Celebrate Veterans Day this year with family travel to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for a plethora of activities and patriotic adventures. Home to Eglin, the largest Air Force base in the United States, Destin has a deep connection to the military. The region serves as home to a variety of veteran-owned businesses.
Air Force Armament Museum
Air Force Armament Museum, the only one of its kind in the world, is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia associated with the Air Force Armament. One of the first things you notice upon entering is the array of aircraft on display, including the fastest plane ever built, SR-71 Blackbird.
Women Veterans Memorial
Earlier this year, the Women Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park was unveiled. The memorial features eight bronze statues in honor of women who made significant military service contributions during periods of major conflicts in U.S. history. From women who served in the Revolutionary War to women who served in the recent war in Afghanistan, each of the veterans
honored are displayed here.
Okaloosa County War Memorial
Located in the city’s downtown area, the Okaloosa County War Memorial showcases the names of Okaloosa County residents who died in service. A small fountain, dedicated in 2003, is also featured at the memorial.
All Veterans Memorial, Eglin Air Force Base
This memorial pays tribute to veterans from all wars, with a multicolored, stained-glass-style image sitting on a white wall. The memorial also showcases several bronze plaques. Leading up to the wall, a plaza features bricks containing the names of hundreds of different veterans.
Coast Guard Memorial, Coast Guard Station Destin
This memorial pays homage to Coast Guard members who “passed the bar” while in service to their country. The station honors Petty Officer 3rd Class Lonnie Jones, a machinery technician killed in the line of duty while responding to a search-and-rescue case.
LEGOLAND New York Resort is about to make it easier for family travelers to move throughout the park this summer. The Minifigure Skyflyer, opening this summer and a first for LEGOLAND Resorts, offers an interactive new way to travel between themed lands.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
The family travel experience just got elevated at Cedar Lakes Estates, turning the traditional kids club on its head with a Home Alone-inspired twist. Located in Port Jervis in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estates sits on the grounds of a 1930s-era summer camp, offering families and kids an ultimate winter wonderland getaway.
Bulgaria has managed to slip under the radar for many family travelers, but, for those in the know, it is a fascinating country full of culture, history and natural beauty. For families, it is an ideal destination where you can find an affordable vacation with plenty of activity and adventure to make memories that last a lifetime. As you plan your next trip, be sure to keep these great reasons to visit Sofia, the country’s charming capital, in mind.
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.
Prepare for your family’s spring break this year with some advice from TravelInsurance.com. There are a number of reasons why travel insurance is an important consideration for spring break travelers and co-founder Stan Sanberg has some advice about making the important purchase for spring break this year.