Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).
You can experience this amazing sight for yourself while on a guided moonlight kayak expedition offered by a number of area outfitters, including Sobe Surf, Calypso Kayaking, A Day Away Kayak Adventures and BK Adventures. Oh, and that mention of Mosquito Lagoon? It wasn’t named that by accident. Bring insect repellent and a change of clothes, because meeting flying critters and getting wet is a real possibility. (Note: for most tours, the minimum age for children is 5 years old.)
Located about 45 minutes east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is perhaps most famous for its connection to rockets. Plan to follow the Space Coast astronaut itinerary, with a stop at the American Space Museum & Walk of Fame, Exploration Tower and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. From the tower, you can see rocket launch pads, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of rocket pieces en route to or from Kennedy Space Station.
The American Space Museum & Walk of Fame, located in Downtown Titusville, brims with space-related artifacts and memorabilia contributed by actual astronauts and their families, plus launch suits, models and actual launch controls from the Space Shuttle and Atlas-Centaur missions. And, for close-up views of real-life rockets, head over to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where you’ll find a launch simulator and Space Shuttle Atlantis. Hop on a bus tour to bring you close to working launch pads.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
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.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.