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...
The Curious Theatre in Denver

The Curious Theatre in Denver

By Andy Yemma Live performances are springing back to life after two years of the Pandemic, and in Denver it’s great to have this “gutsy” little theater just down the street from where we live. The Curious Theatre inhabits an historic old church...
This is the year to cruise to Alaska

This is the year to cruise to Alaska

By Eileen Ogintz Calving glaciers, bears, eagles, and just-caught salmon and halibut. Welcome back to cruising to Alaska! Yes, Alaska cruising is back—big time now that the Centers for Disease Control has removed COVID-19 warnings for cruise ship travelers. The cruise...
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...
How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

How to ease the Disney experience with small kids

By Eileen Ogintz Who said vacation would be easy with kids? Certainly not at Walt Disney World, especially when it is crowded and over ninety degrees. Certainly not when you have toddlers “It’s hard,” acknowledges Sara Weakley here from Michigan with her husband and...
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...