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Reduce Stress in Family Travel: 10 Expert Weigh In

Head Posh Mom Elizabeth Thorp was asked to chime in as a travel expert on Flipkey.com about how to reduce stress when traveling with the brood.

Check out the article here and find out what she said along with 9 other amazing travel gurus!

How do you keep your stress down when you travel with the family? Leave a comment!

Posted by Elizabeth on 08/15 at 01:02 PM
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Fab Friday: Last Chance to Vote for Posh!

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Share your road trip photos with us! Hashtag #FriFotos on Twitter!
Check out this awesome guest post of beautiful sights in Sorrento for your family
Congrats to Rebecca Penovich! The winner of the Wellie!

Elizabeth shared 5 reasons to take a family vacation in Beverly Hills on the the Four Seasons blog
Last chance to vote for Poshbrood for Best Travel Blog of the Red Tryke Awards! Pretty please?

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Posted by Elizabeth on 08/09 at 11:29 AM
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And the winner of the Wellie is…

It’s time to announce the lucky winner of the Wellie Overnight Bag from Oughton Limited!

Congratulations to Rebecca Penovich from Kensington, Maryland!

Rebecca, please send an email to elizabeth [at] poshbrood.com to redeem your prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the drawing. Stay tuned for more posh travel giveaways for your next opportunity! Leave a comment below and tell us what you would love to win and add to your travel collection!

Posted by Elizabeth on 08/06 at 02:30 PM
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Beautiful Sights in Sorrento for the Family

There are places in our world so rich in beautiful sights and experiences that one visit is never enough, and Sorrento is one of them. Your Sorrento holidays could be more special if you would just prepare for your vacations as early as possible. Here is a quick guide to some must-see spots in this beautiful Italian destination. They are all worth your time and will make the family happy!

Piazza Tasso

Starting at the town square is always a good choice. The tourist train and the sightseeing bus take off from there and offer your whole family the chance to enjoy a ride around Sorrento with a professional guide. Apart from that, the square is home to many shops, from souvenirs to fashion, and restaurants. Take a picture with the statue of Signor Tasso and try out the local favorite “espresso crema”!

Il Vallone dei Mulini

Unexpectedly close to Piazza Tasso, you will find “the Valley of the Mills”: a gorge covered in greenery which houses the ruins of an old windmill. Head down the steep street for an adventure trip and do not forget your camera. Looking down is hypnotizing - just hold on to the railings!

Chiesa di San Francesco

Going up to the splendid old church Chiesa di San Francesco will pay off immediately as you enter the spacious temple and soak in the cool calmness of the place on a hot summer day. The murals and statues inside will impress old and young alike. The nearby piazza offers a magnificent view of the legendary Mount Vesuvius and the bay.

Antico Borgo Marinaro

Sorrento’s marina is a mere ten-minute walk from the town center. It is ripe with cafes and fish restaurants frequented by many locals. The area retains that old-town feel, so head there for an authentic taste of Sorrento’s history as well as some traditional seafood. The marina also hosts one of the most beautiful beaches in town. Bring a towel and sunscreen along, just in case!

Punta del Capo

This is the ultimate photo opportunity and stunning view of Sorrento! Make it a hike along the shaded road, or simply take the bus. The bay in its full majesty lies at your feet, and the rocks house secluded spots with crystal-clear waters you can enjoy away from the tourist hustle-bustle. The nearby village of Puolo offers a hidden gem of a beach, too!

About the Author: Andrew Wilbourne is an accomplished travel writer/editor who loves to go to different countries and experience the culture as well as the sights that they offer.  In addition to being a passionate writer and a family man, he is an adventure junkie of sorts who makes it a point to test himself each time the opportunity presents itself. Andrew simply loves the outdoors and makes it a point to try something new each time he visits a particular destination. He has travelled extensively and is probably doing so as you read his blog post.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 08/05 at 12:33 PM
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Show Us Your #RoadTrip Photos! Poshbrood Co-Hosting #FriFotos Today with Rick Griffin

Three kids, a fat old dog, bikes, coolers, iPads, books, movies, snacks, endless gear and lots of traffic?

