Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica
Porch view on one of the Villas by Linda Smith in Jamaica

Vacationing like a 1 percenter in a staffed villa in Jamaica

It’s easy to see why these vacations are so popular with multigenerational families. No one is doing all the chores that typically come with a house rental.

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Exploring the beautiful villas along the shore of Lake Como, Italy
Outside Stefano Sioli's villa in Cernobbio

Exploring the beautiful villas along the shore of Lake Como, Italy

Could this place be any more beautiful? The three-story villa is directly on the lake shore located in Laglio between Cernobbio and Tremezzo on Lake Como, with private dock and lake access.

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George Clooney’s temporary neighbors discover the virtures of a Lake Como villa
Our group getting a tour of Villa Mahonia on Lake Como

George Clooney’s temporary neighbors discover the virtures of a Lake Como villa

I think George Clooney is lucky to have a villa in the tiny village of Laglio—just 700 people on Lake Como in northern Italy. I can say that from personal experience because I am the Clooneys’ neighbor—well, their temporary neighbor at a lakefront villa

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Next time consider a villa on your family vacation
Villa Aquamare on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands

Next time consider a villa on your family vacation

A villa or condo makes vacationing with kids — no matter what their ages — so much easier. Remember that the kitchen is always open and in some cases you have a staff all to yourself. And you don’t have to share the pool with strangers.

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