Thailand’s lovely island of Phuket, covered with rainforests and mountains, lies in the Andaman Sea south of Bangkok. Trisara Resort, named after the Sanskrit word that means The Garden of the Third Heaven, is surrounded by lush, exotic gardens, with 60 pool villas that face the sea and private residences that range from two to seven bedrooms.
The new Land and Sea Charter Experience is perfect for family adventures, with a private helicopter tour over the UNESCO World Heritage site of PhangNga Bay that includes Champagne for adults, a private yacht cruise with a picnic on an isolated beach, an in-villa barbecue dished up by the Trisara’s culinary team with a private chef and butler and a photography takeaway compiled from your images in the resort’s own digital studio DDEN. Prices begin at $3,350 per night in a two-bedroom villa, with a minimum three-night stay.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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 next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.