Editorials

Your Preschooler is Your Fastpass to Joy or How Disney thawed my Frozen Heart

Your Preschooler is Your Fastpass to Joy or How Disney thawed my Frozen Heart

When to take that Disney vacation At what age do you take your kids to Disney World for the first time? Don't wait until they are older. You'll get so much more from the trip if you can see the experience through a preschooler's undoubting eyes. Most of my friends don't go to Disney World, and they have no interest. They perceive chaos, crowds, and ...

Hotels With Lazy Rivers Deliver Family Bliss

Hotels With Lazy Rivers Deliver Family Bliss

 When you book your family vacations, do you intentionally create moments of play?Sitting under an umbrella beside a pool, I was enjoying the sensation of a wet swimsuit sticking to my skin, providing an air conditioner for my body in the Florida heat. The weight of a damp towel wrapped loosely around my legs and waist felt like ...

Heavy family baggage: what are you carrying?

Heavy family baggage: what are you carrying?

Getting away isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes it bolsters the strength to solve problems, work it out, or face truths. There are real stories of real families behind every picture at Luxe Recess. While exploring the best family-friendly luxury hotels and resorts, there are numerous pictures of incredible design, spectacular views, and delicious plates.Travel and travel planning have ...

Lovely Hotels & The Motherless

Lovely Hotels & The Motherless

I launched Luxe Recess on September 14, 2014, my mother’s birthday. She died unexpectedly in 2011 while I was ten weeks pregnant with my second child.My incredible mammaThose who know me well know that my mother is responsible for my love of travel and hotels. She read me Eloise to sleep from age five until I didn't want ...

Tales from Southwest Airlines

Tales from Southwest Airlines

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Last weekend I headed home on a crowded Southwest flight, squished between a large middle-aged man wearing headphones and a little elderly woman who needed help fastening her seat belt. I was tired and had been away from my family for what felt like weeks, so I'm not sure exactly how our conversation began, but for the next ...