Velas Resorts in Mexico offers summer savings, perfect for a family getaway. Guests can take advantage of suite upgrades, 50 percent discounted stays for kids and teens, half-off round-trip airport transfers, complimentary hydrotherapy and up to a $300 resort credit for couples or family experiences. Early check-in and late check-out are available at select properties.
Individual properties offer guests resort-specific deals. At Velas Vallarta, the hotel’s City & Shopping tour and Cultural & Tequila tour are complimentary. Mar del Cabo offers guests a 20 percent discount on dining, spa services and other amenities at its nearby sister resort, Grand Velas Los Cabos. Visit the website for a list of additional deals.
Velas Resorts provides special activities and programming for the entire family, from arts and crafts to cooking classes. Grand Velas resorts feature teen clubs with video games, karaoke, music and teen-friendly food and drinks. Grand Velas also offers a baby concierge to coordinate special baby products, food and amenities in advance. Take advantage of special family night events including astronomy nights, drive-in movies, eco-cycling tours and painting classes.
The promotion is valid for bookings made by July 15 for travel through Aug. 31 (Grand Velas Los Cabos and Grand Velas Riviera Maya) or Dec. 18. Pricing is based on double occupancy and varies by property. Visit the website for more information and to book.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
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Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.