Cooking with a local master over an open hearth

Cooking with a local master over an open hearth

By Eileen Ogintz We’ve signed on for an Open Hearth cooking lesson at The Lodge at Chaa Creek and there’s a lot of chopping to do, says our teacher and chef Marco Yuk.  Marco has been cooking here for years and is working to become a master chef. He...
Chaa Creek: Wildly civilized romance in Belize

Chaa Creek: Wildly civilized romance in Belize

By Eileen Ogintz There’s a totally private hot tub overlooking the jungle and an outdoor shower. Can you hear the birds chirping? The bed is big and comfy with a mini-bar and coffee set up nearby. The hilltop spa offers alfresco couples massages. The bar offers all...
Kid-friendly California wine country this winter

Kid-friendly California wine country this winter

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kids living and visiting Sonoma, California, never knew Antonia and Frank Bartholomew, but they owe them a big thank you. The Bartholomews purchased a rundown 500-acre ranch here in in 1943. It was a birthday gift for Antonia...
Meeting locals the best way to explore

Meeting locals the best way to explore

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency One visit to Athens won’t cut it. “You’ve got to come back for a second visit,” says Spyros Kagkas. Because meeting locals is the best way to explore. The native Athenian runs This is Athens with a Local, a volunteer program...
A Farm Dog’s Trip to the Big Apple

A Farm Dog’s Trip to the Big Apple

By Ollie the Collie, Special to Taking the Kids Norwalk, CT – December 12, 2021 – When my parents told me we were taking a special trip into New York City — The Big Apple –I did a very big excite. You see, I was born in Arkansas, and was found abandoned in...