While it seems we all have a firm handle on how to use social media, we may not always have the healthiest understanding of why. It can be a great tool for travel inspiration and collecting quick tips from well-traveled and experienced individuals and families, but sometimes all that scrolling, sharing and liking can lead to a slippery slope of social media use. Your family may be well aware of the alternate reality between real life and sponsored influencer posts, but it’s easy to get caught up in the bad habits that tend to come along with it.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Families seeking a reprieve from the winter weather or humdrum of school and work, New Zealand is essentially an oasis of wellness and restoration. Sure, you can find a spa in your own neighborhood or a local way to check self-care off of your to-do list — and you should — but for a vacation centered around getting health, wellness and empowerment, New Zealand has a few to go around.
While there's a lot of talk about "man caves," Movember (a worldwide campaign raising funds and awareness for men's cancers and other health issues) presents the men of the house a perfect opportunity to get out of the cave and have meaningful multigenerational discussions about health and wellbeing. The movement, which originated in Australia in 2004, involved the cultivation of moustaches (the “mo” in Australian English) over 30 days to “change the face of men’s health” by drawing funds and awareness for men’s cancers and suicide prevention.
Part of the fun of road trips is indulging in ways you normally wouldn’t, from fast food to too much screen time. But when you exclusively rely on fries and shakes to keep your family happy on the road, you also face afternoon sugar crashes and diabolical mood shifts. You can still plan a few indulgences, but make sure to pepper in healthy road trip snacks to give your family the nutrition and fuel they really need. Here’s what to pack.