Whether planning a big family trip with all the activity the kids can handle — hikes, climbs and scenic adventures — or just dipping your toe into fitness this year, you can still do it in style.
Travel to that far-off destination you’ve been meaning to visit with a day or two set aside for a hiking excursion. When visiting an already bucket-list destination, you can expect the hikes will be well worth the trip.
One the Kids Can Do
Boasting sweeping views of the surprisingly expansive city of Bogotá, the hike to Monserrate in Colombia leads to a truly beautiful view. Plan for some high elevation and pace yourself, as well as your breathing, for this climb, as it reaches about 10,341 feet. The climb itself isn’t incredibly challenging, just steep, but can take about an hour to reach the top. After the hike, treat the kids to a funicular ride down — same great view, but a lot less walking.
For Teens and Older
Vietnam is an underrated gem in the hiking world. The quiet villages, lush green hills and stunning rice fields make for the perfect escape for adventure seekers. You can build your own adventure here, opting for various hiking tours, depending on your family’s athleticism. On the border of China and Vietnam, Sapa offers one of the most travel-worthy hikes through Cat Cat Village. Expect to see rice fields, waterfalls and wildlife.
Villarrica is an active volcano in Chile, which last erupted in March 2017, and safe to hike — sounds like a lie, but there are experts monitoring the volcano at all hours. Hike with the family and a guide to the volcano’s peak and watch the bubbling lava from a safe distance. The hike is intense and a true workout, so make sure your crew is up for it.
One for Experienced Hikers
Choosing a trail in Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park will be one of the more difficult aspects of your trip. Sure, the hike will be a challenge, too, depending on the trail, but the views will lead you through, undoubtedly. The diverse range of stunning vistas at this national park are unending.
Whatever your family decides, don’t rush — start your own bucket-list hiking planner and take your time: This scenery is not to be hurried through.
There’s no reason to shiver your way through the holidays this month. Family travelers can escape to Mexico for the season with family-friendly Christmas offerings at Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and beyond.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
As family travelers get ready for the holiday and gift-giving season, this thrilling and unique offer from SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain Resort should be on all travelers’ radar. The new SkyBridge Michigan Flex Ticket is the perfect experience-style gift for your adventure-loving loved one.
The end of the year is a great time to plan family travels — kids have time off and the holiday season is the perfect time for bonding and making memories. But while there are plenty of destinations known for big New Year’s Eve parties, it can be tough to find just the right spot for a family-friendly trip to celebrate this annual milestone. This year, Door County in Northern Wisconsin offers the perfect solution.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is a colorful, festive time filled with holiday spirit, a perfect choice for a couples’ getaway to shop without the whole family in tow. It’s worth traveling to this historic seacoast city to be part of the weeks full of twinkling lights, decorated shops and streets, holiday music, theater and merriment, all of which led Portsmouth to be called the Christmas Capital of North America.