For Adult Children
Act fast and get in on the Uncorked Wine Festival in Los Angeles, Calif., this winter. Held Jan. 27, at Union Station, guests enjoy hundreds of wine samples and bubbly from around the world. Pair some incredible sips with international cuisine, gourmet food trucks, live music and surprise events. Bond with the older kids and taste-test some of the best wines in the region.
Tickets range $60–70, including a whole lineup of fun for guests 21 and older. Dress in your best cocktail attire and taste a wide variety of top pours — all while benefiting the Rose City Crystals. Not in the LA area? Check out the full event list online for the next date and venue.
For Every Age
Even vegans get to indulge every now and again during the Vegan Food and Drink Festival at Randall’s Island Park, N.Y. Whether your kids are picky eaters or experimenting teens, there is something for everyone. The all-ages event welcomes vegan foodies and culinary travelers of all kinds to the New York location with a specific date to be determined in March. All drinks and food will be completely vegan and the event is rain or shine.
Check back online as the event gets closer for ticket purchases, updated vendor lists and more information about event locations and where the festival will travel next. Pack a backpack with a blanket, get comfortable and sample some of the country’s best vegan fare.
Only the bravest of family travelers should venture to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal Orlando turns into the spookiest place in Florida, if not in the country. On select nights throughout the season, visitors and locals alike can head to the popular amusement park for frights, scares and thrilling adventures. Explore 10 terrifying haunted houses; five scare zones; live entertainment; and themed attractions, food and merchandise.
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.
With kids back in school and the grueling temperatures of summer finally behind us, life is starting to get back into the routine of fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that family fun has to stop. Big international trips may not be practical for all family travelers this time of year, but places like South County in Rhode Island offer so many fun things to do for families, a quick trip to this East Coast haven is practically a must.
Take Part in England’s Exmoor Dark Skies Festival Dusk Wildlife Safaris and Children’s Art Competition
Planning a trip to the United Kingdom soon? Time your travel for the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival in Somerset, England, from Oct. 13 to 29. The setting is Exmoor National Park, located within a gorgeous mix of farmland, wild forests, stunning valleys and moorlands in South West England.
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.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …