FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
United

World’s Most Haunted: Spooky Cities Worth Traveling to

by Angelique Platas

Sep 29, 2019

© Littlewormy | Dreamstime.com

Listicles

While the United States has some seriously haunted cities for thrillseekers to explore, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international family getaway with a seasonal twist.

 

Sighisoara, Romania

Basically the birthplace of vampire stories and creepy castles, Sighisoara, Romania, is what Transylvanian nightmares are made of — in a good way. Well before vampires made a trendy young adult comeback, this architectural marvel of a city was home to Vlad the Impaler, once Prince of Wallachia and the literal inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Check out his legendary castle, the Holy Trinity Church and his childhood home turned museum while in the area.

Sighisoara, Romania. Photo: Sorin Colac | Dreamstime.com

Prague, Czech Republic

With its ancient history and mythical intrigue, Prague is famously a ghostly city known for creepy local legends and ancient folklore, including the headless Templar Knight often spotted riding along the city’s cobblestone streets holding his own head. In another dark corner of the region, Houska Castle was once a Nazi headquarters for occult experiments in Blatce, Czechia. To say there’s something wicked in Prague is an understatement.

 

London, England

Over in foggy London is a dark, haunted history — don’t let the modernity of the city fool you. London is rich with haunts, including the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, both known for ghost sightings and apparitional oddities. That, and, who could forget the terrifying stories of Jack the Ripper?

 

Poveglia Island, Venice, Italy

Affectionately known as Plague Island, Venice’s city of Poveglia is one haunted locale. Once home to exiled Black Plague victims, Poveglia Island was something of a prison, which led to the construction of a poorly maintained asylum with its own horrible history. The island saw only dark times and was quickly abandoned, making it one of the world’s most popular haunted destinations. Although not easily accessible to the public, this island should be on your family’s radar for ghost stories.

Poveglia. Photo: Hilda Weges | Dreamstime.com

Edinburgh, Scotland

Home to some of the most horrific Witch Trials in history, Edinburgh has its own haunted problems. The Scottish capital is loaded with creepy stories accounting for its presently spooky city streets and near regular local sightings of spirits and inexplicable stories. Definitely worth a visit on your ghost-hunting trip!

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Destinations / Central America
Apr 18, 2024

Forever Friends Girls Getaway

Friends can be like family, so perhaps consider a girls’ getaway next time you’re thinking of planning family travel. Naia Resort & Spa in Belize offers an excellent option to spring break with your BFFs with its Forever Friends Girls Getaway offer. The getaway includes a little bit of everything: camaraderie, luxury accommodations, spa treatments, delicious food and quiet time.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

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.

Destinations / North America
Apr 17, 2024

Dine on the Ocean Floor in New Brunswick, Canada

The astonishing tides of the Bay of Fundy offer plenty of experiences for family travelers in Maritime Canada. The newest of these is the chance to eat dinner on the floor of the ocean, seated beneath towering cliffs and tide-carved sea stacks. Return the next day to see your former “dining room” under 40 feet of ocean.

Destinations
Apr 17, 2024

Your 2024 Mother’s Day Spa Gift Guide

This Mother’s Day, treat the special lady in your life to a fabulous spa treatment at one of these resorts around the country.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

North America
Apr 17, 2024

A New, Family-Friendly Hotel Opens on Orlando’s Universal Boulevard

Family travelers to Orlando have a new option for family- and pet-friendly accommodations thanks to the recent opening of Hotel Landy, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Located on Universal Boulevard and minutes from theme parks, the convention center and the airport, Hotel Landy takes over the former Hotel Kinetic, joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio collection.