After being cooped up in our houses for the past year or so, it is time to get back to travel and start planning a family vacation for spring. With mud season upon us, Vermont and New York’s fifth season, consider taking a trip to Stowe or the Adirondacks. During this season, both destinations offer birdwatching adventures, waterfalls, white-water rafting, paddling, hiking, golf and more.
While exploring the Lake Placid region this spring and summer, make High Peaks Resort your basecamp. The resort’s Your Home in the Adirondacks package includes daily breakfast; spacious Adirondack-inspired guestrooms; complimentary upgraded WiFi; and access to all resort amenities. This includes two indoor and two outdoor heated pools, an indoor Jacuzzi, Dancing Bears Restaurants, private access to Mirror Lake with complimentary kayak, paddle boats and stand-up paddle boards usage, waterfront yoga, access to the fitness center and more. Guests can also take advantage of outdoor adventure packages such as hiking and golf.
For more information on this resort and package, visit High Peaks Resort’s website.
Families interested in exploring Stowe, Vermont, should stay at Topnotch Resort for an all-inclusive playground. With the Topnotch Fusion package, guests can enjoy a $100 nightly credit at The Roost Restaurant, a $100 daily credit at the Topnotch Spa, daily access to the fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis and luxurious overnight accommodations. Guests can also play a round of tennis at Topnotch Tennis Academy or spend time outside mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and more with Mountain Ops Outdoor Gear.
For more information on the resort, packages and surrounding areas, visit Topnotch Resort’s website.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
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.
One of the appeals of multi-generational travel, as opposed to family gatherings at home, is no one is the host and everyone is a guest. When you’re all traveling together, nobody gets left to wash the dishes after everyone else leaves. But the best multi-gen trips are those well planned. Here are a few tips to make your family’s trip the best ever:
Friendly Like Me, available for Apple and Android devices, is a first-of-its-kind app designed with the more than 33 percent of Americans who may need special accessibility accommodations while on family travel in mind.
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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its attractions for families, but traveling there to experience the city’s tango culture is a getaway better suited to couples. As they say, it takes two to tango.