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...
Wrong turn and comfort zone on Vail Mountain

Wrong turn and comfort zone on Vail Mountain

By Eileen Ogintz Uh OH… We took a wrong turn on Vail Mountain, not hard to do on such a big ski area with some 5,317 acres of terrain. We were looking for Blue Ski Basin, one of my favorite intermediate areas on the mountain with groomed intermediate glade skiing...
Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

Get Outdoors: It’s the Safest Place to Vacation

The Covid-19 experts say we’re safest outdoors and can even take off our masks in most settings. So, you’re thinking, where can you take the kids safely for a winter or spring break that won’t bust the budget? There are many options. But keep in mind that so-called...
Yellowstone (and other national parks) in winter

Yellowstone (and other national parks) in winter

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Miguel couldn’t have cared less about the spectacular show that Old Faithful performed that sunny winter afternoon. That’s because Miguel, so named by my two daughters, was an 1,800-pound Bison cavorting in the snow in...
How to have a safe and sane winter family vacation

How to have a safe and sane winter family vacation

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Is a family vacation worth it this winter? For once, I’m not talking about how much it would cost or the hassle factor. I’m thinking—as I’m sure you are-whether with the Omicron Covid Variant surging across the country and...