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A Night At…. Courtesy of Airbnb!

Have you been looking for a truly adventurous, unique vacation spot? For the last few months, Airbnb has been on the case! Inspired by the #WaterstonesTexan story, Airbnb has been holding “A Night At…” contests offering a curated selection of one-night stays in highly unusual locations.

Opportunities are limited so guests compete for the honor by submitting short essays making their case for why they should be chosen to stay at a particular location. And what locations they are!

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Cable Car at Courchevel

If you love to ski, or if you’ve ever wanted to spend the night suspended 9,000 feet above the ground, this stay was for you! A cable car at Courchevel in 3 Vallées was transformed into a luxury condo to host four lucky winners. The car featured floor-to-ceiling red curtains, fuzzy white rugs, a cozy living room and four walls of windows. Amazing!

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Night on a Plane!

No one really enjoys flying, but we might if the accommodations were like what was offered by airline KLM last November. This two bedroom, multiple bathroom, WiFi-capable loft-style apartment on their retired MD-11 airplane featured 116 windows and a panoramic view from the cockpit. Unfortunately, some hopes were dashed when entrants were warned there was “No flying,” “No marshmallow roasting with the jet engines” and no use of the inflatable slide! Boo!

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Ellis Island Memories

Fourth of July week was especially meaningful for the winner of Airbnb’s Ellis Island stay. After submitting her emotional essay describing her visits to Ellis Island as a child to see her grandparent’s names on the Wall of Hope, she was declared the contest winner. She and her mother got a private tour of Ellis Island and spent the night on a fabulous yacht docked in the middle of New York Harbor between the island and the Statue of Liberty. Oh, and her host for the evening’s festivities? Marcia Gay Harden, who has been exploring her roots, and trying to discover her own family history. After an excellent dinner with dishes representing the many different nationalities that passed through Ellis Island, the pair took a private after-hours tour of the Ellis Island grounds and museum before going on a late-night cruise and falling asleep with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. They woke up to more beautiful views of the city—and a wonderful breakfast!

Recent contests have included your own personal Lollapalooza and an overnight stay on the set of Conan. Those contests are closed, but there’s still more to come from Airbnb, so keep an eye on their website for an opportunity that piques your interest!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/28 at 08:30 AM
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Summer Camp for Adults? You’re Missing Out!

Adult Summer Camp

The kids are off to have fun at summer camp, and you’re left wondering what to do. It’s not like you can go to summer camp too! Or can you?!?

Even as the popularity of sleep-away summer camp for kids has declined over the last few years, summer camps for adults are on the rise. Many adult summer camps are oriented to the recently post-college crowd, but some are perfect for the big kids (at heart) who want to revisit a skill, disconnect from work or just have fun. We’re covering a few of the best!

How far are we going today? #bikeandboat #bikeboatbeer #croatia

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Ace Camps

Ace Camps are actually not just summer camps, they are “small group creative learning adventures.” The camps are held all year long—and include some wonderful travel choices! You’ll get to experience new places and experiences with other like-minded individuals. The trips are planned, but take advantage of interesting opportunities if they come up. Trips in 2015 include culinary camp in London, food and visual storytelling in Italy, food and photography in Portugual, print making in India and experiencing Morocco. Sign me up!

Adult Summer Camp

Wine Camp

I’m not sure I can say no to this one! Wine Camp is a four-day adventure in wine country on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island and has been described as “the ultimate food and wine experience on the east coast.” Visit eight different wineries and learn how to taste wine like an expert, the chemistry of winemaking, how to pair wine and food and even how to blend your own wine!

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Wanderlust

Looking to unplug and reconnect with yourself? Wanderlust Festivals celebrate mindful living with yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for transformational retreats in the world’s most awe-inspiring natural resorts. You don’t have to be an experienced yogi to take part. I feel more relaxed just looking at the pictures!

Soul Camp

Soul Camp is very close to “real” summer camp with no alcohol, kids or cellphones allowed! Just good food, good friends and great activities! Activities can include arts and crafts, yoga, boating, swimming and more, but unlike real summer camp, everything is optional! You can even bunk in a real cabin with others—or reserve a private cabin complete with fireplace and porch.

