Our Coronavirus Policy

The Covid-19 virus has quite understandably generated concerns around traveling while the virus is still active and official government travel advice is continually changing.  Hands Up Holidays will support all our clients in helping you to make the optimal decisions around your travels.  Your individual situation is unique, and we will tailor our recommendations to […]

Europe’s Out…Where To This Summer For US Travelers?

The EU has just announced that US citizens cannot yet enter Europe, so where to this summer for US travelers? Here are some locations currently (or soon to be) accepting Americans, along with ideas for how to make a luxury trip there meaningful and fulfilling: 1. Mexico *Important Note: The reopening of tourism activities is […]

Luxury intergenerational trip – part 3 – South Africa

Whilst it can be complicated, planning a luxury intergenerational family trip and satisfying all their interests and preferences is a challenge that the best travel planners love to handle. Today, in our third installment, we take a look at South Africa, a fascinating country with so much to explore, and inspiring ways to give back […]

Inspiring Family Trips Spanning the Generations

It’s wonderful to travel with your family and so much more so if it involves different generations. Often complicated, planning a trip with a big family and adjusting to all their interests is often a challenge. That is one reason to leave it in the hands of a luxury intergenerational-family travel specialist such as Hands […]

Inspire Your Kids to be Conservationists on a trip to Australia

With Australia’s sun-soaked beaches, vibrant cities, unique flora and fauna and rich culture, it’s worth visiting as a family and when you add a meaningful environmental conservation project to all these, it’s heaven! Starting with Sydney, only a handful know about its superb attractions for kids. The Royal Botanic Gardens have a great array of […]

Thailand – the perfect family trip

Thailand, “The Land of Smiles” is a popular luxury family vacation destination with many great spots to visit, home to palm-fringed beaches, adorned temples, thick jungle and more! Thailand is so abundant in things to see and do. You might be tempted to go straight to the beaches (and they are awesome!), but Thailand has […]

Can you go on safari with kids?

Can you do safari with kids? Yes! South Africa is one of the best locations, as they have malaria-free game reserves, as well as so much else to offer – Cape Town and the Garden Route being obvious highlights. You can also experience a marine safari, with superb whale watching from August to November; penguins, […]

The best family bonding trip – Peru

Peru has a variety of ‘must-see’ places that, when combined with a meaningful give back volunteering experience, add up to your best family bonding trip. Your itinerary can be custom made to provide maximum enjoyment and inspiration tailored to your family’s preferences; you will love Peru. Bonding amongst the scenic Highlights There are a wealth […]

Intergenerational Inspiration

Often complicated, planning a trip that spans generations and adjusting to all their interests really spells challenge. But it’s worth it. Grandparents can bond closer with their grandkids in a meaningful way by incorporating a volunteering component. Doing so will inspire the next generation of world changers. Intergenerational family trips have many benefits. Here are […]

5 Places Where You Can Volunteer in Miami, Florida

  5 Places Where You Can Volunteer in Miami, Florida Traveling with family is always a great opportunity not just to absorb the sights and sounds of the world, but also to try to make the world a better place. Many places in the world are home to both captivating beauty and communities in need […]