WhereverFamily is proud to announce contributor Rina Baraz Nehdar was recently honored for her work on the website. Congratulations!
Nehdar received honorable mention in the Portrait, People, Online category for “Affordable Family Time in Sayulita” in the 2018 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition, bestowed annually by the North American Travel Journalists Association. Nehdar’s photo of a little girl eating ice cream, pictured here, earned the accolade. Check out the full article here. Work from September 2017 through August 2018 was eligible.
WhereverFamily launched in September 2017; this award comes in the web publication’s inaugural year.
When Nehdar isn’t wrangling her three boys in the suburbs of Los Angeles, she can be found in downward-facing dog, looking for organic produce or furiously trying to get everything done before everyone gets out of school. Before motherhood, Nehdar was a journalist for both radio and television. Besides whereverfamily.com, she can be found at mommyhasastory.com and lafamilytravel.com.
While we all love a good night in, entertainment activities run low after a week or two, especially with kids. No worries, subscription services can still deliver the fun, no matter rain, sleet, snow or social distancing.
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 self-quarantining prevents citizens from going out to public places, including dining, shopping and entertainment, many Americans are hitting local parks and trails for some active distancing — but clearly more than a few had the same idea.
The travel industry continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotels are experiencing a direct hit with a significant drop in occupancy rates. The American Hotel & Lodging Association estimates 4 million jobs have been eliminated or will be in the coming weeks. It’s projected 44 percent of hotel employees in every state have lost or will lose their jobs.
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.
If you’re headed to St. Barth in the near future, make sure you’re booking accommodations offering something for everyone in the family, whether bringing along just the kids or a whole gaggle of family members. Choosing a villa over a hotel suite or adjoining guestrooms can be a boon when it comes to experiencing your stay in high style. Villas offer room for everyone to stretch out and relax, no overcrowding, and often come with extra amenities you can really appreciate in the moment.