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Introducing Veluxe….

Veluxe

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.

Veluxe

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.

Veluxe

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!

Atlantis, Paradise Island

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!

Atlantis, Paradise Island

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!

Atlantis, Paradise Island

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.

Atlantis, Paradise Island

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.

Atlantis, Paradise Island

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’

Reserve  Reserve

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.

Reserve  Reserve

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.

Reserve

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!

Reserve

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.
Generations Riviera Maya
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.
Gleneagles

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!

Gleneagles

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!

lebua Resort
lebua Resort

 

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/12 at 08:30 AM
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Let’s Go to the Zoo!

Do your kids love animals of all shapes and sizes? Then they’ll love Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium! The zoo is ranked number one in the world by TripAdvisor and was named the top family-friendly attraction by FamilyFun Magazine.

The zoo is not just a great place to visit! It’s also nationally renowned for its leadership in animal conservation and research. The zoo features amazing exhibits that are fully immersive and just plain incredible! Kingdoms of the Night is the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp. The Lied Jungle is one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests, and the Desert Dome is the world’s largest indoor desert. And don’t forget the aquarium where you’ll explore habitats from polar regions to temperate oceans to coral reefs and the Amazon!

The zoo’s latest exhibit is The African Lodge, the first completed building of the African Grasslands exhibit. Modeled after lodges found in the African savanna, the facility is situated at the center of the 28-acre African Grasslands exhibit and serves as a convenient waystation for visitors.

In addition to all the great exhibits, the zoo offers classes for all ages. And they mean it! There’s something educational for everyone from toddlers all the way through adults. Each age group gets its own class with age-appropriate material presented. You can even go “backstage” and experience hands-on how the zoo is run!

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Visit Mexico and the Viceroy Zihuatanejo!

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Mexico is one of the trendiest destinations right now—hosting its greatest number of visitors ever in 2014. With the lovely seaside destination of Zihuatanejo at the heart of this tourist boom, the Viceroy Zihuatanejo is offering an exciting summer program for families!

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Nestled on one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, with warm and tranquil waters, Viceroy Zihuatanejo is a paradise in the sun. Relax on loungers at the beach while being pampered by Beach Butlers. Indulge in treatments at the Spa Palapa on the sand. Engage in a full array of water sports from windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing to snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. And keep a look out for the dedicated “Beach Boy” offering water sports instruction.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

What’s on the menu for the kids? Tons! When not collecting sea shells or building sand castles on the shore, the kids can make piñatas, take Spanish or dance lessons, paint espadrilles to take home as souvenirs or learn to prepare guacamole! If the entire extended family is getting togther, the Family Reunion experience includes a Salsa dancing class, group dinner on the beach and a cooking contest!

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

In addition to yoga, meditation and alternative medicine classes, you can try paddleboard yoga. Play tennis or opt for a lesson from the resident pro with high-tech video instruction. Work out in the air-conditioned fitness center, swim in three pools and go on long walks or runs on the miles of white-sand beach. When hunger strikes, try some of the exquisite cuisine that is prepared with the freshest, natural, locally produced ingredients.

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

You’ll never run out of activities at Viceroy Zihuatanejo! Try golf on the Robert Trent-Jones Jr. and Robert von Hagge 18-hole courses, deep-sea fishing, a yacht excursion, special tasting menus in the La Cava wine cellar, tequila lessons and even cooking classes for either just adults or the entire family that includes going to Zihuatanejo’s central market to buy the ingredients.

However you choose to spend your time at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, you’ll have the time of your life!

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/05 at 08:30 AM
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The Ultimate Culinary Experience at Clifton Inn

Clifton Inn

If you’re heading to Virginia this year, you won’t want to miss the new Forage & Feast package at the historic Clifton Inn. Only available this spring through the colorful Virginia fall, this package is the ultimate culinary experience!

Clifton Inn

You’ll get the chance to fish, forage, cook and dine with resident chef, Jarad Adams, in a stunning natural setting. At this award-winning Relais & Châteaux property known for its exquisite service and fine dining, you’ll spend two days exploring Clifton’s 100-acre retreat, sourcing your own wild and cultivated ingredients, getting a quick culinary education and enjoying the “fruits” of your labor.

