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...
Are you ready to cruise again?

Are you ready to cruise again?

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to get back on a cruise ship? “We see an incredible demand from our Cruise Critic readers and great interest in returning to sea. Cruise lines have been reporting the same, reports Colleen McDonald, editor-in-chief of...
Returning to the (not always friendly) skies

Returning to the (not always friendly) skies

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Long lines, delayed flights, unpleasant interactions, required COVID-19 tests and masks. Air travel, unless you were fortunate to fly first class, hasn’t been fun for a long time, but as we return to the skies it seems worse....