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Luxury Family Heaven at Infinity Villa at Tryall Club, Jamaica!

Infinity at Tryall

The direct flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica took just three hours and went smoothly. We had arranged in advance to be met by escorts from a service called “Club Mobay.” (Hat tip here to my husband: this spared us the agony of a long immigration line.) These very friendly locals whisk passengers willing to pay the extra money ($80 per adult and $45 per child) around the long lines and into waiting cabs. It wasn’t quite like being waived through the rope line at an exclusive club, but it was worth every penny in the avoidance of an airport meltdown by one or more small children.

After traveling up the winding and hilly road to our villa at the exclusive Tryall Club. The villa is “Infinity” and our large family group (6 adults, 4 teenagers and 3 younger children) climbed out of the van and were greeted by the cheerful and enthusiastic staff of eight who run the house. We were handed cool towels and fresh Jamaican lemonade at the front door, the view from which captures first an elegant living room and then an enormous infinity pool and, finally, the Caribbean Sea. The view is simply overwhelming.

infinity pool

We ventured onto the covered porch and adjoining pool deck that are furnished with enormous sectionals, a dozen chaise lounges and modern chairs that are lit at night in changing colors and surround a fire pit.

living room

Infinity is made up of five separate structures; the main house with two living areas, the dining room and a safari-themed bedroom, the kitchen building and two wings on either side of the pool – each with two bedrooms and a sitting room. This horseshoe design enabled our family to have privacy but never to feel isolated or far from the fun. 

Our days began with breakfast at a long table on the porch. The most divine chef, Terri, prepared festival muffins, eggs of our choosing, my very favorite breakfast casserole, bacon, waffles and Mickey Mouse and Princess pancakes. There was always a platter of fresh fruit, with mango as the clear favorite.

Infinity table

After breakfast, we all set off for various activities that we arranged through Tryall guest services. There was horseback riding in the ocean and through the jungle, deep sea fishing and an excursion of swimming with dolphins for the kids.

horseback riding

The whole group enjoyed a trip to Rick’s Café to jump off cliffs and we loved the boat rides off the beach. Complimentary water sports were well utilized by our brood. The kids went paddle boarding, kayaking and tubing off the beach. 

The adults were just as active as the youths! Every day, I walked about a half mile down the beach with Captain Martin who swam out past the reef with me and back into shore. The adults all worked out in the well-equipped gym overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed wonderful massages in the spa. Hair and nail services are also available at the resort.

Tryall had activities every day and night for our family. There was a Beach Barbecue Dinner with donkey rides and goat petting, a marshmallow roast and musical entertainment by the amazing Barbara (who managed to get each and every one of our kids in a limbo contest) followed by a performance of fire eaters. There was Reggae night with a dinner buffet by the beach and a band playing reggae (what else?!) and music for everyone. 


Our last day, they had Kid’s Fun Day at the beach with waterslides, a moon bounce, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones and fun music. The kids club had activities every day.  Our younger ones stopped in for tie dye t-shirt making and romps on the playground.


My husband loved the golf course and raved about Jazzbo, his caddy. There is a ball boy on every tennis court at all times and one day, I grabbed one of them for a quick game. We all took exercise walks around the property, which were more like hikes because of the hills.


We scattered about the resort all day but convened back at Infinity for lunch, dinner and after dinner board games.  All thirteen in our party were never without a drink or snack, towels, and games thanks to Infinity’s butlers Anthony and Randy. Music always flowed throughout the entire property thanks to Randy (who is a talented DJ and able to switch the music to suit everyone) and a great speaker system. The several acres surrounding the property not only provided expansive yard for the kids to run wild but ensured we could play loud music without any issue.


On our last night, Randy joined us along with the adorable gardeners, Sanjay and Fitzroy, for an impromptu dance party. At least once a day, the staff joined our family in a basketball game in the front courtyard next to the Koi pond. Melva, Crystal and Alecia, the housekeepers and laundress, unpacked for everyone, kept the place impeccable and somehow managed to keep up with the insane amount of laundry in our group. They all smothered my 4-year old son in kisses and Crystal braided the girls’ hair. They made flowers and animals out of our towels and blankets, and sang songs to us. 

