What is it about majestic mountain scenery that has us feeling so cozy? Escape the hustle of urban life and roam free with a vacation set against the canvas of America’s rugged landscapes. Experience the wide open spaces, outdoor activities and geographic splendor of Utah, Wyoming, Montana or Colorado from the comfort of these hand-selected luxury resorts.
They say the family is everything, but when you plan your annual family vacation, do you take the easy road (for the sake of keeping your sanity) or the road less traveled (for the sake of enriching your experience)? Is the destination LGBTQ friendly, safe, welcoming and supportive?
We suggest getting the best of all worlds with the support of a professional travel advisor that specializes in safe and friendly destinations. Below are four slightly out-of-the-box family vacation ideas with opportunities for education, cultural immersion, photo albums filled front to back with precious memories and of course, selfies for days.
Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people,” and if you agree, this email is for you. Whether you’re waiting to gather around the table for Thanksgiving or preparing for the shopping madness of Black Friday, let this moment of travel inspiration be a mouth watering escape to daydreams of tasting flavors around the world. Below are four delicious itineraries for travel experiences with foodies in mind.
BELMOND MAROMA RESORT & SPA CELEBRATING LGBT FAMILIES. SET AMONG 200 ACRES OF LUSH, LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND THE AZURE SEA IN MEXICO’S RIVIERA MAYA. OUR INTIMATE 63-ROOM RESORT WELCOMES FAMILIES ALL YEAR ROUND.
CONNECTING ROOMS, ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES, FAMILY POOL FRINGED WITH LUSH TROPICAL PALMS, CHILDREN’S MENU, AND KID’S SPA TREATMENTS ARE ALL FEATURED IN THIS EXCITING NEW EXPERIENCE.
#Destination Spotlight: #Safari #Singita #SouthAfrica
Ever wondered what it would feel like to wake up to the sound of the river flowing below, watching the sunrise and drinking coffee all while being 200 miles to the closest metropolis? You can have all this, plus the incredible opportunity to see amazing wildlife and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones in a once in a lifetime experience at Singita’s gorgeous Lebombo Lodge.
From the moment you touch down on their private airstrip, you are taken into a world of elegance and exclusivity. A vehicle with a game ranger will come collect you and take you to the lodge where along the way you get your first sightings into the vast fauna and flora that is home to the wildlife you are about to see for the next few days. On arrival, a cold towel and refreshing drink are served while you are introduced to the staff that will most likely be like family by the time you leave. Check in formalities take place in the lounge area that overlooks the river and the beautiful bouldering hills. After which you are taken to your room, and shown the breathtaking suite in which you and your family will be spending the next few nights.
A sitting area to play games with the kids, or just snuggle on the couch with your partner while overlooking your private deck that has an outdoor bed (which can be made for you to sleep under the stars), and a free standing soaking tub with huge windows surrounding it so that you can enjoy and experience the wildlife surrounds while in the bubbles. These are just some of the amenities you get to enjoy while staying here. Soon after you have settled in, your personal butler will stop by to invite you up for lunch. You walk up to the main area where your table is waiting, overlooking the infinity pool and the river. Tranquility sets in while you get to stare off into the distance and realize for the first time how secluded and encompassed in nature you truly are. A scratch kitchen makes every meal to perfection, where you can choose to be healthy or… maybe not so much. After all, the motto in the bush is “Eat. Sleep. Safari.”
After lunch, it’s time to head out on your first game drive where your ranger and tracker take you into the heart of the bush in an open-air vehicle. You will get the opportunity to see the National Geographic channel come to life right before your eyes: a lion hunting in the Dusk; a herd of Elephants brushing past your vehicle; a beautiful rare bird feeding off an ant hill. After an hour and a half or so, you stop off in a clearing and have a traditional sundowner (cocktail), and served some local snacks before heading back to find some more game.
After the adrenaline of your first game drive sinks in, and you have checked off some bucket list sightings, it’s time to head back to the lodge where you follow the candle lit pathway to your dinner table down by the river. Your butler awaits your return to pour you some amazing South African wine, and present you with the tantalizing menu for dinner.
After dinner, it’s time to tuck in and get some rest before your 5 am wake-up call to do it all again: Eat. Sleep. Safari!