Spa days during your vacation, or vacations designed around the spa — either way, these travel-worthy locales can take your family trip to the next level.
Pack your bags, grab your passport and the kids (or leave them behind, it’s your mental health … they will understand) and head to some of the world’s best spa resorts worth the effort of getting to.
When you hear the call of the mountains, you must go — when the mountains come with a luxury lodge and health-centric vibe, you should probably go soon. An award-winning luxury resort situated in the wild beauty of British Columbia, Canada, Mountain Trek is a stress-free zone with great ways to detox, stay active and feel one with nature. Amenities include yoga with a view; indoor-and-outdoor spas; organic, natural products in every room; and the freedom to explore. This one is definitely a choose-your-own-adventure type of vacation with a light focus on exercise and physical activity — but who wouldn’t want to get up and out in a resort this beautifully positioned in nature? A word to the wise with families of teens, don’t expect cell service.
With 28 pool suites designed around the sunset — literally — Andronis Concept Wellness Resort is a lifestyle we can get behind. Located in already travel-worthy Santorini, Greece, this resort goes above and beyond with offerings. Unwind on the terrace of your private infinity pool, or roll out a mat for sunset yoga. Take cooking classes with the kids or explore the island with your partner. No matter what you do, definitely head to the spa for an incredible wellness treatment. Even get to the root of some of your health and wellness concerns with the spa’s hair profiling test, which uses one strand of hair to determine a guest’s specific needs, including nutrition and stress level information. The spa experts will even craft programs specifically designed for guest’s health needs and interests.
To dedicate time to the state of your body and mind, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, is a spa and ranch resort focused on a guest’s every need. Discover your best self at the spa with a seemingly endless list of holistic treatments and wellness services. For families and guests seeking a full journey and immersive natural experience, The Ranch has a slew of activities throughout the trip helping everyone unwind thoughtfully.
Choose the Yucatán or Maroma location of the Chablé Resort & Spa in Mexico for a redefined theory of wellness. With world-class cuisine, treatments, accommodations and 5-star everything, this resort and spa is a complete departure from reality. Book a villa in the jungle or by the beach and spend your days swimming, dining, hitting the spa and focusing on your health journey — not too hard, though — this is your vacation.
More lifestyle than spa, BodyHoliday is an all-inclusive wellness resort in Saint Lucia. When this resort says wellness, they mean it. The all-inclusive price tag includes fresh, healthy cuisine, health- and wellness-inspired activities and tours of the area with, of course, enough downtime to enjoy the incredible spa. Think included excursions and activities like sailing, yoga, spin classes, daily 50-minute spa treatments and nutritious meals at the resort’s six different bars and restaurants.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …
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.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.