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.
Guests aged 3–12 staying at Atlantis Paradise Island can spend the afternoon feeling like mermaids with these three adventures. The Poolside Mermaid Adventure includes mermaid crafting, snacks and a special encounter with a mermaid. With the All Day Mermaid Experience, guests enjoy two encounters with mermaids, arts and crafts, mermaid storytelling, lunch, mermaid snacks, cookie and cupcake decorating, temporary tattoos, and colorful hair extensions. The Ultimate Mermaid Experience is a five-hour journey filled with magical mermaid moments. Enjoy mermaid encounters, arts and crafts, storytelling, lunch, snacks, cookie decorating, temporary tattoos, face and nail painting, and colorful hair extensions. All guests get a professional mermaid photo and keepsake to take home.
Families visiting Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa can live out their mermaid dreams at classes with Mindful Mermaid Academy. The program offers several poolside classes customized for guests of all ages. Kids can learn how to swim with their own mermaid tail while teens and adults focus on more creative and advanced swimming techniques. Guests aged 4–7 will have one-on-one lessons with their mermaid instructor during a 45-minute Mini Mermaid Class. Kids aged 8 and up have the chance to swim while learning facts about the ocean in their Beginner Mermaid Class. Teens and young adults learn how to take the ultimate underwater mermaid selfie in the Social Media Mermaid class.
Student and youth travel marketplace StudentUniverse recently released the results of its annual The State of Student & Youth Travel Report. The report details trends of Gen Z travelers, many of whom participate in family travel.
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.
Family travelers looking for outdoor sports in winter but feeling discouraged by the increasing ticket prices at mountain ski resorts can find a more economical way to enjoy the snow in Vermont. Although traveling along a level trail through snow-covered forests may not have the thrills of mountain skiing, it has pleasures of its own, and at a much cheaper price tag.
LEGOLAND New York Resort is about to make it easier for family travelers to move throughout the park this summer. The Minifigure Skyflyer, opening this summer and a first for LEGOLAND Resorts, offers an interactive new way to travel between themed lands.
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.
The family travel experience just got elevated at Cedar Lakes Estates, turning the traditional kids club on its head with a Home Alone-inspired twist. Located in Port Jervis in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estates sits on the grounds of a 1930s-era summer camp, offering families and kids an ultimate winter wonderland getaway.