With Earth Day around the corner, plan a trip to one of these ecologically responsible destinations for your next family trip.
Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods host a variety of Earth Day events. Cape Coral Rotary Park Environmental Center and The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation both host neighborhood and beach clean ups.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Michigan’s second-largest city is one of 12 U.S. destinations pledging to achieve a zero-net carbon building sector by 2050 through Zero Cities Project. Book a stay an eco-friendly property including Amway Grand Plazaor JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
Greater Palm Springs, California
Earlier this year, Visit Greater Palm Springs announced a partnership with Kind Traveler to support local charitable environmental organizations. Book a stay at a participating, eco-friendly property.
Kansas City, Missouri
This city boasts climate initiatives across its meeting and convention spaces. Kansas City Convention Center is home to one of the country’s largest green ballrooms and utilizes energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Kansas City International Airport’s new terminal is the first LEED Gold-certified terminal in the Midwest.
Santa Barbara, California
This city holds the title of the “birthplace of Earth Day,” as home to the site that inspired the first Earth Day in 1970. The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival returns this year. The free event hosts more than 200 eco-conscious exhibitors, along with a green car show, art installations and musical performances.
Victoria, British Columbia
British Columbia’s capital city focuses on a variety of environmental initiatives. The destination recently received The Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere certification, a recognition of its commitment to principles of sustainability, diversity and social responsibility. Dine at a carbon neutral restaurant, like Big Wheel Burger. Book a stay at Fairmont Empress, a property practicing various sustainability initiatives.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
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.
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When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.