Meaningful family vacations are worth planning ahead for. Whether you need the extra time to arrange schedules, book and pay for tours or get the whole crew onboard for an epic vacation, Natural Habitat Adventures definitely fall under the must-experience category worth jumping on early.
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.
Peru is known for its blockbuster attractions, including the Sacred Valley, the Maras salt flats and, especially, Machu Picchu. But if the idea of navigating the trip with kids seems daunting, Cox & Kings, a luxury travel company, can tailor the trip to meet the needs of your whole family and take the stress out of the logistics of vacation planning.
We say Peru, you say Machu Picchu, right? While reaching this 15th-century Inca structure built high in the Andes Mountains is definitely a bucket list item, the country also offers a host of other epic outdoor adventures. What’s more, Peru is incredibly easy to get to from either U.S. coast (about seven hours from New York and nine from Los Angeles), and East Coasters have the added benefit of being on the same time zone, eliminating any pesky jet lag that would keep you from hitting the ground running once you arrive. The Nuevo Sol, the currency, is favorable right now for Americans, and, while the official language is Spanish, most residents can also communicate in English.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
While big names in cruising have dominated the travel industry for years, there are those niche cruise companies, like Rainforest Cruises, offering the same adventure destinations and incredible experiences, but with the added localized touches only a boutique brand could.