Halloween comes early at theme parks

Halloween comes early at theme parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your costumes ready? Halloween is more than a month away but theme parks, zoos, resorts, haunted houses — and hotels — are already welcoming your little (and big) ghosts, ghouls and princesses. Yes, there are COVID-19...
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...
Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

Apex- DAY 7 FAKE MEATBALLS?

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Back in the day, before Santorini was a world-wide tourist destination drawing millions every summer anxious to see the blue domed churches and white houses in Oia Village, the black-sand beaches and the...
Apex Day 3 – Learning the history of Rhodes

Apex Day 3 – Learning the history of Rhodes

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — It was love at first sight. Helios, the god of the sun, was flying around when he spotted Rhodos, the sea nymph, swimming in the Aegean Sea. He was smitten and wanted to marry her. Meanwhile, according to...
Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Teta Fragedaki had an idea for a new business. She wanted to be home more once her daughter was born so she suggested to her husband she start offering cooking classes during the season in Mykonos. ...
Apex day 1: Pandemic cruise on a big ship

Apex day 1: Pandemic cruise on a big ship

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Nervous? Not about cruising in Greece through the pandemic. “We’re vaccinated. We didn’t have reason to be nervous, but I was anxious” said Allison Granger, from Austin TX and on her first cruise. As we...