Wine tourism may have been a long-standing trend in the travel industry and with millennials coming into their own as connoisseurs, a family-friendly trip can also be wine-themed — you just need the idyllic destination. Enter Portugal. Known for its incredible natural beauty, world-class cuisine and award-winning wines, this locale is an easy choice for all ages of the wine persuasion.
Let this list be your guide through Portugal’s stunning scenery with the family. Each will let you enjoy the region’s iconic architecture, history and, of course, wine with well-planned itineraries through the country.
Over in Porto, Living Tours takes travelers all over the city with sightseeing opportunities, including stops along stunning architecture, historic landmarks, viewpoints of rolling natural beauty and Porto’s many winegrowing vineyards. Let your family taste-test their way through the city. Living Tours is great for guests seeking new corners to explore with the help of their guide, or they can make more specific arrangements ahead of time.
Equal parts wine and cuisine, Taste Porto Food Tours is perfect for foodie families. Porto’s tour company brings families and travelers through the city’s many iconic culinary traditions, with beautiful, locally sourced wine pairings for the older kids.
If your family would rather get all their sightseeing in on one tour, let that one be Wine Tourism in Portugal. This tour agency curates the “best of” the desired region and tailors each itinerary to guest requests. Involve your kids in the process or pick on your own with the help of the local experts.
Let the region be your guide and tour all the wineries neighboring your accommodations, or take the guesswork out of it and book a tour. Either way, the family is in for an immersive experience through the country’s wine culture.
Traveling to wine-soaked regions for tastings and foodie culture is a clear draw for many travelers, but considering Portugal’s many other qualities, this is a great destination no matter the family’s interests and culinary tastes.
Not crazy about wine? No problem, many of these tours have alternate options for guests. There are plenty of ways for the less-enthusiastic winos in the family to still join in the fun.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
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.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
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.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.