Infinity exterior

The table was set with different china at almost every meal, fresh flowers, lighted vases and I have never had better food anywhere than prepared by Terri.  Salads, shrimp pizza, Sandwich wraps, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and spaghetti and meatballs for the kids. Dinner was over the top literally every night.  Beautiful salads and vegetables, lobster, various Jamaican dishes, jerk chicken, stir fry, and fresh fish always with magnificent deserts and ice cream sundaes. One of our teenage guests had a birthday and Terri came in on his day off to bake and decorate the most delicious cake for her. 


There were so many different seating areas all around the pool and the house that it was easy to find solitude for reading or conference calls without being too far away from others.  At night, Randy would place colored glowing lights under the chairs around the fire pit and we would gather for awhile sipping wine and specialty cocktails before going back to the porch and sitting around the sectionals for Family Trivial Pursuit or late night (and extremely competitive) Cards Against Humanity.

Each and every person in our group had pure joy on their face almost at all times for seven straight days. The thoughtful and loving care of the staff who took into consideration each and every need of everyone in our party, the brilliant design of Infinity, the insanely comfortable beds and soft comforters,

Tryall bedroom

the large plush beach towels, Beach Boys music blasting, the majestic sea view from every room, the closet full of games and movies, shelves of books in every room to suit all tastes, the bar with bar seating,

Infinity Bar

the expansive lawn for the kids to chase each other, the infinity pool with three different depths for babies, kids and adults, the hot tub, the beautiful beach and beach bar and the many activities organized by Tryall for everyone made this the favorite vacation of everyone on our group. We have already made plans to return later this year!

Review submitted by Veluxe Founder & CEO and Poshbrood adviser Susanna Quinn.


Infinity sleeps 10 people (plus a additional kids for a small fee) and is $14,500-$28,000 per week depending on the season. (Christmas/NYE week being the most expensive).

Book your family paradise at Infinity through Poshbrood/SmartFlyer by emailing us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for the best rates and added amenities.

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/06 at 03:26 PM
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Enter the Super Wings Holiday Travel Sweepstakes

This post is sponsored by Auldey Toys.

Whether it be a short drive to your friend’s house for hot cocoa, a bus trip home on the last day of school before winter break, or a plane trip to the other side of the world to be with your family, travel is an essential part of the holiday season. It’s the time for family, friends and, of course, fun. Auldey Toys understands the importance of travel and how it connects us all, and they want to hear your stories!

They’re holding a holiday travel sweepstakes through December 8, and they asked us to pass the message along to you. Head to their Facebook page, and let them know where you’d like to travel to this year. You’ll be entered into their sweepstakes with the chance to win a Super Wings™ prize pack including a $100 travel voucher!

Super Wings follows a red plane named Jett whose mission is to deliver packages to children around the world, helping them solve problems creatively and teaching them a bit about different cultures and countries. This year, they’re helping Jett deliver some holiday cheer and make this season even sweeter! Make sure you enter today, because the sweepstakes ends tomorrow! That’s Thursday, December 8, 2016!

This is a sponsored post. Poshbrood has partnered with Auldey Toys to promote this sweepstakes. We do not have any say over the prize, judging or winners of this contest. All thoughts and opinions expressed on Poshbrood and Posh Blog are our own.

Posted by Erin on 12/07 at 01:23 PM


Gwyneth Paltrow Releases goop Travel App

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Courtesy of lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s a new travel app on the market. It’s called G. Spotting, and it’s part of the ever-expanding goop empire built by Gwyneth.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Goop-loving users can use the app to explore in-depth and authentic guides to New York, London, Los Angeles and other major cities around the world. The app features guides from Gwyneth, her team and her celebrity friends (Reese Witherspoon and Tim McGraw give their insights into Nashville) sharing their favorite restaurants, specialty shops, boutiques, hotels and cultural attractions. Have a medical emergency? Click on the “f&%k” button, and the app will provide info on where to get help.

