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The Grand Canyon Railway: A Refreshing Way to Beat the Heat

by Mary Melnick

Aug 2, 2022

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Take your family travels to the next level with The Grand Canyon Railway. Everyone hopping on Grand Canyon Railway talks about how cool the train is, but what they forget to mention is how much cooler (temperature wise) it is than Phoenix. While temperatures reach more than 115 degrees in Phoenix, northern Arizona’s air temperatures can be around 30 degrees cooler than the Valley of the Sun. Williams, where the Grand Canyon Railway is located, lies only 2.5 hours from Phoenix and offers some of the greatest sights and wonders of the natural world.



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The historic Grand Canyon Railway departs daily from Williams, Arizona, to the stunning Grand Canyon. Families can enhance their Grand Canyon experience with an entertaining train ride featuring western musicians and cowboy characters on vintage rail cars. Plan your whole family vacation around the train ride and stay at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel inside Grand Canyon National Park.


This summer, Grand Canyon Railway offers guests a chance to beat the Arizona heat with a popular offer. With the summer getaway package, guests can save up to 30 percent off the train fare with the Summer Getaway one- or two-night stays. The Summer Getaway Packages include either one- or two-night stays in the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, plus one dinner and one breakfast at Fred Harvey Restaurant per guest each night of your stay. The package is available for stays through Sept. 1.


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Middle East
Aug 11, 2022

Discover Luxury at Qatar’s Newest Resort, Outpost Al Barari

As Qatar prepares for the upcoming FIFA World Cup this fall, the world, and family travelers, anticipate discovering Qatar and all of its wonders. As the world converges on this desert nation, tourists have the chance to discover pure luxury at one of Qatar’s newest resorts, Outpost Al Barari.

United Aviate Academy Takes Off

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.

Aug 11, 2022

6 St. Louis, Missouri, Destinations for Family Travel

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through St. Louis, Missouri, with us.

Aug 11, 2022

Back-to-School Healthy Lunches for Kids

With school around the corner and summer family travel coming to an end, it’s time to start brainstorming about back-to-school materials, agendas and healthy lunches.

Take the Family Vacation of a Lifetime to Alaska with Celebrity Cruises

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.

North America
Aug 10, 2022

The Best College Destination Hotels to Stay in When Dropping off Your Kid

Summer family travels might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean travels must stop until winter. As schools start up again, kids head off to college, with many universities located in cities and lively college towns. As families prepare to send their kids off, finding the right hotel in these cities and college towns is a must. Here are some top college destinations in the United States offering both luxury and budget-friendly accommodations.