Yup, this is how we Road Trip.

 

Join the conversation—post your “Road Trip” photos on Twitter with hashtag #FriFotos!

Posted by Elizabeth on 08/02 at 10:29 AM
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Poshbrood’s Featured Traveler: McLean Robbins

Today we’re launching a new weekly feature on Poshbrood.com, a profile of a well-traveled person we like and admire.

Our first Poshbrood Featured Traveler is….McLean Robbins!

McLean is a luxury lifestyle writer and editor for leading magazines and publications worldwide. When she’s not traveling the world on assignment for Forbes Travel Guide, AOL or Robb Report, you’ll find her consulting with leading hotel brands on content marketing and strategy in her hometown of Washington, DC. (She’s practically Poshbrood’s next door neighbor!) She’s always on the hunt for the next great spa treatment, the coolest hotel opening or the latest and greatest travel app.

Here’s the travel scoop on McLean…We think she’s the bees knees—we have the same “Bucket List.”

NameMcLean Robbins

What do you do for a living?
I’m a luxury lifestyle writer and editor and consult with leading hotel brands on content strategy and marketing for a large digital agency in DC.

Affiliated websites:
www.mcleanrobbins.com
www.luxurytravelmavens.com

Hometown:
Annapolis, Maryland

Current city:
DC (Arlington)

Twitter handle:
@DeaconDoesDC

Instagram:
DeaconDoesDC

How often do you travel?
I try to take one short trip and one long trip per month.

What is your favorite airline and why?
Air France. Business Class (first would be lovely, but let’s face it – nobody can afford it!) … the food is great and the service divine.

Aisle or window seat?
Window. Unless I’m in coach. Then it’s definitely aisle.

How many countries have you been to?
15 or so…

What was your worst travel experience?
I’m not sure that “worst” really applies. I’ve learned something great from just about every place I’ve been. I’ve had bad airport experiences and bad hotel stays and all-around travel tragedies, but generally speaking, something always redeems the trip.

Favorite US city:
It’s hard to say. I love Las Vegas time and again for travel. But I love Boston, New York, San Francisco and Chicago for big cities, and places like Easthampton and Newport, Rhode Island for vacation.

Favorite foreign city:
Lake Como, Italy or Los Cabos, Mexico.

Casta Diva Resort, Lake Como

Favorite American hotel:
Anything Four Seasons or Relais & Chateaux.

Favorite beach:
Easthampton.

Favorite island destination:
Bermuda – it’s easy to get to and the sand is PINK! 

Favorite posh restaurant:
Cocina Del Mar, Esperanza Resort, Los Cabos

Favorite restaurant where kids are welcomed:
Elote Cafe, Sedona

Best vacation you’ve ever had for 1.) romance or 2.) family/kids or 3.) Girlfriend getaways:
1) Los Cabos (Romance)

2) Family. I grew up going to Pinehurst for a golf trip and renting homes in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.
3) Toronto, Las Vegas or New York for a girlfriend getaway. Unless of course you’re talking spa. I’ll take a week at Canyon Ranch anytime!

Favorite movies:
Gone with the Wind, When Harry Met Sally, An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing

Favorite books:
I read trashy romance novels like it’s my job.

What are your five must-have travel items?
My iPad, a giant bottle of water, my cashmere travel blanket, a great travel purse (I alternate between Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc Jacobs) and my Nikon D-90 camera. 

What’s your go-to travel outfit?
Black skinny pants or leggings, a white tunic top, and a colorful scarf or statement necklace. Sunglasses. Black Prada flats that I can wear all day and go with everything.


