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...
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...
Away from the crowds in Park City UT

Away from the crowds in Park City UT

By Eileen Ogintz PARK CITY, UT — Crunch…Crunch. Crunch… The only sound out here in the Uinta National Forest outside of Park City, Utah is our snowshoes on the snow. We’ve signed on for a guided snowshoe with All Seasons Adventures, a local company that also...
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...
Why a vacation rental is great for family trips

Why a vacation rental is great for family trips

By Eileen Ogintz Got your cast iron pan? Your favorite spices? My husband Andy, who loves to cook, has brought his cast iron skillet and his favorite spatula to our Vacasa vacation rental in Park City Utah.  Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management...
Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

Dude Ranches: A Different Kind of All-Inclusive Resort

By Eileen Ogintz You can relax without worrying about planning, cooking, cleaning or entertaining the kids at an all-inclusive dude ranch resort. All you need to do is get there and others will do all the heavy lifting, whether you want to ride, sit on the porch with...
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...
Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

By Eileen Ogintz VAIL, CO — Ruby Gorden, 8, was having the best snow day ever. Denver schools closed for snow, so Ruby, her dad, and younger brother drove up to Vail to spend the day on the slopes. She didn’t mind the two-hour drive, longer because of the...
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...