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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

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Kitesurfing and a Kids’ Club

Henley Vazquez

Kitesurfing isn’t a new sport, but we’ve never seen so many requests for family trips that include kites, and not the fly-in-the-park variety. The follow-up question to where to kite surf is often: is there a kids’ club? Which makes sense, since the parent left in charge of the kids while the partner is off pursuing his or her passion is usually looking for a little downtime of their own. To help you fanatics out, we’ve mapped out our favorite resorts that have kitesurfing from their own beach, as well as a few others with the sport nearby.

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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.

Top 12 Hotels of 2016

Nicole Rubin

This year has been a big one at Passported HQ. We feel lucky to with so many wonderful clients on exciting trips from Anguilla to Zagreb. We hate to play favorites with hotels because we really do love them all dearly, but he's our list of the most booked Passported hotels this year. 

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Checking In: Hotel Christopher, St. Barth's

Henley Vazquez

We make no secret of our love for St. Barth's as a destination for both couples and families. Hotel Christopher is one of the best places to escape on the French isle with a spectacular pool and chic vibe. See why we love this hotel and let us know when you want to go and we’ll hook you up with some fantastic Passported Perks.

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How to get to St. Barth's

Henley Vazquez

How do you get to St. Barth's? This may not be a question you ask yourself everyday, but it's definitely a question that our friends and clients ask us at least once a week. As a result, we decided to round up the three best ways to get to our favorite francophile Caribbean island. Bon voyage!

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St. Barth's à la Carte

Henley Vazquez

On an island with some 15 swimmable beaches and a buzzy French-forward culinary scene, it can be hard to decide where to plant your umbrella, especially if you're already thinking about your next glass of rosé. Fortunately, in this part of the French West Indies, the regulars know exactly how to mix dejeuner and soleil. Here, a week's worth of foolproof pairings.

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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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