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 …

Cambodia Beach Vacation

What A List! Best Family Summer Beach Vacation Spots

A great family beach vacation ranks as one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. I asked family travel experts from around the country to send me a favorite beach vacation spot. What a list! From Cuba to Oregon to Cambodia, there’s something on this list for every age and interest. Thank you family travel bloggers for these incredible ideas!

Trip of a Lifetime in Africa with AndBeyond

Luxury Family Travel Ideas for Summer Vacation 2013

Need summer travel inspiration? Look no further … I got together with fellow luxury travel experts Poshbrood and Luxury Travel Mom and put together a list of worldwide luxury family travel favorites for summer 2013.

From Africa to Hawaii to Paris to Cape Cod, our list offers something for every age and interest, and lets families be as laid back or as active as they want!

Roberts Grove Belize

Spring Break 2013 Brainstorm by Family Travel Experts

Spring break is around the corner and some of us, including me, don’t have plans in place yet. It’s an interesting period for travel in North America as a beach holiday and a family ski vacation are both still possibilities. Meanwhile, airfares to Europe can be less than during the packed summer season making that international journey more affordable. You give up weather …


New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Service from San Jose to Tokyo

Do you dread thinking about long-haul flights with infants and children in tow? Well, say hello to All Nippon Airways (ANA) Dreamliner flight service to Japan. The Boeing 787 has landed in Northern California at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

I was on hand for Ciao Bambino to welcome ANA’s Dreamliner to the Silicon Valley …

Riffelalp Resort Outdoor Pool

The Coolest Pools for Summer!

School’s out for many families and summer is officially underway. Which also means you better get those summer vacations set. Ask just about any kid, their favorite part about staying in a hotel is often the pool. So with that in mind, here’s some ideas to jump start those summer trip plans.

Tabacon Springs Spa Thermal Resort

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
School age kids and teens won’t ever want to get out of the water at Tabacon Springs. The hot springs, pool, waterside …

Bandos Maldives

We’re Dreaming Big! Our 2012 Bucket List

Something about moving into a new year and staring at an empty calendar gets my mind spinning about travel — where to go in 2012?

The first item of business is blocking off precious vacation days. Once that task is complete, the fun work begins. What places are top of mind year? I put the question to Amie, Dana, Anna and Kristi, as well as to my children.

Carmel Valley Ranch Landscape California

Discover Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel is one of my favorite family getaways. If I didn’t call Northern California Wine Country home, I could easily see myself having a Carmel area code. Locals are lucky. They have mountains and the sea and everything in between. So do visitors who hang their hat at Carmel Valley Ranch.

Readers have been gushing about Carmel Valley Ranch since it got its $35 million makeover. When my family was offered the opportunity to explore the property, I jumped at the chance. Now I can’t wait to go back.

Le Fleuray Hotel Loire Valley France

Just One More Trip … 10 Back-to-School Family Getaways

Most of us have just a few short weeks before school starts again. After all the non-stop, unstructured family time over these past few months, a bit of routine is welcome again.

September and October are terrific travel months in terms of weather and crowds. Given that days off work and school — at least in early fall — are limited, a 2-3 night getaway is your best chance to work in a back-to-school vacation.