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Deep Local Connections and Warm Hospitality at Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Part of the fun of traveling in Asia is the absolute immersion in a radically different setting and culture. To enhance this experience, we actively seek accommodations that deepen the sense of local connection. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is an Asian-owned brand that prioritizes such experiences in their destinations and I jumped on the chance…

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Low-Key Caribbean Luxury at Saint Lucia’s Capella Marigot Bay Resort

Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in Saint Lucia offers an environment of subtle, low-key luxury that’s perfect for families who need to unwind. From the moment guests arrive at the airport, greeted by the hotel staff with cold lavender towels and a dried fruit treat to enjoy during the beautiful ride to the resort, a sense…

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Enjoy Sweet Tuscan Village Life at La Bandita Townhouse

La Bandita Townhouse is a very special boutique hotel for families who want to experience village life in Tuscany. This former convent from the Renaissance era has been lovingly restored with a wonderful combination of classic Tuscan architecture and modernity. John and Ondine, the owners, have kids and love to travel — it’s clear that they understand what…

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All-Family Wellness in the Austrian Alps at Hotel Grüner Baum

Our family decided to escape city life with a brief sojourn to the town of Bad Gastein, Austria, set in a valley in the Austrian Alps. It is difficult to convey the sheer scenic beauty here — the word “stunning” does not begin to do it justice. Once referred to as the Monte Carlo of the Alps, Bad Gastein is…

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Amenities and Activities for All Ages at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort in Mexico that offers authenticity, amenities, and activities for all ages, look no further than Grand Residences Riviera Cancun. On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to explore the resort’s family-friendly offerings. Rooms are spacious and the resort offers a full slate of activities for families. Grand Residences Riviera…

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Explore England and Wales from Postcard-Perfect Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

Just two hours from London, hugging the bottom of an English hill but near enough to Wales to pop over for lunch, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the English countryside and a bit of Wales. Just give yourself time to spend in the hotel too! Tudor Farmhouse Family-Friendly Hotel Review Accommodation…

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Essential Tips for Planning a Galápagos Family Vacation

The Galápagos Islands are on the hot list for family travel because they enthrall kids with unique wildlife and immerse them in a living classroom that feels nothing like school. The good news for families is that the Galápagos Islands are a year-round destination and work well for a spring break, holiday or summer vacation.…

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Modern Luxury in a Fairytale Medieval Hamlet at Monteverdi Tuscany

Monteverdi Tuscany is so unique that its appeal is hard to sum up in a tidy package. Nestled into the tiny, ancient village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, deep in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia, this luxurious escape plays old-world allure against contemporary chic, artfully blending both into the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape. The property is as natural a fit for families as…