This year, National Geographic Expeditions allows family travelers to take an even deeper dive into wildlife, history, conservation and so much more with adventurous itineraries spanning the globe. With National Geographic Experts accompanying these expeditions, guests enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from snorkeling alongside a marine biologist to learning about ancient history from a professional.
Consider these three inspiring National Geographic Expeditions for a 2023 trip:
This 10-day Signature Land Trip embraces the growing trend of train travel with a journey across the Swiss Alps. In addition to spotting the peak of the Matterhorn and the vistas of the Bernina Pass, guests also experience Switzerland’s legendary trains, complete with quaint accommodations in towns along the route. The trip takes guests above Zermatt in a gondola, as well as on hikes, walks and tram rides through mountain landscapes. Guests also embark on a private boat ride across Lake Como and witness private chef demonstrations in Varenna.
Spanning eight days, this Signature Land Trip delves into the Old West. On this trip, learn about the forces that carved the Grand Canyon more than 200 million years ago; hike Zion’s canyons, hanging gardens and waterfalls; and enjoy stays at rustic park lodges near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Other trip adventures include exploring Bryce Canyon’s maze of red spires and, with the park celebrating its centennial year, there’s no better time to plan a visit.
Plan an eight-day river cruise through the European cities of Budapest, Passau and Bratislava. This trip entails a journey down the blue Danube River, with excursions available at each port of call. Experiences include stops in towns like Dürnstein, a bike ride through terraced vineyards in Wachau Valley and the chance to sample delicacies in Bratislava.
These three expeditions comprise just a few of the offerings National Geographic Expeditions features for 2023. To see a full list of destinations and trips, visit here.
A trip focused on wellness and mindfulness remains a priority for many family travelers, and thanks to outdoor accommodations booking website Pitchup.com, outdoor enthusiasts can combine the best of both worlds. Plan a winter camping trip to one of these three destinations, blending nature with wellness-focused amenities and activities.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Whether it’s a quiet break for two in the middle of family travel or a winter getaway by the sea, these New England resorts reward your travels with plenty of pampering at their full-service spas. Each of these offers both single and couple’s massages and other treatments.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Chasing Rabbits, a unique entertainment venue for family travelers, is now open in Vail, Colorado. Located within Vail Village at Solaris Plaza, the venue offers travelers numerous experiences under one roof, including dining outlets, a cinema, a speakeasy, library lounge and arcade.