5 Memorable Experiences at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Mayakoba translates to “village over the water,” a fitting moniker for this luxury property located on the lagoon in Mexico’s Riviera Maya south of Cancun that just celebrated its 10th anniversary. All 123 villas at Banyan Tree Mayakoba are located either on the lagoon or on beachfront, and all of them have a spacious outdoor area […]

Magic for the Whole Family at Grand Velas Riviera Maya

I knew he wasn’t a genie but it felt like it when my personal concierge kept asking, in his charming Spanish accent, what more I desired as he walked me through my suite at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort in Playa del Carmen on the Mexican Caribbean. He had already shown me the pillow […]

Solmar Hotels and Resorts: A Family of Cabo Escapes for All Kinds of Families

Solmar, one of the leading independent “families” of Cabo San Lucas hotels and resorts, also happens to still be on the vanguard of what luxury-minded travelers want. In fact, the influence of founder Luis Bulnes Molleda in shaping Cabo’s tourism industry and culture is so profound the 1974 opening of his first property, Hotel Solmar, […]

A Kid-Influenced Fiesta with Grand Velas

Planning your kid’s birthday celebration is made easier and more festive with Grand Velas Riviera Maya — all you have to do is book a family stay in Mexico. Now included at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, kids’ birthday party celebrations come complete with a family stay at the AAA Five Diamond resort. Guests choose […]

One City Six Ways: Stuttgart

The historic city of Stuttgart serves as the capital of Germany’s state of Baden-Württemberg. Car enthusiasts know it as the home of the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum, but you don’t have to be a motoring aficionado to enjoy this beautiful destination. Tip: Like many places in Germany, museums are closed on Mondays, so […]

Off-the-Radar Places in Mexico for Your Family Vacation

Mexico is trending as a top tourist destination thanks to a weak peso and eager Americans looking to head south and avoid high European prices. But you’ll also see swells of tourists flocking to places like Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding Cancun area that can make these gems feel downright cramped. Fortunately, there are plenty […]