The rise of family blogs and booking engines make it easier than ever to book your next family vacation, but also leads to a debilitating case of analysis paralysis. Where should you go? Where should you stay? Who do you ask for advice? Instead of piecing together online reviews on your own, go straight to a community of encouraging family travelers on a platform you use the most. Facebook groups are a goldmine for families trying to navigate the online world that is all things travel.
Family Travel Inspiration was designed for families from all corners of the globe who love to travel and want to share that experience of wanderlust with their children. The group shies away from advertising or spam and focuses on specific tips and advice for family travelers in an open and communal atmosphere. Dozens of posts are shared each day with more than 100 new members joining daily.
Luxury family travelers take note, Luxe Family Trips gives parents a place to discuss and ask for advice on their favorite luxury hotels and destinations. Robin Hutson of Luxe Recess, Kirsten Maxwell of Kids Are A Trip and Sarah Pittard of Solo Mom Takes Flight moderate this group to share their expert tips and share their knowledge on the luxury travel circuit.
Join the club and get advice on all things family travel at the Family Travel Club. Members join from around the world and share insights on their favorite spots from Disney to the road less traveled in Central America and beyond. Recent requests asked for advice on taking kids to the Galapagos for a family adventure.
Globemad Adventure Travel encourages adventurous families obsessed with travel and looking to get advice to share their tears, mishaps and vent. The #NeverStopTravelling symbolizes the philosophy on getting back on the road and seeing the world with kids in tow.
Whether you want to get insights about where to stay with a family of five or meet up with other family travelers as you slow travel around the world, Families Who Love Travel focuses on each other and the art of being awesome. Hosted by the creators of Flashpacker Family, members rank in the thousands and represent states and countries around the world.
Once you find the right Facebook group for you, dive in and start sharing your own insights and get motivated to start traveling. You might even decide to start your own.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
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.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).