The Netherlands is home to several fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the newest addition, Eisinga Planetarium. Gaining this prestigious distinction this past September, the planetarium is located in the city of Franeker in the Friesland province.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.
Japan’s samurai culture is centuries old with deep roots throughout the country. Elite and respected warriors, the samurai were an integral part of feudal Japan, abolished in the late 1800s. Today, family travelers to the country can learn about Japan’s samurai culture by visiting places that preserve this fascinating part of the country’s history, like Nagamachi Samurai District in the city of Kanazaw, Ishikawa Prefecture's largest city.
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.
Road trips across America are a great way to spend time bonding with friends and family, but they are also a great way to discover often-overlooked spots in the country. Sometimes the unlikeliest of spots are places we take for granted, like Visitors Centers, which dot the country’s roadways and welcome us to each state we enter.