Family by JW is an all-new program launched by JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, highlighting core family values and the importance of spending quality time together on vacation. What does that mean? JW Marriott’s newest endeavor partners with a variety of non-profit and exciting collaborations, offering exclusive on-property experiences.
Families bond over shared interests, learning something new and actually participating in activities together. With JW’s new program, families choose from a variety of family travel experiences, including customized activities and enriching experiences.
Stretch it out with with The Joffrey Ballet School, learn to cook with hands-on classes with JW Marriott chefs or explore the world of art. Designed for families with children ages 5–12, Family by JW utilizes the best of the brand’s 83 luxury properties all around the world showcasing the best ways families can entertain, interact, enjoy and make memories while on vacation.
Stay and play with activities geared toward authentic discovery of the JW property while delving into your surroundings. The new program focuses on three main components: creativity, culture and activity.
Family by JW focuses on creativity with a Guggenheim Museum collaboration. Guests of all ages engage in art-centric activities and explore the wide world of design and architecture.
Armed with an activity guide created by the Guggenheim, families embark on elf-guided tours and the kids enjoy architectural-focused exercises. Design your own building together, move through the space and feel inspired by the city and artistic surroundings.
Get active with the kids and encourage a healthy understanding of the importance of keeping both your mind and body active and healthy.
The Wind Down and Get Up series offered by The Joffrey Ballet School engages children and families in a relaxed and easy stretching exercise promoting health and deep sleep. The Joffrey Ballet partnership also includes turndown service gifting practice cards that demonstrate stretching techniques and in-room exercises for families. Make it a fun routine before bedtime, or practice your stretches each morning.
Teach the kids the importance of understanding cultural diversity and nutritional values with interactive cooking classes. Led by JW culinary experts and chefs, even the youngest family foodies enjoy preparing healthy cuisine inspired by the destination and culture. By focusing on where food comes from, culinary experts and property chefs offer families a new appreciation for dinnertime.
For those nights when the kids are tired and want to hang in, opt for the in-room program, offering the same healthy food, family dinner focus and homemade meal in the comfort of your room.
Each activity is unique to the individual property and offers genuinely fun and entertaining ways for kids and families to enjoy something together. Walk away with a deeper appreciation for quality family time.
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.
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.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).