Is Ecuador on your family travel bucket list? There’s no reason to wait until the kids have left the nest in order to visit. You can find plenty of family-friendly destinations and activities around the country.
For nature-loving families and unique experiences that you (literally) can’t find anywhere else in the world, head to the Galápagos Islands. There, not only will you be able to get up close and personal with the native flora and fauna, but your family will also enjoy water sports like snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.
If you stick to the mainland, you can enjoy the many adventures awaiting along the Pacific Coast, from the beaches and water sports to historical and cultural sites. Be sure to enjoy the agritourism found here as well, including visits to cocoa and banana plantations.
Prefer something incredibly adventurous? Head to Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest for camping, trekking, paragliding and rafting down the Amazon River.
“We invite families from around the world to embark on an extraordinary adventure in Ecuador, where nature’s wonders and cultural treasures combine to create an unforgettable vacation experience,” said Niels Olsen, minister of tourism, Ecuador. “From the enchanting Galapagos Islands to the awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest and the captivating city of Quito, Ecuador offers diverse activities that will leave lasting memories for the whole family.”
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.