Search by city, travel personality or activity to find exactly what you want from best sandwiches to what to do with kids. Navigation is available in-app so you don’t even have to switch out to figure out how to get around.

Download it at the link above, and love it or hate it, let us know how it works for you!

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/29 at 08:30 AM


Your Life in Pictures

Happy Black Friday! Looking for an awesome gift? Of course you are! This year, we’re loving, a new mobile and web photo book service with a new twist on the traditional photo book. They don’t think photos should stay trapped on phones and hard drives, and neither do we.

Nowvel makes photo books automatically from your photos—and it’s super easy! Connect your Instagram, Dropbox, Facebook and Google accounts, choose up to 200 of your most favorite photos, and the software does the rest. Or choose the fill-in-the-blank book option, and tell your own story! Your brood through the year, the latest fabulous and fun family vacation or any other visual story you want to tell, Nowvel will lay it out for you in the most beautiful way possible. You can print their 4x4 pocket version totally for free, or you can upgrade to one of their fabulous printed options. No matter what you choose, you end up with a beautiful photo book.

And the best part? They’re running their biggest promotion of the year starting over this weekend! That’s $20 off for all users, new and returning. You don’t even have to remember a code, because the credit will automatically show up when you create your account. This offer expires over the weekend, so don’t miss out.

Posted by Erin on 11/25 at 08:30 AM


Children’s Holiday Happenings at the Peninsula New York

How does Christmas in New York City sound? Get excited with the children’s holiday happenings at The Peninsula New York! As the temperatures begin to drop, and snowflakes aren’t far off, celebrate the season with two themed events at the hotel—guaranteed to create lasting memories for all.

Gingerbread House Decorating Class

A holiday favorite for families, join The Peninsula New York’s Executive Pastry team through a Gingerbread House Decorating Class this season. This is happening at the hotel on December 10 from noon-2:00pm, so make your reservation asap! Festivities include a child-friendly afternoon tea and storytelling by the one and only, Mrs. Claus. But everyone is welcome, including adults! You can enjoy a tea buffet and a glass of champagne while watching the decorating activities alongside your little ones.

Polar Express Children’s Holiday Tea

Children of all ages are invited to journey to the North Pole this holiday season with the Polar Express Children’s Holiday Tea. Taking place in the hotel’s Gotham Lounge on December 17 from 11am to 1pm, kids can attend dressed in their favorite pajamas and prepared to enjoy a book reading alongside the conductor. Tea, cookies and more will be served!

Make your reservations by calling 212-903-3941 or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/22 at 08:30 AM
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Take Some Time for Wellness at Capella Marigot Bay Resort

Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is located alongside Marigot Bay, once described by the legendary American author James Albert Michener as “the most beautiful in the Caribbean.” With 124 rooms that include 57 suites (most with their own private hot tubs), spacious balconies and extensive views of the bay or lush tropical gardens, you’ll definitely have the space to get your luxury on! Their upscale casual restaurant, The Grill at 14*61* offers breathtaking views of the Marigot Bay cove area and an intimate Rum Cave housing specialty local rums for connoisseurs to savor in a space reminiscent of an authentic distillery with a touch of elegance and warmth.

An ideal location for wellness, there are a host of activities including Piton hikes, water sports, rainforest hikes and volcanic waterfall tours. Their new wellness initiative offers “experiential” packages that promote a healthy lifestyle. Take a look at their upcoming packages below!

Rebecca Kordecki – Booty Boot Camp – January 12-16, 2017

Come join fitness and wellness expert Rebecca Kordecki for Booty Boot Camp and jump start all your 2017 New Year’s fitness and health goals. Nicknamed “Booty Guru” for her signature workout Booty Slide, Rebecca is now sharing her best kept secrets. Whether you want to learn the best ways to lift your booty and shape your legs or just strengthen your core, Rebecca will be offering two daily workouts to do just that.

