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





Weekly Column

Taking the Kids Weekly Column for planning a family vacation. Search tips for a family vacations and find family friendly vacation ideas.

Touring colleges in the heart of college country – Boston


It wasn't the choice of restaurant that was making me so happy this particular Saturday night. It was that we'd survived a day of college touring in Boston without a melt down, without stalking off a campus, without tears and with everyone still speaking-and even more surprising, smiling. more
Destinations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


TO PARK CITY UTAH FOR SOME FUN IN THE SNOW


Even better, no more soggy hotdogs or lukewarm mac and cheese for lunch and no more putting kids on the chairlift with strangers: the entire class can ride up with their instructor on a six-passenger chairlift and eat together on the mountain. The teens and tweens, of course, will love the parks and pipes and the night skiing this resort is famous for. more
Snow Vacations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


SQUEEZING IN SOME ADULT TIME ON VACATION


Five years is too long between vacations. Just ask Amy and Matt Wilcher. The Ohio couple hasn't had a vacation since their Caribbean honeymoon five years ago. Now that they're parents, they're contemplating an entirely different kind of getaway with their 2-year-old daughter more
Weekly Column | comments


TO BARCELONA


Welcome to Antonin Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, www.sagradafamilia.org , Barcelona's most famous site and Spain's most visited. More than 40 years after the eccentric and revered architect's death - he was struck by a tram - work still continues on the huge church first begun in 1882. Some 2.5 million people visited last year. more
Destinations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK IN WINTER


By Eileen OgintzTribune Media Services Old Faithful spews thousands of gallons of steaming water right on schedule, but Miguel isn’t the least bit interested. He just lumbers by us searching for lunch. That’s probably because Miguel, so named by my more »
Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Snow Vacations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


SNARING A WINTER DEAL


You gotta hate that guy. The guy sitting next to you on the plane, at the pool or the chairlift who can't stop bragging about the fantastic vacation deal he snared that saved his family big bucks. more
Destinations, Last Minute Deals, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


TO MONTANA FOR SOME FUN IN THE SNOW


Mary Blilie had been at Big Sky Resort in Montana for just one day but had already snapped more photos of her kids than she had in a long time. That's because when Blilie, now a Minneapolis engineer, was a kid her family skied here every winter and now, after a 17-year hiatus, she was determined to create some of those same happy memories for her own two children more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Lodging, Snow Vacations, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


DISNEY WORLD 101


Your next-door neighbor insists he has the skinny on finding bargain lodging (you can find rooms, especially in winter for well under $100 a night). One friend says she wouldn't leave home without "Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2007," the official guide to Walt Disney World, while a co-worker says her bible is the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World." more
Destinations, Disney, Families & Groups, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments


STRESS-FREE TRIPS IN 2008


By Eileen OgintzTribune Media Services It’s two days before we leave for a trip out West and my husband can’t find his hiking boots. And he’s not worried in the least. But I’m in my pre-trip freak-out mode, searching the more »
Weekly Column | comments


Looking back on a memorable holiday trip to Ecuador


Have you ever gone to a party on the wrong day? When we arrive Christmas afternoon, the hosts and their kids clearly aren't expecting company. In fact, we catch them snoozing. But we barge in anyway -- we have come so far, after all, to see them. Our hosts, the Sea Lion family, live on San Cristobal island in the Galapagos more
Destinations, Families & Groups, Parks & Outdoors, Travel Topics, Weekly Column | comments





Connect

Facebook Twitter YouTube Follow us with RSS