Favorite apps for travel and entertainment:
Netflix and Amazon Prime are great for long trips. Uber for getting around. Gate Guru for planning my airport adventure, and HotelTonight for booking on the fly. When I’m bored, I have a sad, sad addiction to Candy Crush Saga.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
Tuscany. An African Safari. The Maldives. A Villa in Mustique. The list goes on.

Favorite travel websites:
Other than Poshbrood?! I love Pursuitist, ForbesTravelGuide.com, Conde Nast Traveler, Gadling, and Fathom.

Best travel tips:
Book a great airfare if you see it (I use Airfarewatchdog) and then figure out the hotel. The latter part is easy, and there’s something to love about most any destination.
—Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Nothing ruins a trip more than a massive dehydration headache.
—I keep a makeup bag pre-packed in my carry-on with miniatures of my favorite products and an old set of brushes. It’s a great time to test new face creams and products from your Glossybox or Birchbox too!
—Pay more to fly direct. Layovers are never a fun time.

Where are you off to next?
The Inn at Perry Cabin next week, followed by a long trip to Austin for a wedding and a few fun assignments.

Posted by Elizabeth on 08/01 at 05:05 PM
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Fab Friday: Hey Dude. Can I get a vote?

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New Posh Pick! Have you ever heard of a luxury dude ranch? You must see Smith Fork Ranch!

We’re so pleased to be up for a Red Tryke award! Please take a moment to give us your vote!

And why wouldn’t you vote for us when we’re trying to giveaway an amazeballs Oughton Bag for your travel collection? There’s still time to enter!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 07/26 at 12:55 PM
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Best Family Spas Around The World


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While family vacations are meant for you to spend quality time bonding with your children, sometimes it can be difficult to find something that both you and your child will enjoy. Water sports, hiking and a few other outdoors sports are all fun activities that meet those criteria—but what if you’re looking for something a little more relaxing?

Spa treatments in luxe spas and hotels around the world are a great way to fit in some rejuvenation while bonding with the family. While spas were once the providence of the wealthy individual, spas are becoming increasingly family-friendly as the health benefits of spa treatments are becoming increasingly better known.

Massages, aromatherapy and a long session in the sauna can help ease your aching joints and muscles from traveling (as well as that tension headache from being around bickering children 24/7), while children get to experience their first taste of pampering. Girls will love their pedicure and manicure treatments, while teenagers of both genders will benefit from acne facials.

The spas below offer kid-friendly options on their service menus alongside their more luxurious treatments for the weary adult:

 

Wintergreen Resort (Wintergreen, Virginia)

Perfect for those who love outdoor sports, Wintergreen Resort offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, tennis, fly-fishing and golf during the summer. Relax after a long day of activity with some pampering at their child-friendly spa.

Mom and daughter can bond over a Diva Day package with pedicures and massages. Teens can choose from a Bye Bye Blemishes facial to Make-Up Art 101, which teaches them how to properly apply makeup. The Spa is open to children aged 9 to 14 (15 and up is considered an adult).

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Children and parents alike can fully relax at this an all-inclusive luxury resort known for spacious rooms, surprisingly good food (especially for an all-inclusive) and excellent spas. The recent addition of their Kids Spa is open to children that are 4 and older, and there’s even a treatment for toddlers aged 1 to 3 (Sunrise “massage”).

The Kids Spa offers treatments like the Tarzan and Jane massage or the Flower Shower massage, strawberry or vanilla flavored malt baths and sparkly manicures. Best of all—protective parents can keep an eye on the proceedings as all treatments take place poolside or inside your family suite.


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Nickelodeon Suites Resort (Orlando, Florida).

Kid-themed resorts and hotels are perfect for finding spa treatments suitable for the younger set. Nickelodeon Suites Resorts is a giant playground for the young and young-at-heart, boasting a miniature golf course, the usual theme park shows, karaoke, and a daily trademark green sliming session.

The Kid’s Spa offers off-the-beaten path “beauty treatments” to boys and girls alike, allowing them to channel their inner rebel with airbrushed temporary tattoos and funky hair braids and wraps (adventurous moms and dads can get the same treatment as well).

