Make 2023 the year of family wilderness travel with a trip to one of these unique outdoor destinations from Craft Travel.
You might not find a more unique stay than one in a thatched cottage built into the hillside of one of Kenya’s most beautiful valleys. Located in Lewa’s Eastern Marania Valley, these sanctuaries offer the utmost in comfort and incredible views of the wild surrounding landscapes.
During your stay, venture out on a safari at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to catch a glimpse of some of the most iconic wildlife species in the world. Only three vehicles are permitted at a time for wildlife sightings, so rest assured each excursion will be enjoyed privately and in peace.
Whichaway Camp offers a touch of luxury in the world’s most uninhabitable landscape with six heated solar pods. Each pod provides a cozy, private escape amidst the harsh temperatures of the wild Antarctic landscape. These pods are the perfect bases to return to after a day of ice climbing, hiking over ice waves and visiting with the 28,000 emperor penguins and their chicks living in the area. Travelers are more than welcome to warm up in the sauna, offering stunning views of the glaciers. Guests can then enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by a private chef.
Wake up to uninterrupted views of the Korannaberg Mountains, open savannah and dunes of the southern Kalahari Desert during your stay at Tswalu Kalahari camp. Suites offer a rustic aesthetic, with earth tones and shapes consistent with the landscape around you.
At South Africa’s biggest privately protected wildlife reserve, travelers can witness one of the largest populations of black and white rhinos, endangered pangolins and meerkats. Guests can also explore the remote areas of the land at their own pace in a private safari vehicle, take a leisurely nature walk or explore on horseback. After a day full of fun, sit back and take in the night sky.
The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard offers an authentic and unique Arctic experience right at the edge of the inhabitable world.
Explore deep into the Arctic Circle on a cruise, taking you through the most breathtaking sites and creatures in the area. Embark on an unforgettable hiking trip across the tundra to see everything from polar bears to reindeer, walruses to beluga whales. While keeping your eyes open for these rare sightings, make sure to listen to the unique history, facts and geology of the area from your tour guide.
Sleep with the Fish in One of the Seven Wonders of the World
Located in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and known as the world’s largest coral reef system, Lizard Island is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. The island features 24 white-sand beaches, national parks and luxury suites scattered throughout the area.
Choose from accommodation options like a lavish villa perched on the island’s clifftops or beachfront suites to rest in after spending days exploring the area’s flourishing waters. During your stay, head to the beach for diving and snorkeling.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
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.
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.