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How to Visit 8 Fabulous Countries in 24 Luxury-Filled Days

Where do you go when you’ve been everywhere? Having spent a lifetime traveling the world, Geoffrey Kent, founder of Abercrombie & Kent, is always looking for new places to adventure. This insatiable curiosity led him to design an exclusive journey by private jet: Around the World With Geoffrey Kent: An Inspiring Expedition. For this Oct 1-24, 2017 trip, 50 guests can join him on a globe-spanning journey from tropical French Polynesia to Iceland, the land of the northern lights, aboard an exclusively-chartered jet!

Fly directly from Los Angeles to Lanai, Hawaii, to explore a marine preserve perched atop a rugged red-lava cliff overlooking a white-sand beach. In tropical French Polynesia, snorkel above brilliant coral reefs, observe black-tip sharks or explore a vanilla plantation by ATV. In Tasmania, visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), fly by helicopter to the Forestier Peninsula, plentiful with wildlife including the Tasmanian devil, then immerse yourself in Australia’s colorful history with an in-depth visit to former convict sites. Explore the rainforests of Borneo, alongside a leading wildlife photographer, to search for the Man of the Forest, the seldom-seen orangutan. Climb up to Bhutan’s breathtaking Tigers’ Nest Monastery and see Mount Everest on a thrilling helicopter flight.  Enjoy a cognac tasting at a distillery in Armenia, and attend a private ballet performance including the famous Saber Dance. In Iceland, ride a snowmobile across the surface of a glacier, hit the trails on a five-gaited Icelandic horse or take a helicopter to the Langjokull Glacier to explore man-made tunnels carved deep into the blue glacial ice.

Private jet travel with Abercrombie & Kent allows for a more authentic and intimate journey, filled with exclusive, invitation-only events, such as a meeting with local dignitaries in Bhutan to learn about “Gross National Happiness,” the country’s unique governing philosophy, and a private backstage tour of the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik—all arranged exclusively for A&K guests. Throughout the trip, you’ll have an experienced Tour Director handling all the arrangements and a professional photographer capturing all your special moments!

On the ground, you’ll divide into smaller parties of about 16 with a Tour Manager and local guides who lend insight and expertise. You’ll stay at carefully chosen properties that embody authentic hospitality at every stop on the journey. They may be historic hotels, lavish resorts or eco-friendly lodges, but all offer a distinctive sense of place, gracious hospitality and inspiring views. The group will have exclusive use of several properties, including Le Taha’a Resort in French Polynesia.

Fine Dining & Entertainment

What about the eats? Meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day! They are a complete feast for the senses with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops. Sample fresh cheeses from an artisan cheesemaker in Tasmania and learn the art of breadmaking in Armenia at a special ceremony. A&K’s Executive Chef travels with the group, partnering with local chefs to select fresh ingredients and pair local wines, and sometimes commandeers an entire kitchen to deliver top-notch dining in even the most remote locales.

Luxury in the Air

Travel by private jet allows guests to experience far more with greater comfort and ease than a conventional itinerary. While on board, you’ll enjoy a fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, personalized, first-class meal service and even espresso drinks. Completing this best-in-class in-flight experience is a dedicated cabin crew providing a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:8. All of A&K’s private jet journeys feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support and a fully lie-flat bed.

Contact Abercrombie & Kent here to reserve your spot!

All images courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/10 at 08:30 AM


What’s New at Atlantis Resort?

What’s new for summer 2016 at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island? Atlantis’ bucket-list kids activities is! From the enormous Aquaventure waterpark and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat to swimming with the dolphins and a high-tech Kids Club, Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island is a family paradise.

Parents Magazine designs Kids Menu

Atlantis has partnered with Parents Magazine to create an all-new, exclusive Kids Menu at its family-favorite Marina Village restaurant, Bimini Road. The menu that just launched in May is super fun and nutritious and does not include the usual go-to’s like nuggets and fries.

New Eats

Poseidon’s Table and Platos’ are all-new renovated dining outlets at the heart of the resort in the Royal Towers. Designed by Jeffrey Beers, Poseidon’s Table brings a more upscale, naturally lit buffet experience to families throughout the day while Plato’s offers excellent coffee and grab & go food. Of course, there’s also favorites Seagrapes, casual dining with live cooking stations, and Carmine’s, casual family-style Italian dining.

