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Spring Travel Deals are Here!

Spring Break is almost here, and Posh has all the travels deals you need! From the warm sands of Bangkok to the celebrity experience in NYC, we’ve got you covered!

Spring Break

South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL
Get your fourth night free at South Seas Island Resort! Located directly on the tranquil Gulf of Mexico waters in Southwest Florida, spring travelers can escape to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island to receive their fourth night free with the resort’s new “Spring Getaway” package. When booking the package, guests receive their fourth night free when staying consecutive nights at regular rates. Also included in the package is the resort’s coupon booklet with over $250 in savings at resort outlets such as on cabana rentals, rounds of seaside golf, water sports, island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping and more. As a 330-acre resort village and wildlife sanctuary, South Seas boasts boundless opportunity for adventure and relaxation from guided kayak tours, interactive children’s programs, new painting classes and photography tours, to daily tennis clinics, bicycle rentals and relaxing spa services. The “Spring Getaway” package is available for travel from April 5 through June 30, 2015 so book soon!

Spring Break

Hilton Hotels, Puerto Rico
$100 Resort Credit and Daily Breakfast! With stunning picturesque beaches, breathtaking views and natural surroundings, El San Juan Resort & Casino and The Condado Plaza Hilton are the ideal spots to unwind this spring with their vacation escape packages. Breakfast is included! Guests who book a stay now through April 5th, 2015, for travel through April 30th, 2015, enjoy a $100 resort credit per stay to be applied toward anything from resort dining outlets to exciting beach excursions.

Spring Break

Mexico’s Velas Resorts, Vallarta-Nayarit and Riviera Maya, Mexico
All-Inclusive Family Vacation Package! Fronting the glorious beaches along Mexico’s stunning coastlines, the “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All-Compare” Velas Resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico are ideal for a fun-filled family vacation this spring. With unparalleled all-inclusive family vacation packages, families enjoy beach adventures from swimming with dolphins to complimentary tickets to local area attractions. At the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit, children are never bored as they take scuba diving lessons, go kite flying or attend eco-friendly shows. They cover all age groups, too! The resort hosts a teen’s lounge, dedicated Baby Concierge and kids’ spa treatments. At Puerto Vallarta’s Velas Vallarta, the extensive Kids’ Club program now features a newly designed brightly painted area with cozy spots for reading and games, and scheduled activities such as crafting with beads, sand castle making and Mexican bingo. Each evening brings quality entertainment with special shows including a Mexican folkloric night with live music and native arts and crafts. Check out their live webcam here!

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Tower Club at lebua, Bangkok, Thailand
Four-Course Dinner, Suite Upgrade, Daily Breakfast & More! For a distinctive fine dining experience, The Tower Club at lebua, a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok, welcomes guests to indulge in a culinary-focused escape with its “Back to Bangkok with Breeze” package. Included in the package, diners indulge in a four-course meal at Breeze, an award-winning restaurant where Chef Sam Pang artfully presents innovative Asian cuisine. Accommodations are upgraded from a one-bedroom City View Suite to a one-bedroom River View Suite providing a spacious balcony with breathtaking panoramic views of Bangkok’s River of Kings. Also included in the package are daily buffet breakfast; access to the Tower Club Lounge which includes continental breakfast, light lunch, afternoon high tea, canapés, drinks and more; a complimentary in-suite mini-bar; complimentary Wi-Fi; one-way airport limousine transfer; and late check-out. Available now through April 30, 2015, make your reservation here!

Spring Break

The London NYC, New York, NY
Free Weekend Parking! Brave the cold and enjoy a winter weekend escape to The London NYC with free parking for the duration of your stay with the luxury hotel’s “Park and Play at The London NYC” promotion. Experience better availability at Broadway’s hottest shows and less-crowded attractions while still enjoying the luxurious accommodations and discerning service that makes The London NYC one of NYC’s most-loved destinations. Elevate your experience with innovative cuisine and cocktails prepared by the culinary team of Gordon Ramsay. Don’t miss out, make your reservation now!

