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5-Star Amenities in the British Columbia Wilderness at Nimmo Bay Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is one of a kind — the rare combination of luxury and adventure that strikes the perfect note for outdoors-loving families who don’t want to sacrifice creature comforts. Located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, it’s a secret hideaway in spectacular, serene surroundings.  Family-Friendly Review and Highlights…

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An Incredible Kenya Safari Adventure: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Maasai Mara

As I was planning our recent safari with Rothschild Safaris, I realized our travel dates would fall over my daughter’s 14th birthday. I thought, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a once-in-a-lifetime experience like a hot air balloon ride over Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve? Kenya Hot Air Balloon Ride: What to Expect…

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JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa: A Private Island Retreat Without the Crowds

The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa — Italy’s first JW Marriott hotel — is set on a resortlike private island in Venice, just minutes from the tourist-thronged Piazza San Marco. It’s the only resident of the tiny Isola delle Rose, and with its olive groves, lush gardens and knockout pools, both parents and kids will be happy to stay…

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Africa for Kids: Best Kenya Safari Camps for Families

When we asked Rothschild Safaris to design our family safari itinerary in Kenya, we requested to stay in a mix of high-end and midrange tented camps that would offer unique and varied experiences along the way. Longtime travel designer Kimi Cristopolous rose to the challenge admirably, giving our family an opportunity to see amazing wildlife and connect with new cultures…

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What’s New for Families in Park City, Utah

We just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Park City, Utah, to check out the “new” Park City Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts recently acquired Park City Resort and Canyons Resort, and over the summer they joined the two with a new eight-passenger gondola, creating the largest ski resort in the U.S. I’m thrilled to report…

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Postcard from Kenya: Breakfast with Giraffes at Giraffe Manor Hotel

Our CB! Family Vacation Consultants advise clients to kick off family trips with a big sight, and the boutique Giraffe Manor hotel in Kenya certainly fits the bill. After the long flight to Nairobi, the starting point for our recent African safari, our kids’ jaws dropped when we pulled in. It was afternoon teatime, and guests were sitting on…

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Unforgettable Adventures and Off-the-Grid Family Time in Kenya with Rothschild Safaris

For most families, Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A safari vacation is an opportunity to get away from it all and have true quality time together experiencing the ultimate family adventure. We just spent 12 days in Kenya with the award-winning Rothschild Safaris, and learned firsthand what makes an African safari so special and why this boutique…

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Relaxed Beachfront Luxury on a Pristine Private Ranch in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s Rancho Santana strikes the perfect balance between delivering laid-back luxury and staying true to its traditional ranch-style setting, with large swaths of untouched land as the centerpiece. This is reflected in the main inn’s Spanish-inspired architecture, which blends perfectly with the landscape. The ranch sits on 2,700 acres of rolling hills and two miles of rocky, dramatic shoreline, with…

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Hotel Endsleigh: Kid-Friendly Suites in Fairytale Dartmoor, England

Hotel Endsleigh is a historic former fishing and hunting lodge set in 100 acres of magical woodland and gardens just outside the Dartmoor, England’s largest national park. In 2005, well-known English interior designer and hotelier Olga Polizzi bought and restored it with modern touches while preserving its heritage. The property is perfect for families who like nature and quiet surroundings off the…

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Soak Up Seaside Luxury at Hotel Tresanton on England’s Cornish Coast

Hotel Tresanton sits at the quiet end of the postcard-pretty fishing village of St. Mawes in the Cornwall region of England. It was created in the late 1940s by a yachtsman and businessman as a place for his sailing friends to stay and became one of the best-known and best-loved hotels in Cornwall. Olga Polizzi, renowned interior designer…