Summer entices the wanderlust in all of us. Paired with time off from school, vacation time from work and a chance to catch up before real life sets back in, it’s the most-traveled time for families. Pack a few must-haves for an easy breezy summer beach vacation.
Protect the little ones from the sun with Little Goodall. The light material, fun patterns and range of outfit styles are perfect for little travelers. Fun patterns hide messes while the easy jumpers, dresses, shorts and bonnets protect babies in the cutest way. Sun bonnets shade your baby’s face and head while offering a perfect photo-op while traveling. Made with Liberty of London cotton, each piece is light, comfortable and durable.
More for you than the kids, the Bump it Off sand duster cleans beach toys and boogie boards before loading them back up in the car. Bump it Offs are $10 and easily portable, fitting in the palm of your hand in a variety of fun colors. Let the kids choose and make cleaning fun.
Sunscreen is vital for summer travel and day-to-day activities, but teens want a tan. Compromise with Sunshine and Glitter. Shop U.S.-made lotions with fun scents like Cake and Very Berry, or opt for Awesome Sauce glitter lotion. The kids will cover themselves in 30–50 SPF, strawberry scents and glittery fun. Check out Glamour Camper and Scout SPF 50 for your outdoorsy teens, complete with natural bug repellent, water resistant, fresh wood scent and UVA/UVB protection. Products are free of chemicals and not tested on animals.
Sunny days and long nights call for transitional clothing for you and your older kids. Lounge on the beach by day and head out at night with versatile pieces like a classic day-to-night hat. Margarita Diaz del Castillo millinery is for the fashion-forward crowd, specifically the Santa Sofia hat. This Spanish-style, wide-brim, woven with silk accents hat is the perfect sun protection by day and a chic hat by night — all while impressing your toughest critics.
Feel secure bringing keys, wallet and other must-haves while traveling with Cube Tracker. Link a cube tracker to your phone or tablet for back-up and track your missing keys. Tag your travel bag, purse and everything else you may need on your trip and have its exact location on your phone in seconds. Shop cubes with replaceable batteries and a range of 100–200 feet.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Northeast Florida is a popular family travel spot for many reasons. From its exciting animal attractions to vibrant gardens to food offerings to seasonal events, the zoo continues to dazzle both locals and visitors alike.
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.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
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 this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.