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Banyan Tree Mayakoba: Where Every Guest Gets a Pool Villa

The Banyan Tree Mayakoba gracefully fuses the Thai brand's style with local flavors for an exceptional five-star resort experience. It's not for those seeking a formulaic all-inclusive resort. Where is Mayakoba and What is It? The Mayakoba Resort lies a few minutes north of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico, the area known as the Riviera Maya. It’s ...

Luxe in the City: Best Family Hotels In…

New York? Las Vegas? Miami? Paris? Read on. All of the Luxe Recess contributors stayed in more than one hundred hotels this year on three continents. We reflected on some of the best city hotels for families, and we wanted to pay tribute to those properties that are doing what they do really, really well. We know this list ...

5 Tips for a Newport Mansions Weekend with Kids

A family break to visit the Newport Mansions What to do and Where to Stay I've traveled to Newport so many times over the years, first as a young twenty-something enjoying the parties and bars and later to savor its history on multi-generational trips with my grandparetns. One of my passions has always been Gilded Age architecture, so, I have visited ...

The Must Do Guide for the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge and Theme Park

To walk the lobby while hearing live drumming is transporting and a noble effort of Disney’s ability to carry us to faraway places. Animal Kingdom Lodge We finally had the pleasure of checking Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge off of our Disney resort list. We’ve long enjoyed the restaurants and grounds of Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Lake Buena Vista ...

Hotel Grand Minerva, Florence, Italy

Families traveling to Florence have found Hotel Grand Minerva, a boutique 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool, outstanding restaurant, and comfortable rooms that sleep four or five. The Hotel Grand Minerva Location Hotel Grand Minerva is located steps from the train station, which is almost problematic in that it’s too close to take a taxi but can still be ...

Luxury Peru Travel With Kids: What to Do and Where to Stay

Performers dancing down lively city streets, Capuchin monkeys calling through dark, leafy canopy, rays of sun lighting up Machu Picchu: kids will never forget their first encounter with Peru.  Peru travel is on the rise. Traditionally touted as a backpacker Mecca, Peru is one-of-a-kind blend of vibrant culture, tangible history, and ultra-diverse wildlife. Mery Calderon grew up in ...