Bellezza Spa (Miami, Florida)

If hair wraps and temporary tattoos aren’t the spa experience you’re looking for, take a quick detour to the day spas in Miami. Renowned for its luxurious European skin care products and exclusive body peels and scrubs, Bellezza is a Miami spa and salon that offers relaxing massage therapy, alongside modern skincare treatments, like Botox and Juvederm, so that you can look as refreshed as you feel.

While you’re enjoying these rejuvenating experiences, your little ones can delight in a Princess Facial, or a Chocoluscious Manicure and Pedicure— sure to appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth.

Four Seasons Resorts (various locations around the world)

With a reputation for luxurious rooms and impeccable service, Four Seasons is also very family-friendly. Not only do most locations offer kids’ meals, baby amenities and special pricing and programs for those traveling with children, but tweens and teens (12 and up) are welcome to get treatments at the resort’s spa.

While the services offered vary from resort to resort, there are at least a few treatments available to children on every spa menu. Siblings and friends can get side-by-side facials or massages in Costa Rica. Acne facials for teens with problem skin are available in Nevis. Four Season Maldives has a spa designed specially for kids (Kuda Spa for Kids and Teens), with treatments ranging from glitter manicures to a massage using clam shells.

Finding something that is healthy, fun and enjoyable for the whole family, especially during a trip, can be challenging. A day at the spa might be exactly what you and your children needed to unwind after hours on the road and days spent playing hard in the sun. Relax and rejuvenate with your kids at these kid-friendly spa options.

 

 

 

Marcela De Vivo is a health and beauty writer, yoga enthusiast and mother of three who loves traveling around the world with her family, especially to day spas that will pamper the entire family. Follow her on Facebook today!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/24 at 10:27 AM
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Equestrian Chic! It’s an Oughton Limited Giveaway!

When was the last time your turned down a new travel bag? That’s what I thought.

Oughton Limited is the top brand for equestrian bags since it started when the founder couldn’t find the right option to keep and organize everything while shipping horses from the farm to its trainers. A dream bag was designed and desired by other equestrian buffs immediately. The bags are handmade in Italy (because… duh) and are absolutely beautiful, offered in many different colors and material.

Whether you ride a horse or just watch them on TV, this product is so chic. Definitely worth making an appearance on your next Posh Pick trip!

Giveaway Time!

 

Today, Poshbrood is giving you a chance to carry the Wellie Overnight Bag from Oughton Limited. TO. DIE. FOR. RIGHT?!

Gorgeous midnight blue Italian rubber, accented with chrome and waterproof zippers. Is this not perfection for that next weekend away?

All you have to do is share with us the following:

Where Would You Use Your Wellie?

Visit our Facebook page and write your answer on the wall to be entered to win. We’ll be accepting your entries until next Friday, August 2, 2013. A winner will be announced the following week.

So go on! Tell us!

Where would you use your Wellie?


P.S. One entry per person. Must be 18 or older to enter. If winner does not respond to redeem bag within 72 hours will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen, and so on.

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/22 at 06:12 AM
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Five Things to Remember When Traveling with Your Family

Traveling, in itself, is an amazing choice because it opens your mind to new experiences, culture, food and so much more. Combine the fun with family members and you’ll create unforgettable moments. Vacationing with the family means time for the mobile devices to come out! To avoid too much yelling and “if I have to stop this car,” use your mobile Internet to consider sending some personal creations back home to loved ones.

Family vacations are a hard thing to come by and sometimes events may need to be skipped as you hurry your family out of the door. To provide time with your family and friends who you may had to skip, send personalize gifts to know they are still an important part of your life. In the car, you may be heading somewhere exciting for your little’s first birthday, how exciting would it be if you arrived to the hotel and there was a personalized gift you ordered for her first birthday. Prior to gift giving and the happy times to start, there are five considerations when it comes to traveling with the family:

1. Everyone needs their space

Traveling with the family can provide a great support structure and give every member a boost to try new things but it can also become very troublesome when you’re in need of personal space. Sometimes, mobile devices can provide a distraction to avoid yelling matches of sitting in a car too long. Reach for the handheld games, tablets and portable television before leaving home.

