Tired of cookie-cutter hotel rooms and waiting in line to see attractions? The next time your family travels to Europe, book a log cabin high in the Bavarian Alps, a cozy mountain hut or a lakeside chalet, and enjoy southern Germany’s natural wonders and outdoor activities.
These Mountain Farm Holidays in Bavaria are easy to arrange, with options for couples or entire multigen family groups. Most are on active farms, so expect fresh eggs, organic milk and cheeses, even fresh vegetables from the garden.
The Alpine-style Steinberg-Alm holiday home is part of a 13-generation farm, where kids are welcome to help with chores and families gather around evening campfires. In the low-pollen village of Unterjoch, Erlenhof is a farm producing organic pasture milk, where guest cabins vary from eco-chic to traditional Bavarian style with carved ceilings. Walking trails begin right from the farm.
Less than 50 miles south of Munich, Lake Walchensee is among Bavaria’s largest Alpine lakes, at an altitude of about 2,400 feet. On its shore is Seppenbauernhof, with five rustic cabins with balconies and terraces. Guests can use the farm’s boats to explore the lake. Hike mountain trails or take cable cars for even loftier alpine views.
Surrounded by mountains and green pastures, Beim Bergbauern is an organic mountain farm with three cottages and a small log cabin. It is especially family-friendly, and kids can help with milking or feeding animals or taking advantage of the farm’s large, well-equipped playground.
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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.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
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).
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.
Engaging children in a family road trip can be a challenge, so parents often concentrate on keeping backseat passengers amused with games and activities. These focus their attention inside the car instead of on the places you travel.