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An Unforgettable Family-Friendly Experience at The Peninsula Shanghai

There are luxury hotels that please, and then there are hotels that are so “wow” in every way that they literally take your breath away. The Peninsula Shanghai falls into the latter category. It opened in 2009 in the most coveted location on The Bund overlooking the Huangpu River, Pudong, and the gardens of the…

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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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Summer Family Vacation Brainstorm for 2015

Still deliberating over what to do this summer? I’ve asked family travel experts from around the Web for a list of their favorite summer destinations, paired with links to followup information. The question isn’t if, it’s where! This is a great list— a big thank you to everyone who participate for this awesome brainstorm.

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Why Lombok and Hotel Tugu is a Hidden Jewel for Families

While Bali is Indonesia’s most popular destination, its lesser-known neighbor – the island of Lombok – is a hidden jewel that families should consider exploring. And when there, Hotel Tugu is the ideal place to call home. Family-Friendly Review of Hotel Tugu Lombok Location While Lombok is only a 20-minute flight from Bali, it’s then a two-hour…

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A Nine-Day Family Travel Extravaganza in China

China is a compelling destination with ever-increasing relevance to the global economy and subsequently, the lives of those beyond its shores. The educational value of an immersive trip to China cannot be underestimated, but to entice the whole family, it had better be a whole lot of fun too! As air travel between the USA and…

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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…

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Happy New Year! Let the Travel Planning Begin … Where We’re Going in 2015

2014 was a whirlwind year. We’re ringing in the New Year with travel dreams in our head. I can’t believe 2015 is upon us! So many places to see, so little time, particularly for those of us with school-age kids. Here’s a list of a few of the places we’re most excited to visit this year.…