Long hours on the road, sharing the same room, food, and experiences are great but it’s important to allow other members to have the choice of going off on their own adventure and make the trip personal in their own way. Stop at exciting places to snap a family portrait and perhaps you can add it to personal creations, like a collage to share with extended family.

2. The personal events

When we’re abroad it’s easy to get wrapped up in the moment and forget about the little things that we would do back home such as celebrating a holiday, birthday, or anniversary. Traveling has this effect because it’s easy to toss out the concept of time so you can live in the moment.

One way to combine the act of traveling and these great events is to consider celebrating while traveling. Personal Creations can combine custom text - likely the experience from the location and event - and wrap it into a very unique gift that will be unforgettable. If you have a daughter, a niece or granddaughter that is on the cusp of celebrating her first birthday, now is the time to make this an incredible moment of remembrance with a special gift, regardless of the fact that you’re abroad or domestically traveling.

When stopping at a special place while it’s your child’s birthday, surprise them with the personalized gift and create new memories at your destination with them!

3. There are shops there, too

A lot of people go a little overboard with their travel packing. You’d think they’re ready to move to the new location even though it’s just a few days of rest and relaxation.
One thing to remember is that, yes, there are shops and vendors in other parts of the world. Gasp!

This means that you probably don’t need to bring a good majority of things such as toiletries, extra shirts, socks, and basic travel “essentials”. You could, for instance, just set a small budget for some of the things you’ll buy when you arrive at your destination which will make the packing process so much easier especially if you’re trying to manage a big family group.

4. Some places have crazy laws

The world is a big place with lots of diversity; this diversity also comes about in the local laws which, at times, can be quite silly and a bit crazy. Brush up on some of the local law before you arrive at your destination. It may be highly unlikely to get in trouble for some of the crazy laws it’s still best to avoid doing them just from the one-off chance that you run into the wrong law enforcer that day.

As a small bonus – you can start a fun conversation with your family about these silly laws that will certainly pass time during your travel.

5. All that online stuff is not going to disappear

Share moments with your family and get gift giving out of the way early to avoid technology too often once you have arrived at your destination.  Your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, and all of that technology stuff will be there for when you get back. Live in the moment and enjoy yourself while you’re traveling because you may not have the option all the time.

Limiting the use of gadgets will be a little tough during the first few days but you’ll quickly see how much it will help you bond and experience the local life without being constantly interrupted by emails or the nagging feeling of checking your online accounts.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 07/17 at 08:53 AM
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Tips for Traveling with Kids For a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Whether you’re taking the kids to the beach or visiting a national park this year, summer travel for new parents can be both exciting and exhausting. Planning around nap times, feeding schedules and your children’s comfort – not to mention their allergies – can be stressful. For parents of young children, finding ways to alleviate travel burdens can be the key to a successful family vacation.
Below are some helpful tips to keep your summer travels organized and stress-free:

Create Your Packing List:

If this is your first trip with your new baby or toddler, you’re probably overwhelmed by the seemingly endless packing list he or she requires – from diapers and car seats to toys and sunscreen. The best way to stay organized and avoid over- or under-packing is to prepare a list, over time, of your family’s needs. Keep a paper and pen on the kitchen counter two weeks prior, and write things down during your family’s regular daily routine. Research your destination and anticipate potential needs, such as allergy medication or special clothing for activities.  Don’t forget that your child may need to adjust to his or her new surroundings, so consider bringing comfort items like blankies and favorite stuffed animals.