Nikki Nocce – One Love Yoga Retreat – February 2-6, 2017

This retreat is about Oneness and connection with yourself, others, the cosmos and the Earth. As we deepen our connection with ourselves, we can deepen our connection with others. You’ll leave full of love and will feel inspired to create your heaven on Earth. Join Nikki Starr Noce, MD for the One Love Yoga Retreat to explore your commitment to share love, compassion, happiness, health and harmony.

Yoga Retreat with Shayna Hiller – March 2-6, 2017

Jump-start spring with a detoxifying weekend to dissolve winter heaviness! Purify with gorgeous nature hikes to boost metabolism and enhance mental tranquility. Wring out physical sluggishness with detoxifying yoga classes carefully designed to safely increase strength, flexibility, balance, and muscle tone, while relaxing the mind with soothing breathing techniques and guided relaxations.

Whichever you choose, you’ll spend a weekend enjoying healthy food, detoxifying exercise and deep rest. Leave with a lighter body and brighter mind!

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/18 at 08:30 AM


Moving in at Disney World, Living the Luxurious Life

This post from guest poster Kate Rockland was sponsored by Disney.

If joining the Disney Vacation Club is like dating, then buying one of the $2-10 million homes in the exclusive Golden Oak neighborhood is like marrying into the Disney family. I was lucky enough to fly down to Orlando to tour one of these homes, and I was immediately super jealous of the upstairs bedroom where custom-made Disney princess murals decorated the walls!

Disney first broke ground on Golden Oak in 2010, but a brand new neighborhood called Kingswell is being built. Residents get to cozy up to the nearby 443-room Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, with access to the resort’s spa, tennis, fitness facility, restaurants and Tranquilo Golf Club.

I had dinner in Summerhouse, the clubhouse for Golden Oak, and the food was delish! The private clubhouse is home to a full-service restaurant named Markham’s, and a bar, Tyler’s Lounge. Other featured amenities include a family room with a gaming area, fitness facilities with locker rooms and a pool. An outdoor fire pit, a courtyard, a function lawn (they have yoga outdoors, fun!) and park areas are also available for year-round recreation.

Summerhouse is also home to the Resident Services team who coordinates special events for the community. Imagine celebrating the holidays in the clubhouse, complete with a visit from your favorite Frozen characters! The Resident Services team also provides luxury vehicle transportation to take you to any of the theme parks. Residents also enjoy unique Disney benefits including Extra Magic Hours, or early entrance into the parks, similar to the benefit one receives when staying at a Walt Disney World resort.

Owning a piece of property on land Walt picked out in the 1960’s starts at a steep price: $2 million and up. But the idea of being a part of that magic forever? Priceless!

Our guest poster this week is Kate Rockland. Kate lives in New Jersey with her husband and three unruly children. When she’s not making forts out of pillows or begging people to buy one of her two novels, she loves traveling through New England.

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Posted by Erin on 11/15 at 08:30 AM


Craving Solitude? Try the Scottish Highlands!

Summer storm

Although we here at Poshbrood mostly focus on family-friendly travel, we know that sometimes you need to take some time for yourself. If a little time away sounds good right about now, we suggest the Scottish Highlands as your next destination.


While there are activities for kids—mostly Loch Ness Monster related—for the grown-ups, there are grand historic vistas to enjoy, luxurious hotels to experience and some very fine Scotch to drink!

View from parking lot-Cairngorms National Park

The Highlands are the home of Britain’s largest national park, Cairngorms National Park. The park is full of mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries(!). Take a nice hike, visit the distillery—sounds good to me! There’s also skiing and rock climbing in case you’re feeling athletic.

Leanach Cottage - Culloden

The weather and mood in the Highlands skews romantic, but there is a dark side. The “Highland of the Clans” describes a time when violence was common in the Highlands. Some of the more famous are the stories of William Wallace and Rob Roy McGregor, but there are many more just waiting to be heard. If you’re a history lover, you won’t run out of fascinating places to explore.

Scottish Highland Cow in the Snow

Wondering where to stay? No matter what you’re after, you can find it in the Highlands. Hotels are plentiful, but if you want to try outside the box, this is your opportunity! Whether you’re in the mood for a comfortable cottage, a quaint bed and breakfast or something a little bit crazy like a working farm where you can immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the Highlands, you’ll find it all!


