Category: Family Travel

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Levity II at the Windermere on Water festival, England

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to take in some of the new Windermere on Water festival in Cumbria. With children in tow, we visited Levity II which had just been re-located from Barcelona  and set up  in Bowness-on-Windermere.   In fact, it’s made appearances at venues all over the globe, including the Sydney Olympics […]

Special feature: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano, Italy

Special feature: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano, Italy

I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the exclusive and historically-unique  Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano  earlier this month.  This member of  the Dorchester Group is one of just two Milanese hotels that make it into the Condé Nast  top 700 hotels in the world. Occupying a great location on Piazza della Repubblica, it is  just […]

Kids’ Weeks at Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji

Fiji’s exclusive Yasawa Island Resort is preparing for a whole month of fun this winter as the resort repeats its popular Kids’ Weeks. Between June 16 and July 15, Yasawa will welcome kids of any age, making it one of the only five-star retreats in Fiji to accept children.   The minimum age is usually […]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Powder Byrne's "the first night's on us" promotion

Powder Byrne’s “the first night’s on us” promotion

Book a holiday for 7 nights or more with luxury family travel specialists Powder Byrne and your first night’s accommodation will be free of charge for the whole family in whichever accommodation type booked. This offer is available at three of their most stunning 5-star hotels: Anassa, Cyprus; The Residence, Tunisia; and Arabella, Mallorca. Offer […]

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

The Greenbrier Summer Getaway and Complimentary Gift

As the summer sun fills the sky,  The Greenbrier  at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, invites you and  your family to relax among the quiet of the Allegheny Mountains. Here, cool breezes calm the soul, and the rush of life simply fades. They have just announced their  summer getaway which  is only $446 inclusive per […]

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Abercrombie & Kent goes kid-friendly

Luxury operator Abercrombie & Kent hasn’t previously  been renowned for being kid-friendly, but all that looks set to change. The company has launched a new website, AKAdventureCrew.com, A&K’s new kids travel club. Children under the age of 14 who travel with A&K automatically become a member and benefit from things such as a free DVD […]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies […]

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

The American Express and Sheraton have teamed up to offer a family vacation that offers free meals, movies and admission to the Kids Club for kids under 12. Just check in between Thursday and Friday with your American Express card at any participating hotel before 31st December to take advantage of this promotion.

Eco Chic Package at the Lenox Hotel in Boston

Eco Chic Package at the Lenox Hotel in Boston

In the beautiful Back Bay area of Boston, the Lenox Hotel is offering an “Eco Chic Package” in celebration of last Saturday’s Earth Day. The package includes one night in a deluxe room, breakfast and  several Earth-friendly perks including four one-day passes for Boston’s “T” mass transit system, Ranger Rick magazine for the kids and […]

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

Exclusive Winelands gourmet special in Paarl, South Africa

The Grand Roche Hotel in Paarl, South Africa, has designed a gourmet package for a special rate of just R2860 per person. Now you can escape from your daily business and surprise your family by spending wonderful culinary days in the sunny Winelands. The package includes two nights in a luxury suite, a South African […]

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Hotel Madlein in Ischgl, Austria

Situated just 100 metres away  from the  escalator for the ski runs and cable cars of the Silvretta ski  resort of Ischgl in Austria, the Hotel Madlein offers every luxury you could imagine, whether it be imagine-cuddle rooms (whatever they are!) or family apartments. The hotel also has a new spa offering relaxing thalasso therapies.

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without […]

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

This ‘calendar of divine hotels around the world’ – as the book is sub-titled – provides a superb review of some of the top hotels in the most wonderful destinations in the world.  For the families out there, there’s also a  chapter on hotels that cater for children. Sir Richard Branson  said of  Sarah Siese’s […]

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]