A different kind of Jamaican vacation

A different kind of Jamaican vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I don’t know which is better — the food, the view, or bragging rights to the Jamaica experience very few have. We’re sitting on the Star San Villa balcony overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica, being served...
To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Watch your step! You don’t want to miss taking a selfie when you are exactly a mile high, 5,280 feet — on the 13th step of the west side of the State Capitol Building (check out the Gold Dome!) in downtown Denver. That’s why, of...
Safely visiting the national parks

Safely visiting the national parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your bear spray? If you are heading to a western national park this summer — say Glacier or Yellowstone, you should be carrying some bear spray in your backpack and know how to use it. Already last month, a man hiking on the...
Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to join the early birds? Not for early bird dinners, though after a long vacation day, they can appeal to kids and tired parents, as well as seniors. I’m talking about a gorgeous desert hike with 10-foot-high Saguaro...
Something For Everyone: Half Moon Resort

Something For Everyone: Half Moon Resort

By Eileen Ogintz MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Mixology classes for the adults… sailing and diving classes for the kids. And plenty of sun, sand and ocean for everyone at the iconic Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, a scant 10 minutes from the airport and spread out...
A Different Kind of Trail Ride

A Different Kind of Trail Ride

Swimming with Rescued Horses At Half Moon Bay In Jamaica By Eileen Ogintz MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Surf and Turf… but not for dinner. In this case, it means riding a horse on “the turf,” and then swimming with a horse in the surf. So here I am in the bay at Half...