Sustainable gifts for your favorite travelers

Sustainable gifts for your favorite travelers

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Are the kids and grandkids bugging you nonstop? Not about what gifts they want most. They’re concerned about climate change and what we all can do about it — from not using plastic water bottles to taking shorter showers to...
What’s your go-to holiday tradition?

What’s your go-to holiday tradition?

By Eileen Ogintz When I was a kid, growing up in the New York City suburbs, it was a trip to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and the window displays at the big Fifth Avenue stores. If we were lucky, we scored a hot pretzel from one of the street vendors. Nearly...
Holiday lights everywhere!

Holiday lights everywhere!

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency They’re back! Holiday lights are everywhere from theme parks to zoos to resorts to city centers across the country and abroad. With our partners at Family Travel Forum we’ve compiled Our Annual Guide to the Best and Brightest...
Goldeneye: muse, idyllic respite, more

Goldeneye: muse, idyllic respite, more

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Idyllic, seductive, unique. Not a person, a place. Have you ever been somewhere that makes you consider upending your life to move there? Ian Fleming not only thought about it he did upend his life and move to Jamaica after...
Why We Cruise: The Food Helps Explain

Why We Cruise: The Food Helps Explain

ABOARD CARNVAL MARDI GRAS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA — I just can’t do it all. In seven days aboard Carnival’s new megaship Mardi Gras, it’s impossible to do (or eat) everything offered on board. “There is no way you can do it all in seven days,” Carnival Corporation...
Carnival Cruises: Primed for Kids’ Return

Carnival Cruises: Primed for Kids’ Return

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD CARNIVAL MARDI GRAS IN THE CARRIBEAN SEA — Christine Duffy can’t wait. “I miss seeing all the happy kids. And happy kids make parents and grandparents happy,” said Duffy, the president of Carnival Cruise Line which pre-pandemic...