Cartoon Network is back!

Cartoon Network is back at Atlantis June 20 - August 21 with all-new programming. They’re featuring a “dive in” movie theater, huge obstacle course with Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears challenge and special cartoon network-inspired activities in the kids club.

Keep track of the kids

Atlantis just debuted an all-new mobile app which allows families to track down their loved ones and keep an “eye” on their kids throughout the resort using GPS tracking. A guest chat function allows kids to connect and guests can request baby cribs, extra towels, pool tools, and more from Atlantis on-demand.

The magic of Rob Lake

Back by popular demand, Rob Lake, International Magician of the Year, is performing at Atlantis nearly nightly all summer long. His Vegas-quality performance is in the state-of-the-art Atlantis Theater and perfect for all ages.

Images courtesy Atlantis, Paradise Island

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/07 at 08:30 AM
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Let’s Celebrate International Glamping Weekend!

The Resort at Paws Up

Did you know this weekend is International Glamping Weekend? That’s right, it’s time for the annual celebration dedicated to glamorous camping around the world. Our good friends at Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort, The Resort at Paws Up, boasts a variety of safari-style tented accommodations that create the perfect setting to enjoy the weekend—in the great outdoors and with all the comforts of a five-star destination. The festivities continue throughout June, because it’s national camping month!

The Resort at Paws Up

Why ‘Glamping?’

In 2005, Paws Up mashed up the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’ to properly describe their revolutionary luxury camping experience. And suddenly, the glamping concept was born! Glampers can now choose to stay in any of the five gorgeous tented camps on Paws Up’s 37,000 acres, including the newest and most luxurious addition,Cliffside Camp. In Cliffside Camp, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of the Blackfoot River from a private outdoor deck, en suite bathrooms with heated floors, heavenly down comforters on The Last Best Bed™, rustic chic interior décor and a private camp butler. Sign us up now!

The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up also offers an extensive menu of wilderness adventures for guests to enjoy, including the brand-new ropes course, The Sky Line Aerial Adventure Course. This challenging activity features ten climbing platforms, several 22-foot drops and a 40-foot free fall option. Of course, all your favorite Paws Up activities are still around. There’s ATV tours, an authentic cattle drive, Blackfoot River floats, canoeing, guided fly-fishing tours, guided hikes, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, rappelling, spa services, sporting clays and more.

The Resort at Paws Up

Check out their 2016 Program of Events, and make your reservations!

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/03 at 08:30 AM
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Amusement Parks Around the World

Disney World is, of course, the most popular amusement park in the world. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that eight of the top 10 parks in the world are Disney properties. But, if you’re all moused out after multiple visits, there are some other great amusements parks out there!

Universal Studios, Worldwide

Three Universal Studios locations are in the top 25 amusement parks and, while there is some crossover, each one has its own charms. In Japan, visit Hello Kitty Fashion Avenue’s Hello Kitty’s Cupcake Dream and Ribbon Collection. In Florida, you can visit the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Shrek 4D. At Universal Hollywood, check out Fast & Furious – Supercharged, Super Silly Fun Land and Waterworld.

Europa-Park, Germany

Europa-Park has a little bit of fun for everyone. They have roller coasters, shows and many fun attractions. Climb to the top of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to hear the story of the King’s charming daughter, Sleeping Beauty, take an enchanting boat trip through the elfin realms on the Elf Ride or ask your questions to to the magical Doctor Know-All who (almost!) always has the answer!

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Everland Resort, South Korea

With five zones, European Adventure, Zootopia, Global Fair, American Adventure and Magic Land there’s much to do at Everland Resort in South Korea. Between the Magic Cookie House and the Live Hologram Theater, there’s fun for all ages! There’s even an attraction for the smallest in your brood, Kizcovery Children where kids are invited to climb and jump at eight zones with different animal and nature themes.

What’s your favorite amusement park in the world?

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/31 at 08:30 AM
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Celebrate 100 Years of State Parks in North Carolina!

Going for a more traditional vacation this summer? Steeped in history, culture and fun, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is about as traditional as it gets! But what’s especially fun this year is that the North Carolina state parks system turns 100, and there will be events all summer to celebrate. Home to one of the nation’s first state parks at the summit of Mount Mitchell, there is now more than a quarter-million acres set aside for conservation, recreation and education throughout the state and several in and around the Outer Banks. And, bonus! As with every state park in the country, fourth graders get in free! We’re highlighting a few great places to visit that are in and around the Outer Banks.

