Hit hard by the Stay at Home mandate, the travel industry is forced to get creative — and we’re not complaining. One way hotels ad luxury accommodations are assisting in flattening the curve: offering fun ways to enjoy each brand’s core attributes and amenities from home.
Health and Wellness
No novice to luxury wellness, Six Senses aims to help would-be guests enjoy the comforts of Six Senses’ focus on mind and body from home. The series, At Home With Six Senses, offers proactive ways for guests to indulge in self-care along the brand’s key wellness pillars: Mindfulness, shifting energy from uncontrolled worry to focusing on present moments and gratitude; Eat, follow along instructional interviews, how-to video tutorials and nutrient-enriched recipes; Sleep, focusing on the importance of a good night’s sleep and the meaning behind certain dreams; Move, get active and release energy; Live Naturally, adapted activities for home, inspired by the brand’s on-site Earth Labs; and Connect, focusing on the importance of staying connected to friends, family, yourself and community.
Follow along from home with videos, tutorials, articles and with Six Senses via social media and newsletters — learn more here.
Entertaining the Family
Velas Resorts in Mexico offer fun activities for families stuck at home. Make your home-bound time as productive and fun as possible with Velas Resorts and its social media.
Expect arts, crafts and lessons all things Velas, like incredible cuisine based on what you already have in your pantry. On the off chance you don’t see something that catches your eye, request a topic! With more than 40 days of activities, tips and workshops, chances are your family will find something.
Some family-friendly fun includes coloring and activity books, arts and crafts, Mexican toy workshops and making dreamcatchers.
For the future chefs in the family, What’s in Your Pantry? asks social media followers to send ingredients they already have in their kitchen for a custom, chef-created recipe just for them. There’s also quick recipes for at-home creations, cooking lessons for kids and cocktail-making classes for adults.
For even more, like kid yoga and adult-centric wellness, follow #BetterTogether on Velas Resorts’ social media channels, or visit the website.
Join the Party
No, you can’t go out, but you can bring the party in with Belmond Resorts. Belmond’s virtual guests can stream Belmond IGTV, thanks to Belmond Invitations, and check out different themed parties and entertainment. Follow along with the different events, including live music and poetry readings, via Belmond’s website, Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through the U.S. Virgin Islands with us.
What can three generations of a family expect when they rent a houseboat 72 feet long and 7 feet wide for a week of family travel exploring the British canals? They are sure to have a lot of fun, enjoy new experiences and create a family vacation they will talk about for years.
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If your family travel brings you to the greater New York City region, opt for a taste of nostalgia (or the grown-ups and fun and imagination for the kids at American Dream’s Nickelodeon Universe. Since I don’t have children, I recruited my best friend and her 6-year-old twins, Declan and Delaney, to help me check out the Nickelodeon-themed theme park and all the ways it brings to life favorite characters from cartoons both past and present, like Rugrats!, which I watched as a child, and Spongebob Square Pants, which is more Declan’s speed.