For more adult summer camps, like Space Camp, Cooking Camp or Band Camp, visit http://www.grownupcamps.com!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 07/24 at 08:30 AM
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Christie Brinkley and Her Posh Brood Sail Through Italy

If dealing with the heat so far this summer hasn’t been hard enough, now our jealousy is in overdrive watching Christie Brinkley and her kids Instagram their way through a fabulous sailing trip in Italy. So far they’ve hit the crystal clear waters of Capri, Positano, Amalfi and the Stromboli volcano with more to come!

With the beautiful Italian sea beckoning in almost every scene, it’s clear that sailing is the perfect way to tour the Gulf of Naples! Built in 1937, their luxury schooner can be seen in many of the pics.

Not only does the whole family look beautiful, but the Italian scenery is gorgeous too!

So far on their trip there’s been quite a bit of swimming, exploring of the coastal towns and wonderful food. Caprese salad in actual Italy? Sign us up!

This place is to DIVE for! #take2 lol! @brinkleybeauty

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We can only wish we were there, and just have to believe our invite was lost in the mail. Maybe next year!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/21 at 08:30 AM
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Pro Packing Cubes: The Luggage Space Saver!

Want 10% off your own set of Pro Packing Cubes? Check out the exclusive Poshbrood coupon code below!

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Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Pro Packing Cubes. I was hesitant at first, because I wasn’t sure how much of a difference they would make in my packing. How could these cubes actually save space? After packing for a weekend trip with the family, I was pleasantly surprised!

Pro Packing Cubes

When the package arrived from Pro Packing Cubes, it was flat, and the five packing cubes were zipped inside each other. Because of that the individual packing cubes looked small, and I didn’t think I would be able to fit much into each one. I was completely wrong!

Pro Packing Cubes

Each packing cube holds far more than you think it will, and the mesh top lets you find what you’re looking for without opening each one. I really liked the smallest packing cube—it was perfect for toiletries and medicines, or better yet, storing chargers and cords in one place in your carry-on!

Pro Packing Cubes

The packing cubes are lightweight, but durable—and I loved that they have handles so you could carry them outside your luggage, if you wanted. Another great idea is using these to pack items that need to be pulled out for airport security.

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Not only was my luggage more organized overall, with each travelers’ clothes in their own packing cube, but I could fit far more into the suitcase than when I didn’t use the cubes. Since they come in different colors, I’d consider buying a set for each family member in their own color!

Pro Packing Cubes is definitely a product I recommend purchasing before your next trip! Use coupon code POSHME10 for discounts on the 4, 5 or 6 piece sets!

Have you tried packing cubes? What was your experience?

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Posted by Erin on 07/17 at 08:30 AM
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The Inside Scoop on Summer Vacations!

Click on the image above to hear Elizabeth share her insider knowledge on getting the best steals and deals for summer vacations!

Posted by Erin on 07/14 at 08:30 AM
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Introducing Veluxe….

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How often do you desperately need a massage, but just don’t have the time to get away? Well, your problem has been solved! Introducing Veluxe, the DC area’s premiere app for on-demand fitness and beauty services.

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Veluxe is a new service designed to make your busy lifestyle more manageable by bringing carefully vetted personal trainers, yoga instructors, massage therapists and hair and makeup stylists right to your door—on your schedule. All Veluxe providers undergo a rigorous background check, and of course, the quality of their service is tested as well! If you don’t live in DC, don’t despair! More cities—and services—will be added soon.

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Veluxe doesn’t just help its customers. The company is committed to philanthropy with 10 cents for every service and product purchased going to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. Share Our Strength is a DC-based non-profit committed to connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

Poshbrood is thrilled to offer 25% off any Veluxe service to all new clients before August 31. Download the app here, use the promo code POSH25, and you’ll be a couple of clicks away from a fabulous in-home appointment!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/13 at 08:30 AM
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It’s Time for Family Fun at the Naples Grande Beach Resort!

Naples Grande Resort

If you’re headed to southwest Florida this summer check out the Naples Grande Beach Resort! Naples is the gateway to the Florida Everglades—one of America’s largest and most pristine wilderness areas. The resort offers expertly guided tours along with several other package perks, so you and your family can experience the indigenous natural beauty of the region. The family-fun Everglades National Park Package features:
• a 3.5 hour guided tour excursion into the Everglades;
• a deluxe “pack n’ go” Floridian-inspired lunch prepared by the Naples Grande culinary team;
• a copy of the brand new A (mostly) Kids’ Guide to Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades by local author Karen Bartlett; and
• superior overnight accommodations!

