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 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

Apex day 5 – The Pandemic Intrudes

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Mediterranean Sea — The Captain made the announcement at cocktail hour: A vaccinated guest had tested positive for COVID-19.    He would leave the ship the next morning in Dubrovnik and 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. ...
Mythology Made Easy in Athens

Mythology Made Easy in Athens

By Eileen Ogintz ATHENS, Greece — Have you ever had to share a room with a sibling? Or a college roommate you don’t know, or don’t like very much. It’s not always easy. Imagine if you are a competitive Greek god or goddess of ancient mythology with a big ego,...
A taste of Authenticity in Athens

A taste of Authenticity in Athens

By Eileen Ogintz ATHENS, Greece — PSSST… Want to experience the real Athens? “Come back for a second visit,” says Spyros Kagkas. The native Athenian should know.  He runs This is Athens With a Local, a volunteer program designed to...
10 reasons to visit Maine

10 reasons to visit Maine

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Like blueberries? Maine is the number one producer of wild blueberries in the country, and you can certainly take your pick of how to eat them if you visit Maine — in pancakes, syrup, ice cream and pie. August is blueberry...