Travel Lightly:

Anyone who has traveled with children in tow knows that keeping it light is critical. Heavy strollers and baby equipment are tough enough to pack and carry, let alone with a suite of suitcases. The best way to lighten the load is to find children’s products that are specifically designed for travel and can be used for multiple purposes, such as BABYBJÖRN’s Travel Crib Light 2. Weighing only 11 pounds, the crib is easily assembled in one quick movement, making it an ideal travel accessory. It can be used as a temporary bed at night and as a playpen during the day. And, when not in use, it folds compactly in its carrying case for easy storage in your trunk or under the hotel bed.

Don’t Rush It:

Traveling with small children can be hectic enough without rushing, so take your time. While it may be tempting to get to your destination as quickly as possible, it can add unnecessary stress to your trip. Make sure to plan enough travel time so you can make frequent stops, and add in some leeway for those unexpected delays, such as an extra potty break. Try mapping out your journey, and tag places of interest along the way to visit. While you may not get there as fast, you’ll enjoy a smoother and happier travel experience.

Be Safe:

Your children’s safety is always top-of-mind; so how can you manage their safety and your own anxiety while traveling? Research the location you’re traveling to, and prepare your own first aid kit before you hit the road with things like sunscreen and bug repellent. Be aware of any hazards in your temporary accommodations, and make sure you have a secure place for your child to play and sleep. Products such as the travel crib sit firmly on the floor, making it a safe place to sleep and play for babies and toddlers alike.

Have Fun:

With the right preparation, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic summer vacation making memories to last a lifetime. Remember that family travel, while stressful, is also fleeting. Enjoy the time together, and don’t sweat the small stuff!

Ashley Sullivan is the marketing manager and spokesperson for BABYBJÖRN, a Swedish company which designs and develops innovative, high-quality products for infants and toddlers worldwide.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 07/16 at 03:48 PM
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Rue La La! Luxury Caribbean Travel Sale Announced

Remember when we told you Rue La La would launch an amazing sale on a fabulous adult only getaway in the Caribbean? Well, it’s time, my posh friends.

 

Who doesn’t need an adult-only Caribbean getaway? Especially one that has been just named “One of the top 5 Resorts in Caribbean by Travel & Leisure!

The upcoming Rue La La sale will start on July 16th at 11 am ET.

*Step one is to become a member, it’s free and a luxury traveler must-do.

Click here to join Rue La La.

Then start dreaming about this…

Drumroll please! The Posh adult-only and all-inclusive (another rum punch, please…) luxury resort going on sale on Rue is…................

Galley Bay Resort Antigua, an exotic, intimate hideaway for just you.

This could be YOUR POV!

This could be your beach bungalow…

This could be your sunset…

Galley Bay’s focal point is a three-quarter-mile antigua white sand beach on the clear, warm Caribbean, where you can recline in the shade of a palm tree, soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing swim and complimentary non-motorized water-sports.

The boutique property’s 98 guest rooms are set amid 40 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, providing a sense of privacy. Most accommodations are tucked into the landscape along the beach, so your next swim is just a few steps across the sand.

What are you waiting for? Sign up for Rue La La here and set your smartphones for July 16th at 11 am ET when you can snag a luxe Galley Bay getaway at a significant discount.

Fine Print
You buy certificates for travel deals on Rue but don’t have to commit to exact travel dates at the time of purchase. There is a validity period and although the sale is based on open inventory, rooms are booked on a first come first serve basis. Once you buy into a travel sale, you should confirm travel dates ASAP then go buy that new bikini
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This is a sponsored post. Although we are partnering with Rue to get the word out on these fab travel sales, Poshbrood will not endorse any properties that don’t meet our posh-test. Oh, and this mystery Carib hotel passed with flying colors!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/12 at 08:00 AM
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Howdy, Posh Partners! We’re Off to a Luxury Dude Ranch

Giddyup!

Our brood is off to Colorado today to experience the towering beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the exhilaration of outdoor life with all the appointments, services and luxuries of a Five-Star hotel.

