Don’t Forget to Book a Flytographer Session Before Your Next Family Vacation

As I handed our camera and phones to strangers in an effort to get decent all-family photos on our recent family vacation in Europe, I was reminded again and again that I wished we hired Flytographer for a professional session. This fantastic service is available in 150 cities worldwide and they do an amazing job capturing family…

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Found: Stylish Swimwear that Keeps Kids Sun-Safe

My 10-year-old daughter and I went to a local sporting goods store to shop for sun-safe swimwear while preparing for our summer holiday. For each option my daughter tried on, she either did not like the colors or it wasn’t comfortable. I know when to pick and choose my battles — if she doesn’t like it, she’s not going…

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Where Luxury Meets Bucket List at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

It’s not every day that you have the option to take a sunset trek atop elephant-back through the bamboo forest or have breakfast in Burma, lunch in Laos, and dinner in Thailand, but if you’re visiting the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, all of this and more is possible. Many places offer luxury,…

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A New Style of Family-Friendly Hospitality at Portrait Firenze

Portrait Firenze is the newest hotel in the Lungarno Collection, luxury properties throughout Italy owned by the Ferragamo Group. True to the fashion-house ownership, impeccable style is one of Portrait Firenze’s defining features. But don’t let the chic atmosphere mislead you — the property welcomes kids, and the all-suite layout plus the convenient location make it a wonderful…

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A Sublime Oasis in St. Lucia at Viceroy’s Sugar Beach

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, is a former sugarcane plantation on the west coast of St. Lucia, just outside the town of Soufriere. Built into a mountainside overlooking a pristine white beach between the majestic Gros and Petit Pitons (St. Lucia’s famous twin peaks), the resort offers a wealth of choices for both adventure-seeking and sun-soaking families. Family-Friendly…

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Getting Off the Beaten Path in Europe: Northern Spain with Kids

Tucked away in the far west corner of Europe, the Atlantic provinces of Spain – Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia – boast unique cultures and languages, exceptional regional food, breathtaking natural beauty and blessedly mild summer temperatures. Collectively, these Northern provinces feel a world apart from the rest of Spain. The same steep coastal range and few degrees…

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Family-Friendly Club Med Punta Cana Soars to New Heights

What makes a great family vacation? The answer is complicated, to say the least. While Mom may want the beach, Dad may need a golf course. Then there are the kids. Although your planning certainly shouldn’t revolve around them, every parent knows happy kids are key to a successful vacation. In its 65-year history, Club…

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In Piazza Della Signoria: Simple Charm with a Sense of History in Florence

Checking in at In Piazza della Signoria, a bed and breakfast in the very heart of Florence, feels like being welcomed into a family home, right down to the doorbell that guests ring upon arrival. In fact, that’s exactly what this 14th-century building once was — Sonia and Alessandro Pini, the Italian couple who now own the property,…

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Fifty Glorious Oceanfront Acres at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a luxurious hotel located on Kauai’s south shore in the heart of Poipu. Just 30 minutes from the airport, it’s an upscale, very island-driven resort, and has just about everything a family needs. The staff greets visitors with a lei upon arrival, providing a real Hawaiian experience. From…

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One of Italy’s Most Extraordinary Hotel Experiences: Belmond Villa San Michele

Without a doubt, Belmond Villa San Michele offers one of the most extraordinary hotel experiences in all of Italy. Set in a former monastery dating back to the 15th century, its atmospheric, old-world architecture is truly breathtaking. The reception area is a former chapel, complete with an altar and frescoes. In some ways the property feels…