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.
For a fabulous fairytale getaway, few places compare to an enchanted stay in Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina, once an elegant 18th-century Portuguese palace in Lisbon. The transformation of this palatial townhouse into an extraordinary, aristocratic, 19-room boutique hotel, opened in December 2017, was a group effort by first-time hoteliers Kees Eijrond and Naush Kanji and their design team, architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte, interior designer Andrea Previ and Mr. Kanji.
With Europe’s coastline measuring a whopping 24,000 miles, it’s not surprising Europeans are fascinated by the sea and its creatures. And as global warming causes rising ocean levels, there is increasing attention in coastal countries to the wide-ranging impact of the sea. Five outstanding aquariums offer children and adults a glimpse into the sea, its creatures and its effect on our lives.
Wine tourism may have been a long-standing trend in the travel industry and with millennials coming into their own as connoisseurs, a family-friendly trip can also be wine-themed — you just need the idyllic destination. Enter Portugal. Known for its incredible natural beauty, world-class cuisine and award-winning wines, this locale is an easy choice for all ages of the wine persuasion.