2022 has brought an onslaught of last-minute planning for family vacations. Since the state of travel has been consistently changing, many families have held off on committing to their plans in advance. Executive Mom Nest Advisor Cheryl Martell of Explorateur Traveler has gathered in-country destinations that are perfect for enjoying family-time while still creating life-long memories.
Montage Palmetto Bluff
Nestled along the scenic May River in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is set within a vibrant 20,000-acre community between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Gather around a campfire to roast s’mores together, foster a sense of wonder with a trip to the Moreland treehouse, let the kids enjoy the kids club…or enjoy an easy day exploring the area all together.
The Cloister at Sea Island
Georgia The Cloister always makes an impression. Tucked away on a private island, it’s spacious, inside and out, with large newly refreshed rooms and exquisite suites. Set on 50 lush acres, surrounded by the river, saltwater marshes, and the sea, with five miles of private coastline to discover. Between the biking, boating, fishing, falconry, horseback riding, and more- no one in the family could possibly get bored!
The Resort at Paws Up
Montana It’s amazing how 37,000 acres of wilderness will actually bring your family closer together. The family-owned Resort at Paws Up is a Montana family vacation resort where you and your kids will get reacquainted, reconnected and revitalized. Accommodating families of all sizes, including large, multigenerational groups, Paws Up offers everything from Montana horseback riding, Montana fly-fishing, river rafting and rappelling to paintball, the Kids Corps of Discovery and chuck wagon dinners.
Montage Deer Valley
Utah An authentic yet refined mountain retreat located less than five minutes from Park City’s celebrated Main Street, and an easy 40‐minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Montage Deer Valley offers unrivaled ski‐in / ski‐out access to one of America’s best ski resorts, the largest spa in Utah, five inspired dining options including a pub with its own bowling alley, along with amazing year‐round activities including hiking, mountain biking, golf, outdoor concerts, and fly‐fishing.
The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. The spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, you’ll find endless activities for every age in every season.
Arizona The dramatic red rocks of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon set the tone for an experience beyond compare. You’ll move and be moved through a unique and powerful connection to nature, exhilarating adventures, deep relaxation and the feeling of awe and wonder again and again Whether your children use the kids club, take an art class, or connect with nature- there are endless amounts of activities to enjoy.
JW Marriott San Antonio
Texas Nestled amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a luxury haven within a stunning landscape. Explore the area's most popular attractions, including wineries, SeaWorld, Shops at La Cantera, Natural Bridge Caverns and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Retreat to the hotel for the thrilling River Bluff Water Experience, a nine-acre water park featuring a 1,100-foot lazy river.
Four Seasons at Walt Disney World
Florida The fun never stops when you stay here. The five-acre water park is a destination in its own right, with splash zones, interactive fountains, water slides and pools for kids and grown-ups alike. Enjoy character breakfasts, Disney amenities, and a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - you’ll never have to leave the resort to enjoy theme park amenities.
Virginia Every detail at Primland—the lighting, the art, the flowers, the scents, the softness of the 400-thread count Frette bedding—is selected with thought and conviction. This Blue Ridge mountain resort exudes a sense of genuine comfort. Explore all of our lodging spaces to find the perfect fit for you. Younger kids and older alike will enjoy plenty of activities around the property. All excursions will take full advantage of the gorgeous natural surroundings.
Find Harmony at Work and Home with Solutions at Your Fingertips
Exploring, experiencing, and enjoying a vacation is easier said than done. Don’t let the logistics and all the details prevent you from taking the vacation you deserve. Travel Designer Cheryl Martell of Explorateur Traveler will take the time to understand what each of your family members enjoys exploring to lay out a dream vacation within your budget.