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5 Quintessential Spring Break Destinations

by Mary Melnick

Feb 17, 2023

© San Diego Mission Bay Resort


It’s not too early to start planning a spring break trip, whether it’s family travel, friends enjoying a vacation or a couple’s getaway.


© Miraval Resort & Spa


For Avoiding Kids

As a global leader in wellbeing-focused resorts and spas, Miraval Resorts & Spas offers three luxurious destinations to help create balance in life through mindfulness. The resorts are all 18 and older properties, located in Austin, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Berkshires, Massachusetts. Each property offers personalized, all-inclusive journeys providing luxurious accommodations; all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages; access to the property’s extensive list of activities; Life in Balance Spa amenities; roundtrip airport shuttle service; and a nightly $175 resort credit to use at the spa or for fee-based activities. Take advantage of the comprehensive mindfulness programs, destination-inspired experiences and spa treatments incorporating techniques from around the globe for a peaceful and personalized retreat.


© Conrad Maldives


For the “G.O.A.T” Family Trip

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a dream destination for every member of the family. Sure to be the “greatest of all time” trip for the family, the hotel offers the Majaa Explorers Hub, perfect for guests aged 3–12, and free of charge for guests. Highlights include a babysitting service, and meals and activities like sports, games, arts and crafts and marine adventures where little guests can enjoy the county’s rich culture in an age-appropriate way. The property features a dedicated kids pool where littles can learn the basics of scuba diving and snorkeling through bubble-making classes. For the ultimate escape, book The Muraka, the world’s first undersea residence submerged 16 feet below the Indian Ocean.


© Royal Palms Resort & Spa


For the History Buff

A staple in the fabric of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, Royal Palms Resort and Spa celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The resort oozes history from every corner and naturally opens itself to guests wanting to learn its history. The landmark property was originally built as a private mansion in 1929 as a grand gesture of love by financier Delos Willard Cooke for his wife Florence. The hotel later opened to the public as The Royal Palms Inn in 1948. Today, the hotel features 119 guestrooms, multiple award-winning food and beverage experiences, the Alvadora spa, a historic orange grove and more.


For Budget-Friendly Family Fun

Shining from a $65-million, property-wide renovation, the oceanfront Kingston Resort represents the future of budget-friendly family travel to Myrtle Beach. The property features a brand-new grand pool and the Currents Seaside Entertainment center, complete with two new water parks, perfect for fun for all ages. The property hosts a range of non-stop kids programming, with activities like sandcastle building, tie-dye shirt making, game tournaments and more.



© San Diego Mission Bay Resort


For Action Sports Adventures

Set alongside Mission Bay, San Diego Mission Bay Resort is the perfect destination for those looking for a beachside adventure. The property offers guests the opportunity to hit the water with Action Sports Rentals. This rental shop offers a variety of watersport and bike rental equipment, with everything from stand-up paddleboards to powerboats.



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Pick the Perfect Destination and Ship for Your Crew

For families who love to cruise, gathering their entire gang for time together exploring new destinations aboard an ocean or river cruise can seem like the ideal way to turn a family reunion into the vacation of a lifetime. And the demand for multigenerational cruising is booming. But with so many traveler types and age ranges potentially in your extended family’s mix, you might find narrowing down the right cruise ship and ports of call for your multigenerational entourage a serious challenge.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

Apr 28, 2023

“Jay’s Horrible Day”: A Children’s Book Based on a True Story and Tackling Big Issues

As family travelers bring their families to various destinations around the globe, diversity, tolerance, empathy and compassion are incredibly important issues to help children comprehend. The children’s book Jay’s Horrible Day, by Stacey B. Shapiro, MSW, MLC, is part of the Big Issues for Little Children Series and “based on a true story about racism and discrimination.” It’s not always easy to handle issues as big as racism with children, but this book does so in an easily digestible manner.

Experience History, Language and Culture Firsthand Through Educational Travel

There are many forms of education. There are many forms of travel. When education and travel combine, the results can prove surprising, challenging and inspiring.

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Apr 27, 2023

Engaging Kids in Travel

The best way to keep kids engaged and interested on family travel is to make them part of the planning and travel process. You can be pretty sure of keeping a kid’s interest if the attraction or place you’re visiting is one they’ve chosen themselves.

Family-Friendly Podcasts Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling

When it comes to traveling with kids, there are seemingly endless options to keep them entertained on the journey, including downloading videos to watch and playing on hand-held game consoles. Classic road trip games like the alphabet game and license plate game still offer fun and can easily pass hours in the car.