10 Trips to Help You Disconnect | Brownell Travel

10 Trips to Help You Disconnect

Put your out-of-office on and turn your phone off – it’s time to escape the day-to-day routine and get away with the ones you love. Traveling as a family is a powerful way to unplug and share meaningful experiences together. Here are our top 10 trips to help you disconnect and reconnect.

European Bike Tour

Who said a vacation had to slow you down? Hop on a bike and pedal your way down the Costa Brava or follow the winding roads in the South of France. A bike tour gives you the ability to stay active as a family while seeing a new destination.

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A trip with Backroads! With itineraries that are just as rich with activities as they are with food and wine, Backroads offers a little something for everyone.

Perfect for

Active families and families with older children

Best time to go

We recommend spring or fall to take advantage of spring and Thanksgiving break, plus the ideal weather! 

Caribbean Villa Vacay

Gather the entire family under one roof! Villa vacations bring the privacy and intimacy of home to any location. Whether you’re kicked back in a lounge chair or diving head first into the pool, something about quality time under the sun is sure to recharge everyone’s batteries.

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A stay at Tryall in Jamaica. The activities on property and world-class service will call you back year after year. 

Perfect for

Large and multigenerational families

Best time to go

The weather in Jamaica is a welcomed escape during the winter, making it a great option for holiday travels. 

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Relaxing Retreat

Inhale fresh air and exhale thoughts of calendar invites and 5:00 am wake-up calls. It’s time to treat yourself to tranquility and escape to the countryside for some well-deserved R&R. 

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A retreat to Twin Farms in Vermont! This Relais and Chateaux property could easily be mistaken for a 5-star summer camp with gourmet cuisine. 

Perfect for

Couples and weekend getaways (children must be 16 or older) 

Best time to go

Twin Farms is the perfect answer anytime you are in need of a reset, but to experience the famous fall foliage we recommend visiting from September to November. 

New Zealand

For a jaunt a little further from home, head to New Zealand. Aside from a long list of things to do no matter the season, New Zealand offers some of the world’s most jaw-dropping scenery. Sit back and enjoy the view with a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and your favorite travel companions. 

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Spending a couple of nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. Perched on the rolling hills of New Zealand’s wine land, the hotel treats guests to delicious wine, a fully operational farm, and some much needed peace and quiet.

Perfect for

Families with older children and friends trips

Best time to go

For the best weather, travel to New Zealand during their summer months of December to February. 

mediterranean yacht cruise

Hit the Med with your favorite mates. The open sea and spotty cell service will ensure you aren’t too tempted to catch up on emails while you’re away. 

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A voyage aboard SeaDream Yacht Club. With a variety of itineraries visiting multiple destinations, SeaDream gives you a glimpse at some of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive ports from the comfort of their luxury yachts. 

Perfect for

Large, multigenerational families or couples trips

Best time to go

For sunny days and warmer temps visit during May to June. 

African Safari

Lions, rhinos, and zebras – oh my! For a family excursion that won’t soon be forgotten, set your sights on a safari. Get back to nature and encounter the exciting wild-life of the African savanna. 

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A safari with Africa Inscribed. Their expert guides know how to be in the right place at the right time for prime animal spotting! 

Perfect for

Families with children who enjoy hands-on learning 

Best time to go

During the dry season, from May to September. 

Family Ski Trip

Head to the mountains and hit the slopes for an action-packed holiday for all ages. Did someone say après-ski hot chocolate? 

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A stay at Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. This ski-in/ski-out resort sits right outside of Beaver Creek village, meaning you get all of the perks of being close to town without the crowds.

Perfect for

Families with children of all ages 

Best time to go

This is the perfect trip to spend the winter holidays together or spring break.

Costa Rica & the Panama canal

Talk about getting off the grid. Take an inspiring journey through the famous Panama Canal for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then, venture into the Costa Rican jungle to get up close and personal with the diverse wildlife.

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Take a cruise with Lindblad Expeditions for an educational and exciting vacay. Lindblad offers exclusive experiences that take travelers into the heart of the action with knowledgable guides so that you don’t miss a thing!

Perfect for

Families or couples who are in search of something off-the-beaten-path

Best time to go

The dry season, particularly November through January. 

Holiday in the Desert

Head South to Chile for a desert adventure and breathtaking landscapes. The Atacama Desert in Chile has a wide range of activities from horseback riding on the dunes to swimming floating in Laguna Cejar.

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A journey with &Beyond. Discover hidden gems of the desolate lands with the people who know them best! 

Perfect for

Families or couples on the hunt for an adventure

Best time to go

The Atacama is a year-round destination. For the most pleasant weather and fewer visitors, go from September to November or March to May. 

National Parks Roadtrip

There is something to be said for time together behind the wheel. Whether you’re pairing the Tetons and Yellowstone or hitting up all of Utah’s Big Five, a road trip through some of America’s National Parks is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy each other’s company. 

We Suggest

A trip with American Excursionist. With local guides located all over the US, American Excursionist provides luxury tours in over 40 states. 

Perfect for

Families with younger children

Best time to go

Summer! With plenty of time off of school, you’ll be able to enjoy multiple parks without being rushed for time. 

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