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...
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...
Walt Disney World Turns 50 And Better Than Ever

Walt Disney World Turns 50 And Better Than Ever

By Kyle McCarthy for Family Travel Forum Author Kyle McCarthy, editor at Family Travel Forum, shares news about Disney’s 50th Anniversary on behalf of the sponsor of this post: Walt Disney World Resort. Oct. 1, 2021 marked 50 years of Walt Disney World Resort,...
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...
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...
Saving the Galaxy at Walt Disney World

Saving the Galaxy at Walt Disney World

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Those from the planet Xandar have the right idea. They may live 2.5 million light-years from Earth in a different galaxy but as Irani Rael, the leader of Xandar explains: “We are more alike than different. … We were all created...
How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

By Eileen Ogintz Who said vacation would be easy with kids? Certainly not at Walt Disney World, especially when it is crowded and over ninety degrees. Certainly not when you have toddlers “It’s hard,” acknowledges Sara Weakley here from Michigan with her husband and...
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...
Where the kids can blast off without leaving Earth

Where the kids can blast off without leaving Earth

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to blast off? Very few of us can afford to be space tourists. But we’ve got more opportunities than ever to explore from Earth and to see what’s ahead for future space tourists. According to a survey by ValuePenguin last...
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...