Posted by Elizabeth on 11/11 at 08:30 AM


Enjoy the Beauty and Serenity of Maui

With the cold weather looming, winter in Maui doesn’t seem like a bad plan! And with the new Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea open and ready for business, you know you’ll have a luxury experience waiting for you. And pets are welcome!

Be prepared to revel in the beauty and serenity of Maui as soon as you walk into the open air lobby that has expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Great Room leads to the outdoor living area where you can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub and the patio bar with fire pits. Hit the beach, hang by the pool, putt on the golf green or shoot some hoops at the Sport Court®—you’ll do it all with Maui’s natural landscape as the perfect backdrop. Around the island, you’ll have convenient access to The Shops at Wailea, three championship golf courses at Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and three beaches: Makena, Wailea and Ulua. Or grab the courtesy shuttle and visit the Maui Ocean Center and the Pacific Whale Foundation! If you want to explore on your own, just log-in to the Under Armour mapmyfitness app for a curated running route of the surrounding area!

Set against a contemporary Hawaiian motif, the all-suite hotel consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom offerings. The suites have spacious living zones and fully-equipped kitchens, so you have the flexibility to stay in when little ones are cranky. The upscale furnishings, deluxe bedding, flat screen TVs, functional work surfaces and generous lanais (balconies) that open to a views of the ocean or mountainside are designed to make you feel at home in paradise!

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/08 at 08:30 AM


3 Cities You Need to Visit This Year

Cienfuegos, Cuba

When the usual vacation spots are all played out, where can you go to reignite your passion for travel? The world is a big place, and the best, most interesting destinations aren’t always the most obvious. This week, we’re suggesting three cities you’ve heard of, but probably never considered visiting!

Havana, Cuba

If you’ve ever been curious about Cuba, now is the time to find out what you’ve been missing! With travel to Cuba opening up, more Americans are heading to the island. If you visit in the near future, you still won’t be able to go anywhere you want, and visits to the beach are still banned, but the opportunity to experience Old Havana, authentic Cuban food and history is worth it. Also, for now, you’ll still need to charter a plane and secure a licensed tour operator.


Hanoi, Vietnam

Another great place you might not have considered visiting is the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. The bustling city boasts lively markets, ancient temples, gorgeous architecture and, most importantly, excellent food. Explore the Ho Chi Minh complex, the Old Quarter and the art deco French Quarter to get a real feel for the city.

Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India

Mumbai is India’s largest city—densly populated, noisy and full of life. It’s also the home of the Bollywood! There are several markets and bazaars selling everything from antiques to textiles that you won’t want to miss. A few other don’t-want-to-miss attractions include the Hanging Gardens, the Mahalakshmi Temple and the Gateway of India on the Arabian Sea. Visit during the spring, and you’ll get to enjoy the 16-day colorful Hindu festival of love, Holi.

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/04 at 08:30 AM
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5 Tropical Resorts with Awesome Holiday Experiences

Tropical holidays are on everyone’s radar this year with NOAA’s predictions of a cold and wet winter in the north and a drier, warmer winter in the south. If you’re thinking of heading to the equator and warmer weather, check out our roundup of some of the best offers for holiday season 2016.

Frangipani Beach Resort

If a secluded and relaxing holiday is what you’re dreaming of, look no further than Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay in Anguilla. Take advantage of the resort’s new four-bedroom villa for $3,500 a night from Dec 17-Jan 3 until it increases to $6,000 for the rest of the season. With just 19 rooms and suites, the family-owned, luxury boutique provides an intimate experience with amenities you’ll love.

Grand Residences Rivera Cancun

For an ultra-luxurious and festive holiday, Grand Residences in Riviera Cancun will give you a celebration experience that will have the entire family begging to come back next year. A specialty Christmas dinner will be hosted at El Faro Grill where fresh seafood and prime steaks are prepared with a taste of the Mediterranean. And don’t miss brunch on Christmas or their New Year’s Eve celebration! If you want a more intimate gathering, order a turkey with all the fixings right to your villa.

