Family travelers with kids who love mermaids probably already know March 29 is National Mermaid Day. Maybe you have travel plans, but, if you don’t, consider these two resorts to celebrate, or keep them on your radar for next year.
In the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island offers Atlantis Kids Adventures for guests ages 3–12 year-round, with special on-site programming for National Mermaid Day. All Day Mermaid includes story time, swimming with a mermaid, photos with a mermaid, a mermaid snack, a mermaid glitz and glam makeover and mermaid swag. Or, there is the Ultimate Mermaid experience with a culinary session to create Under the Sea Treats, story time, swimming with a mermaid, lunch, mermaid snacks, painting, a mermaid glitz and glam makeover and mermaid takeaways.
Book both experiences in advance.
Enroll little mermaids-to-be in the resort’s Mindful Mermaid Academy, offering poolside classes where kids learn how to swim with a mermaid tail and adults and teens can focus on creative and advanced swimming techniques. For guests 4–7, the 45-minute Mini Mermaid Class includes a one-on-one lesson with a mermaid instructor. Kids 8 and up swim and learn ocean facts in the Beginner Mermaid Class, while teens and young adults learn how to take the ultimate underwater mermaid selfie in the Social Media Mermaid class.
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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.
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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.
Engaging children in a family road trip can be a challenge, so parents often concentrate on keeping backseat passengers amused with games and activities. These focus their attention inside the car instead of on the places you travel.