Wright Brothers

At the Wright Brothers National Memorial, site of the world’s first controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903, you’ll find an exhibit hall with special exhibits, including a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider and a multipurpose auditorium. The Visitor Center features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer and interpretive presentations, and the grounds include historical markers of each attempted powered flight, replica camp buildings and a 60-foot granite monument on top of Big Kill Devil Hill (a 90-foot dune) honoring the Wright brothers.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

The veritable birthplace of European Settlement in America, the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is home to the first settlement of English colonists. Although the first two groups of settlers were unsuccessful—one giving up and returning to England after a year and the second mysteriously disappearing—the area did eventually become the very successful Freedmen’s Colony in 1863. Up to 2,200 African-Americans called the self-sustaining colony home. While at Fort Raleigh, don’t miss the Elizabethan Gardens within the site. The gardens pay tribute to those 117 men, women and children who vanished from the Roanoke Colony.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

The 400-acre Jockey’s Ridge State Park encompasses the highest living sand dune on the Atlantic Coast and one of the Outer Banks’ best known visual icons. Climb to the top of the nearly 90-foot dune to view the panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Roanoke Sound. Shifting sands, high winds, extreme temperatures and a lack of water give the park a desert feel, but also encompasses the wonders of an estuarine environment. Activities include hang gliding, hiking on one of the park’s two self-guided nature trails, kite flying, sandboarding and picnicking.

Centennial Scavenger Hunt

Last, but not least, and just for those who happen to live in North Carolina, this Memorial Day weekend the park service is holding a massive scavenger hunt at South Mountains State Park. South Mountains is full of “Naturally Wonderful” things for you to discover. Search for 100 different natural items marked with special tags throughout the park. Start off by picking up a Centennial Scavenger Hunt checklist and a map at the Visitor Center, and get searching!

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/27 at 08:30 AM
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Swim with Sea Lions? Yes, Please!

Through September 15, you have the chance to swim and snorkel with sea lions in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. What a great opportunity for an all-day family adventure! After a short hour and 20-minute boat ride to the barrier island of Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Bio Reserve, you’ll be visiting and swimming at the sea lion colony. Hungry swimmers will savor a freshly prepared lunch on the beach of Ensenada Grande Island that is surrounded by commanding red rocks and towering cacti. Snorkeling equipment is included!

After lunch, a professional guide will lead a discussion about interesting facts about the natural history of the area. Espiritu Santo Island is a pristine eco-system where you can see blue-footed boobies, sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles and, if you’re there at the right time, grey whales. Unfortunately, the Sea of Cortez area is in danger of overfishing and pollution unless serious, consistent conservation is put in place.

Even better, this trip is part of a five day, four night package that includes breakfast, four lunches and three dinners at CostaBaja™ Resort and Spa. Just 10 minutes south of downtown La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, this resort won’t disappoint. The resort overlooks a 250-slip double-basin marina and a white sand beach. Just the place to decompress for a week away! Even after your visit to the Island, you won’t be bored, because golf, spa and relaxing are very much on the menu!

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/24 at 08:30 AM
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Want to try ‘Forest Bathing?’ Head to Mohonk Mountain House

Need to get out of the city this spring?Just a 90-minute drive north from New York City set in the Shawangunk Mountains, Mohonk Mountain House lies at the heart of the Hudson Valley. Owned and operated by the Smiley Family since its founding in 1869, you’ll find recreation and renewal in this sprawling Victorian castle resort. The National Historic Landmark offers a wealth of outdoor activities. There’s a picturesque lake for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding and even log-rolling at the height of season! And more than 85 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and their newest offering, ‘forest bathing,’ which involves guided mindfulness walks through the woods. Rejuvenate your mind, spirit and body as you connect with nature!

Recognized as one of the Best Family Hotels by Travel + Leisure, Mohonk offers children’s specials where kids stay and eat free – upcoming dates are June 26-30 and July 5-28. No matter when you stay, the overnight rates include all meals and many activities, so families can enjoy most of the activities at no extra charge. This year, coinciding with the Kids Stay & Eat Free special from June 26-30, their Summer of Discovery offers an exciting array of daily activities for kids including our Junior Naturalist Program, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more. Explore the Children’s Garden and enjoy talented performers that provide workshops and entertainment for the entire family.

