Halloween comes early at theme parks

Halloween comes early at theme parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your costumes ready? Halloween is more than a month away but theme parks, zoos, resorts, haunted houses — and hotels — are already welcoming your little (and big) ghosts, ghouls and princesses. Yes, there are COVID-19...
A Farm Dogs Trip to Downtown Boston

A Farm Dogs Trip to Downtown Boston

By Ollie the Collie, Special to Taking the Kids Norwalk, CT – September 1, 2021 – When my parents told me they were taking me on a weekend getaway I was both very very excited and very very nervous. I like dis You see I don’t really like long car rides. They do me a...
17+ things for your next road trip

17+ things for your next road trip

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency There’s always one thing – one desperately needed thing – I’ve forgotten. A first-aid kit for the time one of my kids fell into a cactus while hiking, a rain jacket in a downpour, miles from the trailhead, cleaning supplies on...
Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Back in the day, before Santorini was a world-wide tourist destination drawing millions every summer anxious to see the blue domed churches and white houses in Oia Village, the black-sand beaches and the...
Apex Day 6 – Don’t rain on my parade!

Apex Day 6 – Don’t rain on my parade!

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — UH OH… It is our second and last day at sea in the Mediterranean Sea on Celebrity’s new APEX — and it’s raining. Pouring actually. Catrin Thomas and Stuart McNary are waiting out the...
Apex day 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

Apex day 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — The Captain made the announcement at cocktail hour: A vaccinated guest had tested positive for COVID-19.    He would leave the ship the next morning in Dubrovnik and according to...