Posted by Elizabeth on 02/06 at 11:39 AM
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Visit Anguilla and Experience Tranquility Wrapped in Blue

Anguilla

After all these snow days (and more to come!), how ready are you and your brood for endless summer with near perfect weather, blue waters and balmy trade winds? I know we are, and it’s time to visit Anguilla and experience “Tranquility Wrapped in Blue.” The Moonsplash Music Festival, Festival del Mar and The Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification offer three additional great reasons to head to the island in the next few months.

Anguilla Moonsplash Festival

The 25th Annual Moonsplash Music Festival will take place March 27-29 under the full moon on gorgeous Rendezvous Bay. Hosted by local musical legend Bankie Banx at The Dune Preserve, it is the longest running independent music festival in the Eastern Caribbean and highlights some of the biggest names in reggae and popular emerging talent.

Anguilla Boatracing

The following weekend, Easter weekend, April 4-5, is the 7th Annual Festival del Mar. An epicurean celebration of all things from the sea, it is hosted in the picturesque fishing village of Island Harbour and features a multiplicity of seaside activities, including fishing competitions, culinary competitions, swimming races, crab races, and of course, Anguilla’s National Sport and beloved pastime, boatracing.

Anguilla Lit Fest

Now is also a great time to plan to be a part of the Caribbean’s smartest festival—the 2015 Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification. Set against the backdrop of Anguilla’s tranquil ambience and stunning beaches, join readers, writers and thinkers for three invigorating days of inspiring workshops, illuminating seminars, dynamic presentations and invaluable networking opportunities with award-winning authors and poets, celebrity writers and noted publishers. The festival takes place May 21-24 on the grounds of the Paradise Cove Resort.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 01/30 at 08:30 AM
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Do you Love Jazz? Head to Tobago!

Do you love jazz? Great! Music enthusiasts from around the world are invited to the island of Tobago to experience an electrifying fusion of home-grown entertainers and international superstars as the island celebrates its sixth annual Tobago Jazz Experience. Staying true to its promise of offering “much more than music” the cultural and historical practices that define the island of Tobago are incorporated as well. The nine-day festival held April 18-26, 2015 exemplifies Tobago’s vibrant culture and history!

Tobago Fort King George

Festival-goers will take a musical tour through Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and Pigeon Point Heritage Park. Each community hosts multiple events and performances by both regional and international music icons including headlining Grammy® Award winning artists Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson and Kool and the Gang. Visitors can indulge in the gastronomic experience that is the authentic dirt oven bread indigenous to the village of Castara; take a walk off the beaten path into the Main Ridge Reserve; immerse themselves in cultural treats such as the goat races at the Buccoo Integrated Facility; or take in a history lesson during a tour of Fort King George Heritage Park—all while interacting with a warm and welcoming people notorious for their vintage brand of hospitality.

Tobago Brain Coral

Tobago is a sister island to Trinidad and is known for its secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the world’s largest brain coral. Against a backdrop of world-renowned beaches and history, you’ll have a chance to discover and explore the authentic Caribbean island while enjoying sensational performances. With its cove-filled coastlines, renowned diving sites and great food, you are in for a treat!

photo: Tobago Jazz Experience
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Posted by Elizabeth on 01/27 at 08:30 AM
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Chatham Bars Inn Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Cape-Bound Canines

Chatham Bars Inn Dogs

Visitors might find some of the newest guests at Cape Cod’s Chatham Bars Inn quite fetching, as the historic resort opens its doors to dogs for the first time. Taking reservations beginning Jan. 28, travelers who arrive with their beloved pup in tow will enjoy a selection of Fido-friendly amenities in their room, plus designated dog-friendly sites throughout the grounds. In season (mid-June through Labor Day), the resort will charge owners an initial fee of $100 plus $40 per additional night; off season the charge will be $40 per night.