Hawks Cay Resort

For families that like to hit the holidays on a new key, Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, FL offers an entire celebration! Santa Claus will be spotted around the resort, elves will tuck the kids in for the night, gingerbread homes will be decorated and letters will be written to the North Pole. For parents, the added benefits to the booking include savings of up to 15% on a stay of two nights or more, a Christmas “Spirit” Card so you can sample a Christmas cocktail at each of the four restaurants, and discounts on various activities.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

With its $7.1M heated Waterpark and Lazy River complex opening in time for the winter season, you’ll definitely want to be at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL for some time away from the cold. The resort offers recreational activities for everyone! Bicycle and kayak rentals, dolphin watch eco-tours and sunset cruises, and an 18-hole championship golf course are just the start. For Christmas, festivities will take place all around the resort including a special stocking delivery by Santa for the little ones.

Hyatt Regency Trinidad

In Trinidad and Tobago, Christmas is celebrated by everyone regardless of religious faith and is marked by extraordinary hospitality. Celebrations take place at home with family, but also include neighbors and visitors, as adults and children will go house to house for food and drink. Apart from traditional Christmas cuisine, other customary specialties include sorrel, a crimson colored soft drink obtained from a local flower, ginger beer, ponche de crème, a sweet milk and rum-based drink, pastelles, spicy meat filled corn patties, and black fruit cake. Hyatt Regency Trinidad serves a sorrel mojito during the holidays that will give you a true taste of a Trini Christmas.

Posted by Elizabeth on 11/01 at 08:30 AM
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Time for Thanksgiving Fun!

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday at El Mangroove Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel, enjoying whale watching season and doing a little sunset paddle yoga. The boutique hotel is set upon the coast of Guanacaste, which has the longest migration season of humpback whales in the world. The boat excursion includes a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, packed beach lunch, along with snorkeling and paddle board equipment.

If whale watching isn’t your thing, you can book the Thanksgiving Escape package, inclusive of daily breakfast for two, early check-in and late check-out. You won’t miss Thanksgiving, either, because a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner is included! The menu includes caramelized squash and black quinoa, roasted turkey breast with gravy, pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream and more. The Thanksgiving Escape package is valid for travel throughout the entire month of November and starts from $309 per person per night. The whale watching excursion starts from $480 for four persons. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

Posted by Elizabeth on 10/28 at 08:30 AM
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The New Grand Velas Los Cabos Kids’ Club is all We Want Right Now!

We’ve covered some great kids’ clubs over the years, so we know—this is one of the best. Grand Velas Los Cabos will be opening in late 2016 (pre-sale is happening NOW!) and will cater to its youngest guests with kids’ and teens’ clubs, spa treatments for all ages and wellness-focused amenities and activities. Healthy cooking classes, stretching lessons and more are included in an activity program focused on keeping kids active. Looking for healthy turndown amenities? Grand Velas Los Cabos has you covered. They offer gluten-free cookies, low-sugar cupcakes and seasonal fruit presented in creative ways.

Inspired by the state-of-the-art Teens’ Clubs at sister properties Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, the double-height Teens’ Club at Grand Velas Los Cabos is a contemporary space where 13-18 year olds can enjoy their own mini vacation. The 2,700 sq. ft. space offers ocean views from an extensive game room complete with an X-Box Kinect, pool table, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, karaoke set with illuminated dance floor, and more. Individual cubicles feature Xbox and Playstation video game systems in special seats with built-in speakers for enhanced game play. A lounge offers mocktails, soft drinks and snacks to enjoy while hanging-out with their newly-made friends.

For the 4-12 crowd, Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Kids’ Club offers a safe, fun and creative environment to engage in interactive activities. Designated reading, arts & crafts, videogame and movie theater spaces complement outdoor offerings such as soccer and treasure hunts. The 1,000+ sq. ft. oceanview space is adjacent to the resort’s wading pool and children’s play area.

