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...
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...
Kids, COVID-19 vaccines, and holiday gatherings

Kids, COVID-19 vaccines, and holiday gatherings

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency No, you’re not being rude. “It should be the new normal this holiday season … it’s important to ask for the vaccination status of hosts and invitees,” said Dr. Mobeen Rathore, an infectious disease expert, professor and...
Back to the future: Carnival’s new Mardi Gras

Back to the future: Carnival’s new Mardi Gras

By Eileen Ogintz PORT CANAVERAL, FL — Thirteen ships—including the brand new flagship Carnival Mardi Gras—are sailing from six US ports. And that’s just four months into Carnival Cruise Line’s restart, said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy at...
Biking or Hiking – Sonoma’s Got the Sites to See

Biking or Hiking – Sonoma’s Got the Sites to See

By Eileen Ogintz SONOMA, CA — Bike or hike? Sonoma Valley may have more than 100 wineries, but there are 13,000 acres of state and regional parks as well. We start the day in Sonoma at Sonoma Adventures renting bikes. The locally owned company also leads...
Second acts: a century in the making

Second acts: a century in the making

By Eileen Ogintz SONOMA, CA — Antonia Bartholomew wasn’t sure what to make of the birthday present from her husband. Frank Bartholomew, a United Press war correspondent, handed Antonia a deed for a run down 500-acre ranch in Sonoma, CA and then returned to cover...