PLANNING A VACATION TO FRENCH POLYNESIA, the Cook Islands or Fiji? Lucky you! While you really can’t go wrong with any of these exotic locales that beckon with white-sand beaches, mornings spent listening to soothing water lapping your bungalow, and immersion excursions with some of the world’s most amazing flora and fauna, not all islands are created equally.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Travel can be tough on families — between knowing what to pack, weather putting a wrench in your plans, getting hangry from limited options and not having enough time in between connections to grab food — these four new products can keep you sane on your next journey:
When travel resumes, Puerto Rico is a quick and easy escape for families, especially those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of getting or renewing a passport or even changing currency. Though you might immediately think San Juan, consider heading a little farther east, where you’ll find El Yunque National Forest and the Caribbean’s largest marina housing catamarans to sail to snorkeling spots, less-visited islands and one of the world’s most impressive bioluminescent bays.
Mama. Dada. Namaste? An activity for the littlest guests at a luxury property on the Mexican Riviera gives new meaning to the child’s pose position. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a 267-suite AAA Five Diamond resort located between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, is now offering a new Baby Yoga class. Included in the room rate, the activity is designed to let moms and dads bond with their infant while improving flexibility and inner calm. Yoga is also believed to help improve a baby’s fine motor skills, stimulate muscle and nerve development, boost the immune system, encourage a regular sleep schedule, aid in digestion, and relieve gas, constipation and symptoms of colic.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken your family to Great Wolf Lodge, some fun new reasons sprouted that’ll make you want to head to the country’s top indoor waterpark and resort.