So much to see in Washington D.C.

So much to see in Washington D.C.

Welcome to America’s front yard!  We’re talking, of course, about The National Mall in Washington, D.C. Consider that The National Mall typically gets more than 25 million visitors a year — more than to Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks. Good...
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...
Best Gifts For Moms Traveling Again

Best Gifts For Moms Traveling Again

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency What do traveling moms really want? They’ll tell you time together with their families. Grandmas, especially, are eager to make memories. But after a glass of wine or two, Moms will likely confide that beyond the shared...
Get out and smell the wildflowers this season

Get out and smell the wildflowers this season

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Purple or yellow. Green, red, pink, or orange. What’s your favorite color? What’s your favorite wildflower? Wildflowers come in so many colors and whether you are hiking, biking, camping or visiting a city, the coming months are...
What The End Of Masks On Planes Means For Families

What The End Of Masks On Planes Means For Families

By EILEEN OGINTZ Tribune Content Agency Families flying with small children are rightly confused over this week’s lifting of the federal transportation Covid-19 masking mandate. A Florida federal judge ruled that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...
Understanding Autism and celebrating differences

Understanding Autism and celebrating differences

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Who hasn’t had a travel nightmare when taking the kids? The worst I’ve heard is having a plane of angry passengers booing your family as you try to calm a child on the autism spectrum. “People are very quick to judge,” explained...
Touring Athens like a local

Touring Athens like a local

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency What’s on the menu this busy Friday night in Athens? A traditional menu says Katia lordanidou. An eggplant salad, fried cheese, Greek salad followed by stuffed tomatoes and peppers and a traditional dessert — mini fried donuts...
Where the kids can blast off without leaving Earth

Where the kids can blast off without leaving Earth

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Ready to blast off? Very few of us can afford to be space tourists. But we’ve got more opportunities than ever to explore from Earth and to see what’s ahead for future space tourists. According to a survey by ValuePenguin last...
Celebrating women when you travel this spring

Celebrating women when you travel this spring

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Women have always known what matters most when you are traveling. Good food, a comfortable place to sleep and practical advice. It’s time to celebrate them! That’s certainly been true at America’s national parks. Jennie...
Planning a road trip as gas prices reach record highs

Planning a road trip as gas prices reach record highs

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Now what? Just as we feel safe planning for spring and summer trips, gas prices reach record highs. And they may get higher despite crude oil prices dropping at the moment, AAA says. “This war is roiling an already tight global...