Travel with Your Bubble

With the holiday season around the corner, travelling with your bubble has become one of the biggest trends in the world of travel.

What makes travelling in this way a winning proposition is the ability to minimize prolonged contact with the public at large through options such as seats together on airplanes, private transfers, private dining, villa and private residence stays, and more.

Here are some great Travel with your Bubble options.

The upcoming holiday season is shaping up to be like no other in recent memory as families navigate gatherings under a global pandemic. It has been a year where we have all had to put our gatherings on hold, missing celebrations, milestones, and making memories. For my part, I had decided early on to simply forego our traditional Thanksgiving gathering out of an abundance of caution for relatives we love to include. I must admit that the decision, while a prudent one, made our family and me sad. That is, until a newsletter – not unlike this one–landed in my inbox. Even though it was from a totally different industry, the headline “Are Bubbles the New Norm?” caught my attention, as it illustrated how other industries cope with the novel situation we all find ourselves in.

Upon further digestion of the notion, my research found that bubbles successfully worked for sports such as the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League to name a few. It also worked well in other fields such as manufacturing, medical, and even in educational institutions. So why wouldn’t this also work for travel?

A lightbulb went off in my head and I contacted our travel supplier partners for their input on this concept and the response was overwhelmingly positive. As it turns out, a wide array of options covering almost any budget and destination are available for Family Bubble Vacations over the festive season and beyond. What makes traveling in this way a winning proposition for many is the ability to minimize prolonged contact with the public at large through options such as seats together on airplanes, private transfers, private dining, and even private accommodation options, putting the potential for 2020 family holiday celebrations back on the table again.

While there is no fixed number of participants required to travel in your very own Family Bubble, several supplier solutions are offered from 12 travellers onward. Curated options range from adventures in our backyard from Intrepid Travel to the distant paradise of French Polynesia and exotic wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania and Rwanda.

Here are some great Travel with Your Bubble options.

Travel within Canada

There is a lot of opportunity for travel within Canada, For example, our friends at Fairmont have put together a fantastic fall road trip allowing families to get out and about while maintaining social distance with those not in their bubble.  Remember, there are virtually no visitors from outside Canada, so you will have all the best views to yourselves!

My colleagues and I have also put together a list of recommended Hidden Gems, fantastic hotels, and resorts across the country at are ideal for your next staycation.


Cuba is closed to Americans, so those who are concerned about being at a resort with guests from the US won’t have that concern here. With stunning beaches and friendly locals, a trip to Cuba might just be what your family needs.

Villa Stays

Though out Mexico and the Caribbean villa stays and private residences are available. These allow your family to stay together with limited contact from outside our bubble. For meals, Private chefs are available as well as grocery delivery.

Note: As of this writing Canadians returning to Canada must self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return. Covid-19 insurance is available while travelling out of the country, please speak to your advisor for more information. 

Fall Road Trip with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

You don’t have to travel far to travel well, with Fairmont you’ll create unforgettable moments close to home

The perfect view. The perfect meal. The perfect company.

It’s all closer than you imagined because exclusive getaways are just down the road.


All across this great country you’ll find the iconic Fairmont hotels and resorts. Once you stay at one you will discover they are much more than a place to sleep. Each luxurious hotel offers a glimps into the history of Canada in some of our most breathtaking and exciting cities.

Why don’t you bring the whole family? Select a few Fairmont Hotels close together and make a road trip of it. You’ll treasure these memories together. Take advantage of this special Road Trip Package offer for travel in 2020.

Stay at 2 Properties and Save 5% per hotel with our special Virtuoso daily rates

Stay at 3 Properties and Save 10% per hotel with our special Virtuoso daily rates

Plus ask about our 3rd Night Free offer for stays until April 31, 2021.

Choose from these Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Fairmont Tremblant

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Not within driving distance to Quebec? Ask about great airfare rates from across Canada and our Car Rental options.

All Stay Well – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts are committed to ensuring that you stay safe and stay well in all of their hotels. To learn more about our All Stay Well sanitation program and standards click here

Expert Tip: Become an ALL – Accor Live Limitless Member before your stay. Earn rewards and receive exclusive benefits during your stay as a member of ALL. Not a member? Ask your Advisor!

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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Experience the Hawaii vacation of your dreams on Maui’s coveted Wailea coast at this all-suite and villa luxury resort and spa.

Book by Dec 31, 2020

Imagine an island oasis where bright blue skies, a shimmering golden sand beach and an abundance of tropical blooms create a lush vibrant retreat for all. Fairmont Kea Lani is this very special place, one where you’ll be welcomed with aloha to this oceanfront paradise.

From sunrise to sunset, Fairmont Kea Lani is the place to be. Awaken refreshed in your spacious one-bedroom suite or luxury beach villa to a picture perfect Maui morning. Linger on your private lanai to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you, eagerly anticipating the incredible day ahead.

Experience the island’s healing mana and elevate your sense of well being at the resort’s state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa, offering locally inspired spa treatments that combine the highest quality products with ancient Hawaiian traditions. Pamper yourself in one of the signature treatment rooms or an outdoor cabana.

Resort activities include three swimming pools featuring an adults-only pool and two family activity pools connected by a 140-foot water slide, Hawaiian Cultural Program, water sports and beach activities, 24-hour fitness center, Inspire Your Energy fitness and wellness classes, Kids Club and boutique shopping. Championship golf and tennis are located just minutes from the resort.

Dine under the stars at the award-winning signature restaurant Kō, and savor a variety of island inspired favorites in the resort’s four restaurants and four lounges. Experience sunset at LUANA to celebrate the day with a taste of Hawaii’s modern culture through cocktails in an unrivaled setting.

Please Note: Fairmont Kea Lani’s phased reopening will begin on November 1, 2020. 

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

– Upgrade on arrival subject to availability (not applicable to Poolside, Kilohana, Ohana, Two Bedroom Suites or Villas)

– Daily buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom

– $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay

– Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

– Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2021:

– Upgrade on arrival subject to availability

– Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in Kealani Restaurant

– $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay

– Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

– Complimentary Wi-Fi

Expert Tip

Resort guests receive a complimentary photo session with an on-site photography company.

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