Chatham Bars Inn Dog

Rooms with four-legged guests are outfitted with a welcome mat, dog bed, food and water bowls and a “Pet in Residence” sign for the door. In addition, a special welcome package will include a menu of canine cuisine plus information on local dog-friendly beaches, walking trails and local kennels. Leashes, collars and other dog accessories will be available at Chatham Bars Inn’s retail shop, and the property map has been updated with paw prints marking dog-friendly areas on the grounds, including the Cape Rose Cottage, Lilac House, South Lawn and Gazebo. Plastic gloves and bags will be stocked in these areas to simplify waste removal.

Chatham Bars Inn Beach

While the private beach at Chatham Bars Inn will be reserved for guests of the human variety, staff will be happy to point dogs desiring a romp in the sand and surf to a number of nearby beaches where they are welcome off-season (Sept. 15 – April 30). These include Cockle Cove, Forest, Harding, Jackknife Harbor, Oyster Pond, Pleasant Street, Ridgevale, Lighthouse and South (Nauset) Beach. And Cape Cod is replete with dog-friendly hiking and walking trails, from Chatham’s Morris Island Trail and Old Colony Rail Trail to nearby Orleans’ Kent’s Point Conservation Area and Brewster’s Eagle Point.

Chatham Bars Inn

About Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn is one of Cape Cod’s most beloved and storied destinations for family vacations, romantic getaways and corporate retreats. What opened as a luxury hunting lodge for wealthy Bostonians in 1914 is today a full-service resort with 217 individually decorated rooms and suites, endless recreational options, exceptional dining and an exclusive spa.

Chatham Bars Inn Spa Suite

Chatham Bars Inn has undergone a $100-million renovation that has left nothing untouched. The transformation has retained the Inn’s turn-of-the-century charm and breezy, seaside ambience while adding all the comforts and luxuries of modern living. The Inn is located on its own quarter-mile private beach just a short stroll from Chatham, one of the most historic and picturesque villages on the Cape. Chatham Bars Inn is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and recipient of the Forbes Four Star rating.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 01/23 at 08:30 AM
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Lugabug Makes Traveling with Kids Easy!

Lugabug

Like so many of us, Seattle-based Jennie Helman and her husband Jon are always improvising—juggling busy work schedules and parenthood as best they can. Mother-of-three Jennie is also on the road quite a bit—traveling the nation as the tutu wearing, rockin’ bass player for The Not-Its!, Seattle’s renowned kindie rock band. When possible, her family comes along for the fun, and while they love the family time and final destinations—rock star or not—when traveling with kids, the chaos of the actual journey can turn the start of an awesome trip upside-down.

Lugabug

Luckily for the Helman family, dad and father Jon has an inventive side. When he and Jennie finally had enough of navigating their way through airports with three small children and lots of luggage, they came up with a device to make it easier–Lugabug–a child’s travel chair that attaches to a rolling suitcase in seconds without taking up extra space. It’s a hit with their kids—and will be a hit with yours as well!

Lugabug

Now, the dynamic duo is launching this “how did we travel with kids without this” product on Kickstarter.

Lugabug adds an instant element of fun and adventure. Kids love it because they get to ride safely and comfortably without getting tired feet. Adults love it because Lugabug carries your kid for you. You know where they are at all times, and you have a free hand to carry extra bags, a coffee or nothing at all… making all the difference between calm and chaos.

Lugabug

Lugabug is compact and lies flat against your suitcase, so there’s no need to remove it from your luggage when placing in an overhead compartment. Not only is it stylish, Lugabug is versatile and can convert to a bag to carry a Kindle, iPad or magazine, or can be used as a stand-alone chair or sitting pad.

Lugubug makes traveling with kids a breeze!

Posted by Elizabeth on 01/20 at 11:32 AM
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Looking for Unique Accommodations in Africa?

SleepOut.com

Planning a trip to Africa but want to stay somewhere authentic and cool? Try SleepOut.com—Africa’s version of AirBnB. The site, one of CNN’s 15 African technology startups to watch in 2014, helps those who want to explore Africa, but not necessarily the usual tourist destinations, find safe, local accommodations that meet their needs. With 8,000 properties throughout East, North and Southern Africa, you’ll definitely be able to find the perfect spot for your family!

