What to know about travel with Omicron

What to know about travel with Omicron

By Eileen Ogintz What now? Just when we think we can start to plan a vacation, there’s a new variant (Omicron), new travel restrictions and enough different rules in different countries to completely confuse you. I’m an expert and I’m confused! Here is what we know...
Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

By Karen Saltos, Taking the Kids Correspondent NEW YORK — Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is a retail and dining destination on the east side. It serves five different subway lines and Metro-North commuter rail from upstate New York and Connecticut....
On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Talk about piling on vacation stress. How about traveling abroad during a pandemic, and then boarding a cruise ship, perhaps for the first time? “We’re vaccinated. We didn’t have reason to be nervous, but I was anxious,” said...
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...
Heading (safely) to a fall festival

Heading (safely) to a fall festival

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Let’s party! Safely, of course. Outdoors and masked up, especially if you’ve got not-yet-vaccinated kids with you. The good news — and we all certainly could use some — is that fall festivals are back celebrating everything from...
Windstar Day One – Cruising through a pandemic in Greece

Windstar Day One – Cruising through a pandemic in Greece

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE WIND STAR, Aegean Sea — Jeannie Argatoff isn’t concerned about cruising through a pandemic. “I’m not worried,” the grandmother from British Columbia declared. Not only is she vaccinated, but she has had a bout with COVID-19—after a...