Second acts: a century in the making

Second acts: a century in the making

By Eileen Ogintz SONOMA, CA — Antonia Bartholomew wasn’t sure what to make of the birthday present from her husband. Frank Bartholomew, a United Press war correspondent, handed Antonia a deed for a run down 500-acre ranch in Sonoma, CA and then returned to cover...
Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

Apex day 2 – A woman following her dreams

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD THE CELEBRITY APEX, Aegean Sea — Teta Fragedaki had an idea for a new business. She wanted to be home more once her daughter was born so she suggested to her husband she start offering cooking classes during the season in Mykonos. ...
Jamaican Food at Its Best: Star San

Jamaican Food at Its Best: Star San

By Eileen Ogintz PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA — A pinch of turmeric… a sprinkle of pimento (all-spice). Award-winning and well-known Jamaican Chef Brian Lumley is showing us how to make coconut curry shrimp and just-caught fish—lionfish, parrot fish, snapper—that will...
The White Stallion Ranch experience

The White Stallion Ranch experience

AZ Dude Ranch has been catering to families for decades By Eileen Ogintz MARANA, AZ — So many choices! So many horses! A horseback ride… archery… shooting… e-biking… rock climbing, whether you are a beginner or an expert on the mountains...
A unique Colorado experience

A unique Colorado experience

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Spencer Penrose was of the mind that kids should not be seen or heard. So, when the early 20th-century copper and gold magnate invited friends to his mountain retreat outside Colorado Springs, the kids — and their nannies — were...
Here’s to new culinary adventures!

Here’s to new culinary adventures!

Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency We weren’t supposed to be there, neither were most of the others. But there we were early in September at the bottom of the Grand Canyon rocking and rolling through the famous rapids — two dozen in one day — during our week-long...
Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

Weather can’t spoil a trip to remember down the Grand Canyon

By Eileen Ogintz DID YOU KNOW: Desert Big Horn Sheep are seen more frequently in the Grand Canyon now that their major food source competitors—wild burros—have been removed. Great Blue Herons, seen everywhere in the canyon, are America’s largest herons. Ravens, often...
A hike to remember: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

A hike to remember: North Rim of the Grand Canyon

By Eileen Ogintz NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, AZ — Wow!   After a five-mile hike, we’re sitting on a rock taking in the panoramic view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon — the different hues in the rock as the sun strikes them, the shapes, the tall...
Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

By Eileen Ogintz Pig or ape… witch or dog… is that a mom and her kids? The famous Hoodoo rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah  look different to each person who oohs and aahs over them…the orange-red color! The...