Italy’s diverse terrain and varying regions provide endless locales for family fun. Enjoy the sweeping landscape of the many wine regions and farmland or take to the metropolitan areas for history, shopping and incredible dining.
This capital city of the Veneto region in northern Italy is made up of more than 100 tiny islands, all connected by boat or gondola. The canal system is the most popular mode of transportation, after walking and biking through the cobblestone streets. The Grand Canal leads to Saint Mark’s Basilica in the Piazza San Marco in the heart of Venice. The winding canal system and Renaissance and Gothic architecture create a unique and exceptional city.
Positano and the Amalfi Coast offer incredible natural beauty and quaint village living. Just a short walk from the vibrantly painted city of Positano lays the pristine beach lining the coast of Amalfi. Both villages, located side by side, boast scenic hikes, swimming, boating, shopping and fresh seafood.
Some of the world’s greatest art, history and architecture reside in Florence. The Duomo Cathedral, Galleria dell’Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery are just a few of the many iconic, artistic destinations in Florence.
As Italy’s capital and most famous city, Rome boasts some of the world’s oldest ruins, art and architecture. The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican City are just a few of Rome’s many claims to fame.
Cinque Terre is a seaside community compiled of harbors and picturesque villages. These five ancient towns consist primarily of brightly painted homes, beautiful vineyards, sweeping coastline views, hiking, swimming, shops and restaurants. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is incredibly walkable; some areas don’t allow cars once inside the town.
Capital of the Italian island Sicily, Palermo is the perfect locale for beach and city lovers. Explore the city’s rich history with a tour through the Palermo Cathedral royal tombs built in the 12th century. Take in the incredible architecture and palaces complete with Byzantine mosaics. Hit the many street markets for local goods, fresh produce and port-side cafés overlooking the water.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
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.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.