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All-New Outdoor Color-and-Light Experience at The New York Botanical Garden

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Nov 18, 2020

Photo: Jose Terrero | Dreamstime

Travel Tips

Celebrate the holidays with the family with a visit to at The New York Botanical Garden’s NYBG Glow, a new, nighttime, outdoor experience. Explore a glowing world of color and light — and plenty of room to spread out — with the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s façade a glittering canvas.

 

Colors, thousands of energy-efficient LED lights and installations enliven the gardens and collections. Loads of outdoor fun await in addition to the light show, including ice carvings, roving dancers, musicians and more. Steel pan drums will play 5–9 p.m., with spontaneous dance performances 5–8:30 p.m. More programs are still to be announced. Pine Tree Café will be open to purchase food or to warm up with hot chocolate or coffee.

 

NYBG GLOW will be held 5–10 p.m., on 14 dates: Nov. 27–28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec, 18–19, Dec. 26–30, and Jan. 1, 2 and 9. Timed-entry tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are on sale now. General admission is $30 for adults and $18 for children ages 2–12. Safety precautions are in place.

 

NYBG is one of the world’s most comprehensive botanical gardens, in the Bronx, just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

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May 25, 2022

A Day at Nickelodeon Universe

If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.

Take the Family Vacation of a Lifetime to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises

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.

North America
May 25, 2022

Show Off Your Tricks at Blue Mountain Resort Bike Park

Blue Mountain Resort, located in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, offers plenty of activities for family travel. This past weekend, Blue Mountain Bike Park officially opened for summer. The park offers Pennsylvania’s highest vertical and largest bike park where all mountain bikers, from beginners to experts, can navigate 29 thrilling bike trails.

News
May 24, 2022

Announcing Saudi Arabia’s First, Region’s Largest Water Theme Park

Family travelers, there’s a new attraction coming to Saudi Arabia, as it prepares to welcome the country’s first and the region’s largest water theme park, currently under development at Qiddiya, the future Capital of Entertainment, Sports and Culture. Qiddiya will sit outside the capital of Riyadh. Falcon’s Creative Group is behind the park’s master plan.

Take the Family Vacation of a Lifetime to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises

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.

Listicles
May 24, 2022

5 Family Volcano Adventures on Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands, endured a series of devastating volcanic eruptions in the mid-1700s. More than half the island was covered in several feet of molten lava and ash before hardening into impenetrable stone. Vast areas of this stone still cover Lanzarote in an otherworldly landscape of solidified lava. But all Lanzarote’s volcanoes are not dead, and the most active of them is a good place to begin your family travel on Lanzarote.