Back at the resort, beat the heat by taking advantage of the aquatic adventures and poolside play! Between the 100-foot twisting waterslide at the mangrove pool, paddleboarding, kayaking or taking a short open air tram ride through a 200-acre protected Mangrove Estuary to three miles of powdery white sand beach—there’s so much to do you won’t know where to start!

Weekdays throughout the summer, Naples Grande has transformed one of its plush poolside cabanas into a pop-up Summer Reading Nook designed to keep kids in a summer state of mind even when tasked to summer reading responsibilities. Naples Grande has also helped to lighten guests’ luggage load by outfitting the cabana with a curated selection of Scholastic titles for grades 4-9. Of course, BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!) is also welcome while kicking back in the nook with some artisanal flavored water and loads of other perks.

On Saturday evenings, head over to Dive-In Movie Night at the Mangrove Pool. Anchor your crew in a float in front of a 13-foot screen and enjoy family flick favorites like Big Hero 6, Penguins of Madagascar, The Lego Movie and Despicable Me. Order eats from the Gulf Coast Oasis surf-shack themed pool bar and some (parents only!) libations like Oasis Punch, Upside Down Margarita or the Sangria Fresca.

Youngsters have the chance to showcase their culinary creativity with several hands-on workshops at Naples Grande. Mixology is no longer reserved for martinis with the launch of the hotel’s newly launched Lemonade Lab where kids can concoct their very own signature lemonade creation using a variety of fresh seasonal fruits. After hand-picking their ingredients, they muddle the mix, combine with ice and pour into their very own chilled Naples Grande shaker. They can also showcase their inner chef with the hotel’s Little Chefs Pizza Class, where they’ll learn from the resort’s chefs how to work the dough, dress the pizza with their choice of toppings and then help get their concoction into the oven. Pizzas are served to families in the Aura Restaurant at the end of the class. Each Little Chef gets to keep their special embroidered apron and chef hat!

 
Naples Grande is a family mecca where you’ll also find:
• 15 Har-Tru clay tennis courts;
Naples Grande Golf Club, a highly acclaimed, Rees Jones-designed, 18-hole, 6,955-yard, par 72 course;
Naples Grande Spa, an indoor-outdoor spa village where teens can experience their first facial while pre-teens enjoy the Berry Sweet Manicure & Pedicure offering;
• A protected mangrove estuary with a long boardwalk composed of recycled milk jugs that provides an eco-friendly path where families can get in touch with nature;
• Two new restaurants:  The Catch of the Pelican, which celebrates the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast with fresh, local seafood and vegetables from local organic farms & Rhode’s End, a beach bar and grill serving lunch and dinner Mediterranean style; and
• Brand new accommodations in tower guestrooms and suites with balconies offering stunning views of the Gulf. The Garden Villa Suites offers a split floor plan for families looking for extra space!

Use the code EVERGLADE when you book for a special deal!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/10 at 08:30 AM
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Fun in the Sun at Atlantis

Atlantis, Paradise Island

Debuting a brand-new family-friendly summer lineup, Atlantis, Paradise Island has announced an enhanced Cartoon Network-themed summer and their first-ever after-dinner programming for families. Need to know more? Read on!

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Cartoon Network

Now through August 22, the Cartoon Network returns! This is the fifth year of fun at Atlantis with the family-favorite, 9,000 square-ft. obstacle course, plus the all-new NERF SUPER SOAKERS Flood Zone. Take pictures and dance alongside your favorite Cartoon Network stars at the Costume Character Parades, then head over to the Screen on the Green to watch some of Cartoon Network’s top rated shows during a night filled with games, free giveaways and lots of laughs!

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The Magic of Rob Lake

Rob Lake, International Magician of the Year, is bringing his spectacular, widely-acclaimed show to Atlantis all summer long. For some truly entertaining illusions, catch Rob in action Wednesday – Sunday nights at 8 PM. For a preview of his awesome show, click the picture above!

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Miss Teen USA


This August 21-22, the Confidently Beautiful Miss Teen USA contestants will compete at Atlantis for the eighth year in a row. The competition features contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, so head over to cheer on the representative from your state! And at the end, you’ll get to see K. Lee Graham, Miss Teen USA 2014 crown her successor.

