St. Barth’s and luxury are practically synonymous, but families looking for a little extra bragging rights can be among the first to book one of the new four-bedroom villas at The Christopher on St. Barth’s Pointe Milou.
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.
With lift tickets topping $100 a day at major ski resorts, a family ski vacation can be an expensive prospect before you even think about hotels and meals — and if you don’t live within driving distance of snow-covered mountains. But you can trim that to fit the budget by looking at some of the smaller family-friendly ski resorts with affordable tickets. All these resorts offer lift tickets at less than $75 a day for adults, with packages and deals that make them even more affordable.
Nearly every ski resort in Italy has an area for beginners, but a number go the extra mile. Some resorts offer magic carpet lifts, dedicated beginner terrain, children’s centers that combine ski lessons with child care, or long gentle cruisers the whole family can enjoy. Some have special ski runs for children complete with cartoon characters and kid-friendly challenges to improve their technique. Lodging is easy to find, with family-sized rooms and suites at luxury hotels or modest inns and ski lodges.
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.