If your family travels take you to Bath, Maine, in January, February and March, Maine Maritime Museum offers free admission to all weekend visitors, thanks to support from Bath Savings. Children 17 and under receive free admission through 2026 courtesy of Central Maine Power. In partnership with Museums for All, anyone with an electronic benefit transfer receives free admission. Present the EBT card at the front desk for free admission for up to four during museum opening hours.
“For 170 years, Bath Savings has supported organizations that are committed to improving the communities we serve,” said Katie Spiridakis, marketing officer, Bath Savings. “We are proud to partner with Maine Maritime Museum to invite everyone to explore this fascinating place free of charge. Winter in Maine can be an isolated time for some; we hope this opportunity inspires people to venture out and connect with the community.”
The museum offers a look at Maine’s maritime culture with permanent and rotating exhibits, educational programs, tours and demonstrations. Tours of the historic Percy & Small shipyard take place Saturday at 1 p.m. Current exhibitions on offer include Women Behind the Lens: The Photography of Emma D. Sewall, Josephine Ginn Banks, and Abbie F. Minott; and Featured Finds, looking at the ongoing research in the area. On Feb. 3, SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine opens.
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?
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.
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.