Travel Spotlight

Spotlight: Summer Family Vacation Travel

Last week, Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley hosted two member breakfasts to celebrate our recent Summer Family Travel Black Book Magazine. Indagare members gathered to discuss their favorite family journeys, from quick vacations to full-throttle adventures. Below are some of their top picks for summer getaways, tried-and-tested by Indagare members.

Haven't booked your summer trip? Contact Indagare for customized itineraries and recommendations.


Stone bridge and aerial beach view in Biarritz France

Two views of Biarritz, France

The seaside resort of Biarritz has always had international flair. Families love the bustling scene, large beaches and hippie-cool vibe reminiscent of southern California. Indagare families have enjoyed surfing lessons and French classes as part of their low-key coastal summer getaways. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

The Cotswolds

Soho Farmhouse exterior and interior in The Cotswolds, Britain

Soho Farmhouse

There are few more beautiful places in Britain than the Cotswolds, a region dotted with sleepy villages and bustling market towns. Here, families will find wonderful antiques shops, old-fashioned pubs, stone cottages and 13th-century churches. Stay at Soho Farmhouse, a member favorite and contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.


Lions and local people celebrating in Tanzania

Courtesy Singita Grumeti Sabora, Chem Chem Tangire

Tanzania attracts the best wilderness specialists in the world with such legendary sights as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. During family trips, Indagare members have explored the country's majestic landscapes, stayed at luxe, Hemingway–style camps and even organized local village visits. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

"Every detail was perfection. We kept thinking it couldn’t possibly be any better, and the next day, it was! It was truly a trip of a lifetime, one that we will remember forever.” ~A.B., member since 2013


Morocco has is all: history, romance, style and gorgeous landscapes. Many families opt to spend a few days exploring the vibrant Marrakesh and end their journey in the Atlas Mountains, staying at the chic retreat Kasbah TamadotContact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

American West and Canada

Paws Up resort exterior and horseback rider with children in Montana

Paw's Up

From big-sky Montana to the red-rock landscapes of Arizona, the American West offers some of the globe’s most spectacular adventures. Lodges such as the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer rustic luxury, while further north on Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Resort offers a unique wilderness experience with sublime food and service in an unforgettable setting. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

“At the Ranch at Rock Creek, the Saloon and the fire pit were hopping every night. S’mores, pool and karaoke were lots of fun!” ~An Indagare Member

Mukul, Nicaragua

Mukul Nicaragua beach aerial view and boats


For a standout family adventure, many Indagare members have headed to Mukul, a stunning, remote property on the Nicaraguan coast. The resort provides the utmost in luxury while still being low-impact on the environment and providing long-term benefits for the local community. For water sports enthusiasts, there are spectacular surfing beaches up and down the coast, as well as great boating and fishing just off shore. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.


Lake Kora resort bedroom and lakefront in the Adirondacks New York

Courtesy Lake Kora

The adirondacks wilderness is one of the most accessible outdoor summer adventure destinations for families."My favorite thing now is to be camping with my family on the most isolated lake, completely disconnected from civilization and yet fully in the world," says Indagare's Eliza Harris. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

Read Eliza's Just Back From…The Adirondacks.


White Elephant hotel waterfront and grounds in Nantucket

Courtesy White Elephant

White Elephant

With nary a traffic light in sight, Nantucket is a long-weekend gem. Families will appreciate the low-key island pace, old whaling town charm and bevy of fine-dining options. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

US College Tours

When done right, college tours provide families an opportunity to explore the charms of America's smaller cities. Read Indagare's insider cheat sheet to discover the best hotels, as well as dinner and brunch/lunch options for many college towns throughout the country. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

South of France

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc aerial view and pool and waterfront in the South of France

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Stretching from the border of Italy all the way to Cannes and into the charming hilltop villages with expansive sea views, the coastline of the French Riviera is rightly fabled. The area offers plenty to do for families, including boating, hiking and exploring the bucolic towns dotting the coast. Contact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

European Capitals through Soccer

Barcelona Spain aerial view


As one of Indagare's most memorable themed journeys, a member took his two sons on several European getaways, each time attending soccer games in several of the continent's most famed stadiums, including in Madrid and BarcelonaContact Indagare for a customized itinerary and recommendations.

Haven't booked your summer trip? Contact Indagare for help brainstorming and booking the ideal vacation.

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