With trails to hike, whales and dolphins to watch, cable cars to ride, magical gardens to explore and endless white-sand beaches a ferry ride away, Madeira is a top choice for a family vacation. Enjoy it any time of year for its spring-time climate and brilliant flowers perennially in bloom.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
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.