

By Kyle McCarthy, The Family Travel Forum The Disney Wish set sail July 14, 2022, propelled by wishes from godmother Make-A- Wish Foundation and the dreams of thousands of Disney cast members. She is the first in a series of three new Disney Cruise Line ships to join...
The unique Caribbean culture of Curacao

The unique Caribbean culture of Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Do you know your ABCs? We’re talking the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the three westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Aruba is best known to Americans; Bonaire is a diver’s paradise....