For the perfect weekend of family travel, head to Maine’s 193-acre Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay to experience the fun of The Inn at Diamond Cove. Accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland’s Old Port district, the island awaits visitors wanting to escape for a weekend.
Set to open for the season on May 27, The Inn at Diamond Cove provides luxury island condominiums complete with spacious suites with kitchens and a heated swimming pool with hot tub and cabana bar. For the kids, the property offers an array of recreational activities ranging from an indoor basketball court, a game room with duckpin bowling, a pool table and arcade games.
For outdoor adventures, secluded beaches, many miles of hiking trails, paddle boarding and kayaking are just some of the activities available. Guests wanting to learn more about the military history of the island can visit Fort McKinley Museum. The primary mode of transportation on the island is by bike and golf cart, making the island a family’s paradise.
Formerly a military base built in the late 19th century, the island also served as a retreat for American literary giants like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through the U.S. Virgin Islands with us.
What can three generations of a family expect when they rent a houseboat 72 feet long and 7 feet wide for a week of family travel exploring the British canals? They are sure to have a lot of fun, enjoy new experiences and create a family vacation they will talk about for years.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.