Having new adventures with the family is an excellent way to bond and make lifelong memories. While travel adventures rarely get old, staying in hotel after hotel can definitely feel stale.
Here are a few options for alternative accommodations to spice up your next family trip:
Definitely mainstream by this point, consider checking out Airbnb options. On the whole, Airbnb stays can be more accommodating for families and large groups than hotels, especially if guests rent an entire house or apartment. This style of accommodation helps guests feel like locals with improved privacy and, usually, more space.
If you are considering getting your family into camping, but in a style somewhere between a full recreational vehicle and a simple tent, consider a yurt. Yurts are technically portable, sturdy and circular tents typically used for glamping. Whatever your intention, yurts are likely the most unique accommodation option for camping.
For a rustic and grounding experience, check the family into a barn or farmhouse. These may fall into the glamping category, but I would venture to bet most people have never slept in a barn during their travel. Staying in a farmhouse can be a similar experience to an Airbnb, but the close proximity to a farm brings unique experiences.
Tree houses are another unique stay for families. Most people haven’t stayed in a tree house, if ever, since they were small children and Airbnb’s treehouses blow rickety backyard hideouts out of the water. Most of these are smaller, but they should not be totally discounted for families looking for adventure.
Finally, though technically hotels, consider staying in an ice hotel on your next trip to a cold-weather destination. In North America, Hôtel de Glace is an ice hotel offering themed rooms and suites, weddings and distinct packages. The website even includes a preparation guide to help visitors get ready for their stay. Rooms come with extra-warm sleeping bags and insulating bedding, making sure each guest stays warm in rooms kept 23–27 degrees Fahrenheit. Follow the guides to make sure you are prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
As Pride Month comes to an end and following the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which marked a crucial turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, we’ve compiled a list of important LGBTQ+ sites and memorials around the world.
Multigenerational travel is a growing trend for good reason. When different generations of a family can come together, share common experiences and have fun, lasting memories are made.
Easy to reach from either the Boston or New York areas, Martha’s Vineyard is a laid-back island with beaches, historic attractions and lots of outdoor activities for families. Walk, bike, paddle or sail here for an active, stress-free vacation, but with culture and fine dining just as available.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Jalisco, Mexico’s most emblematic region, is the birthplace of many of the country’s cultural offerings, including Tequila; the state is rich with the drink’s history and the culture that surrounds it. Tequila fans looking for a fun tour of Jalisco, check out Viva Tequila Festival’s Mexico Experience Tour, which brings guests on a luxurious tour to five cities to explore Jalisco’s Mexican spirit and provide a deeper understanding of the different regions that cultivate agave.