Looking for a unique experience for your family travel? Until the end of August, head to the Heart of Canada for a unique opportunity to witness the largest population of beluga whales in the world migrate to the western Hudson Bay region of Churchill, Manitoba.
More than 60,000 beluga whales gather annually in the Churchill River and other Northern Manitoba rivers after winter ice melts. The magical animals feed and give birth in the warmer waters alongside Churchill.
Northern Manitoba’s exclusivity as the only place in the world where visitors can get up close and personal with belugas makes it the perfect destination for whale watchers and animal lovers to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience.
To experience this phenomenon, plenty of tours from reputable operators offer trips, including Sea North Tours, Lazy Bear Expeditions, Churchill Wild and Frontiers North Adventures. Travelers can boat, kayak or paddle board to witness these stunning creatures in their natural habitat.
During the tour, listen for the enchanting underwater sounds of the belugas, such as high-pitched whistles, clicks and chirps, through a hydrophone. The belugas often try to interact with guests by riding in the motor wake or giving a playful nudge to kayakers. Lucky guests may even catch a glimpse of adorable grey calves popping in and out of the water alongside their moms.
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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.
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In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
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.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.