The WNK quartet was recently indulging in a little mid-week, mid-summer bliss (think Lake Champlain, locally grown eats, frosty libations, nary the shadow of a kidlet) when a couple of us stumbled on a particularly obvious reason we have no kids. We are kids.
Sure we’re all in our fourth decades, but maturity seems to have passed us by. Or perhaps it’s just running late?
Why no kids? We are kids!
This childfree truism was still echoing around my gray matter when I remembered a post I’d started a while back when a couple of childfree vacation and travel themed items caught my attention.
Although it may seem like every hotel and resort is touting their child friendliness, their amazing kids’ club or their deals for families… not every hotel is courting families this summer — or at all.
More and more hotels are putting a ban – yes, a ban — on kids. And while they probably won’t advertise it on their web site’s homepage, some hotels are simply saying: No kids allowed… (ABC News)
More and more hotels are banning kids. More and more hotels are offering childfree vacations. It’s a trend! And you thought it was just the mainstream media that discovered the childfree panacea?
Of course the childfree zeitgeist rubs tender folks against the grain, parents mostly, and they start gnashing their teeth.
Kids are awesome. We need to stop making excuses and start living… I am done apologizing. In fact, the only mistake here is that I ever told my children to be quiet in the first place. Pools are for shouting and jumping and cannonballing… Got it? … I’ve got a cannonball to perfect. (An Open Letter to People Without Children)
Easy, momma. Kids may be awesome, especially when they dazzle you with doody, but let’s remember that pools and jumping and cannonballing are as much fun for childfree adults as they are for kids. See, we CFers actually hang on to those childish pleasure principles a bit better than many parents. But that’s not the issue. At all!
No, Annika, you’re not the only CF who loves kids. Many of us love kids. Many of us behave like big kids much of the time. But, and this is a big “but”, we’re also prone to adult moments. Sans kids.
Childfree Vacation Hot Spots
Anyway, it’s the usual volley. And not worth the digital ink it takes to bluster on. So let’s cut to the chase. Assuming you actually are interested in childfree vacation destinations rather than spoiling for a debate about why such should be in existence, etc. then we’ve got some fun leads for you.
Check out these eighteen hotel and resort “properties where the pool is sure to free of cannonballing kids. (ABC News)
- Auberge du Soleil, Napa, Calif.
- Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, Calif.
- Triple Creek Ranch, Mont.
- Rendezvous, St. Lucia
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba
- Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
- The BodyHoliday LeSport, St. Lucia
- Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Viceroy Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico
- THE Royal Playa del Carmen, Mexico