Beauty and fun at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort

Beauty and fun at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort

By Eileen Ogintz Lei making, hula lesson jumping in the big waves or racing down a water slide? “I love the big waves,” says Zeke Smith, 7. “And shave ice.” Shave ice, for the uninitiated, is the quintessential Hawaiian treat, with a mound of chopped ice covered with...
Checking out the food scene on Kauai

Checking out the food scene on Kauai

By Eileen Ogintz Taro Burger anyone? With a kombucha chaser? We’ve signed on for a Tasting Kauai food tour in the tiny North Shore town of Kilauea. Kauai is one of the Kilauea is about a half hour drive from where we are staying at the idyllic Hanalei Colony Resort,...
Taking the kids to a fall festival

Taking the kids to a fall festival

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Trailing sheep, mating elk, or maybe tarantulas? They are the subjects of popular fall festivals, along with apples, pumpkins, cranberries, brats and beer, pirates, starry skies and even covered bridges. Fall festivals are back...
MEOW WOLF Denver: an otherworldly experience

MEOW WOLF Denver: an otherworldly experience

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Imagine a cosmic event where everyone lost their memories and memories become valuable currency. Imagine four alien worlds joined together. Imagine a place where each of you will have a different experience as you explore...
Flying into Denver? Check out the Stanley Marketplace

Flying into Denver? Check out the Stanley Marketplace

By Andy Yemma Denver International Airport is one of the nation’s busiest, and many who fly into DIA head straight to the mountains, missing some great metro attractions. One of them is Stanley Marketplace, a community of more than 50 independently owned...
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...
The Chick Flies the Coop

The Chick Flies the Coop

Ballymaloe House In Ireland Originally posted May 27, 2010 By Eileen Ogintz “This is going to be the first time truly putting my travel skills from growing up to the test but I know it is just the beginning,” my youngest daughter Mel wrote in the “thank you” note she...
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...