Whether you’re a foodie family looking for a new experience or just planning a family trip, finding an event or tour can offer an ideal excuse for a trip abroad. Luckily for traveling families, ‘tis the season for warmer weather and food-centric festivals — add in some of the best culinary locales and you have yourself a well-rounded family trip.
Kick off spring the Spanish way during the National Spanish Cheese Festival, April 18–May 1, in Trujillo. Foodie tourists, families and locals flock to the historic home of the conquistadors in the main square in Trujillo, Spain, to sample more than 500 different cheeses.
Taste local goods and jamón at any of the stands lining the streets or pop in one of the many restaurants in town. Stroll through the historic town taking in the old-world architecture amid a beautiful setting. History buffs will enjoy the region’s ancient culture; outdoorsy families enjoy the scenic beauty; and the entire family will enjoy local cuisine and friendly residents.
If you can’t make the April departure, explore on your own schedule with a gourmet tour through the Swiss Alps. One food worth traveling for is cheese, or chocolate, but both? Insert AlpenWild’s Cheese, Chocolate and the Scenic Alps Tour through Switzerland. Between the region’s incredible natural beauty and culinary tradition, your family is in for an authentic, breathtaking and filling exploration.
Beginning in Lucerne, guests of the AlpenWild tour taste fresh local produce and goods from fruits, vegetables, cheese and chocolate. Join expert guides and fellow foodies along the scenic Alps tasting Switzerland’s finest cuisine in Grindelwald, Gruyères, Montreux and Zermatt before ending in Zurich. Learn to make homemade cheese and enjoy rich chocolates all while traveling through the idyllic Alpine landscape.
Most tours include hotel stays, alpine hiking, cheese and chocolate making, regional history and, of course, tastings. Check out available dates or book a private trip with the family. This way, guests can customize the tour and enjoy walking excursions and tastings with family and friends. Ensure you hit all of the must-see destinations and must-try experiences along your trip with a custom, self-guided tour.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
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.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
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.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.