Babies also get VIP treatment at Grand Velas Los Cabos with a designated baby concierge who will assist with everything from baby’s first haircut, which comes with special pampering and a certificate celebrating the milestone, to cribs, Mexican toys, baby floats, baby clothes, and gentle bath and shampoo gels. Baby’s diet is cared for too! The hotel will prepare organic foods and beverages on request. And nanny service is available on advance notice.

Other entertainment for families ranges from sand castle building, water balloon wars, origami classes and kickball tournaments to foam parties, cooking and baking classes, drive-in movies, cultural performances, and more.

Posted by Elizabeth on 10/25 at 08:30 AM
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Movies in Motion: Bringing the magic of children’s movies to the streets of Paris

Movies in Motion is a fun, dynamic, innovative, new guided-tour company designed specially for families visiting Paris. What makes them special is that their carefully crafted educational tours are structured around an interactive game on iPad, which uses clips and characters from popular children’s films set in Paris to lead the family on a fun-filled adventure through the streets of the historic city center.

The game includes riddles, cryptic images, videos and puzzles, which encourage all members of the family to get involved and discover Paris’ hidden secrets by exploring the city around them.

Sounds like it could be a bit of a challenge?  Well fear not; your trusty Movies in Motion guide will be leading the way, providing you with all the fascinating stories and information you need. You’ll be in good hands as all their guides have years of experience working in education and at least a masters level qualification in Art History.

Movies in Motion was founded by Kristen Gordon, a California native with a background in film and art history. While working at the Louvre museum, she dreamed up Movies in Motion as a fun, alternative way to share the history and culture of Paris with families. She then teamed up with her former Louvre colleague Emma Durrant from Ireland to make it a reality.

While working at the Louvre Kristen and Emma noticed that most children are now so accustomed to using technology that they have a tendency to try to experience the world around them through a screen (iPad, iPhone, camera etc…), something which can often distract them from the works of art and objects in front of them. However, after a while, they began to see the huge potential that his same technology has for engagement and education. As a result, they used all their experience and expertise to develop a digital game for their tour. The game engages technology savvy kids while also making them look up from the screen and explore the world around them.

Movies in Motion - Paris - Trailer from Nico Marzano on Vimeo.

Movies in Motion’s first tour ‘Paris Islands Quest’ takes place in the historic centre of Paris, which happens to be situated on two Islands; the Ile Saint-Louis and Ile-de-la-Cité. The tour helps you discover the islands’ secrets and includes a detailed visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Along the way you’ll learn about the origins of Paris, its medieval history and get acquainted with kings, Queens, famous chefs, writers and the city’s ordinary people across the centuries. 

Come join Movies in Motion on the adventure……. Lights, camera, action!

Posted by Elizabeth on 10/21 at 08:30 AM
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Before You Travel for the Holidays…

Unless you were living under a rock this summer, you heard quite a bit about the dangers of the Zika virus. Since there’s no vaccine, and the virus is spread through mosquitos (and sexual contact), the CDC issued several alerts for US travelers—especially pregnant women. So as you’re setting up your travel plans for the holidays, keep in mind that just because you’ve not been hearing about Zika in the news, the outbreak is not over!

Zika virus isn’t new—the first instance of Zika in a human was in 1952—but the outbreak in the Americas that started in January 2016 brought new attention to the virus. For most people, the virus has no symptoms. If you do get sick, you might have a fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache or a rash, but some people develop an autoimmune disorder called Guillain–Barré syndrome. Unfortunately, the greatest danger of the Zika virus is to pregnant women. The virus can cause microcephaly and other brain malformations in some fetuses.

The CDC website keeps an updated list of where the virus is active and details the level of precaution they recommend. (State Department warnings are here) For travel in Zika-affected areas, the CDC recommends practicing enhanced precautions. That means if you’re scheduling trips to any of the locations with a Travel Health Notice, you should protect yourself by using insect repellent, Permethrin spray and, if you’re sleeping anywhere outside, use a bed net.

Posted by Elizabeth on 10/18 at 08:30 AM
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