On your next family trip abroad, experience firsthand why the people of Norway have been named the happiest in the world. Venture to the Scandinavian country with the kids and experience the Northern Lights, fjords and stunning natural beauty amid a bustling urban lifestyle. Immerse yourselves in the local culture of small towns between scenic excursions with the family — now you just have to narrow down the locale.
Fly into the capital city, Oslo, at the main airport hub, Oslo Airport. Although the busiest airport, Oslo is the most convenient for getting into the city and offers easy transportation by way of shuttle train, Flytoget Airport Express Train. Grab the bags, snag the kids and head for the Flytoget Train, departing every 10–20 minutes. Flytoget transports travelers to the city in about 19–22 minutes and is fast, easy and affordable.
Enjoy the city’s bustling nightlife, bourgeoning restaurant scene and pristine downtown area. Shop and sightsee by day and head out for a few shows at night. Bring the kids along or check in at the concierge for activities for them and caretaking services so you can head out just the two of you for drinks and lively entertainment at night.
To get to the fjords, fly into Bergen Airport in Bergen, Norway. The western region offers close proximity to the country’s famous fjords and endless wild beauty, while providing modern comforts and easy access to urban life. Visiting the wild beauty and epic fjords of Norway is must. Expect breathtaking views and awe-inspiring scenery.
The natural beauty of Bergen offers a unique getaway complete with quaint villages and old wharf towns, historic fortresses and stunning views. Located along the southwestern coast, the vibrant homes of Bergen are surrounded by fjords, mountains and panoramic views.
The nature-meets-modern identity Norway cultivated is just one draw of many to the incredible country. Check out Norway’s official guide and top 10 destinations here to plan your next trip — because you can’t do it all in one.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
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.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
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.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.