Marvel’s latest film, Black Panther has been No. 1 in the box office and on music charts and top of mind for film buffs since the movie’s release. The powerful imagery and incredible scenery even inspired a slew of family vacations in Africa, putting families as close to Wakanda as possible.
Located in Tunisia along the Mediterranean coastline, the village of Sid Bou Said is fit for royalty. The bright white buildings with blue accents, cobbled streets and turquoise Mediterranean Sea in the near distance rivals even the most pristine Greek islands.
For families looking for a beach-meets-city destination, but with a bit more foot traffic, Dar es Salaam is your match. Tanzania’s largest city and economic hub boasts a bustling urban jungle lined with shops, restaurants and museums, but with a quiet escape toward the beaches further north, toward the coast of India, offering pristine snorkeling, secluded beaches and private islands.
Vilanculos Beach, Mozambique
Stay along the coast of Mozambique in Southeast Africa, across from Madagascar, at the Vilanculos Beach Lodge. Vilanculos is a sea-lovers dream and ideal for the little swimmers. The luxury lodging provides an infinity pool, private beach lounges and service fit for royalty.
While so close to Madagascar, a visit to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a must. Explore the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site filled with geological wonders, truly like something out of the Black Panther’s home of Wakanda.
Literally translating to viewpoint of the moon, Miradouro da Lua is an observatory in Angola boasting otherworldly beauty. Like Mars on Earth, Miraduoro’s red rugged landscape is just north of Parque Nacional do Quicama, or Kissama National Park, filled with elephants, giraffes and unique wildlife.
Seychelles, East Africa
For an exclusive private island experience in East Africa, head to the Four Seasons Seychelles Hotel & Resort. Comprised of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles archipelago is beach lover’s destination. Sprawl out on the sand after scuba diving, snorkeling with the kids and hiking through any of the many nature preserves. Keep an eye out for rare animals like the giant Aldabra tortoises and visit the rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.