But that’s not all, there’s lots more to do for kids! The complimentary Mohonk Kids’ Club is for guests ages 2 – 12 years and is tailored to your kid’s interests and abilities. The outdoorsy child may choose hiking and a frog hunt, while another child may prefer arts and crafts. Offered daily throughout the summer, as part of the Kids’ Club, the Junior Naturalist Program introduces children to the wonders of the world outdoors through eco-friendly activities that provide a hands-on approach to nature.

While the kids are making new friends, your goal will be to relax in the award-winning Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, named the Number One Resort Spa in the United States by Condé Nast TravelerWe covered it here and are dying to try out their Signature Treatments inspired by history and nature and an extensive Mindfulness Program.

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/20 at 08:30 AM
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Crazy Hotels You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss!

Every so often on Poshbrood, we like to cover a few of the crazy fun hotels that pop around the world. Because if you’re going to travel, why not make your experience just a little more unique!

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

The Zaan region—one of the world’s first industrialized areas—in Amsterdam boasts a distinct, colorful architecture of houses and windmills. You might actually recognize the look from a series of 25 paintings by Monet. While visiting Zaandam in the summer of 1871, Monet said “Zaandam is quite remarkable and there is enough to paint for a lifetime. Houses in all colors, hundreds of mills and delightful boats.” Taking a cue from the landscape, the Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam uses examples of the traditional houses ofund around the region as its façade. Stacked on top of each other, the hotel looks a little like a Lego project gone awry. But the hotel offers superb rooms that reflect the traditional products, the pioneers of the local craft industries and the families that made the area world famous.

Solent Forts

Interested in history? The Solent Forts in Portsmouth UK offers an amazing trip through the past along with luxury accomodations! The forts were originally built to defend against Napoleon III, but weren’t built in time to fulfill that particular task. They were used to during World Wars I and II to protect from advancing forces. After decommissioning, the forts were sold and renovated into beautiful hotels and a museum. From the Crow’s Nest to the Wine Cave, privacy and fun are the goals!

La Balade des Gnomes

Have you ever wanted to stay in a fairytale house? La Balade des Gnomes in Heyd Nr Durbuy, Belgium is what you’ve been looking for! Shaped like a Trojan Horse, the inside is even more unexpected. Within the 10-room fantasy environment, you can sleep ina spaceship in a lunar landscape or cozy up in a troll’s habitat complete with running stream and goldfish. The owner and architect wanted to convey the simplicity of modern times and pulled inspiration from around the world to create this off-beat treasure!

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/17 at 08:30 AM


Stay Active at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Heading to Hawaii this summer? If you’re looking to stay active and entertained, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has set up a summer of fun and sun overload! They are offering six completely different awesome activities that will appeal to anyone and everyone.

Dave Scott Triathlon Experience

Triathlon enthusiasts know Kona as home to the IRONMAN World Championship, and they certainly know Dave Scott (aka “The Man”), six-time champion and first inductee into the IRONMAN Hall of Fame. This summer, Dave will personally host a series of triathlon clinics July 25-30, August 15-20 and August 22-27, available exclusively to a very limited number of guests at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Each clinic will be five days of highly-personalized coaching by Dave and his team, focused on all disciplines of triathlon, for all athletes from motivated novice to seasoned veteran.

Camp Manitou at Hualālai

Kids ages 9-17 will delight in attending Camp Manitou at Hualālai, an exclusive partnership with the heralded Camp Manitou, one of the nation’s foremost overnight summer camps. From July 4 to August 26, the Camp will feature outstanding programs and staff, focusing on group bonding through an array of cultural, recreational and explorative activities at the Resort and throughout Hawaii Island, with single and multi-day itineraries.

Wild Wellness Retreats

Join America’s top fitness and wellness instructors at Hualalai for a series of five-day retreats, designed to get the body and mind into optimal condition, through a wide variety of practices, training methods and healing arts. The retreats, held between July 10 and August 28, include Zack Schares’ Hawaii Island Boot Camp, July 10-14; Intense Yoga Immersion by Sean Phelps, July 17-21; Ally Bogard Retreat, July 24-28; One Love Retreat by Dr. Nikki Starr Noce, August 7-11; Millana Snow’s Journey Within Retreat, August 14-18; and Total Wellness Made Sexy by Nikki Sharp and Fern Langham, August 21-25.

