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We are parents, too. We think traveling well and traveling with children shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. We have limited vacation time, and we’re not spending our few days of freedom in lousy hotels eating bad food. We know the world is full of wonderful resorts, cool urban escapes and far-flung lodges that can make our time with our kids count. We want it all, and we don’t think it should be so hard to find. So we’re going to share it with you.

 

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Travel Journal

Travel Journal

Dispatches from around the world

Filtering by Tag: Caribbean

Best Resorts for Carsick Kids

Henley Vazquez

If your kids suffer with car sickness, the ride to and from the airport may be the most stressful part of your vacation. Passported co-founder Henley has a lot of experience in this area of family travel, but also has a fix: Easy-to-reach resorts that still offer all the sand, sea, and seclusion of a relaxing beach vacation. Read on for her master list.

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What's New in St. Barth's

Henley Vazquez

The St. Barth's season extends far beyond the winter. In fact, one of our favorite times to visit is spring and summer, when prices on the legendarily expensive hotels drop to more reasonable levels. This year, the island welcomes a new crop of stunners, from beachfront resorts to chic hilltop hideaways. Here are the places to scope out on your next getaway.


We've always said that St. Barth's is more South of France than Caribbean, and the arrival of the Sibuet Group's Villa Marie pretty much seals the deal. That signature Sibuet style transitions perfectly from St. Tropez and the Luberon to the hilltops of Colombier in this 18-room charmer, a quaint collection of bungalows and small villas. 


Le Toiny

Although Le Toiny isn't new to the island, its beachy redesign, larger villas and private beach club are, so we're calling this a must-see—and a must-stay. Every suite has a private pool plus plenty of space to fit a family, if you decide to bring the kids. Us personally, we're fantasizing about a responsibility-free getaway here stat.


Kitesurfers, take note. St. Barth's Grand Cul de Sac Bay is one of the best spots (we recently talked about some others), putting this beachfront resort square center on every kiter's wish list. But with a pool as photogenic as neighboring Le Sereno and a La Mer spa, you might not make it beyond a lounge chair.

27 Reasons to Love Grand Cayman

Henley Vazquez

With 11 years of Grand Cayman vacations under her belt, New York mom Margarit O has got to know the island as a young couple, newlywed, mom of one, and family of four. "On every count, we've found it completely enchanting," she says. "It's well-developed and safe, has almost daily flights from NYC, and a burgeoning organic haute-cuisine scene. My only disappointment is that the sleepy island doesn't live up to its nefarious reputation!" Read on for Margarit's favorite places to sleep, eat, play and shop on Grand Cayman. 

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Direct Flights to the Caribbean - Chicago

Henley Vazquez

Last winter was cold for everyone, but it was particularly rough on Chicago residents, who logged an unprecedented number of subzero days and twice the average amount of snow. This winter might be as bad. Here’s your guide on how to get away easily, and where to stay. Pack up those baby cubs and head south.  

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Direct Flights to the Caribbean - East Coast

Henley Vazquez

Winter is coming. No seriously, winter is coming. To keep the polar vortex blues at bay, we’re rounding up eight of our favorite warm-weather getaways a non-stop hop (forget the skip and jump) from the East Coast. This way to the beach.

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Featured Hotel: Hotel Guanahani

Henley Vazquez

We're sprinting towards our full launch at the end of the month, so we haven't been updating the blog as much as we'd like. Here's a little weekend dreaming with a review of St. Barth's Hotel Guanahani, one of our favorite family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean. We're planning to escape for a reboot once our beta is live. TGIF!

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