Turn your next family vacation into an educational, informative and interactive adventure with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage site the Galapagos Islands. The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association launched a newly appointed program supporting Galapagos Conservation onboard participating cruise operators. The new initiative is only available on exclusive cruise lines supporting the IGTOA’s mission to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands.
Across 14 cruise vessels, accommodating approximately 10,000 guests, the program allows travelers the opportunity to donate to the program while educating guests on the importance of wildlife conservation and preserving the Galapagos Islands, including the wide variety of species making up the island’s ecosystem.
By offering the educational program onboard select vessels, guests are able to make a meaningful contribution to the conservation project as well as further their understanding of the environment. The ultimate goal of the program is to consistently raise funds and spread awareness to travelers.
By booking a Galapagos cruise with Ecoventura, Haugan Cruises, Andean Travel Company and Latin Trails, guests will be able to participate in the program supported by the World Wildlife Fund – Ecuador. Participating cruise companies remove the overhead from the project, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds donated on the cruise to go directly to conservation efforts. The new initiative will feature expert tours and informational packets for interested tourists.
The importance of preserving wildlife, protecting our environment and educating young travelers is paramount in our changing climate, both environmentally speaking and politically.
The Galapagos Islands, located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, are one of the world’s most pristine and unique archipelagos. The Galapagos are home to hundreds of unique species only found on the island that face the constant threat of poaching, illegal fishing and invasive species — all greatly impacting the island’s development and survival.
On your next adventure vacation, opt for an island adventure on the Galapagos. Educate your family on the island’s history and incredible wildlife that inspired Darwin’s famous natural selection theory. Get the kids engaged in eco-conservation efforts while actively educating them on our precious environment and wildlife.
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 …
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.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
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.