The White Stallion Ranch experience

AZ Dude Ranch has been catering to families for decades By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — So many choices! So many horses! A horseback ride… archery… shooting… e-biking… rock climbing, whether you are a beginner or an expert on the mountains...

A visit to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island on a cold January day

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency What a view! We’re standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty — about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown — looking out at the New York City skyline. Even the jaded high school boys I’m chaperoning can’t...

Families getting out of the comfort zone above the tree line

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Last of 3 days) — I’m so out of my comfort zone. It’s dumping snow on Breckenridge Mountain and we’re above tree line at the new Peak 6 bowls.  Some of the terrain is hike-to expert — some of the most extreme at the big resort — but...

Learning a snow sport — more than just fun in the snow

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No one in Isaiah’s inner-city neighborhood snowboards. Before his first lesson, he had never put on snowboarding gear and wasn’t sure how to lace up the boots, much less how to attach his lift ticket to his jacket. But that...

In New Hampshire for an old fashioned family holiday getaway

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency It is two days before Christmas and we couldn’t be farther from a mall or a computer feverishly buying last-minute gifts. I’m not wrapping, cooking or hosting a crowd of out-of-town guests either. Instead, my husband and I, our...
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