Clifton Inn

From fishing at the private, fully-stocked and undisturbed lake to foraging with Clifton’s gardener looking for wild grown herbs, mushrooms and berries to gathering gardening tips at the onsite seasonal vegetable and herb gardens, you’ll definitely have a full sensory experience. After fishing and exploring, you’ll join the chef in Clifton’s state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for a fun, hands-on preparation of your meal using some of the edible delights you gathered!

Clifton Inn

Originally built in 1799 by Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph, Clifton began as a small office for Randolph, eventually developed into a private residence and, in 1985, was meticulously restored and converted to an inn by its current owners.

Clifton Inn

The Inn has 17 uniquely appointed rooms for you to choose from, ranging from private suites to carriage houses and even an offset farmhouse where you can book a single private en suite or—when the whole family is along—the entire house! Clifton balances traditional American décor of regional antiques, classic furniture and bold stripes while also offering the modern amenities our broods expect! Flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, Mascioni Linens and Molton Brown toiletries top off the wonderful outdoor setting with private lake, walking trails, clay tennis court, croquet, infinity pool and award-winning restaurant and bar for an amazing family experience!

Posted by Elizabeth on 06/02 at 08:30 AM
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Make a Splash in Chicago!

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The gorgeous and luxurious Hyatt Regency Chicago is celebrating the warmer weather with their new Shedd Aquarium package!

Chicago

With this package, you’ll enjoy overnight accommodation in a standard guestroom and two VIP Tickets with priority entry to Shedd Aquarium. And when you’ve got your brood in tow, priority entry is quite the help! Shedd Aquarium is one of the world’s largest indoor aquariums with more than 5,000,000 gallons of water and is home to more than 32,600 animals! You’ll have tons of fun learning about the many species that call the Shedd Aquarium home through its permanent exhibits, aquatic show, dive presentations, chats and more. VIP Tickets provide access to the Aquarium galleries, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Special Exhibit, and Stingray Touch. And the Aquatic Show (One World) is included with VIP Tickets.

Chicago

So what’s there? Kids will love the Amazon Rising exhibit that features piranhas, tarantulas, stingrays, monkeys and even an anaconda! Caribbean Reef is where visitors take a 360-degree tour of an underwater reef with green sea turtles, moray eels, rays and a few small sharks. Abbott Oceanarium immerses visitors in the coastal ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest with beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and sea otters amongst a host of fishes and invertebrates that call this unique ecosystem home. Polar Play Zone is designed specifically for the youngest Shedd Aquarium visitors and lets little ones experience a kid-sized submarine and dress in a penguin suit. And, of course, this isn’t a complete list! There are tons more to do throughout the aquarium.

Families will also love exploring the new Maggie Daley Park located just down the block from Hyatt Regency Chicago. Whether looking for a summer vacation idea for the family, or a weekend getaway to enjoy the warmer weather, Hyatt Regency Chicago is a great destination for making the most of a Chicago visit.

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Posted by Elizabeth on 05/29 at 08:30 AM
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Stay in Fabulous Vacation Homes with 3rd Home!

3rd Home

This week we’re loving the website 3rd Home! If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a fabulous way to travel the world while staying in the best vacation homes!

3rd Home lets you get value from your empty vacation home without going through the hassle of renting it out. Instead of letting that asset go to waste the majority of the year, join 3rd Home, and leverage it safely to other members while getting access to more than 3,300 fabulous vacation homes around the world! And the site’s affiliation with The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club doesn’t hurt either!

All you do is list the details of your vacation home on the site and what weeks you’re willing to make it available to other members. You’ll earn “Keys” that can be spent on stays at other member’s vacation homes. The better your home and its amenities—and the more time you make the home available—the more Keys you’ll earn and the more fabulous your vacations will be!

When you want to take a trip, whether it’s planned or last minute, hop on the site and use the Keys you earned to book another member’s vacation home. It really is that easy.

The vacation homes listed on the site are located all around the world. In order to be eligible for the club, you must have a second home with a value of $500,000 or more. And, don’t get confused! This isn’t AirBnB. You must be a member of the club who has made your own vacation home available in order to reserve someone else’s vacation home. 

Are you a member? How has it worked out for you? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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