SleepOut.com

The site is super user-friendly. Use the Wish Lists feature to find the locale you’ve been dreaming of, from castles and palaces to enchantingly romantic or family homes. Prices range from a $7 to $10,000 a night. Most of the properties are in Nairobi, Naivasha, Lamu, Maasai Mara, Diani and Zanzibar, but new properties are added every day, especially in Zimbabwe and Namibia.

The Manta Resort

Options include this amazing resort on Pemba Island that features a room with an “ocean view.” If you’ve ever wanted to fall asleep surrounded by fish, this is the room for you because, yes! The room is actually underwater!

The Fort

Thinking more royalty? This castle on Lamu Island might fit the bill! Accommodations include nine bedrooms, ocean views, Wi-Fi and a full staff to handle everything from cooking to arranging day travel.

Chongwe River House

Like luxury but still want something unique? Try this four-bedroom house in Lusaka Zambia that is carved right into the bedrock. The property is fully staffed with a guide, house manager, private chef and support staff. If you’re traveling light, an old school caravan in Avondale Zimbabwe might do the trick. Nostalgic? Try Freddie Mercury’s childhood vacation flat in Zanzibar.

The options are pretty much endless. No matter what type of experience you’re looking for, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find it on SleepOut.com! 

photos: SleepOut.com

Posted by Elizabeth on 01/16 at 08:30 AM
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Beyonce and Jay-Z visit Phuket

Phuket

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been traveling in style over the holiday season, from Iceland to Thailand and Cambodia! Last week was spent on the beautiful Phuket Island located off the west coast of Kra Isthmus about 500 miles south of Bangkok.

Amanpuri Villa Terrace

On Phuket, they stayed at the Amanpuri Resort in a $25,000 a night villa that previously hosted Prince William. The villas feature six separate bedrooms decorated with Thai furnishings, art and antiques. While staying at the villa, Bey and Jay relaxed at their own a private pool and spent some time building sand castles on the beach with their daughter. The Amanpuri Resort overlooks Pansea Beach and the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Phuket Island.

Amanpuri Living Sala

The villas have rooftop lounges and media rooms, in addition to living and dining salas—the traditional open-air pavilions used in Thailand for meeting. And there’s no reason to ever leave your villa—unless you want to! A private chef, butler and live-in maid take care of any and every need during your stay. Meals of Thai cuisine are prepared in the villa’s private kitchen.

Phuket FantaSea

If you do choose to explore the island, you’ll want to check out the island’s ultimate cultural theme show, Phuket FantaSea; the Phuket Big Bhudda, one of the island’s most important landmarks; and Old Phuket Town where you can visit the ornate and beautifully preserved provinicial capital.

Looks like Beyoncé and Jay-Z had a great time visiting Phuket on their trip!

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photograph: Amanpuri Resort
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Posted by Elizabeth on 01/13 at 08:30 AM
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Considerations for Moving Abroad

Moving Abroad

Whether you are hoping to spend your golden years overseas, have spent a bit of time traveling and have decided you would like to settle down in another country for a bit, or are feeling totally bored with life and are looking to shake things up with some bold moves, moving abroad is not a decision to be made hastily.

While there are many great things about living in a different country, it can also be rife with challenges. Once the newness wears off, frustration can set in big time. When considering whether or not to move abroad, details can easily be romanticized causing people to overlook important considerations. If you are thinking about taking the plunge, here are a few things to consider.

How Different Do You Want It?
One of the reasons we love visiting new and different places is because, well….everything is new and different! If you are considering living abroad, consider how ‘different’ you want things to be. What can and can’t you live without? The idea of lazing away in a hammock in a remote tropical paradise sounds good in theory, but how do you think you would fare after a couple of months? Do you have a particularly strong attachment to Western food or want a nice grocery store stocked with imported goods you simply must have? Do you want the option to go to a mall or catch the latest movies? Are you gung ho to learn a new language or would you want to go to a place where many people may be able to speak at least a basic level of English?

