Family Riding Camels in Sahara Desert Morocco

Tips for Planning a Trip to Morocco with Kids

If you followed my recent trip to Morocco on Twitter or read Morocco Family Adventure on Mother of All Trips last week, you know our experience in this North African country was tremendous.

International trips that include multiple stops in remote locations, however, require meticulous planning. Add kids to the trip and there’s a new layer of vulnerability and complexity to consider. There are things …

Le Morne Mauritius

Why Mauritius is Made for Kids

Mauritius has been typecast as a honeymooners’ destination, but why should lovers monopolise this Indian Ocean paradise island? What we’ve just found out is that it has everything you need for the perfect family holiday too. Top Kid-Friendly Activities on Mauritius Water Activities Mauritius is a one-stop shop for outdoors’ loving families. Your local aquarium…

Choose between the pools and the sea at the Heritage Awali

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…

he Four Seasons Orlando

Luxury Family Travel News & Discoveries for 2015

My annual visit to the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) show in Cannes, France, last month was packed with amazing discoveries. Luxury Family Travel is going gangbusters as our favorite brands are adding new hotels with family-friendly rooms, as well as creative kids’ amenities and programs. I also learned about new boutique hoteliers who are catering to families. I…

All the pools at the Lux* Grand Gaube are within steps of the beach

Want a Refreshingly Different Beach Holiday? Head to LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

If you thought there was nothing new under the sun when it comes to hotels, think again. LUX* Resorts and Hotels, a boutique chain with properties in Mauritius, Reunion, The Maldives, China and the United Arab Emirates, really does do things fantastically, refreshingly differently. LUX* Grand Gaube Resort in Mauritius Kid-Friendly Review LUX* Grand Gaube is on the…


Tips for Planning an Age-Appropriate African Safari

In the not-so-distant past, a family safari vacation was limited to families with teenagers given that the bush camps and guides didn’t allow or encourage younger children. Times have changed! Africa is a hot destination for families with kids of all ages in 2014 and tour operators are partnering with lodging companies to offer focused…


Most Popular Wildland Adventures in 2014

Award-winning Wildland Adventures specializes in Family Adventure Travel and is one of our Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations sponsors. Mulling over an exotic adventure this year? I asked them to highlight a few of their most popular itineraries for families in 2014. South Africa Wildland Adventures South Africa Family Safari is one of our…

kwandwe family safari in africa with kids

Tips for Going on a Safari in Africa with Kids

If you’ve put your dream of going on safari on hold until your kids have flown the nest, you can take your finger off the pause button, this really needn’t be the case. If you pick the right country, zoom in on a recommended base camp and check that they have a family-oriented guide, you can be with lions and leopards in their natural habitat soon after your kids are ready for school.

It’s almost impossible to pin point this perfect place, however, without picking the brains of someone with insider knowledge and Chris …

Shangri La Oman

Luxury Family Vacation Dream List

I recently participated in the TMS Family Travel Summit in Orlando, Florida, where top-notch travel writers and marketers discussed current family travel trends and needs. Per Peter Yesawich of MMGY Global, demand for luxury family travel products is growing. To meet the surge in interest for both independent and multi-generational family travel, leading luxury brands are rolling out all kinds of exciting programs.

I’m constantly reviewing incredible offers around the world and it’s difficult to narrow down a giant list of options to just a handful of amazing experiences …