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Keith Urban

Do you love Keith Urban as much as I do? On Saturday, September 5, Atlantis will round out its with a spectacular Labor Day celebration featuring an Atlantis LIVE performance by award-winning music superstar Keith Urban. The set will include a number of his #1 songs off multi-platinum albums. You won’t want to miss this evening in paradise!

Atlantis, Paradise Island

All Atlantis stays include complimentary access to the incredible Aquaventure Water Park, the largest open-air marine habitat in the world and The Dig and The Ruins of Atlantis where you can snorkel right along with the fish.

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The family-vacation mecca also offers a cornucopia of activities, from swimming with the dolphins and the CRUSH Teen Club to more than 24 dining experiences, celebrity-chef restaurants and the largest casino in the Bahamas.

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/07 at 08:30 AM
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Reserve a Great Dining Experience with ‘Reserve’

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Heading off for an adventure in a new city and have no idea where to eat? Or just want an easy experience at your favorite local restaurant? Reserve is a new app (or on-call dining concierge) that gives great restaurant recommendations, gets you the table you want and lets you effortlessly pay at the end of the meal so you and your family can head to what’s next.

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Unlike other dining apps, if what you want isn’t available, Reserve makes recommendations for similar restaurants you might like and provides different time options. For example, the restaurant you choose can offer a slightly different availability or a different type of seating to accommodate your needs.

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You can use the app right now in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago and very soon in Washington, D.C and London. You might have challenges getting your brood ready and out the door, but with more than 200 of the country’s best names in food and hospitality to choose from, you won’t have any problems finding, reserving or paying for a wonderful dining experience. You can even leave feedback for the restaurant right through the app!

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Click on the picture above to check out the app, and then share your experiences with Reserve in the comments below!

Posted by Elizabeth on 07/03 at 08:30 AM
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Jurassic World, Here We Come!

Komodo National Park

Has Jurassic World fever taken over your house yet? Is your brood asking every other minute just when it is that you’ll be leaving for Isla Nublar? While we can’t actually jet off to Jurassic World, we can head to Komodo National Park in Indonesia and experience the next best thing!

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a global conservation priority area in the Wallacea Region of Indonesia, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The park is designed to protect the endangered Komodo Dragon population and has been designated as A Man and Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site and as a Marine Protected Area.

Komodo National Park

Of course, the Komodo dragon is, sadly, neither a dinosaur nor a dragon, but they are the world’s largest and oldest living lizards. Adult dragons can grow to be almost 10 feet long and reach speeds of 11 miles an hour when hunting. Another neat fact? Their septic saliva kills their prey by causing blood poisoning.

Komodo National Park

The islands that make up the area where the park is located are volcanic in nature and, since they are at the intersection of two continental plates, the flora and fauna is a fascinating mix of Australian and Asian. The 5,700 Komodo Dragons that live on the island are found nowhere else on earth. An additional 58 other types of animals and 128 bird species are also found in the park.

So get ready to off to Indonesia, and experience your very own Jurassic World!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 06/30 at 08:30 AM
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Family Stay-cation and Water Fun in Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise

For uncomplicated family vacation fun, it’s hard to beat the Canary Islands, and the resort of Costa Teguise on Lanzarote is a classic example. When you book a trip to this sun-kissed coastal spot on the east of the island, you’ll find plenty to keep the fam active and entertained. There are loads of water-related activities, from windsurfing to swimming with sharks, to try out!

Costa Teguise

Lanzarote Aquarium

No trip to Costa Teguise is complete until you’ve experienced the delights of Lanzarote Aquarium. The largest attraction of its kind in the Canary Islands, it’s home to hundreds of marine species, from turtles to hermit crabs and clown fishes. There is also a selection of sharks to see, and if you’re feeling brave, you can even take a dip with these creatures of the deep. The aquarium offers advanced diving courses and, the second time around, you’ll get to swim in the central tank alongside the sharks!

Costa Teguise

Windsurfing

With its mild climate and warm waters, Lanzarote has long been a popular destination for windsurfers, and the seas off Costa Teguise offer superb conditions for this sport. The best season to try the activity out is summer, when the trade winds pick up, and the beach of Playa de las Cucharas has all the facilities you’ll need. As well as offering the perfect conditions for pros, the sheltered bay is ideal for beginners. You can hire all your equipment at the windsurfing center on the beach, including specialist gear for kids.

