Colombia is in the midst of a tourism renaissance. There was once a time when traveling this South American destination was associated with danger and crime, but those days are long gone as the country works to develop itself as a center of culture, adventure and beauty for family travelers from around the world.
Colombia offers a treasure trove of ways for families to explore the country’s natural beauty, with activities spanning the coast to the desert, the winding Amazon River to the Andes Mountains. From water sports to hiking and everything in between, families can enjoy beautiful scenery while discovering local wildlife in one of the country’s many national parks, like Serranía de la Macarena National Park.
Discovering a new culture is always fun, and, in Colombia, one of the best ways to do that is through delicious food. While each city and region offer plenty of unique dishes, the Colombian cuisine is one of fresh ingredients and amazing flavor, and the techniques and recipes used often go back centuries, incorporating outside influences from others, such as the Spanish who colonized the country in the 16th century. Visitors to the country today can enjoy dishes reflecting the diversity of the land and people, including delicious items like arepa de huevo, a dish of corn bread stuffed with egg; buñuelos, tasty cheese fritters; and plantains cooked a variety of ways.
The locals are one of the top reasons to mark Colombia a must-visit destination. In recent decades, the country has been transformed into a tourist-friendly country welcoming visitors. The locals have a rich heritage they are proud to share and are known for being warm, friendly and hospitable. They are happy to share their customs, traditions and stories with curious travelers. Locals seem to take tourism personally and often go above and beyond to welcome those who want to explore their country, making every visitor feel at home.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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: