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Cabins at Copper Creek Disney Wilderness Lodge: DVC's Finest?

The fenced in hot tub on the porch gives off a blue light at night, and the sounds of the fireworks and Electrical Water Pageant tell you that you …

Walt Disney Company

Where To Stay in Osaka Japan: A Room With A View at the Marriott Miyako Hotel For Modern Luxury

When I was in Japan on tour in 2010, I felt like I was 30 years into the future. I love technology and they are so advanced with their phones, …

Japan

Visit Norway on a Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise

Getting a glimpse of the Aurora Boreal is a dream for many people who live south of the Arctic Circle. We had a brief glimpse of them in Yellowknife, …

European Travel

Where to stay in Traverse City, Michigan: Cherry Tree Inn & Suites

<b>Traverse City, Michigan</b>, has long been a favorite travel destination for Midwest families. With the abundance of lodging options, ranging from …

Motherhood

Martinhal Cascais - a family-friendly luxury hotel in Portugal

Martinhal’s signature VW van<p>One of the most challenging things about travelling with young children, and one of the things that puts many parents …

Swimming Pools

Why the Disney VIP Tour is Not Your Typical Walt Disney World Vacation

Spending the day with your Disney VIP Tour guide transforms your family visit to Walt Disney World. When you book a Disney VIP Tour you are planning …

Walt Disney Company

6 Places to Visit Around Santa Fe & Albuquerque, New Mexico This Summer

Are you planning to visit Santa Fe & Albuquerque this summer but not sure where to go or what to do?<p>For out-of-state people like us, it’s hard to …

Santa Fe

Best Resorts in Texas: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin

Texas has no shortage of world champion BBQ, big hair, baseball champions and really long road trips. The Lone Star State is filled vacation options …

Wine Cellars

The 7 best castles to stay in Ireland with kids for a luxury family vacation

Read on for highlights of four of my favorite areas for an Ireland family break ensuring a sample of some of the most luxe and kid-friendly castle …

Ireland

The Four Seasons Bora Bora With Kids: Paradise With a Few Problems

<i>You know those stunning photographs with bungalows hovering over lucid turquoise waters, and you immediately think of paradise. But are tropical</i> …

Living Rooms

The Best Disney World Hotels, On Site and In Orlando

What are the best Disney World hotels? Orlando has so many hotel options, it is hard to know what to choose. Here’s a breakdown of the best.<p>The Best …

Walt Disney Company

The Banyan Tree Mayakoba gracefully fuses the Thai brand’s style with local flavors for an exceptional five-star resort experience. It’s not for …

Mangroves

Luxe City Breaks With Kids: The Best Family Hotels In...

New York? Las Vegas? Miami? Paris? Read on.<p>All of the <b>Luxe Recess</b> contributors stayed in more than one hundred hotels this year on three continents. …

The Best US Islands For Families

Shares 258<p>Growing up in Rhode Island, I’m so used to seeing water. I feel centered when I see the ocean, rivers, and lakes. Traveling to …

College Road Trips with Family

Whether you are an applicant or a parent of a high-schooler, chances are – college application process is something you both may want to forget soon.</i> …

Magic Castle Club and Hotel

A Visit to the Magic Castle Club & Hotel<p>I’ve lived in Southern California all my life and just recently became aware of the Magic Castle Club and …

Things to do in Banff in winter – that don’t involve skiing

As hard as it is to imagine, not everyone loves skiing. Even those who do could use a break now and then. Here are the best things to do in Banff in …

Alberta

5 Tips for the Best Newport Mansions Weekend with Kids & Where to Stay

A family break to visit the Newport Mansions<p>What to do and Where to Stay<p>I’ve traveled to Newport so many times over the years, first as a young …

Why you should visit Yellowstone in winter + what you need to know to plan your trip

<i>*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.</i>Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s greatest wonders. The park sees its highest volume of …

National Parks

The Must Do Guide to the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge and Theme Park

To walk the lobby while hearing live drumming is transporting and a noble effort of Disney’s ability to carry us to faraway places.<p>Animal Kingdom …

3 Of the best wilderness wellness retreats in Canada

There aren't many weight loss spas or weight loss camps for adults in Canada, but we do have several wellness retreat options. Here are 3 of the …

Weight Loss

10 of the best things to do in Cairo with kids

Guest post and photos by Carrie Reed<p>Pyramids of Giza<p><b>What to see and do in Cairo with kids</b><p>Cairo might not seem like a top kid destination, but as I’ve …

Hotel Grand Minerva: A Family Friendly Boutique in Florence

Families traveling to Florence have found Hotel Grand Minerva, a boutique 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool, outstanding restaurant, and comfortable …

Four Seasons Orlando - 11 Reasons We Keep Going Back

People ask me what has been the best hotel to feature since I launched <i>Luxe Recess</i> in 2014. I am not saying that the Four Seasons Orlando is my …

Map Journal

Make-Your-Own<p>Map Journals<p>for Kids<p>Travel journals for kids (and adults too) are great souvenirs for your trips. In the past, I’ve written about …

Becoming a Digital Nomad Family

We know so many families want to travel more with their kids, but they can’t figure out how to make the logistics and finances work. We recently …

How Street Art in Houston is Jazzing Up Its Downtown (And 7 Top Houston Wall Murals Perfect for the ‘Gram)

In addition to being known as the home of US space exploration and humidity that can add curl to an Afghan Hound’s fur, did you know there is a …

How To Experience the Big Island of Hawaii in a Week

<i>This post may contain compensated links. Find more info on our disclaimer.</i><p>Hawaii is awesome. It’s beautiful, epic, and exploding with adventure, both …

Luxury Family Peru Travel- What to do and Where to Stay With Kids

Performers dancing down lively city streets, Capuchin monkeys calling through dark, leafy canopy, rays of sun lighting up Machu Picchu: kids will …

All the Disney Cruise Tips You Need to Know Before Embarkation Day

We just sailed our first Disney Cruise. Despite all of my advanced research and my ninja-like travel planning skills, there were many unknowns for …