Getting out on the open road with the kids or packing up for a flight can require a good amount of planning. Before you pack up and ship off, check out these convenient and family-friendly must-haves for your next trip with the kids.
Whether picnicking or packing a snack to go, the Vaya Tyffyn keeps food fresh for travelers. The vacuum-sealed insulation keeps food warm or cold for up to five hours. Vaya Tyffyn is made from food-grade stainless steel and is BPA free, beginning at $37. For kids with dietary restrictions and allergies, Vaya Tyffyn’s two leak-proof containers and double-lock lids are perfect for keeping food separate, fresh and safe while traveling. Opt for an additional bag mat, helping to keep temperatures locked in, while also doubling as a placemat for meals on the go.
Because you just never know where there will be that next changing room or private bathroom, enter Beanko. Designed by a busy parent for busy parents, Beanko is a mobile changing station complete with padded borders for safety, a baby-wipe holder and toy loops to attach your baby’s favorite distracting play things. The foldable design saves space in the car, plane or train and opens into a flat surface on any location for $99.
Protect yourselves and the kids from bugs while camping in the woods or on a tropical island with BugBand Towelettes. The BugBand keeps mosquitos and other pesky insects away with natural deterrents. Simple apply the Geranoil-lotioned towelette to any exposed skin and keep the family — pets included — safe while traveling. Pick up a pack for $11–12 and keep in your travel bag or car for the warm summer nights and active days to come.
Getting through TSA lines and travel security with kids can be tough while keeping your important documents and sanity in check. Flightline Travel Totes were designed with families in mind. The organized pockets and easy-access compartments allow parents and kids to easily organize important travel documents and technology for a quick and seamless transition through security. Although the tote can fit quite a bit, the design is sleek and compact, fitting into the airplane’s seat-back pocket, beginning at $45.
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.
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.
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:
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 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 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.