Family Travel Tips

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6 Tips for Planning a Family Sabbatical

If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or Instagram, you may have seen the happy-go-lucky photos of families who’ve decided to eschew the responsibilities of life, transforming into nomadic world travelers and influencers. They homeschool their kids, providing them with what they describe as world school experiences. And we say, more power to them! Of course, many families can’t make...

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10 Benefits of Traveling as a Family in 2020

Did you know that two-thirds of conversations between children and parents are about daily routine? Or that 65 percent of parents say that they only have time to play with their kids occasionally? As for kids, 25 percent report only talking to their parents about “something important” once a week. Why am I bringing up these statistics? Certainly not to...

Redefining Luxury Family Vacations

How Global CommUnity Is Redefining Luxury Family Vacations Savoring creamy, crunchy ice cream cones while strolling along the boardwalk. Building golden sandcastles baked by the sun and soaked by the surf. Collecting shiny white-and-pink shells shrouded in mist-colored sea foam. Forty-nine percent of adults report that childhood vacation memories, like those above, are among their most cherished “possessions.” And 25...

Vacation Ideas Even a Teenager Will Love

This article originally appeared The New York Times online May 8, 2019 NYTimes.com. Children of all ages can be picky, but adolescents especially are one tough crowd. Tour operators, hotels and cruises have responded by offering customized programs and activities. By Nora Walsh Children are a tough crowd to please, especially when it comes to keeping tweens and teens entertained...

Bridging the Age Gap

This article originally appeared in Travel + Leisure Magazine April 2019 By developing local experiences and dreaming up whimsical amenities, hospitality brands are finding new ways to surprise and delight even the youngest travelers, while cultivating deeper, more meaningrul experiences for the whole family. By Stirling Kelso T+L Travel Advisory Board member Keith Waldon kept getting requests from clients for...

Cultured Kids

This article originally appeared in Modern Luxury | May 2019 Adding to the many reasons travel is inspiring, a recent survey shows more than half of educators believe travel has a positive impact on students’ education and future careers. For the affluent wanderer looking to reap the benefits, enter Global CommUnity (globalcommunitytravel.com), a Nashville-based agency that creates life travel maps...

How to Travel Around the World with Your Family: Planning Tips & What to Watch Out For

It’s a common dream – pulling the kids from the traditional school year and traveling with family around the world for six, maybe twelve, months. Introducing them to new cultures and customs. Inspiring them to help where help is needed and to see themselves as citizens of the world. To bring them into a new kind of classroom to achieve...