Costa Teguise

Beaches

Just want to chill out, sunbathe or take a dip in the sea? Head to the sandy spots that border the resort. As well as Playa de las Cucharas, you’ll find Playa de los Charcos, Playa del Jablillo and Playa Bastián. Most visitors agree that Cucharas is the best beach. Boasting more than half a mile of golden sand and a gentle slope into the sea, you’ll be splashing around happily all day. Plenty of amenities are available and, just a short walk away, you’ll find shops and restaurants for recharging and rejuvenating after an active day!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 06/26 at 08:30 AM
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Kate Plus 8 Visits the Generations Riviera Maya

Generations Riviera Maya

Kate Gosselin and her very large brood celebrated her 40th birthday at the Karisma Hotels & Resorts Generations Riviera Maya with some fun in the sun!

The Generations Riviera Maya is the perfect spot for vacationing with the kids. With separate programs for babies, kids and teens, everyone will be happy! The Little Eko Chefs program “caters” to kids ages 4-12. (See what I did there?!) And, as you can see in the clip above, the Gosselin clan had a great time decorating some very creative birthday cakes for their mom! The program teaches culinary skills and nutrition and is a part of the Eko Kids Club that provides daily adventures and educational activities.
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Other activities at the resort include a multi-themed family escape game that you can solve together, adult cooking classes, a tour of the 76,000 sqft state-of-the-art greenhouse where you can hand-select items to use in your cooking and snorkeling! And you won’t want to miss the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience that serves up five-star cuisine that will satisfy any dining desire. All this is topped off with your personal full-service butler and concierge service.

Outside of the resort, which is 30 minutes south of Cancún on the Yucatan Peninsula’s east coast, you can take in the bustling nightlife in Playa Del Carmen, visit the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum, zipline through tropical rainforests and even swim in a natural underwater cave.

Catch a peek of this amazing resort in the clip above, and for more, check out their special that airs tonight at 10pm EST on TLC.

photo courtesy of: Generations Riviera Maya

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/23 at 08:30 AM
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Headed to Europe? Check out the Kid’s Program at Gleneagles

Gleneagles

If you’re headed to Europe this summer, the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland has a great new children’s amenity program! And as a 5-star resort situated on 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, there’s plenty to do for you too! Just one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Gleneagles is home to three championship golf courses, including The PGA Centenary Course, Host Venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup, a choice of more than 20 outdoor activities, an award-winning Spa by ESPA and four restaurants—including Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant, Andrew Fairlie.

Gleneagles

Gleneaglets, the new year-round children’s amenity program, makes children feel at home with special amenities created exclusively for them! There’s a special check-in card, hotel activity and puzzle book as well as kid-friendly welcome offerings including sweet treats or a stuffed toy Gleneagles mascot. Some of the new and exciting activities for the kids are country pursuits (falconry, gun-dog training, etc.), golf camps and exclusive tennis clinics.

The Gleneagles Hotel is also excited to introduce summer programs for the kiddies. From June 27 - August 30, the brood will stay busy with daily summer adventures from pony caregiving and golf camps to tennis programs and country pursuits. Here’s what’s in store for Gleneaglets this summer:

Own a Pony

And who hasn’t wanted to own a pony? Under the watchful eye of Gleneagles’ equestrian experts, children will learn how to properly care for Scotland’s indigenous Shetland ponies. Before a riding lesson, kids six years of age and up can groom, cuddle and tend to the pony’s stable.

Junior Golf Camps

Throughout July and August, Scotland’s only PGA National Golf Academy will offer a two-day junior golf camp to teach the fundamentals of the game. Participants will play on the nine-hole Academy Course and the Pitch & Putt course before playing the three championship golf courses on property. Two-hour camps are offered July 7-8, July 20-21, and August 3-4.
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Tennis Programs

Junior Development Program
Created for ages 5-14, this five-day clinic is designed for beginners. Gleneagles’ Senior Performance Tennis Coach Adam Brown will teach the basics for an hour per day. The program kicks off July 6!
Junior Pro Week
Designed for competitive tennis players ages 10-18, Adam Brown’s program focuses on improving technical, tactical, physical and mental elements of each player’s game. This intense 30-hour per week training program helps participants gain insight into a pro’s training regimen. Guests will play for six hours per day, Monday through Friday, in the newly opened Gleneagles Arena, which features four indoor all-weather tennis courts. The week begins July 20!

