Preparing meals from locally sourced ingredients has gone to another level of sustainability with hotels and resorts now growing own food on site. Farm-to-table culinary practices are a trending amenity in top hotels and resorts across the country.
Guests of the Fairmount in San Francisco, California, enjoy the hotel’s 1,000-square-foot rooftop garden and numerous honeybee apiaries. With many of the hotel-grown herbs found on the bar menu, the award-winning honey is predominantly featured in salad dressings and afternoon tea service. Guests meander through the garden, or enjoy from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the rooftop pavilion.
Cape May’s Congress Hall hotel operates the protected wetlands garden, Beach Plum Farm, just over a mile from the hotel. The 62-acre farm provides Congress Hall’s kitchen with pesticide-free vegetables, fruit, honey and eggs. Hotel guests enjoy homemade pizza sauce from the hotel’s tomato garden and can join in honeycomb spinning and digging for sweet potatoes.
The state of Vermont has always been synonymous with wholesome farm-to-table practices, and Woodstock Inn and Resort does not disappoint. With just more than two acres of gardens, this upscale inn boasts beautiful views of the on-site mushroom glen, fruit orchards and more than 200 varieties of vegetables.
Escape to Belle Mont Farm, a Caribbean resort boasting farm-to-table cuisine, charm and accommodations. Kick back in the guesthouse, villa or charming farmhouse with Caribbean Sea views. Enjoy homegrown cuisine and fresh organic produce from Belle Mont’s lush 400-acre farm.
Bring the family — including pets — and relax at the Mountain Goat Lodge. Located just outside of Salida, Colo., the Mountain Goat Lodge provides the ultimate farm experience boasting unbeatable views of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Visit the on-site dairy goats, providing the lodge’s milk, cheese and yogurt. Take a class with the family and learn how to make cheese right from the source.
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.
Tokyo is a fascinating city that draws visitors for many reasons. Some go for the city’s exceptional cuisine, some look to experience a city teeming with technical innovations, while others go to discover Japan’s fascinating culture. But one theme seems to be constant no matter what your reason for visiting the city; it is a great place for family travelers, with plenty to see and do.
Are your upcoming family travels taking you on a road trip? It’s not always easy trying to keep an eye on the little ones while also keeping an eye on the road, but with Tiny Traveler, parents can have peace of mind about their child's safety on the road. This safe companion monitors the kids and can even record precious moments for eternity.
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.