Daily Travel Tips
Weekly Column
Eileens Blog
Travel Diary
In the Media

Daily Tips

Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

Eileen's Favorites


Passports with Purpose





Lodging

LAST DAY IN ARIZONA — Meet Lance, Bailey and Sonora


DAY SIX (April 4, 2009) — Lance is a Hawk, Bailey a turkey vulture and Sonora a two year-old Bald Eagle. The kids’ eyes are huge. Lance, Bailey and Sonora were all injured and nursed back to health by Liberty more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


HARD AT WORK ON VACATION AT CAMP HYATT


DAY FIVE (At the Hyatt Scottsdale) — The kids are hard at work — on vacation. They are crafting elaborate sand creations at the small sand beach that is poolside (well, at one of the nine pools) at the Hyatt more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


AT THE GRAND CANYON


I look around and see all kinds of families -- from around the world here to experience what is widely considered one of the wonders of the world. It was set aside as a national monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 and became a national park in 1919. It remains one of the most visited parks. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


DAY ONE OF A TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON


DAY ONE (Tuesday, March 31, 2009) — The Purple People Eater; Qutie (well it’s a four year old’s turn); Rhinoceros; Tickle Monster… by the time we get to Umbrella the kids’ interest in that old “I pack my grandmother’s trunk” more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Getting There, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


THE FUN NEVER STOPS IN PARK CITY


Take your pick -- you can ride a lift up the chairlift at any of Park City’s three resorts and go mountain biking or hiking. Deer Valley alone has a mountain bike school as well as 50 dedicated trails. There are mid-mountain hiking trails that connect the resorts and the Olympic Park -- 27 miles! --where incidentally locals turn out in force on Saturday afternoons to watch Ski jumpers practice their jumps, landing in a pool at the bottom. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


A TOUR OF PARK CITY MOUNTAIN


DAY TWO — It’s the last weekend in March and we’re knee-deep in fresh powder. Park City Mountain Resort got something like 18 fresh inches of snow in recent days and another storm is coming tonight. I’m here because my more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


THREE DAYS IN AND AROUND PARK CITY, UTAH


DAY ONE (March 27, 2009) == MMM… maybe we should skip straight to desert. There’s not one but three kinds of chocolate fondue — white chocolate Grand Marnier, caramel and dark chocolate with all kinds of fruit (apples, pineapple, giant more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


DAY IN INNSBRUCK AND AT SWAROVSKI KRISTALLWELTEN


Here there literally is a crystal wonderland -- a labyrinth created by international artists that use crystal as an art form in 14 Chambers of Wonder, with paintings, sculptures and installations. We loved Jim Whiting’s Mechanical Theater with the dancing pants and the man’s torso that comes apart to reveal his insides that are all glittering crystals. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


A WALK IN THE WOODS


I decide I want to see what else this tiny resort village has to offer so I decide to go on a walk in the woods with engaging ski pro Alois Gstrein, who was raised here on a farm and has lived here all his life, now with his wife and new baby. His entire family – parents, two brothers, two sisters -- all live here. more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments


SITTING IN THE ALPINE SUN


DAY 4 — The sky is post card blue. The Alps look like they are covered in marshmallow fluff with Oreo crumbles underneath. We’re sitting in the sun staring at 21 glaciers eating Tyrolean specialties like Grostl (fried meat and more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Travel Diary, Travel Topics | comments





Connect

Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow us with RSS