It’s never too early to plan family travels exposing little ones to nature and the phenomena happening worldwide every day. One of the best ways to let kids see one of nature’s greatest moments is to bring them to destinations where massive migrations of species occur. Thanks to Nat Hab, a leader in responsible adventure travel, families can take in some of the most incredible wildlife spectacles on earth.
Nat Hab offers eco-conscious tours in partnership with the World Wildlife Foundation, led by experienced Expedition Leaders. So, what migrations can the whole family witness together?
Wandering Wildebeests in Kenya
Between July and September, go on the Great Migration Kenya Safari and explore East Africa’s wildlife wonderland. Here, millions of wildebeests and zebra journey between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve. Expert leaders bring travelers on a multiday adventure immersing them in the migration patterns of wildlife. Guests will also spot crocodiles, lions and elephants, as well as learn about the Maasai people. Guests stay on private reserves in luxury mobile camps.
Rare Spirit Bears in Canada
Embark on a Spirit Bear Tour in British Columbia between September and October and see emerald fjords and hidden coves. The many valleys and rushing rivers are a food source for wildlife like eagles; grizzlies; wolves; and the ethereal Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear. Local Gitga’at First Nations people guide travelers through the landscape to seek out these animals. Guests also gain a greater understanding of the cultural significance of the area to the Haisla, Tshimshian and Heiltsuk First Nations.
Gentle Giants in Baja
In February, Pacific gray whales cruise along Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in the annual migration spanning 10,000–12,000 miles. Migrations begin from the Arctic feeding grounds and end in the sheltered calving lagoons in Baja. Nat Hab travelers can see these great beasts up close on the Great Gray Whales of Baja tour, as well as learn about gray whales’ behaviors. These whales are known to approach the open boats, providing passengers with an intimate look at the gentle giants from above. The tour includes an overnight stay in a private whale cabana at a remote waterfront eco camp.
Monarchs in the Mexico Highlands
Witness the incredible annual monarch butterfly migration in the heart of Mexico’s Central Highlands. Nat Hab’s six-day Kingdom of the Monarchs tour brings travelers to a remote mountaintop forest to spot the many butterflies taking flight, their orange wings fluttering across the sky. This tour dives into the world of the butterflies, as well as the culture of Mexico’s mountain villages.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.