In the Smith Fork River Valley, midway between Aspen and Telluride is the exclusive Smith Fork Ranch.

An Andrew Harper pick, this luxe Colorado ranch offers guests luxury accommodations, fine food, horseback riding, private trout stream, swimming pond, hiking, biking, ranch work, gardening, games, spa and a kids club.

Our girls are very excited about Smith Fork’s horseback riding program and our family will ride together every day. Perhaps we’ll get good enough to join the ranch staff for barrel racing in the arena and team-up for cattle penning. How romantically Wild West!

Ranch guests can also enjoy a leisurely evening horseback ride to a scenic hilltop for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

We’ll also spa, enjoy the gourmet farm-to-table food, stargaze, enjoy BBQ’s and bonfires and enjoy our luxurious family adventure in the Rockies.

So long, Slim. More details later!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/11 at 08:00 AM
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Top 10 Gifts To Give To Travel-Loving Dads

Don’t know what to get your jet-setting dad this Father’s Day? If your dad loves to travel, here are some essentials that would make for the perfect gift this Father’s Day:

Noise Canceling Headphones

Traveling is meant to be a pleasurable experience, but when you’re in an airplane surrounded by noisy passengers, traveling can be a terrible headache. To make traveling a zen experience, consider gifting some Noise Canceling Headphones. They would also double as an audio delight for music lovers.

Personalized Toiletry Bag

Even men enjoy looking nicely groomed when on-the-go! Buy a personalized toiletry bag that has enough manly compartments to organize and store his toiletry needs. Fill the bag with some travel essentials including a mini body wash and shower gel so he doesn’t have to stick to the impersonal hotel shampoo and soap.

Mini Cologne

To keep dad smelling great even on-the-go, purchase a small bottle of his favorite cologne to pack along in his toiletry kit.

Leather weekender bag

Airport fashion doesn’t need to be drab and dull for the frequent flyer. Get dad a stylish bag so he is in high fashion when he’s flying high. This bag can be a convenient carry-on for the plane, and as the name suggests, this bag would be the perfect size to tote around for a short trip.

Slippers

Stylish slippers would make for a comfy gift for your father. He can sport them to relax on the plane or in the hotel room; they’re easy to pack and lightweight to tote around.

Step Tracker

To get your dad into shape— even when he’s on a business trip— purchase a step tracker that can calculate the number of steps he takes as well as how many calories he’s burned. It is a great, visual incentive to ensure leading a healthy lifestyle.

Travel Mug

When dad needs his coffee pick-me-up, he can use a travel mug that also serves as a memento from you. You can purchase one that you can personalize so he will always have a piece of home with him.

Sunglasses

As Father’s Day is in the summertime, a sporty, classy pair of men’s sunglasses is a must-have for for any dad. A Ray-Ban Wayfarer-eque design is classic, unless your dad prefers an Aviator style; either one will certainly have him looking sharp during his sunny travels.

Tablet case

For the traveling and tech savvy dad, how about a trendy tablet case to go along with his tablet? It will prevent his tablet from getting scratched while being a fashion statement at the same time, giving your dad bonus points for great style, thanks to you.

Power Outlet Adapter

If your dad is going to be traveling to a location outside of the United States that uses different power outlets, you can give him the gift of a universal power outlet adapter so he can use his electronic gadgets abroad.

Then, to top off the perfect gift, find a matching gift bag that’ll be as stylish as your present. Purchase any of these products and your dad will be traveling in style this Father’s Day.

About the Author: Marcela De Vivo is a writer for Protect America, mother of three and hard-working business owner in California. Her writing writing covers everything on travel, health, technology and marketing. For this Father’s Day, she plans to get her traveling dad at least one of these stylish gifts.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 07/10 at 12:47 PM
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6 Reasons Why the Caribbean is the Best Luxe Beach Vacation

It’s no secret that Poshbrood LOVES the Caribbean…and right now is the best time to go! It’s low season so rates are down, but the weather is fine, beaches are soft and hurricane season still weeks away.

