Learn Spanish the old-fashioned way, in an exclusive mansion in Mexico City. The Fluenz Spanish Immersion course is a six-day, intensive Spanish class, fully engrossing students in a real-world, Spanish-speaking environment surrounded by fluent speakers — all while staying in luxury accommodations, of course.
Founded by Sonia Gil, the Fluenz Spanish Immersion class was designed for English speakers. While hosting only 12 guests at a time, you’ll receive personalized instruction and attention during the program, while still appreciating the security of the group setting.
Between lessons, enjoy the stay in the beautiful fully restored, 1920s Spanish Revival estate. The cobalt blue color, ornate accents and charming walkway set the scene for a bygone era in Mexico. Go with the kids and make it a family adventure, or encourage the adult children to give it a try. Learning a new skill, especially a language, can better everyone in the family for future careers and travel opportunities.
During the six-day, seven-night stay, students engage in Spanish conversation with expert coaches in one-on-one sessions. After each lesson, students receive an assessment, back to a new session, a new assessment and so on. After a few hours of the learning cycle, it’s recovery time. Join the other students for a yoga session to stretch out, unwind and get the blood flowing again. Fuel up with freshly prepared meals from locally sourced ingredients and power your mind and body for your next session.
Don’t worry — you won’t be cooped up in the house the entire stay. Guests head out at night with your expert hosts and explore the city’s vibrant nightlife, fine dining and exciting bars. Practice your Spanish-speaking skills and converse with the locals, order in the native tongue and get first-hand experience with your newfound ability. Head out on exclusive art tours with expert guides and take in Mexico City in a new light.
Enjoy the sites and culture of Mexico’s capital city with the confidence of a local. After your trip, you will have experienced the city in a new light and have something more to show for it. Stay on a bit longer in the city, or head to another Spanish-speaking destination to relax, explore at your own pace and keep the practice going.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).