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Casual Luxury in Cabo San Lucas at Hacienda Encantada Resort

Hacienda Encantada Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is a great option for an easy family beach vacation. It’s conveniently located 25 minutes from the international airport in a secluded position with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, yet only 10 minutes from the bustling downtown and Cabo Marina. The resort embraces the desert-meet-ocean setting and offers both…

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Europe Family Vacation Planning: Is an Adventures by Disney Tour Right for You?

I’ve taken two Adventures by Disney guided tours in Europe, Adventures by Disney Viva Italia and Adventures by Disney Scotland, A Brave Adventure. Both itineraries are fantastic and provide families with an incredible way to experience these destinations. But it’s not as simple as a rave review; deciding how to travel in Europe with your…

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A Foodie Paradise Near the Sea at L’Andana in Tuscany

L’Andana is set in the heart of the scenic Maremma region of Tuscany, just a few kilometers from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The 1,200-acre Tuscan estate offers families luxurious accommodations, impeccable service, and an exquisite Michelin-rated restaurant. Despite these grown-up pleasures, children have their own amenities including a kids’ club and pool, and well as the opportunity to take  private…

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Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with tons to do and outstanding family-friendly accommodations. We asked Andrea Grisdale, the CEO of Lake Como-based Italy vacation specialists IC Bellagio, to share insider tips on…

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Love a Room with a Gorgeous View? Bookmark the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

Fun fact: who knew that the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco is housed in the third tallest building in the city? I grew up in Bay Area and have driven by their address, 222 Sansome Street, a million times and had no clue that this building was so tall. On a stellar overnight last summer, I discovered…

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A Posh Family Beach Vacation at Jamaica’s Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Jamaica has always been noted for its warm hospitality, and I can’t think of anywhere on the island that epitomizes it better than Round Hill Hotel & Villas. Tucked amid 100 acres on a peninsula near Montego Bay, it radiates an easy elegance and graciousness that draw generations of families back over and over. Repeat guests are greeted by hugs and personal hellos;…

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News: Asia Meets Europe at The Chedi Andermatt

Big news! Asia’s superstar GHM Hotels, just opened their first property in Europe, The Chedi Andermatt. It took five years to build this 105-room luxury masterpiece in the Swiss Alps, and boy is it worth the wait. The hotel’s designers describe the décor as Alpine chic. Wood and local granite are united to create stylish public and…