With views like this, it is no wonder Ponta da Piedade is considered one of the most beautiful spots in the Algarve.

Great Kid-Friendly Things to Do in the Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is a small country (about the size of the state of Indiana), but it packs an impressive amount of breathtaking scenery, world-changing history, and family fun into its limited geographic boundaries. And the Algarve region of southern Portugal offers all this, plus lots of beautiful beaches, to round out your holiday. Things To Do in…

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Five Surprising Discoveries While Traveling in China with Kids

I just got back — literally! — from a transformative experience in China with a boutique, luxury private guided tour operator called Mandarin Journeys. You will hear much more about them in the upcoming weeks and months as I share the details of my trip to Shanghai and the surrounding provinces with another mom and…

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The Heritage Awali on Mauritius Caters to Every Age and Stage

If you’re looking for a hotel in the Indian Ocean that caters to babes in arms through to teens, you can stop looking now. You will find something for everyone at The Heritage Awali on the beautiful island of Mauritius. We certainly did. Family-Friendly Review of The Heritage Awali The resort is spread across a beautiful bay along…

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A Gracious New Orleans Welcome for Families at Luxury Icon Windsor Court Hotel

Windsor Court Hotel has quite a reputation, in the best possible way. Mention to those in the know that you have an upcoming stay, and they’ll sigh wistfully at your good fortune. After it opened some 30 years ago, Windsor Court’s subdued opulence and impeccable attention to detail swiftly raised the bar for New Orleans accommodations. Those same…

The private communal garden also features a children's playground

Europa House: The Perfect Central London Retreat

Set within a majestic mansion block in the upmarket central London suburb of Little Venice, Europa House offers a selection of spacious apartments with all the services you’d expect of a luxury hotel. Family-Friendly Hotel Review: Europa House Oodles of Outside Space The best bit about Europa House is its access to one of those…

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An Oasis in New Orleans’ French Quarter at Audubon Cottages

If you weren’t looking, it would be easy to stroll by the door to the Audubon Cottages without a second glance — and that’s the point. Unassuming from the outside yet luxurious to the core, this retreat in New Orleans’ French Quarter feels a world away from the to-ing and fro-ing on the streets. The sense of peace and seclusion is extraordinary,…

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The Benjamin: A Landmark Midtown Manhattan Home Base for Families

The Benjamin is a beloved Midtown Manhattan landmark — designed in 1927 by famed architect Emery Roth, the Beaux Arts facade inspired artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “New York Night.” Thanks to recent room renovations, excellent kids’ amenities and unbelievable value, this icon has become a go-to escape for families seeking a boutique hotel home base in the heart…

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15,000 Acres of Beach Vacation Happiness at Puntacana Resort & Club

Many people who haven’t visited the Dominican Republic know about Punta Cana. This iconic Dominican brand refers to a world-class resort development on the Caribbean shoreline. The development includes an international airport, making it extraordinarily convenient and easy to access. It also includes three miles of beach, 45 holes of golf, a nature preserve, and…