Returning to the (not always friendly) skies

Returning to the (not always friendly) skies

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Long lines, delayed flights, unpleasant interactions, required COVID-19 tests and masks. Air travel, unless you were fortunate to fly first class, hasn’t been fun for a long time, but as we return to the skies it seems worse....
A different kind of Jamaican vacation

A different kind of Jamaican vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I don’t know which is better — the food, the view, or bragging rights to the Jamaica experience very few have. We’re sitting on the Star San Villa balcony overlooking the famous Blue Lagoon in Port Antonio, Jamaica, being served...
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...
Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

Reasons to brave Arizona’s summer heat

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to join the early birds? Not for early bird dinners, though after a long vacation day, they can appeal to kids and tired parents, as well as seniors. I’m talking about a gorgeous desert hike with 10-foot-high Saguaro...
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency The Mattsons were supposed to be in Alaska. Instead, the Kansas family were exploring the Southwest for the first time, riding horses, rock climbing and, honing their archery skills at White Stallion Ranch outside Tucson, and...