The vast open landscape of Greenland offers everything from Arctic deep-sea fishing and scenic hiking to incredible cruises along the famously gorgeous fjords — perfect for the outdoorsy family. The country’s traditional culture and quaint lifestyle is an untouched gem and a prime destination for tourists looking to get away, get some culture and bask in the great outdoors.
The incredibly unique landscape offers unending adventure for active families while being a bit lower on tourists’ radar than its more popular neighbor, Iceland — Greenland still offers an affordable getaway with a laundry list of scenic activities.
Scope out the country’s sweeping beauty and vast wildlife on daytrips, stay in quaint towns, shop, dine and experience epic glaciers on a tour. Stay at the Igdlo Guesthouse, conveniently located on the southwestern coast for around $90–115 a night. Talk to the hotel manager about renting a car and planning the rest of your trip, or opt for Hotel Avannaa’s balcony views of the sea for about $117 a night. Chat with locals and get the inside scoop on tours and events, but be sure to check out the ghost towns scattered along the coast.
With so much wide open land, Greenland’s population tends to be pretty spread out. The Greenland Ice Sheet covers a large portion of the country, forcing most Greenlanders to settle on the coast. With much of the population relying heavily on fish markets and food supply for income, citizens tend to move where the money is and as water temperatures drop and shift, fish move along the coastline, bringing Greenlanders with them.
Whole populations of workers tend to pick up and move to where the fish are, leaving real-life ghost towns with incredibly low populaces along the coast. Explore famously abandoned towns Qoornoq and Kangeq, visiting the washed-out towns peppered with dilapidated homes. Trek over the hillside cottages and once-active establishments including a now rundown train station.
The summer months tend to bring some activity, but, for the most part, these settlements are completely empty. Rent a car and explore the surrounding vistas and almost completely open roads.
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.
Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
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 think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.