La Dolce Vita

The annual Resort-wide celebration of the sweet life, returns to Hualalai with a series of celebratory events June 2-4, co-hosted by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini and winemakers Steve and Chrystal Clifton (Palmina, La Voix). A variety of spa, retail and lifestyle experiences add to this popular weekend of Italian-inspired indulgence.

Joe McNally Photography Workshop

Based on the amazing photo above, this class is a must-do! Photography aficionados are invited to learn and/or refine their camera skills June 9-12 with legendary National Geographic photographer Joe McNally. As guest photography instructor, McNally will lead a series of interactive photography and lighting workshops, sure to enhance the skills of any aspiring shooter.

Hawaii Master Artists Series

Guests are invited to dive deep into Hawaii’s contemporary art scene, as local talent unveil masterful works of art at the Resort, July 4 - August 26. Exclusive shows will change every two weeks, and feature artist workshops, local-style “talk story” collector receptions and private dining experiences with master artists.

They all sound so awesome, I don’t think I can choose! How about you? Make your reservation here, and let us know how it went!

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/13 at 08:30 AM


Hawks Cay Resort Launches Environmental Education Program

Just in time for summer vacation, Hawks Cay Resort is launching their Camp Hawk Environmental Education Program. The camp offers kids ages five to 12 the opportunity to learn about the unique Florida Keys ecosystem and beyond with engaging topics that range from bugs to birds, sea creatures to creepy critters—and even Florida’s wacky weather!

Hawks Cay Resort has always had great programs for kids, but this new program takes the resort camp experience to a new level. Hawks Cay knows parents want kids to be engaged and enriched on vacation, so they set out to develop a curriculum-based program that fulfills an educational need while at the same time making the process fun, fresh and exciting!

The Environmental Education Program is offered daily at Camp Hawk from 9am–1pm for multiple grade levels: K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-6th. The morning session is $60 and includes lunch. For campers interested in a full day experience, the session is $90 and includes lunch, a snack and access to the afternoon adventure program, which features themed games, crafts and more.

The Environmental Education Program rounds out the resort’s newly enhanced schedule of activities created by Hawks Cay’s Director of Resort Experience, a.k.a. The Fun Concierge. Activities create bonding opportunities for families as well as experiences for parents and children separately. Hawks Cay is a complete destination for families eager to escape to a flip-flop lifestyle. The resort offers every activity imaginable above and below the water including dolphin experiences through its onsite Dolphin Connection facility. The centerpiece of the resort for families is the newly renovated Coral Cay Activities & Adventures, home to the kids club and teen lounge and featuring a swimming pool, pirate ship pool, sports venues and more.

photos courtesy Hawks Cay Resort

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/10 at 08:30 AM
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Yes, It’s Time to Relax in St. Barth’s!

Les Ilets de la Plage

Everybody needs a little relaxing time—even you! So take that vacation time, and head to Les Ilets de la Plage in St. Barth’s.

Les Ilets de la Plage

Stay at Les Ilets de la Plage, a quiet, understated resort of 11 villas located on the beautiful St. Jean Beach with a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom layouts either on the beach itself or among the hillside’s lush tThe two-story beach villas are one-bedroom (extra beds for kids available) with a kitchen, dining and living room area. The terrace, complete with a teak table and sun chairs, faces the beach and surrounding gardens. Garden villas are three-bedroom with their very own private garden area.unding gardens. Garden villas are three-bedroom with their very own private garden area.

Les Ilets de la Plage

Take them up on their 3-Night Summer Package and you’ll get three nights in a Caribbean villa, a 4x4 rental car, welcome amenity and a daily pastry delivery just for you.

Les Ilets de la Plage

Spend all your time on the beach, chill out with multiple spa treatments, experience the incredible duty-free shopping or focus on the night-life. No one can tell you what to do, because it’s your vacation! Maybe we’ll see you there!

photos courtesy Les Ilets de la Plage

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/06 at 08:30 AM
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5 Summer Travel Deals from Awesome Resorts!

