With kids, especially young kids, you have to just go. That’s my biggest piece of advice to parents. Go. Don’t be worried about the other people on the plane and how they’ll feel about it. If you’re buying a ticket, you have a right to the seat. Your kids are never going to know how to travel unless you take them traveling. It’s just like taking a child to a restaurant; it’s a parent’s responsibility. Kids are unpredictable. Sometimes things go wrong, and knowing how to deal with that is going to make everything better. You always want to bring your own entertainment, and never leave home without snacks – even with the teenagers.July 16, 2021
Head to these hotel spas and wellness retreats for much-deserved pampering.
The hotel spa: Check in and bliss out.
Hotels aren’t just places to rest your head – they’re destinations for nurturing the body, mind, and spirit too. In New York, take a break from city adventures with a deep tissue massage at the tranquil Bamford Wellness Spa, or begin your visit to Tierra Santa Healing House in Miami with a soak and a steam in one of the East Coast’s largest hammams. In Montenegro, let the experts at the Chenot Espace guide you through a regenerative head-to-toe health makeover, complete with cryotherapy. You can find these and other destination spas at the following hotels…July 16, 2021
From Polynesia to the Poles, these restorative trips also support local communities.
Kids get more than a sunny tropical escape during Paul Gauguin Cruises’ weeklong Tahiti and Society Islands journey. The round-trip sailing from Papeete aboard the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin includes snorkeling in Bora Bora and dolphin-watching in Moorea, but families with kids ages 7 to 17 can also participate in the Stewards of Nature program, developed with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Naturalists lead a schedule packed with hands-on activities focused on marine life and the efforts being taken to protect it. Educational art projects, scavenger hunts, and a visit to a sea turtle rehab facility round out the environmentally conscious – and unforgettable – trip.July 16, 2021
With space and seclusion being top priorities on many travelers’ lists right now, there’s no better time to venture off the beaten path. These remote hotels, lodges, and camps are located in some of the world’s most out-of-the-way locales – and with a limited number of rooms at each, guests have a prime opportunity to reset and reconnect without having to worry too much about social distancing or overcrowding. If you’re ready to wander, these retreats are waiting.July 16, 2021