Italy’s sweeping beauty, history and charming towns lend well to romantic getaways, family vacations, solo expeditions and everything in between. From outdoor adventures, luxury stays and incredible wine and cuisine, there is something for everyone. Tour the incredible coastline from Naples to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno, or opt for professional guidance.
Thomson Family Adventures offers a scenic, active and indulgent 11-day tour from Amalfi to Sicily, specifically designed for families. The Southern Italy: Amalfi, Vulcano and Sicily tour is a must for first-time travelers exploring the southern coast of Italy — whether exploring family heritage or just taking in the culture.
The tour begins in Amalfi with a kayak excursion through natural caves and rock arches along the turquoise water — all before exploring the ancient city of Pompeii. Hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius and explore the ancient ruins of the city, preserved from the volcano’s eruption in 79 A.D. Travel back in time and learn about the incredible true history of Pompeii and its people.
A trip to Amalfi wouldn’t be complete without an obligatory daytrip to Capri. The tiny island off the coast of Italy is comprised of two towns, Capri and Anacapri. Both sides boast sweeping views of the ocean, epic cliffs and endless shops and restaurants. Taste homemade limoncello and venture through the famous Blue Grotto by rowboat.
On the fifth day of your 11-day tour, enjoy a classic family dinner in Messina. Wine, dine and walk around town before venturing to Vulcano for two days.
Vulcano is a uniquely Italian destination complete with dormant crater Fossa di Vulcano, stretching higher than 1,000 feet. Head out on the calm ocean waters, kayaking around the island. Explore natural hot springs and black-sand beaches before heading back for a wine pairing and pizza-making class for dinner.
After dinner, do as the Italians do and go for a walk — or in this case, hike Sciara del Fuoco. Considering Sciara del Fuoco translates to “stream of fire,” the kids will have something to brag about and you’ll enjoy the incredible view of the city of Stromboli below.
On the last few days of the tour, enjoy pastries, ocean views, old-city life and family adventures through Sicily.
Check out the full itinerary here and explore the best dates and accommodations for your family.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).
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.
With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start planning your spooky family travels. Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort offers a spooky stay in a historical haunted area. While Myrtle Beach boasts its fair share of scares at highly entertaining haunted attractions, the real thrill of frights lies in wait for guests of the resort to brave.