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...
Should you splurge on travel this spring and summer?

Should you splurge on travel this spring and summer?

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Talk about being spoiled. We have a chef, assistant chef, two butlers, two housekeepers, a lawn crew (there are beautifully landscaped grounds, the beach is meticulously raked) and a manager who oversees it all. Our biggest...
Eight reasons to visit Ireland this year

Eight reasons to visit Ireland this year

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency I hope you’ve got your green handy, especially if you are going to Ireland this year. St. Patrick’s Day—Ireland’s biggest holiday—is upcoming, of course. Legend has it that wearing green makes one invisible to the mischievous...
Slope Side Lodging for families, pooches too

Slope Side Lodging for families, pooches too

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Where would you go for an après ski treat?A snow beach or ice bar? S’mores made at a fire pit overlooking river ice floes. Perhaps a sleigh ride dinner. Definitely for s’mores said Lauren Ikeman,10, staying with her family at...
Taking the kids on spring break safely

Taking the kids on spring break safely

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Got your backpack? Reusable water bottle? Especially this year, consider getting outdoors for spring break. The more time you can spend outdoors, the safer you’ll be, public health experts suggest. But that doesn’t necessarily...