Walt Disney World turns 50 and celebrates big time

Walt Disney World turns 50 and celebrates big time

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency , Thanks, Walt! “You see Cinderella’s Castle and you get such a feeling of joy, and there aren’t many places that give you that,” said Emily Jordan, visiting from Marietta, Georgia, with her husband and two kids as Walt Disney...
Star Wars or Marvel Superheroes?

Star Wars or Marvel Superheroes?

By Eileen Ogintz ORLANDO, FL – I just returned from a preview of 2022 and this is what I discovered: Disney has you covered no matter what you like best, with more immersive experiences than ever, including at restaurants on land or at sea. Already, Star Wars: Galaxy...
On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Talk about piling on vacation stress. How about traveling abroad during a pandemic, and then boarding a cruise ship, perhaps for the first time? “We’re vaccinated. We didn’t have reason to be nervous, but I was anxious,” said...
Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

Memories from our first Pandemic cruise

By Eileen Ogintz Kim and Dave Archbold opted for room service the last night of the “Treasures of the Greek Isles” Windstar Cruise. But they weren’t in their cabin, nor were they alone. Aboard the Wind Star sailing yacht, room service is available everywhere. The...
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...