Halloween comes early at theme parks

Halloween comes early at theme parks

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your costumes ready? Halloween is more than a month away but theme parks, zoos, resorts, haunted houses — and hotels — are already welcoming your little (and big) ghosts, ghouls and princesses. Yes, there are COVID-19...
17+ things for your next road trip

17+ things for your next road trip

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency There’s always one thing – one desperately needed thing – I’ve forgotten. A first-aid kit for the time one of my kids fell into a cactus while hiking, a rain jacket in a downpour, miles from the trailhead, cleaning supplies on...
Heading (safely) to a fall festival

Heading (safely) to a fall festival

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Let’s party! Safely, of course. Outdoors and masked up, especially if you’ve got not-yet-vaccinated kids with you. The good news — and we all certainly could use some — is that fall festivals are back celebrating everything from...
A tropical resort with something for everyone

A tropical resort with something for everyone

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Coconut water, anyone? We’ve just gotten off our horses on a white-sand beach after swimming with them and we’re real thirsty — yes, we were swimming with them. It’s a signature experience. Our young guide, Mwamba “Steady”...
Are you ready to cruise again?

Are you ready to cruise again?

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to get back on a cruise ship? “We see an incredible demand from our Cruise Critic readers and great interest in returning to sea. Cruise lines have been reporting the same, reports Colleen McDonald, editor-in-chief of...
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...