Moving Abroad

Cost of Living
Now that you have an idea of how different or not different you want your new location to be, your next consideration will be cost of living. If you are hoping to go somewhere less expensive, be careful of letting the lure of cheap living be the sole deciding factor. Don’t sacrifice too much just in the name of spending as little dough as possible. How much money do you have to live on? Do you have any active income, and if so, is it steady or irregular? What sort of financial obligations do you have? If you are a US citizen and self-employed, for example, you are expected to pay the government self-employment tax no matter where you reside.

Whether you are looking to rent or buy a residence, take a look at the various websites that advertise properties to get an idea of what things cost. Keep in mind that certain places may not be as cheap as you think—you may dream of getting an apartment in Bangkok for only a few hundred dollars a month, but at that cost, you are either looking at a centrally located ‘apartment’ that is the same size as your bedroom, or something in the far flung outskirts. Speaking of housing, there are many avenues available to receive assistance with relocating abroad. Businesses such as the Mayflower moving company not only provide international moving and storage services, but also offer assistance with finding a home in your new country.

Moving Abroad

Know Ahead of Time the Thrill Will Eventually Wear Off
If you can prepare yourself ahead of time for the inevitable moment where things don’t feel so new and exciting anymore, you will be much better off. This isn’t to say that you will stop being happy in your new home, but simply that at some point, you will start to see things differently. Spending a long time somewhere is very different than passing through on vacation. Things that were interesting may become less so; things that you found so fascinating may become annoying. It’s all par for the course and totally normal. We often resist this phase, and it makes things even more unpleasant. But, if we just accept it for what it is, we are presented with a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the people, culture and ourselves.

Moving abroad is one of the most exciting things you can do, and you won’t regret it for sure. Just educate yourself as much as you can before jumping in, and you’ll be able to make the most of the experience.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 01/09 at 08:30 AM
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Winter Resort Vacations for the Adventurous Family!

Winter Resort

It’s tempting to stay inside where it’s warm for the next four months, but with so many great winter resorts it’s actually time to get your posh brood playing in the snow! Read on and discover just a few of the exciting activities taking place this season!

Winter Resort

Skytop Lodge, PA
Skytop Lodge in the Poconos always gets high marks for family friendly fun. And the Winter Fun Package is no exception! Going on right now, the package includes meals, full use of the seasonal recreational facilities and rentals. Just a few of the activities in season right are archery, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dog sledding and tobaganning, ice skating, ice fishing and skiing and snowboarding. And if that’s not enough adventure for your family, Skytop offers a geo-caching treasure hunt that takes players throughout the 5,500 acre property, a ziplining challenge course and a wilderness survival skills course.

Winter Resort

Rancho de los Caballeros
A winter ranch experience can be great fun for the whole family! At Rancho de los Caballeros just outside of Phoenix, families enjoy horse back riding, trap and skeet shooting, hiking or Jeep tours through the desert and cookouts by the campfire. Better yet, jump on your horse and try your hand at Team Penning! Teams of five work together to separate three steers from the herd and move them across an arena and into a 12’x12’ pen within three minutes. Seems impossible, but fun!

Winter Resort

Crystal Mountain
Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, MI has so many winter activities, you won’t know where to start—and you definitely won’t want to leave! Skiing and snowboarding are just the start of the family fun available at the resort. Horse-drawn surrey rides, family campfires, trivia or photo scavenger hunts and fat tire snow biking will keep you busy from dawn ‘til dusk. Have a go at the Edge Adventure Course where you’ll cross a rickety bridge, jump swing to swing, balance on the Burma Bridge and finish off with a 130-foot zip line trip. During your downtime, you can build a snow castle or head out on a snowman search. And when you can’t go anymore, relax in the outdoor hot tub.

With all these great options for resort vacations, winter doesn’t have to be just for snoozing by the fire!

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photo courtesy of: Skytop Lodge
photo courtesy of: Rancho de los Caballeros
photo courtesy of: Crystal Mountain

Posted by Elizabeth on 01/06 at 08:30 AM
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Ready for a Swim? Try the World’s Largest Pool!

