Family travelers wanting to introduce or further immerse kids in the histories and cultures of South Florida should spend some time exploring Greater Fort Lauderdale. With people from more than 170 countries calling the area home, Greater Fort Lauderdale honors National Diversity Month by highlighting some important and enlightening museums, centers and attractions.
Located on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum features more than 200,000 artifacts and archival items. A visit to this museum means learning about the Seminole people and getting a better understanding of the tribe’s rich culture. Visitors also explore the tribe’s historical ties to the Southeast United States and Southeast Florida.
A focal point in Fort Lauderdale’s historically Black Sistrunk neighborhood, this center spans 60,000 square feet and is home to a vast amount of books on Black history and culture. The center even houses some rare books, many written by authors of African American descent.
In Plantation, Florida, lies Island SPACE, the country’s only Caribbean heritage museum. This museum brings Caribbean art, history and culture to life, while also paying tribute to native Caribbean artists who were displaced and now call South Florida home.
At this cultural center, visitors can enjoy public visual arts exhibits and performances reflecting the heritage of Pompano’s African American community.
The former home of Blanche and Joseph Ely, Blanche Ely House Museum showcases significant social and cultural milestones of Pompano Beach’s Northwest Community. The resorted space also serves as an active cultural hub offering a variety or artmaking and storytelling workshops.
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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.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
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.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.