Eileen quoted in APNews on mask mandate

Eileen quoted in APNews on mask mandate

After a federal court order, which is being appealed, the TSA will not continue to enforce the Covid-19 mask mandate on public transportation. What should families do? The Associated Press turned to experts for advice: Still, tension among passengers over mask-wearing...
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...
Planning a road trip as gas prices reach record highs

Planning a road trip as gas prices reach record highs

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Now what? Just as we feel safe planning for spring and summer trips, gas prices reach record highs. And they may get higher despite crude oil prices dropping at the moment, AAA says. “This war is roiling an already tight global...
How road trippers can cope with high gas prices

How road trippers can cope with high gas prices

By Eileen Ogintz We’re all hurting as gas prices rise over $4 a gallon — $5 in some parts of the country. That may make us change our vacation plans, but they won’t keep us home AAA and other surveys of travelers suggest. (Check out gas prices where you...
What to know about travel with Omicron

What to know about travel with Omicron

By Eileen Ogintz What now? Just when we think we can start to plan a vacation, there’s a new variant (Omicron), new travel restrictions and enough different rules in different countries to completely confuse you. I’m an expert and I’m confused! Here is what we know...
Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in NYC

By Karen Saltos, Taking the Kids Correspondent NEW YORK — Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is a retail and dining destination on the east side. It serves five different subway lines and Metro-North commuter rail from upstate New York and Connecticut....
On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

On a cruise in Greece in the pandemic

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Talk about piling on vacation stress. How about traveling abroad during a pandemic, and then boarding a cruise ship, perhaps for the first time? “We’re vaccinated. We didn’t have reason to be nervous, but I was anxious,” said...
17+ things for your next road trip

17+ things for your next road trip

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency There’s always one thing – one desperately needed thing – I’ve forgotten. A first-aid kit for the time one of my kids fell into a cactus while hiking, a rain jacket in a downpour, miles from the trailhead, cleaning supplies on...
Heading (safely) to a fall festival

Heading (safely) to a fall festival

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Let’s party! Safely, of course. Outdoors and masked up, especially if you’ve got not-yet-vaccinated kids with you. The good news — and we all certainly could use some — is that fall festivals are back celebrating everything from...