Introduce the kids to their newfound love of aviation from Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, where the United Way Balloon Glow begins. Watch while pilots inflate their balloons and take off or hop on for a ride. Fill up with Wilkey’s pancake breakfast after and learn all about the process of the hot air balloons and airplanes.
Spend Memorial Day Weekend with the family in Decatur, Ala., watching hot air balloons take flight amid a host of events. The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic brings out participants and onlookers from around the area for tractor shows, arts and crafts, live music, parades, a hare and hound balloon race and, inexplicably, a figure skating exhibition — all leading up to the grand jubilee.
Grab your cameras and head to the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway in Northern New Mexico for the annual Balloons Over Angel Fire event. Watch as vibrant balloons take off into the sky with the stunning New Mexico landscape as the backdrop.
View the changing leaves and epic fall beauty of the Adirondacks in New York during the 46th annual Balloon Festival. Check out local crafts, photo competitions and community events before the balloons take flight over the sprawling Queensbury landscape.
What would a list of hot air balloon festivals be without the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival, Oct. 6–14? The annual event boasts unbeatable views of the stunningly beautiful Albuquerque terrain and more special events than you’ll have time for.
Look for a fall hot-air balloon festival in your area using this list. Check out local festivals or take a family road trip to the nearest one this season.
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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.