The American Club in Kohler is hosting cooking classes for children.
Here are five trends shaping the lucrative family travel market:
1. Healthier dining options. Whether you are dining close to home or on the road, expect more healthy, locally sourced options on children's menus. A recent survey of more than 1,800 chefs by the National Restaurant Association indicates a focus on more whole-grain offerings as well as children's nutrition. Contact: restaurant.org
2. Nature rules. Expect an emphasis on unplugged, off-the-grid, into-the-backcountry options for families. Parents will no doubt welcome the many opportunities to get kids onto hiking and biking trails, into National Park programs and family camps where the emphasis is on healthy outdoor endeavors. Contact: childrenandnature.org
3. Villa and apartment stays. Spread out. Eat in. From apartment rental sites to more upscale residence clubs, families benefit from a fuller range of options when it comes to spending the night away from home. Kitchens, laundry facilities, more sleeping spaces and expanded privacy make these accommodations quite appealing. Contact: porticoclub.com; airbnb.com
4. Small-ship cruising. Expect families, looking for a more intimate experience, to increasingly opt for smaller ships or river boats. Smaller boats are able to get closer to wildlife and into narrow coves. Shore excursions are less likely to mean overcrowded ports and pricey activities. Contact: vikingcruises.com; un-cruise.com
5. Volunteer vacations. Expect more families to give back during all or part of their holiday. Releasing turtles to the sea, repairing trails and helping in schools are options available to families who want more than sun and sand during their getaways. Organizations offer weeks dedicated to volunteering, while more hotels now offer options for nearby, daylong community-service activities. Contact: americanhiking.org; vaops.com
- Dallas Morning News
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March 2 and April 6
» Kids are heating up the kitchen at the American Club resort in Kohler this winter with cooking classes at Blackwolf Run Restaurant, 1111 W. Riverside Drive. The sessions are scheduled for children ages 6-13 where head chef Paul Smitala will teach the young chefs secrets to fun and delicious cooking. Each child will don a chef hat to prepare their own culinary masterpieces. Kids will each receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to enjoy the dishes they created.
Sessions are 10-11:30 a.m. The March 2 event is for ages 6-9, and the April 6 one is for ages 10-13. The cost is $20 per class. Enroll for two classes to receive $5 off the second class. Enroll two kids in the same class and receive a $5 discount.
To make a reservation, call 920-803-3286.