Family travelers need to know The Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta is particularly kid-friendly — and pet-friendly, to boot! Westin Family offers activities tailored to enrich younger guests’ stays, with exploration activities like sandcastle building, and a custom, nutritious Eat Well menu just for kids.
This summer, families can take advantage of the resort’s new temper tents, doubling as chill-out areas for children, particularly those with autism, ADHD and SPD. Measuring 1 meter by 1 meter, the tents feature padded play mats, stress balls and more, and are located near the beach or garden. They can also be requested for in-room use.
And all summer long, The Westin Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta’s Family Package includes 25 percent off accommodations for stays four nights or longer, daily breakfast, five hours at Westin Family kids club for two children, a complimentary meal from the kids’ menu, private teepee set up in guestroom, 30 percent off spa services and 15 percent off a private garden dinner. Use code ZJ5 to book.
There’s plenty for parents to enjoy, as well, from massages, seaside meditations and yoga, to cocktail/mocktail- and guacamole-making classes and a state-of-the-art fitness studio.
Can joining Disney Vacation Club help you save on family travel? Well, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, a source for Disney Vacation Club rentals, can provide some insight. Disney travel experts like Melissa Mullett, director of operations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals, provided some tips and insider knowledge on how Disney Vacation Club works.
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.