An Incredible Kenya Safari Adventure: Hot Air Ballooning Over the Maasai Mara

As I was planning our recent safari with Rothschild Safaris, I realized our travel dates would fall over my daughter’s 14th birthday. I thought, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a once-in-a-lifetime experience like a hot air balloon ride over Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve? Kenya Hot Air Balloon Ride: What to Expect…


Africa for Kids: Best Kenya Safari Camps for Families

When we asked Rothschild Safaris to design our family safari itinerary in Kenya, we requested to stay in a mix of high-end and midrange tented camps that would offer unique and varied experiences along the way. Longtime travel designer Kimi Cristopolous rose to the challenge admirably, giving our family an opportunity to see amazing wildlife and connect with new cultures…


Postcard from Kenya: Breakfast with Giraffes at Giraffe Manor Hotel

Our CB! Family Vacation Consultants advise clients to kick off family trips with a big sight, and the boutique Giraffe Manor hotel in Kenya certainly fits the bill. After the long flight to Nairobi, the starting point for our recent African safari, our kids’ jaws dropped when we pulled in. It was afternoon teatime, and guests were sitting on…


Unforgettable Adventures and Off-the-Grid Family Time in Kenya with Rothschild Safaris

For most families, Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A safari vacation is an opportunity to get away from it all and have true quality time together experiencing the ultimate family adventure. We just spent 12 days in Kenya with the award-winning Rothschild Safaris, and learned firsthand what makes an African safari so special and why this boutique…

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Kenya Africa

An Impactful Lesson About Animal Conservation in Africa

A year ago today a baby elephant, Kainuk, was rescued next to her dead mother on a reserve in Kenya and was brought to the The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi.

We fostered her just a week later when we were visiting the DSWT on the last day of our family safari in Africa. I just checked in on her status and photos on the Orphan’s Project website and Kainuk seems to be thriving. What a difference a year makes!

Elephants Masai Mara Kenya

Winter 2012 Family Vacation Dream List

Fantastic winter vacation venues are in great supply and I always find it hard to choose between a week-long ski week where everyone has the opportunity improve their skills and an escape into sunshine. In addition, urban getaways in Europe can be a blast in winter when cities are filled with locals instead of tourists.

I combed through our portfolio for our 2012 Family Vacation Dream List. The best part is there’s something here for a variety of budgets and interests, so just maybe, that dream can become a reality.