As a parent or guardian, you already have so much to pack bringing the kids along. Minimize the hassle and make space in your carry-on with these travel gadgets.
Leave your camera at home and add a Sony smartphone attachable camera lens to your device. The compact 4.45–44.5mm lens attaches to nearly any smartphone, allowing for 10 times closer zoom, upgrading your Android or iOS device. Lenses range $100–274 and come in white or black. Take near-professional-grade photos of the family while sightseeing or entrust the device to your photo-happy kids and have them play photographer on the trip.
As we all know, hotel WiFi can be spotty, usually just when you need to connect. Pack some back-up and bring along a HooToo wireless travel router. You and the kids can stream music, videos and photos on all your devices or convert wired networks into wireless with HooToo’s easy set-up. Use HooToo’s USB flash drive to free up space on your personal device and store photos while you travel. The HooToo can help you keep your favorite photos safe and save storage space on your devices for more.
Pack everything up, recharge and travel safely with an anti-theft backpack. The organized and sleek backpack is water repellent with hidden zipper closures, securing your possessions stay inside your pack. Great for kids of all ages, the interior comes with organization slots for all of your tech and important travel items.
You can plug in your phone or important devices to the backpack’s USB charging port and charge up while you walk, bike and trek through the city streets. Stay safe and charged up while traveling and have peace of mind that your important documents, tech and everything in between are safely tucked into the backpack. The anti-theft backpack is $50 and comes in grey, pink, black and purple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.