Everything from the practical to the sublime: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos

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With what limited time we have for vacationing, when we run off, we want our romantic voyages to exceed our wildest imaginations. We want the best of the best, with everything as soothing and simple as can be. Le Blanc Spa Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico, has already been awarded the AAA 5 star status. That’s the pinnacle of luxury destinations, with many strict requirements to qualify for your best vacation ever, assuring your pleasure and enjoyment. The property is located right on the beach, but still has 4 pools – including an infinity pool – along with swim up bars, a massive and sumptuous spa with hydrotherapy and special couples’ treatments. Speaking of water, their drinking water is purified – so no worries there, you don’t need to worry about “bottled water only”, saving both your sanity and the environment. 

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Leave your extra stuff at home! With Bulgari toiletries, Chi hair appliances, top shelf liquors, bathrobes,  slippers and umbrellas, you can lighten your load (and not pay ridiculous airport fees) in luxurious style. You can leave your change at home, as well: taxes and tips are included. But should you want some cash, there’s an ATM and currency exchange on site. For those who may require them, there are rooms available for those who are physically challenged and wheelchairs are available, as well as a 24 hour doctor on call.

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For many of us, the best part about traveling is the wonderful and exotic food that you don’t have to cook. As part of the included indulgence, 24 hour room service allows you to stay ensconced all cozy in your room. Sometimes, you just want to lie in. When you want to head out, there are a dozen restaurant options, serving almost anything you could be craving. Whether you want to explore the local Mexican traditional fare, freshly caught seafood, a cornucopia of buffet choices, classic steakhouse cuisine or even a simply perfect pizza, it’s all yours for the asking. Vacation time is the perfect splurge time and Le Blanc makes it worth your while: the world-renowned and award-wining pastry chef, Antonio Bachour, curates all of their menus, cakes, desserts, pastries, breakfast pastries, etc. He was named one of the ten best pastry chefs in America, so you know that your caloric intake sacrifice will be worth it.  Then, of course, you can atone the next day at one of their juice bars if you feel guilty- but I suggest that you leave THAT baggage at home as well. There is a gym on site with state of the art equipment as well as classes that include yoga, spinning, (even a water spinning class, which we tried and loved) and many more that rotate on a daily basis. Check the schedule on the weekly calendar when you arrive, your workout routine doesn’t have to suffer if you don’t want it to.  It’s also a great time to try something new, why not?
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Karisma Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

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Traveling with children should not mean that you have to settle for less than the best in accommodations. Karisma Hotels & Resorts understands that the desire for a luxury getaway doesn’t diminish once you have kids, and they want to cater to your unique needs as a family at the Generations Riviera Maya resort.

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Imagine a family trip to Mexico, with spacious suites that measure up to 1200 square feet, complete with a breathtaking view of the white sanded beach. Rooms on floors 1-4 will offer an amenity your family will love: the swim up suites.

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With your family in mind, Generations Riviera Maya Resorts offers carefree travel by offering use of the Gourmet Inclusive amenities such as changing tables, cribs, pack & plays, strollers and just about anything you can imagine needing for the comfort of your little one.

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Generations Riviera Maya wants your family to be comfortable, but they also want your kids to be entertained and happy too. The Eko Kids Club offers children age 4-12 the chance to experience supervised activities that are environmentally friendly and fun. Babies and toddlers will love the shady Baby Beach Lounges complete with toys and nanny services so that Mom and Dad can take a break and soak up the sun.

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A stay at Generations Riviera Maya is not only about fun in the sun. The gourmet factor is worth mentioning as it will speak to your stomach. The Gourmet Inclusive experience includes all gourmet meals served a la carte at any of the four restaurants and two lounges, as well as premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service and personal butler service.
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Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Mexico

Will the winter ever end? Doesn’t it seem like it has been cold and or snowing for a very long time? If you find yourself day dreaming about a going away to a place you can frolic in the sun with your family, you need to keep reading- I am going to tell you about a place that inspires dreams and that turns day dreams into reality.

