Families on a different kind of water adventure

Families on a different kind of water adventure

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Everyone wanted to be in Doc’s dory boat, but there were only four spots. For the uninitiated, dories are small, 17-foot-long rigid boats that can run a river much more quickly than an inflatable raft. We met Stephen “Doc”...
Exploring the most kid-friendly art museums

Exploring the most kid-friendly art museums

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency If you could jump into a painting and walk around in it, what painting would you choose? Where would you go in the painting? The sun-splashed Riviera or foggy London? A forest filled with animals? A field of sunflowers or a...
Celebrating with family on the Fourth of July

Celebrating with family on the Fourth of July

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency What was your best Fourth of July? A parade, a barbecue with your nearest and dearest, fireworks or perhaps an entirely new experience? However you decide to celebrate our nation’s birthday, presumably wearing red, white and...
The unique Caribbean culture of Curacao

The unique Caribbean culture of Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Do you know your ABCs? We’re talking the ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the three westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Aruba is best known to Americans; Bonaire is a diver’s paradise....
Engaging Kids with Art in Denver

Engaging Kids with Art in Denver

By Eileen Ogintz If you could jump into an artwork and walk around in it, what would you choose? Good question…for adults as well as kids. Also a good way to engage kids when visiting an art museum, suggests Lindsay Genshaft, the senior manager of family and community...
The bears and the raptors in Sitka, Alaska

The bears and the raptors in Sitka, Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Lucky little orphans. Actually, they are big orphans — bear cubs. They were rescued after their moms were killed and now live happily at the Fortress of the Bear in Sitka, Alaska. It’s a not-for-profit organization that protects...
The Amazing Cathedral of Thorns in Curacao

The Amazing Cathedral of Thorns in Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz Think a kind of maze made out of thorns—92 million in fact fashioned into blocks in which art has been inserted, creating an open-air gallery of sorts. “This is an ode to the free spirit,” explains artist Herman Van Bergen, who is Dutch but married to...
Herbal Remedies with a long history on Curacao

Herbal Remedies with a long history on Curacao

By Eileen Ogintz           Got pine needles? Brew them into a tea and they could help with Covid-19 respiratory symptoms. We learned this at an eclectic herb garden in the Caribbean. “It’s a very old herbal remedy used...
The Curious Theatre in Denver

The Curious Theatre in Denver

By Andy Yemma Live performances are springing back to life after two years of the Pandemic, and in Denver it’s great to have this “gutsy” little theater just down the street from where we live. The Curious Theatre inhabits an historic old church...
It’s easy to travel more sustainably

It’s easy to travel more sustainably

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Who really needs clean towels and sheets every day on vacation? Ditto for super-long showers. It’s not hard to travel more sustainably. “The amount of energy and water that travelers use negatively impacts locals far more...