Spring is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning your 2023 spring family travel. With temperatures rising, the best spring vacations involve camping in the great outdoors. Make this next camping trip the best with these must-have essentials.
Pull Start Fire helps you cut down the time of making a campfire, meaning the faster you get the fire started, the quicker you are making s’mores and getting warm. Starting at $19.99 and available on pullstartfire.com, Amazon and Skimlinks, Pull Start Fire is the easiest way to start a fire without any matches, lighters or kindling. The windproof and rainproof fire starter can light wet wood and burn for more than 30 minutes. The lightweight start fire has multiple built-in safety features and is compact, making it easy to store and perfect for hiking or camping.
Keep the whole family entertained with Gel Blaster. The no-mess, non-toxic and eco-friendly paintball alternative helps get kids off the screens and enjoying the great outdoors. Each Gel Blaster starts at $49.99 and is available at gelblaster.com, Walmart and Amazon. Each bag of ammo costs $5 and is shipped in dehydrated packs of 10,000 Gellets.
Perfect for those chilly nights, Puffer Hug allows you to stay warm, whether around the fire or relaxing in your tent. The vest features a durable puffer outside with a soft, cozy fleece inside. In addition to a wide range of sizes (including for dogs), Puffer Hug packs down small for easy travel and storage. The company donates 15 percent of all sales to children’s mental health programs nationwide.
Be prepared for all emergencies with the MyMedic first-aid kit. Each kit is stuffed with high-performance supplies for day-to-day minor injuries. The kit is separated into injury-specific areas and color-coded for fast and easy identification. Packed into a portable, water-resistant carrying case, all kits include supplies related to injuries such as bleeding, burning, different medications, topical and hydration.
Choose from four different kits: Ready Pocket, the smallest kit for a car, bag or purse; Ready Large, perfectly sized for families and accident-prone travelers; Ready Everyday, travel-sized kit for a couple or small family; and Ready Mini, perfect for stashing in a suitcase or travel backpack.
TableTopics allows families to enjoy some quality time with one another. This game features prompts to helps families learn more about each other and makes it easier to share your favorite stories. With TableTopics, you’ll never experience a lull in conversation.
Pasadena gears up for a lot of attention as it prepares to host its annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but it won’t just be the parade that makes it the place to be for family travelers in 2024. The coming year is full of great things for the city, like interesting anniversaries and fun kid-friendly events, which means great ways for visiting families to explore and discover.
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.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
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.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.