San Alfonso del Mar

The new year is officially here! But with all the celebrating over, we know what’s left is dreading the long, dark, cold months of winter that seem like they will never end. We know how you feel, so when you’re ready for that vacation to the land of warm sandy beaches, we recommend Algarrobo, Chile! About an hour west of Santiago, Algarrobo is a small resort city with a beautiful, warm, welcoming coastline.

San Alfonso del Mar

The main attraction in Algarrobo is the San Alfonso del Mar. Why? Because this incredible resort holds the current Guinness record for the world’s largest crystalline water pool. The pool is an amazing 20 acre, 115 foot deep salt water lagoon where you can sail, kayak, scuba dive or just relax on a floating island. The Pub Bahía Sur area of the pool has water currents and a huge 100 meter long water-slide with water jets.  Throughout the entire pool, the water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom—even at the deep end! And with the water temperature held at a steady 78º F, it’s the perfect place to escape the harsh winter cold!

San Alfonso del Mar

For the kids, if the pool isn’t enough to fill their time, there’s still plenty to do. We doubt that will happen, but, just in case, monitors host games, physical activities and crafts in four different play areas in the resort.

San Alfonso del Mar

So if you’re curled up in front of the fire wishing for warm, sandy beaches, it’s time to book your vacation to the San Alfonso and enjoy the world’s largest pool!

photos courtesy of San Alfonso del Mar

Posted by Elizabeth on 01/02 at 08:30 AM
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Family Games for Long Trips

When it comes to long trips with the family we’ve all hit that point where looking out the window at the passing scenery is no longer entertaining. Keep you and the kids sane, and stave off that inevitable boredom, with a couple of fun games you can play while driving!

Memory Games
First up are the ever popular and easy to setup memory games! The premise is pretty simple, players start with the line “In my suitcase there is” or “Inside my grocery bag, I have” and then add an item like “sunglasses.” The next player must remember all the previous items and then add their own object.
This continues with everyone reciting all the items on the list as it gets gradually longer and longer. Whoever can’t recite the complete list loses! There are online versions of memory games that you can play as well.

I Spy
I Spy is a great way to keep people entertained on long journeys and depending on how clever you are with what you “spy,” game rounds can last for quite a long time. You may want to set a few ground rules like only items you can see at all times or in your immediate vicinity may be used.

Who Am I?
Also known as “20 Questions,” this game involves one player picking a mystery person while the others take turns trying to figure out who they are. This simple yet challenging game can be a lot of fun—especially if the mystery person is diffiult to guess!

Bingo
Finally, there’s the option of playing bingo, but don’t worry, you won’t need tons of cards, a caller or a ball tumbler to setup a game. All you’ll need is pens, paper and a type of ‘ball’ to daub your cards off against. To elaborate, instead of daubing off your card to numbers that appear, you can use the colors of cars, types of diners or even advertisements you see on the roadside. All you’ll need is pens and paper!

Of course, the adults can make things interesting by trying out a few bingo sites on phones or tablets. These sites aren’t for kids, though, so adults only!

So the next time a car trip starts to get boring, try a few of these exciting to keep everyone entertained!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 12/30 at 08:30 AM
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Gustr: A New Way to Share Travel Images

Gustr

Looking for a new way to exchange information and knowledge about travel and educational experiences? We were—and then we discovered Gustr! Gustr is a virtual scrapbooking tool that allows you to annotate your photos in a common interest/shared experience group where images are used as a medium to communicate. Exchanging ideas and information, teaching and collaborating is easy—and it’s a great way for kids to look back on family vacations and relive the memories and sights they saw!

Gustr


Unlike other photo sharing services, the team behind Gustr knows that photography is more than the image. It’s also the community of people who gather around to share, exchange and experience the stories behind the photo. It empowers your photos’ stories by letting you transform them into explorations of meaning and significance through image annotation. You reveal the subtext hidden beneath the pixels of your images using Gustr.

