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BODRUM, TURKEY: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

BODRUM, TURKEY: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

If you feel like a little R & R from all of your cave spelunking in Cappadocia,  browsing the Grand Bizarre and gorgeous mosques in Istanbul, or from walking countless hours through the many, ancient ruins throughout Turkey, head West to Bodrum peninsula where the Aegean Sea meets up with the Mediterranean.

TURKEY:                     Hieropolis & Pamukkale

TURKEY: Hieropolis & Pamukkale

While spending time in Turkey, do yourself a big favor and find your way to the gorgeous, natural mineral baths & white travertines of Pamukkale and the ancient, Roman ruins of Hieropolis, which was built on top of them.  We are talking UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY: Sacred House

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY: Sacred House

If you  decide to stay in the town of Urgup, there is a special, gorgeous 250 year old restored Greek mansion turned boutique hotel called Sacred House.

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY: Museum Hotel

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY: Museum Hotel

With all of the fancy cave, boutique hotels popping up all over the region, it’s hard to pick a base camp.  Do yourself a favor and stay at the simply perfect Museum Hotel.

JAMAICA:                   Goldeneye Resort

JAMAICA: Goldeneye Resort

At Goldeneye, they are rumored to not be able to say no to any guest.  I have to say, from our experience this is true.  But don’t take my word for it…

What to pack?

What to pack?

Sometimes when I am in the airport and spot fellow families, I am baffled by the amount of luggage that is literally being lugged around. The first rule to packing when traveling with your tribe, go light & figure out how to do laundry while your there (if it’s a longer trip).

PALM SPRINGS: The Parker

PALM SPRINGS: The Parker

This place is cool, it’s sexy, it’s a perfect modern decor mixes with Morocco, it’s kick those babies up by one of the fabulous pools (there are two)t, it’s order yourself a fresh lemonade (of course there are a lot more options for those seeking the perfect poolside cocktail), it’s let me eat some of that tasty food (such great options you don’t need to leave the hotel), it’s hello great service, it’s feeling romantic even with the kids…