A tropical resort with something for everyone

A tropical resort with something for everyone

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Coconut water, anyone? We’ve just gotten off our horses on a white-sand beach after swimming with them and we’re real thirsty — yes, we were swimming with them. It’s a signature experience. Our young guide, Mwamba “Steady”...
In Athens, a hotel goes over and above

In Athens, a hotel goes over and above

By Eileen Ogintz ATHENS, Greece –Thanks George. We arrived at the St. George Lycabettus, a boutique family-owned hotel in Athens, jet-lagged and aggravated. When an arranged airport transfer was a no-show, we opted for a taxi. A sign at the taxi stand...
A different kind of Jamaican vacation

A different kind of Jamaican vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I don’t know which is better — the food, the view, or bragging rights to the Jamaica experience very few have. We’re sitting on the Star San Villa balcony overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica, being served...
To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Watch your step! You don’t want to miss taking a selfie when you are exactly a mile high, 5,280 feet — on the 13th step of the west side of the State Capitol Building (check out the Gold Dome!) in downtown Denver. That’s why, of...
Safely visiting the national parks

Safely visiting the national parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your bear spray? If you are heading to a western national park this summer — say Glacier or Yellowstone, you should be carrying some bear spray in your backpack and know how to use it. Already last month, a man hiking on the...
Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to join the early birds? Not for early bird dinners, though after a long vacation day, they can appeal to kids and tired parents, as well as seniors. I’m talking about a gorgeous desert hike with 10-foot-high Saguaro...