And, don’t worry, Gustr allows each member of the group to restrict photo viewers by setting privacy controls for uploaded images. You control whether only those in the group see the picture or if anyone viewing the group can see the picture. Perfect for sharing with close family and friends without risking online safety!

Posted by Elizabeth on 12/26 at 08:30 AM
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Christmas Vacation Done Right!

Are you ready for the holiday season? Do you wish you’d left it all behind and taken the family on vacation instead? This week we’re featuring three family-friendly resorts with the poshest Christmas season packages!

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up
The Resort at Paws Up has one of the best Christmas packages in the country! For five nights, you’ll stay in one of their cozy vacation homes that feature a great room with a soaring vaulted ceiling, a cook’s kitchen, a loft game room and three master suites featuring en-suite master bathrooms outfitted with a spacious slate shower, a jetted spa tub, sumptuous spa products and plush towels. Of course, your home will be decorated with the traditional Christmas tree—and your very own Santa will visit! Meals, activities and two special holiday dinners are included. Not to mention the gingerbread house building contest and the horse-drawn sleigh rides!

The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor
The highlight of the Classic Broadmoor Christmas 2014  at The Broadmoor is the Christmas show—a special evening of enchanting entertainment—that includes cocktails and dinner. Called “magnificent and heart-warming” you won’t want to miss this magical night at The Broadmoor. And you won’t have to! Included in the seasonal package is classic accomodations (upgrades available) and fun seasonal activities like holiday culinary demonstrations and cupcake and gingerbread decorating. Don’t forget to visit the life-size gingerbread house!

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
The Winter Wonderland Package at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida has everything you need to celebrate the season. You’ll never know you’re in Florida with the beautiful festive lights, trees, wreaths and even snow! There are family-friendly activities each night at Santa’s Workshop including gingerbread decorating, a hot cocoa bar and visits with Santa. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a special holiday welcome amenity and, for your first night, a special milk and Christmas cookie turndown!

Happy Holidays from Posh Brood! Have a happy and safe holiday season!

photo credit: The Resort at Paws Up
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photo credit: The Blog of Amelia Island Plantation

Posted by Elizabeth on 12/23 at 08:36 AM
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Boston for the Holiday!

The Charles Hotel

Are you headed to Boston for the holiday? Frequent guest poster Kate Rockland recently visited The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA and had a wonderful time!

From the award-winning eats at the cozy in-house restaurant, Henrietta’s Table, to the wonderful seasonal ice-skating rink Boston is the place to be in December!

You can find Kate’s entire review on this Harvard Square institution in Poshbrood Destinations!

Posted by Elizabeth on 12/19 at 08:30 AM
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Use Sittercity to Take a Vacation During your Vacation!

Sittercity

The vacation of a lifetime! You’ve finally made it to the little part of heaven you’ve been dreaming about for years, and you’re hoping for some adult time. But what to do with the kids?

Of course, you love your brood, adore your time with them and find the fact that you can have a vacation where the entire family is together amazing. But date nights are important—especially when you’re on vacation. So when you want to enjoy a moment to yourselves with a meal and some quiet, Sittercity is the answer!

Sitters have always been difficult to find, but now you’re looking for someone to take care of your little ones in a place where you’ve never been and where you don’t know anyone. Hotels can often provide childcare, but it’s nice to have some control over who will be watching over the kids.

Well, now you can look ahead and find what you need on Sittercity.com, a service from a Chicago, IL based company that has been in operation since 2001. With Sittercity.com’s help, you can find a sitter in just about any town in the United States. All you have to do is post an ad detailing your needs, relax and wait for the offers to come in. Once you receive some responses, you have the ability to read the sitters’ current reviews and evaluate them to see if they are good fit for your family. You can also run a check on their background, set up phone and in-person interviews—everything you need to make sure you are comfortable with the sitter you choose.

With trust and safety their highest priority, and offering great advice on how to choose a babysitter on their site, Sittercity is the place to go when you’re looking for a little time for yourself and some peace of mind. No matter where you are!


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