I recently was browsing Facebook and saw a friend taking her daughter to Disney World in Florida. I believe she is about 5 years old, and it made me reminisce about my childhood family vacations and the wonderful memories made with my mom; dad; and brother, Allan. Today’s travel landscape has shifted so much for family travel, multigenerational travel and group/friend travel. Growing up, most of my friends’ families had places of interest they would frequent annually, such as the Jersey Shore, Maryland beaches or even the Caribbean. My family liked to mix it up depending on our age; interests; and my parents’ desire to expose us to various cultures, history and natural wonders domestically and internationally.
Our platform, www.whereverfamily.com, is a superb research tool for families, groups and friends to learn or be inspired about a destination of interest. Our editorial team covers topics, locations and destinations that are resources for a great trip. We also host the annual Wherever Awards, reader-voted, travel-themed awards that celebrate the best of family, multigenerational and group travel. If you would like your opinion to count as to which companies take the lead, you can vote online here. Be sure to fill in the ballot at least 50 percent of the way or your submission will be disqualified. We end voting March 31. Stay informed on what is current and new for family travel by visiting the site, subscribing to our e-newsletters and liking our social media accounts.
I am in the midst of finalizing plans for a trip with my mom in April. We will cruise the Western Mediterranean, including stops in Italy, Spain and France. It will be such a treat to spend time with her and make more memories together. I am curious and would love to hear from our readership: Where is your next family or group vacation? Do you have a destination you always visit? Please share some feedback in the comments below; it would be great to hear what destinations are of interest to you!
— Stephanie Makowski, account executive
The ultimate vacation indulgence involves a bathtub, solitude and amenities to enhance the bathtub experience. Bathtubs come in all shapes and sizes, from clawfoot to wooden ones, each offering unique experiences. These hotels across the world boast some of the finest bathtubs for those looking for the most luxurious bath experience ever.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Ravens, casks, walled-up ex-friends … grab a glass of sherry (perhaps avoid Amontillado) and celebrate all things Edgar Allan Poe during the fifth-annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards (or, in shorthand, Poe Fest International). It’s all happening in Baltimore Oct. 8 and 9, with a mix of in-person and virtual events. To commemorate the 173rd anniversary of Poe’s death, this year’s festival includes music, theater, vendors and tours.
Park Hyatt New York unveiled its latest rotating art exhibition, and it’s by contemporary abstract artist and hotel bellman of eight years, Jeffrey Okyere-Agyei. This marks his third exhibit at the hotel.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*
Developer Viaggio Resorts soon debuts Palazzo Ricci in Abruzzo, Italy. Built in 1799, the palace is in restoration mode ahead of its 2023 debut. The project is being offered as a private residence club, fractional or co-ownership model.
The world-renowned Italian fine-dining group with eight Michelin stars to its name, Da Vittorio debuts its new two-story restaurant, Da Vittorio Saigon in the hotel Reverie Saigon. The new restaurant reshapes Vietnam’s high-end culinary industry through its blending of contemporary and sophisticated design with traditional Italian food.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
Desolation Hotel, named for the Desolation Wilderness near which it resides, opened in August 2022 in South Lake Tahoe. Immersed in the scenic alpine beauty of the Sierra Nevada range and inspired by preservationist John Muir, this dog-friendly hotel commits to supporting the local Tahoe community, leading in sustainable hospitality and helping guests enjoy the natural experiences the region offers.