WITH ONE OF THE WORLD’S (if not the world’s) strongest commitments to sustainability combined with an extremely balanced work-life culture, Copenhagen draws working professionals to its winding streets, nearly 60 percent of which are occupied by cyclists. Once businesses and shops close for the day, the Danish capital embraces hygge, a Danish term that refers to locals’ appreciation for coziness in every sense of the word.
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.
By Kimberly Krol
Sagres, on Portugal’s southwest corner, proves the Algarve is a lot more than just a pretty beach. This less-known western Algarve combines all the ingredients for a family vacation: beautiful landscape, beaches, plenty of sports options and a fascinating culture — just the right blend of exotic and familiar. And you can squeeze in a history lesson or two, as well.
Greece's Ionian island chain offers lush green countryside, stunning seascapes and more ways to entertain a family than you may have thought possible. Located off the country's western coast, close to Italy, Zakynthos is one of the chain's gems. Storybook landscapes, aquamarine waters and delicious cuisine are par for the course, but what really makes the island shine for families is the bounty of unique activities available.