Traveling with the whole family doesn’t mean sticking to Disney and eating at McDonald’s! For the chic and adventurous set, having the little ones in tow opens up a whole new world of discovery. While researching for upcoming voyages, I’m always searching for a balance of fun, luxury, culinary adventure, and cultural knowledge. The hardest thing is knowing who to trust for well-curated recommendations–until now. The new Little Luxe City Guides are a godsend of valuable gems of information, and draw from the expertise of the original Luxe City Guides which have been popular with jetsetters for years. Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bali are the exotic destinations in the Little Luxe family, and provide a trusted source of concise information, easily tucked into a carry-on bag! The accordion style guides are protected by a plastic cover and can function as a quick reference when abroad, or even a jumping-off point for doing research in preparation. It’s a time-saver shortcut to the best kid-friendly hotels and villas, interesting activities, and even cute kid stores, so you have a savvy insider’s point of view from the start.
Here’s an example of a golden tidbit in the Luxe Bali guide that takes my imagination to sunny and beautiful Asia: “Tao Bali. Thai for tots and why not? Complimentary pool use and easy beach access with cabanas and sun lounges for after. Give the chef’s specialty Thod Man Kung a whirl.” I’ve always thought Hong Kong may be a little intimidating for kids, but there’s something even for the kid in me: “The KIDchen by Kit Lin. Mini chefs learn to cook their own dim sum, pizza, sweet treats and more from scratch.” Or why not hop off to a neighboring island – the boat ride is half the entertainment, like the ferry to Cheung Chau. Little Luxe recommends renting bikes by the pier to explore the compact old fishing isle. Singapore is the cleanest city I’ve ever been to, even the subways are immaculate (and somehow despite the tropical weather, I didn’t ever see any large bugs- a definite plus). Taking a wise hint from Little Luxe, I’d love to take my little one to Juron Bird Park, the world’s biggest bird park “housing 4,600 feathery friends frolicking ‘freely’ in giant walk-in aviaries.” Their witty descriptions invite more investigation, but don’t overwhelm with opinions or facts. I can’t wait to take Little Luxe Guides along on our next family vacay, it’s how to go glam with the fam!