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…

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Postcard from Tuscany: Abbey of San Galgano

Rising from the sunflower-flecked fields of southern Tuscany, the ancient Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most captivating sights I’ve ever seen. Ruined and roofless, yet hauntingly beautiful, it was built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks and named for a saint and former knight who lived in seclusion at the nearby Hermitage of Montesiepi. He’s said to have…