Luxe Recess showcases unexpected kid-friendly luxury experiences, but we also like to help readers hit the most popular family destinations with a little more style and savvy.


Welcome to Luxe Recess,
luxury family travel magazine.

Luxe Recess features the world’s best hotels and their family experiences, detailing each property’s amenities and programs, to help parents choose their accommodations. Our reviews are written by parents who know the luxury hotel market cold. Don’t invest your time and money into a family vacation you desperately need before seeing what we have to say.


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Search your destination on our clickable map to see what luxury family hotels and resorts we have featured. Or click on the menu tabs above to find travel inspiration at beach resorts, city hotels, Disney World, or scenic escapes to places like Ireland, California, or Morocco.

And be sure to join the conversation, get advice, and offer your favorite hotels in our two Facebook groups: Luxe Family Trips for world travel and our Orlando group for all things Disney.

A Letter from the Editor

You know those parenting moments when you are away from home, with no beds to make or emails to return? Free from the drain of your daily responsibilities,  you have found a shared experience with your kids that makes you feel exhilarated, appreciate beauty, or absorb something new with curiosity. You feel really, really in the moment. They are those deeper, more soul feeding moments that make a Luxe Recess. I wish you many, many of them during your time as a family.

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I created this web magazine because I have a life-long passion for good hotels, and I find—as a parent—that they are my shortcut to a Luxe Recess. They are so effective in removing me from my daily routine and parenting scripts and getting me to be present.

I caught this moment of my two kiddies embracing on the beach of Harbour Island. They probably did this frequently at these ages, but— that time— I actually saw it and documented their love because I was really paying attention to them.

Children remember their childhood vacations more vividly than other events.  I encourage you to select family vacations with the same thoughtfulness that you do your children’s education. They are formative experiences that shape who we are together and as individuals.

Why not invest in the vacations that assist us in connecting with our children in the present moment? Our children feel what we do. As much as they deserve joy for themselves, they deserve to see us joyful, too.

Plan a Luxe Recess. Go pack. Have fun.


Editor & Publisher

Founded September 14, 2014

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3 Responses
  • Dya Aljamal
    September 14, 2014

    Congratulations Robin on launching your new travel magazine! Wishing you success for many years!

  • Torie Liljenquist
    December 15, 2014

    Hello. We just met at the Four Seasons two days ago. I was heading to the gym and you were with your daughter.
    My thoughts keep thinking about hotels.
    Let’s talk. Good meeting you.

    • Robin
      December 16, 2014

      Great to meet you, Torie! Looking forward to connecting again and discussing our quests for perfect family hotels, especially at Disney!