With fall and winter right around the corner, plan a family trip to the Gulf of California, where the seasons are kinder than they are in the rest of the United States. Located off the coast of Loreto in Baja California Sur, the Islands of Loreto feature five UNESCO World Heritage sites in 800-square-mile Loreto National Marine Park waiting to be explored.
Loreto National Marine Park is home to more than 80 percent of the marine life in the Pacific Ocean. One of the best ways to explore the aquatic wonder is by quietly and slowly paddling through the turquoise waters. During your time on the water, look for blue whales, humpback whales, dolphins, flying fish, manta rays, turtles, blue-footed boobies and more.
Many local tour operators offer a variety of kayaking excursions from beginner to advanced, all guided by experts. If you are looking for multiday adventures, kayakers can embark on trips offered by Sea Kayak Baja Mexico and Sea Kayak Adventures. Each excursion features evenings spent camping under the stars on island beaches and exploring the island landscapes during the day. Travelers can also snorkel, fish, paddle board and more.
Although kayaking is a year-round activity, it is best to go October through May, when you can see the whales migrating, temperatures are cooler and the water is warm.
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?
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.
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.