Here are 6 reasons you should book your next luxe beach vacay in the Caribbean:

1.) Easy To Get To

There are direct flights to most Caribbean islands from most major US & European cities. American Airlines has a robust service to the Caribbean direct from Dallas, Chicago, New York and Miami. JetBlue now has increased service in the Caribbean with direct flights to San Juan and the Dominican Republic and from most major cities on the East Coast. Other islands like Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Barbados are served through their New York and Boston hubs.

Click below to go to a very cool map from Budget Travel that shows you how you can fly non stop from your city:

2.) The Water

Caribbean water is the most beautiful, clear, azure water on the North American continent. The clarity and turquoise color are unmatched. You cannot believe how amazing the water is in Turks & Caicos. The temperature is warm like a bath and has little current. The water combined with the incandescent, soft white sand beaches is heaven.

3.) Accommodations

As if the beautiful scenery and beaches weren’t enough, the Caribbean has a range of accommodations—from eco-chic cabanas in Tulum, posh villa rentals in Jamaica, an intimate luxury hotel on St. Barth’s, to all-inclusive family resorts, adults-only, apartments, B&B’s or clothing optional—it’s all here. Rest assured there are accommodations to suit all types of traveler.

4.) Diving & Snorkling
Refer to #2. Crystal clear blue water = great diving and snorkeling all over the Caribbean. The islands are chock-full of beautiful marine life including bottle nose dolphins, colorful schools of tropical fish, sting rays and turtles.The Belize Reef that runs along the Yucatan is the second largest in the world. The waters around Bonaire is a national marine park, making it a haven for divers.

5.) The People

Visitors to the Caribbean always return home raving about the people. No matter where you go, you’ll find most West Indians are warm, happy, affectionate and very relaxed. I swear all of our babysitters (at different resorts throughout the Caribbean) have all been tropical Mary Poppins’: funny, loving, rule-enforcing, productive and loved our kids to pieces.

6.) Warm Sunshine
There is very little temperature difference between the seasons; you can expect 78° to 85°F (25° to 29°C) year round. In the dry season (January through July) there will be weeks of unbroken sunshine. Even in the wet season (July until January) there’s plenty of sunshine, but with more frequent showers (in the afternoon just in time for your siesta) with an occasional day where it rains most of the day.

Shhhh…We’ve Got a Posh Secret!

 

Are you now itching for a luxurious adult-only Caribbean getaway?
We’ve got a little secret— Rue La La, a chic flash sale site that we may or may not visit several times a day, is having an amazing sale on a fabulous adult only getaway in the Caribbean with travel dates valid through 12/20/13. Rue offers luxury hotel packages at a discount – as much as 25 to 30% off retail pricing. LOVE THAT.

Upcoming sales at Rue are totally hush hush until the official preview four days before the event. Along with Ciao Bambino and Luxury Travel Mom, we’re privy to an upcoming awesome sale for parents who want an outrageous Caribbean getaway without the littles! The sale will be a substantial discount at a luxe beach resort and includes all meals.

*Step one is to become a member, it’s free and a luxury traveler must-do.

Click here to join Rue La La.

*Step two—SET YOUR SMARTPHONE ALARMS: All Rue sales go live at 11a EST and this one will be live on July 16th!  Stay tuned because we’ll be able to share all the juicy details on July 12th …

Fine Print
You buy certificates for travel deals on Rue but don’t have to commit to exact travel dates at the time of purchase. There is a validity period and although the sale is based on open inventory, rooms are booked on a first come first serve basis. Once you buy into a travel sale, you should confirm travel dates ASAP then go buy that new bikini
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This is a sponsored post. Although we are partnering with Rue to get the word out on these fab travel sales, Poshbrood will not endorse any properties that don’t meet our posh-test. Oh, and this mystery Carib hotel passed with flying colors!

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