FX Excursions

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

Planning a Multigenerational Trip to Poland

by Susan Barnes

Sep 3, 2018

© Tomas1111 | Dreamstime.com

Travel Tips

With its rising popularity, you and your family may soon find yourselves planning a trip to Poland. Enticing food, UNESCO World Heritage sites, fascinating architecture, outdoor activities, a wealth of culture and a long history means there are plenty of things to taste, see and do during a multigenerational visit.

 

Jeść! (Eat!)

When it’s time to eat in Poland, there are plenty of delicious options from which to choose. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy trying the local specialties, especially if they are dessert aficionados. Makowiec is one of Poland’s most popular sweet treats — a strudel-like cake roll filled with ground poppy seeds, honey, butter, raisins and walnuts. Another option is budyń, a custard you may find in chocolate, vanilla or even banana. Another traditional cake option is šakotis, a sponge cake cooked over the flame of a rotary spit; it may seem unconventional, but give it a try. Or, try Poland’s traditional cheesecake, sernik, an authentic version of the American classic that uses a farmer’s cheese called twarog, and commonly referred to as “Viennese cheesecake” across the country. And who doesn’t love donuts? Give paczki a try.

 

Sztuka (Art)

Fryderyk Chopin was Polish, and the country’s musical and arts history is long and rich. Make plans to check out the National Museum in Warsaw, founded in 1862 and one of the oldest museums in the country. More than 830,000 works of art from Poland and abroad are found within the museum, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, coins and more.

 

Park in Warsaw, Poland © Liubovyashkir | Dreamstime.com

 

Parks

For a country more than 120,700 square miles, Poland has an impressive number of parks and national parks in which to explore, play and simply enjoy. Within them, you and your family can see Europe’s biggest shifting sand dunes, walk through a labyrinth carved out in stone or come across bison in the last primary forest on the continent. There is something to see and experience in all of Poland’s parks — check them out for yourselves.

 

Festiwals (Festivals)

The Polish are a people who take celebrations seriously and invite you to join in the festivities. From January through December, there are myriad festivals the public is invited to attend. A few to consider planning around are Poland’s National Independence Day on Nov. 11, Constitution Day on May 3, and, of course, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Epiphany and Easter. Go in, join the fun.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Cruises
Jul 19, 2024

Disney Cruise Line to Offer Year-Round Cruises to Japan in 2029

Earlier this month, Walt Disney and Japan’s Oriental Land Co. announced plans to launch a new cruise ship that will sail from Tokyo in 2029. The ship, to be modeled after Wish, the largest vessel in Disney’s fleet, will have a maximum capacity of 4,000 passengers. The new ship will mark the cruise line’s ninth in its fleet.

Sunflower Accessibility Program Featured at O’Hare and Midway Airports

Travelers with invisible disabilities passing through O’Hare and Midway International Airports can now discreetly signal they need assistance thanks to a new Chicago Department of Aviation partnership that helps create more accessible and inclusive spaces.

Destinations / North America
Jul 18, 2024

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Loves Kids

Kids can travel around the world of plants in the WOW Children’s Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia, exploring environments as diverse as the African savannas and South American rain forest. The Passport Gardens are only one of the plant-centric experiences in this entire section designed for families.

Hotels
Jul 18, 2024

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Unveils Summer Programming

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita welcomes family travelers this summer with its Kids for All Seasons and KidsWell offerings. Throughout the summer, children 12 years old and under eat free and can enjoy activities ranging from practicing breathwork to teaching children the diverse nature found in the area. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is the perfect family-friendly destination for relaxation, education and making lifelong memories.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Hotels
Jul 18, 2024

Family Fun at Radisson Blu Aruba

Looking for a tropical family vacation? Look no further than Radisson Blu Aruba, which recently introduced its Aruba Summer Fun offer. Rooms start at $288 per night, bringing Caribbean luxury and sophistication at an affordable price.