Wearing sunscreen at the beach is a given, especially for little ones running in and out of the water — and anyone who forgets that usually regrets it with a vengeance the next day. One aspect of sunscreen I admittedly didn’t think about until just a few years ago is how detrimental its impact is on marine life and reefs. Oxybenzone is a chemical found in most mainstream sunscreens — it works to prevent sun damage, but is also carcinogenic and harmful to coral. The chemical makes coral more susceptible to bleaching and damages its DNA, interfering with reproduction and killing dependent marine life in the process.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
LEGOLAND California Resort’s big birthday year may be in the rearview mirror, but the party continues with an awesome two-acre addition, converting everything kids and grown-ups loved about The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to life-sized fun.
As the world of wellness evolves — especially in Europe — it’s no longer uncommon to find spa destination resorts outfitted with children’s activities and farm-to-table dining. However, for Austria’s Green Spa Resort Stanglwirt, blending wellness with fun, farm-fresh food, sports instruction and lyrical alpine ambiance has been a family affair since its inception.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
The Iditarod is one of those topics everyone is sort of familiar with. Unless you’re a major fan or dogsledder yourself, there is a good chance your Iditarod knowledge ends with knowing the race is a major event where dogsledders ride for hundreds of miles through treacherous terrain. Where did the marvel get its start though?