From kids eat free promotions to complimentary water park passes, these summer deals are awesome!

Luxury Shopping Package at The Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico

In partnership with Puerto Rico’s newest shopping hotspot, The Mall of San Juan, The Condado Plaza Hilton has created a special package for shopaholics who would also enjoy exciting watersports. As the only hotel overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, the Condado Plaza is the prime launching pad for a wide range of water activities including kayaks, stand up paddleboards, snorkeling and pedal boats. With a wealth of shopping and on-property features, the Luxury Shopping Package includes:

· Full American Breakfast for two at The Condado Plaza Hilton
· The Mall of San Juan Passport to Shopping discount booklet
· Visa Gift
· A pre-fixed Kona Grill menu for two ($50 value)
· A complimentary glass of mimosa or cup of coffee when shopping at Kate Spade New York
· A complimentary personal stylist appointment and beauty consultation at Nordstrom
· A gift with any purchase of $100 or more at Tommy Bahama
· A $50 Gift Card to Nouvelle D’ Spa to indulge in spa services
· One free specialty beverage at Teavana
· A complimentary, specialty beverage and 10% off a purchase of $200 or more at Daniel Espinosa Jewelry Boutique
· A 10% discount on one hour Watersports Rentals
· Two welcome drinks at the Moon Bar, considered the perfect spot to see and be seen in the center of the hotel lobby

Set along the vibrant Condado strip of San Juan, The Condado Plaza Hilton offers award-winning fine dining at Pikayo, the flagship restaurant of acclaimed Puerto Rican Chef Wilo Benet; a calm, cove-like beach and exhilarating water sports; four oasis-style pools, including the only saltwater pool in Puerto Rico; natural and artificial indigenous themed reefs; and more. To get the full info on the package, click here!

Summer Getaway Package at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, FL

Spanning two and a half miles of shell-laden beaches framing the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island is offering a fourth night free plus kids eat free breakfast with the Summer Getaway package, available for travel from May 1 through September 30. Also included in the package, guests receive a coupon book with more than $250 in savings on resort outlets from rounds of beachfront golf and water sports to island cruises, spa services, dining, shopping and more. Additional activities offered at the 330-acre destination beach resort and wildlife preserve include tennis, nature tours, sailing lessons, fishing, interactive children’s programs, a full-service marina with boat rentals and more. Want the deets? Click here!

Kids Eat Free at Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL

This summer, Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in South Florida, invites families to take a bite out of summer with its Kids Eat Free promotion. Families staying at the resort May 1st through September 30th enjoy the added bonus of kids eat free at select restaurants at the resort. With the purchase of a parent’s entrée, up to three children ages 12 and under enjoy free breakfast buffet at the resort’s acclaimed Palm Court which boasts a dramatic transparent ceiling, as well as complimentary kids’ menu lunch and dinner at 501 East, an all-American cuisine style restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. While staying at the resort, families also enjoy a half-mile private beach, 50,000 sq. ft. Waldorf Astoria Spa, six pools, over a dozen food and beverage outlets and lounges, daily-themed Quest Kids Camp, and a variety of water sports including surfing on the resort’s FlowRider, a dual-sided wave simulator. Ready to pack your bags? Here’s what you need to know!

Movie and Treats at The London NYC in New York, NY

Plan a summer getaway to NYC and enjoy a family movie night in a spacious, newly-debuted London Crown Suite, offering 600 square feet of luxurious surroundings. Boasting a King Bed and a Queen Sleeper Sofa, London Crown Suites are perfectly suited for family travel. Book a stay in a London Crown Suite via The London NYC’s website and receive a complimentary Royal Movie Night amenity that includes an in-suite movie on the suite’s 50-inch television as well as popcorn, sodas, nuts and chocolate bars for four guests. Babysitters are available upon request. Find out more here!

Fun in the Sun at El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

For a sun-splashed Caribbean escape this summer, El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico, is offering a Fun in the Sun package with free daily admission for a family of four to the resort’s seaside Coqui Water Park. Also included in the package is a $50 nightly resort credit, which can be used towards rounds of golf on the renowned Arthur Hills designed 18-hole golf course, spa treatments for both kids and adults at the Waldorf Astoria Spa and Ki’ Children’s Spa, watersports on the resort’s 100-acre private island, dining at the resort’s 23 food and beverage outlets, and more. Inspired by the nearby El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System, Coqui Water Park delivers 2.4 acres of thrill and adventure including exhilarating slides, a lazy river, infinity edge pool and more. Check it out here!