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The Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort highlights the the family-friendly side of Los Cabos. The pace is set to fun upon arrival when you get a glimpse of the 5 amazing swimming pools including an infinity pool and a kiddie pool.
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Kids are welcomed at The Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort. The Sheraton Adventure Kids Club offers daily activities. My little guy loved the kids beach excursion and the chance to spend an afternoon at the popular Chileno Beach.  The guides kept the kids busy with watersports, building sandcastles, teaching them how to ride the waves, and even giving them snacks and drinks.
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While the kids are busy with adventure, Dad can hit the greens.  With two fantastic courses and a full range of amenities including clinics and lessons from PGA professionals, a clubhouse, and a pro shop. Mom can relax and take advantage of the full spa featured at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort.  There are also stores available for shopping on the premises.
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If golfing and the spa don’t sound appealing, you can check out the activities desk and register for fun activities like tequila tasting, beach volleyball, or Spanish lessons.  There is a cute “Kids Club” that you can bring the kids to should you choose to.  It was raining the day we were going to take the little mister man, so they did indoor activities only.  They made a piniata and a Dia Del Muertos sugar skull craft that they were able to keep.  There is also games, toys, video games, TV and movies, puppets, and more to do depending on the age of your child.  Outside and weather permitting, there is a pool and cute water activities.

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5 Kid-Friendly Destinations Around the World

It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season brings around a familiar setting and a yearning for togetherness. For some, family holiday vacations are a yearly tradition. Not only do parents and kids get to travel to new places, but they also learn how different cultures celebrate the holidays.

Of course, travel during the holiday season requires a lot of forethought. Not only do you have to purchase tickets (bus, plane, train) tickets ahead of time, but you have to agree with your family on your destination way beforehand in order to dodge the holiday season rush and price hikes. So, now’s the time to choose your destination, make it a good one.  If you’re running low on ideas, why not consider the following family-friendly destinations?

San Juan, Puerto Rico

One of the most popular U.S. territories and vacation destinations, San Juan, Puerto Rico, is definitely recommended for beach goers. If you and your family are looking to find a good place to have some fun in the sun, this island may just be what you’re looking for. Many cheap airlines are now adding this destination to their itineraries, and tickets are being offered at a bargain value, especially for those traveling with kids. San Juan is also rich with historical sites and is easy to get lost in it’s archaic beauty. It may even give you and your family the photo opp you’ve been looking for to use as the family Christmas card.

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Cancun, Mexico

Much like San Juan, Cancun has beaches for days. Popular for it’s buzzing tourist industry complemented by stretches of golden sands, Cancun has been gaining fame for being one of the best family-friendly tourist destinations in the world. Cancun is abundant in kid-friendly, beach themed attractions while still providing an attractive nightlife for parents; not to mention both airfare and accommodations fit well within budget.
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Have Sippy, I’m Traveling! In Mexico

We are on the move again, this time on our way to Mexico.

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We will be staying at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos, checking out the area and some local Day of the Dead festivities and activities (both on and off the resort).  My son and I are pretty excited, and I hope that you are following on my social media channels so you can see the fun as it happens.  (Those of you who are already followers know I share often!)
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Wordless Wednesday – Mexico #Travel

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Have Sippy- I’m Traveling! In #Mexico @KidZania

KidzaniaMe and my Little are traveling in Mexico City this week, visiting KidZania and checking out the sights of the area. KidZania is a fun theme park where kids can be adults for the day- work at “jobs”, earn money for working, spend it playing and on items they would like to buy (not real money, no worries mom- KidZania money, kidZos!) like renting a car, going to the beauty salon, or getting treats- or they can even open a bank account. They lean how to do many different kinds of jobs from Firefighter to making cereal bars and taking care of pets, and spend their hard-earned cash getting their drivers license (LOL) and making treats. Kids are empowered, educated, get to be creative and responsible- and have a whole lot of fun in the process. Stay tuned for more about our adventures!