It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

It’s time to add a cruise to your travel bucket list

By Eileen Ogintz What’s on your bucket travel list? It’s time for you to think about a family cruise. After more than two years of limited or no travel, the options are amazing. Do you want to gather the extended family? Do you want to cruise the Mediterranean,...
This is the year to cruise to Alaska

This is the year to cruise to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Calving glaciers, bears, eagles, and just-caught salmon and halibut. Welcome back to cruising to Alaska! Yes, Alaska cruising is back—big time now that the Centers for Disease Control has removed COVID-19 warnings for cruise ship travelers. The cruise...
It’s easy to travel more sustainably

It’s easy to travel more sustainably

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Who really needs clean towels and sheets every day on vacation? Ditto for super-long showers. It’s not hard to travel more sustainably. “The amount of energy and water that travelers use negatively impacts locals far more...
Understanding Autism and celebrating differences

Understanding Autism and celebrating differences

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Who hasn’t had a travel nightmare when taking the kids? The worst I’ve heard is having a plane of angry passengers booing your family as you try to calm a child on the autism spectrum. “People are very quick to judge,” explained...
Should you splurge on travel this spring and summer?

Should you splurge on travel this spring and summer?

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Talk about being spoiled. We have a chef, assistant chef, two butlers, two housekeepers, a lawn crew (there are beautifully landscaped grounds, the beach is meticulously raked) and a manager who oversees it all. Our biggest...
It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

It’s safe to cruise again. Time to re-book!

By Eileen Ogintz Here’s the good news. We can sail safely on a cruise ship—even with young kids! Just in time for Easter breaks (and summer planning), the Centers for Disease Control lifted its warnings that travelers avoid cruise ships. The CDC still recommends...
Taking the kids on spring break safely

Taking the kids on spring break safely

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your backpack? Reusable water bottle? Especially this year, consider getting outdoors for spring break. The more time you can spend outdoors, the safer you’ll be, public health experts suggest. But that doesn’t necessarily...
Making time for romance on vacation

Making time for romance on vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Imagine sitting in your private hot tub overlooking the jungle, listening to howler monkeys and birds. Consider a hilltop alfresco couples massage or bespoke just-for-you cocktails under the stars made from a variety of infused...
Meeting locals the best way to explore

Meeting locals the best way to explore

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency One visit to Athens won’t cut it. “You’ve got to come back for a second visit,” says Spyros Kagkas. Because meeting locals is the best way to explore. The native Athenian runs This is Athens with a Local, a volunteer program...
Want to cruise again? Vaccinations are the ticket

Want to cruise again? Vaccinations are the ticket

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Is cruising safer than going to the grocery store? “Being on a cruise is definitely safer than going to the grocery store,” opined Kristina Woolum, cruising recently with her family from Port Canaveral aboard Carnival’s new...