Meet Jack at the Surf Jack Hotel Waikiki

Meet Jack at the Surf Jack Hotel Waikiki

By Eileen Ogintz Do you miss your pooch on vacation? Jack is happy to step in. He’s the hotel dog at the boutique SurfJack and Swim Club Hotel in Waikiki, named to Yelp’s list of 100 top 2022 USA hotels. He has his own Instagram account @jackthehoteldog. “It’s a fun...
Turtles and more on Hawaii’s North Shore

Turtles and more on Hawaii’s North Shore

By Eileen Ogintz They were oblivious to the paparazzi, alternately splashing in the water and sunning on the rocks as adults and kids alike gathered around snapping photos. Welcome to Turtle Beach on the north shore of Oahu. Laniakea Beach so nicknamed because of the...
Ollie the Collie Takes the Big Apple

Ollie the Collie Takes the Big Apple

To Protect Her Humans and Celebrate her Moms Birthday By Ollie the Collie, Senior Canine Correspondent, Taking the Kids “Get in guys, we’re going on an adventure!” Ok I wasn’t driving, but I wanted to try, and they say you miss all the shots you don’t take right? So,...
Family Travel Doesn’t Mean Always Taking the Kids

Family Travel Doesn’t Mean Always Taking the Kids

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency The friendly, English-speaking bus driver on the Greek island of Patmos points us toward a local beach taverna where we eat with our toes in the sand. The Wind Star as night falls over Monemvasia, Greece I checked another...
Truly welcoming to kids: Four Seasons Ko Olina on Oahu

Truly welcoming to kids: Four Seasons Ko Olina on Oahu

By Eileen Ogintz It’s easy to talk the talk. Not necessarily easy to walk the walk—when it comes to truly welcoming kids. Luckily for families who can afford The Four Seasons Oahu Ko Olina about a half hour north of Honolulu and the crowds in Waikiki, the resort more...
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. Kilauea is about a half hour drive from where we are staying at the idyllic Hanalei Colony Resort, where our condo unit...
At the literal end-of-the-road on Kauai HI

At the literal end-of-the-road on Kauai HI

By Eileen Ogintz We’re nearly at the end of the road—literally. The Hanalei Colony Resort on Kauai’s pristine North Shore is past the quirky town of Hanalei with its mix of surf shops, shave ice stands, galleries and restaurants like Bar Arcuda that require...
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with my daughter

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with my daughter

Originally posted Nov 1, 2010 By Eileen Ogintz It’s well below freezing, and the air is so thin that we have to stop every few steps to breathe. I’ve never been more tired. Childbirth was easier. We haven’t showered in days. Our clothes are filthy, and this is...
TIME TO GO FISHING AGAIN – to a great resort in Canada

TIME TO GO FISHING AGAIN – to a great resort in Canada

Trooper sizes up Lady Evelyn Lake Originally posted April 18, 2011  By Andy Yemma  Hard to believe after one of the snowiest winters I’ve ever experienced, but summer is coming.  And that means fishing.  When our kids were little and we lived in...
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...