FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Keep the Kids Safe This Halloween

by Eugenia Lazaris

Oct 31, 2019

Konstantin Yuganov | Dreamstime.com

Travel Tips

Halloween is a magical time of year that creates great childhood memories that last a lifetime. But it is also an opportunity for disaster if you’re not careful. Follow these simple steps to make sure the holiday is safe and fun for the whole family.


One of the best ways to guarantee a safe Halloween is by planning activities you can enjoy with your little ones. Many cities organize Halloween festivals with activities for the whole family, including trunk-or-treating or trick-or-treating at local shops so kids can still experience the joy of going “door to door” collecting candy. These events often include costume contests, music, games and food, making it a night full of festivities everyone can join in on. Kids can dress up in their favorite costumes and get their fill of candy while mom and dad can enjoy food, family time and knowing their kids are safe and supervised.


If your kids will be out trick or treating without you make sure they are going with a group you are familiar and comfortable with and that you know what route they plan to take. Make sure they leave the house with a fully charged phone so they can make emergency calls if necessary but don’t forget to remind them to only use those phones for emergencies. Not only will that preserve the battery but it will keep them from being distracted from texting while walking.


Be mindful when planning your kids’ costumes. While they may have awesome costume ideas, be aware of how easy they will be to maneuver in. Over-the-top costumes are great for contests at school and parties, but they may make trick-or-treating in the dark difficult and potentially dangerous. Instead steer them toward costumes that have breathability, are suitable for the elements and won’t intrude on their ability to move around safely. Glow in the dark material and adhesive strips can also add an element of safety to any costume to make sure your kids stand out in the dark.


Before your kids head out for their Halloween adventures go over some safety tips with them. Remind them of basic road rules like only crossing at intersections and looking both ways before crossing the street, as well as common sense tips like avoiding unlit areas and straying from the group. While Halloween is a time for kids to have fun, it’s also an opportunity for accidents to happen and for predators to take advantage of kids busy having fun; make sure your kids know the importance of balancing fun with safety.


Insta Feed
Destinations / Europe
Sep 28, 2023

Gramping Getaways at Chateau Mcely, Czech Republic

What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

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.

Destinations / Europe
Sep 28, 2023

Visit These 3 London Spots Going All out for Halloween

This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:

Sep 28, 2023

8 Medellín, Colombia, Destinations for Family Travel

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

Sep 27, 2023

Family Vacation Bundles in Orlando Now Include Luxury Boating Experiences

Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.