Before having a child of my own, the importance of a good kids club or family-friendly activities was lost on me. But now, with a mini globetrotter in tow, I realise how vital is for hotels to not only cater to all ages but go above and beyond to take the stress out of travelling en masse. As summer travel plans are underway, we curate a list of some of the world’s best family-focused hotels – those with awesome kids clubs, the ones putting the entertainment into edutainment and those really upping the ante in making a family holiday effortless and memorable.

We also look at some pretty breathtaking safe yet accessible adventures around the world: you can go off-grid in the Himalayas with a mountain escape centred around nature, discover unseen Vietnam aboard Anantara’s new luxury train service, The Vietage, or throw caution to the wind with Mandarin Oriental’s lake-to-lake heli-holiday, which promises five-star social distancing in the skies.

Until next month, may your travels be rich, wide and wonderful – wherever they take you.