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Children’s Country Sports Passport

Gleneagles provides world-class sporting schools for children to gain the ultimate educational outdoor experience. Local experts teach the art of falconry, clay shooting and archery as well as gundog training, fishing and junior off-road driving in mini Land Rovers through hands-on instruction.

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/19 at 08:30 AM
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4 Places in the U.S. Your Family Should Visit

Deciding where to go on vacation can be like negotiating high-level peace talks. There are bound to be conflicting ideas from active kids who want to go, go, go to theme parks, activity centers and aquariums, and parents who have been dreaming of a quiet beach, a summer novel and a margarita. But there are places you should make sure the kids see before they’re out of the house—and Poshbrood has picked a few of the best!

Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai`i

Specifically, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai`i Island. (With beautiful beaches nearby, this one might actually satisfy everyone!) There are five volcanoes that make up the island, and one—Kilauea—that has been erupting since 1983. That’s the longest of any volcano we know of, and Kilauea won’t be stopping any time soon. While most of the lava from Kilauea flows out to the sea, about 500 acres of land has been added to the island, and 187 building have been destroyed over the last two decades. You can explore the park by car, hiking or on a guided tour. And, depending on the volcanic activity when you visit, you might even see an active lava flow!

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park spans three states, 2.2 million acres and was America’s first national park. Wildlife is abundant (although it’s important to follow the park rules regarding interaction) as are the geysers. Yellowstone is home to most of the world’s geysers, including Old Faithful—the most well-known. And you definitely don’t want to miss the mud pots and colorful hot springs! Whatever your family loves to do, whether it’s boating, bicycling, fishing, hiking or horseback riding, Yellowstone has it all!

New York City

New York City

Everyone needs to visit New York City at least once in their life! The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Broadway are all a part of our national culture that no kid should miss. Visit Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There’s also the Tenement Museum and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. It’s practically impossible to be bored in New York City!

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Exploring our nation’s capital should be a requirement for every kid. Actually getting to experience the history they learn about in school is a great opportunity to connect with the past and understand citizenship responsibilities. There are tons activities throughout the city—and many are free! Visit the Library of Congress, learn about the U.S. political system and why the city’s license plates say “Taxation Without Representation!” Even though you could spend your entire trip just visiting the Smithsonian Museums, you won’t want to miss all the monuments and memorials, the opportunity to take a peek at the White House or a visit to the International Spy Museum!

Next week we’ll be looking at must-see places around the world!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 06/16 at 08:30 AM
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Get Colorful at the lebua Resort!

lebua Resort

Are you looking to do some fabulous international travel this summer? This week we’re sharing about an amazing package at the lebua Resort in Jaipur, India! Their Colorful Summer Getaway package for families includes luxury accommodations in a vibrantly decorated family suite, daily breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner at Vajra Restaurant, one dinner at a private dining venue, 15% savings at the spa, Happy Hour specials, a 20% savings on food, non-alcoholic beverages and laundry, PLUS kids stay and eat breakfast for free.

lebua Resort

lebua Resort offers choices of private dining ranging from the glorious Machan Pavillion, the property’s highest vantage point with stunning views, to the outdoor Sunken Dining venue surrounded by water, candles and rose petals. No matter what your choice, your feast will be visual as well as culinary!

lebua Resort

What is there to do? Glad you asked! Choose from stargazing, croquet, hot air ballooning, kite flying, tours of neighboring palaces and temples and a Kids Activity Center! Inspired by the area’s color, vibrance and cultural splendor, lebua Resort Jaipur also boasts a luxurious 20,000 sq ft la Terre Spa by L’Occitane and a stunning swimming pool!

lebua Resort

The design of the resort is inspired by Jantar Mantar, the Royal Observatory of Jaipur, built in 1728. lebua Resort is a series of extraordinary shapes and structures: The raw red stone of the first great arched building appears fiery in the evening sun, and the large, circular Chakra Bar has fountains of mist swirling outside its slit windows. The suites themselves are all about the jeweled colors for which Jaipur is known fuchsia, emerald green and blue sapphire that set off against black-and-white zigzag terrazzo floors. The resort is so full of color, we have to share a few bonus pics!

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Posted by Elizabeth on 06/12 at 08:30 AM
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