I recently was browsing Facebook and saw a friend taking her daughter to Disney World in Florida. I believe she is about 5 years old, and it made me reminisce about my childhood family vacations and the wonderful memories made with my mom; dad; and brother, Allan. Today’s travel landscape has shifted so much for family travel, multigenerational travel and group/friend travel. Growing up, most of my friends’ families had places of interest they would frequent annually, such as the Jersey Shore, Maryland beaches or even the Caribbean. My family liked to mix it up depending on our age; interests; and my parents’ desire to expose us to various cultures, history and natural wonders domestically and internationally.
Our platform, www.whereverfamily.com, is a superb research tool for families, groups and friends to learn or be inspired about a destination of interest. Our editorial team covers topics, locations and destinations that are resources for a great trip. We also host the annual Wherever Awards, reader-voted, travel-themed awards that celebrate the best of family, multigenerational and group travel. If you would like your opinion to count as to which companies take the lead, you can vote online here. Be sure to fill in the ballot at least 50 percent of the way or your submission will be disqualified. We end voting March 31. Stay informed on what is current and new for family travel by visiting the site, subscribing to our e-newsletters and liking our social media accounts.
I am in the midst of finalizing plans for a trip with my mom in April. We will cruise the Western Mediterranean, including stops in Italy, Spain and France. It will be such a treat to spend time with her and make more memories together. I am curious and would love to hear from our readership: Where is your next family or group vacation? Do you have a destination you always visit? Please share some feedback in the comments below; it would be great to hear what destinations are of interest to you!
— Stephanie Makowski, account executive
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
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.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: