On the newly opened Pikes Peak Cog Railway

On the newly opened Pikes Peak Cog Railway

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Katherine Lee Bates wasn’t bargaining for such an exhausting adventure. “One day some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to the 14,000-foot Pikes Peak,” the young English professor wrote. “We hired a prairie...
A brand-new way to experience art

A brand-new way to experience art

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Thumbs up or down? Anyone who has tried to interest and show kids Great Art knows they may not always respond the way you’d like, or even expect. That’s true even at Van Gogh Alive, the world’s most visited multi-sensory...
To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

To Denver for the 2021All-Star Game

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Watch your step! You don’t want to miss taking a selfie when you are exactly a mile high, 5,280 feet — on the 13th step of the west side of the State Capitol Building (check out the Gold Dome!) in downtown Denver. That’s why, of...
Safely visiting the national parks

Safely visiting the national parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your bear spray? If you are heading to a western national park this summer — say Glacier or Yellowstone, you should be carrying some bear spray in your backpack and know how to use it. Already last month, a man hiking on the...
Good To Have a Plan B – Authentic Jamaica

Good To Have a Plan B – Authentic Jamaica

By Eileen Ogintz FALMOUTH, Jamaica — Aeon Cummings, by all measures, has made his Jamaican parents and grandparents proud—select college and business school in the U.S., top jobs with Fortune 500 companies, a beautiful family and house in suburban Connecticut....
Celebrating Earth Day safely all spring

Celebrating Earth Day safely all spring

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency How much do you care? As we begin to travel again (safely), many of us are paying more attention to the environment. Can you afford to go to Antarctica before more ice melts? The Galapagos Islands? Should you seek out...