This summer, Europe is definitely the place to be for family travelers. With popular destinations like Greece and Italy receiving an overwhelming number of tourists this summer, many rethink plans and look for options that can still let them enjoy a spectacular European vacation without having to fight throngs of tourists at every turn.
Germany is often overlooked in favor of destinations featuring ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, or trend-setting fashion and culinary scenes, but savvy travelers find it is actually a great option for families. In the summer, temperatures are significantly cooler than other parts of Europe, and the country’s culture and history are both fascinating and enchanting. The countryside boasts picturesque villages, castles and stunning landscapes ripe for exploring, while metropolitan cities like Berlin and Munich offer food and art scenes that let you truly connect with the country’s diverse population.
Slovenia has been gaining quite a bit of traction in recent years thanks to influencers who have discovered the country’s remarkable beauty, but it is still unknown enough to give you the quintessential European vacation without feeling like you are drowning among crowds of tourists. From the breathtaking views of Lake Bled to a cuisine influenced by neighboring countries like Italy and Croatia, the country is awash in beautiful scenery and great food, not to mention seemingly endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors at places like the northern town of Kranjska Gora, home to incredible hiking trails.
If your heart is set on a European vacation complete with sunny beaches and stunning coastal scenes, Croatia is a must. While the country enjoys plenty of popularity among tourists in the know thanks to its use as a filming location for Game of Thrones, crowds are smaller compared to nearby Greece and Italy. And if the extra breathing room and cheaper prices aren’t enough to convince you, Croatia’s beaches are on par to rival the best in Europe, and the country’s Mediterranean cuisine is quite similar to the food found throughout Greece.
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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.