Don’t forget to let us know where you’re headed this summer!

Posted by Elizabeth on 05/03 at 08:30 AM
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3 Summer Lake Vacations You Won’t Want to Miss

Quick, what do you picture when you think of the quintessential American summer? The lake house, of course! This week we’re sharing three awesome places for a fantastic summer on the lake.

View from the new house

Lake Minocqua, Wisconsin

What’s the first thing you need for a perfect lake house vacation? A great lake, of course! And that’s exactly what you’ll find on Lake Minocqua in Wisconsin. According to Travel Wisconsin, Lake Minocqua qualifies as watersport heaven. Within the area there are more than 3,200 lakes excellent for fishing, boating, water-skiing or long afternoons splashing in the water with family. Out of the water, there’s the Willow Reservoir, the Oehmcke Fish Hatchery, the Wildwood Wildlife Park and Sheer’s Lumberjack Shows. And don’t forget to partake in the most famous part of Wisconsin: cheese!

Kids at Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

If Virginia is more your style, head to Smith Mountain Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Created to produce electricity and manage nearby water flows. The lake is 250ft deep and covers 32 square miles. power boating, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing are all popular activities on the lake, or you can head to Hot Shots for some mini golf and pizza!

Images of Acadia.  Near Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Mount Desert Island, Maine

The beautiful Mount Desert Island in Maine is a wonderful area for a lake vacation. Acadia National Park is the main(!) attraction and offers tons to do for all ages. The water is a little chilly even in summer, but there’s still swimming, biking, hiking and exploring of the local history to keep even the most screen-centric kids occupied outside. Bar Harbor is a great place to visit—with not just water activities, but also shopping, dining and sightseeing!

Posted by Elizabeth on 04/29 at 08:30 AM
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All About My Weekend in Portland

Head over to the Destination Side of Poshbrood to hear all about my awesome trip to hipster enclave Portland! We hit the Portland Saturday Market, the 4T trail, the famous Voodoo Doughnuts and much, much more!

photo courtesy Kevin C. Norris

Posted by Erin on 04/26 at 08:30 AM


The Best Inn in Portland

the Inn at Northrup Station

I received a discounted rate so I could review this location!

In desperate need of a mini-break, I headed off to Portland last week. Purely by accident, I ended up staying at the best inn in the city—the Inn at Northrup Station!. With a retro feel and impeccably designed furnishings, you’ll feel at home right away at the Inn, and like me, you definitely won’t want to leave. The bright, happy colors throughout the Inn are perfect for a pick-me-up vacation: fun, light and exciting!

the Inn at Northrup Station

Every room is a suite with a sofa sleeper, two televisions and a very comfortable work area. The desk chair was so comfortable, I actually added it to my Amazon wish list! If you do need to keep up with work as I did, charging stations, USB ports and electrical outlets are readily available. Passes to a local fitness center are available at the front desk, but yoga mats are provided in your room, so you can get your zen on without leaving the suite. Many of the rooms have great private decks or patios overlooking the street, and the Signature King Suite includes a kitchen area with full-sized fridge, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and, most importantly, a Keurig coffee brewer.

the Inn at Northrup Station

You might not actually need that Keurig, though, because you can always grab a cup of freshly brewed (ground just for you!) coffee and some colorful candy in the lobby area. Seriously, the amenities at this place are five star all the way! An excellent continental breakfast is served each morning along with a Wine Down Wednesday wine tasting and a Hop-py Hour craft beer tasting on Thursdays.

the Inn at Northrup Station

Need to get outside for a minute? The awesome rooftop terrace is a great place to get away, eat a quick meal or just hang out!

the Inn at Northrup Station

Portland’s public transportation system is a dream compared to other cities, and the street car stops right outside the hotel. Free passes are available at the front desk along with helpful directions to anywhere you need to go in the city. Or if you want to go on your own, borrow a bike and head out on an adventure!

Headed to Portland? Make your reservations for the Inn at Northrup Station here. I’ll be sharing about the rest of my Portland adventure next week!

photos courtesy The Inn at Northrup Station

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Posted by Erin on 04/22 at 08:30 AM


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