There are two ways to approach March Break:

1. Embrace the family time and plot out a week of together time

2. Run away

Thinking number two is more attractive? You won’t get any side-eye from me. These deals are for those of us you who are looking for getaways that don’t involve figuring out ways to entertain the kids . You’re welcome.

You need: Ultra-Luxe Pampering


Gorgeous room at The Trump Toronto

Where: Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

What: The “Luxury Family Package.”   Reserve a Parent’s room and you’ll receive a second room of equal value at a savings of up to 50%. Need the kids closer? Book a  two-bedroom suite at 25% off the “suite rate of the day.” Perks include an in-room movie each night with complementary popcorn and snacks as well as Trump Kids program amenities like a Children’s room service menu, swimming pool access, board games, children’s books and more. The bonus: Parents get spoiled too. Personal Trump Attaché service, special treatments and pricing at the two-level, 15,000 square-foot spa. Book a sitter and take in a romantic dinner at the  CAA/AAA Four Diamond-rated, STOCK Restaurant, Bar & Lounge on the 31st floor. Rates start at $640, per night. To book: [email protected].

You need: A break from March Break

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Whirlpool at Elmwood Spa

Where: Elmwood Spa

What: “March Break Stay and Play” spa retreat.

March Break is tough! Even the best of parents is worn out by Wednesday. Book the kids a play date and head downtown to rejuvenate. This package, available Mondays to Fridays in March, includes
·         ElmLine Essential Facial with one of our Spa Care ExpertsTM
·         50 Minute Swedish Massage (insurance receipt provided)
·         3 Course Lunch at the Terrace Restaurant, while wrapped in your cozy spa robe
·         Water TherapiesTM (swimming pool, whirlpool, steam rooms)

Bring a friend and sip a cocktail (or a healthier juice option) while you forget that it is only hump day. To book visit


You need: A place where “polar vortex” means nothing


Windjammer Landing Resort.

Windjammer Landing Resort.

Where: St. Lucia

What: Winter Break Escape at Windjammer Landing

This 55-acre resort on Labrelotte Bay was featured on The Amazing Race, The Doctors and The Bachelor.  On-site activities include tubing, beach volleyball, diving, crab races, and more. The kids will love the ice-cream shack and floating rock wall; you’ll be a fan of the Caribbean cocktail making lessons. Everyone will like the 1,500 square foot beach.  Book the Winter/Spring Break Escape and you’ll get a 2-bedroom villas with private plunge pools, an assigned guest ambassador to attend to your every need and a premium all-inclusive experience featuring:

Unlimited a la carte dining and access to all 5 restaurants

Unlimited drinks: including top shelf premium alcoholic beverages (3 bars on property plus 360° – a beachside cocktail bar )

Unlimited water sports to include motorized and non motorized activities – the resort is known for it’s many unique activities for teens, tweens and toddlers

Resort wide complimentary WiFi

Complimentary kids club

Fine print: This five night packages is priced for a family of four (2 adults & 2 children/teens) for $5449 US ($272.45 a night per person) plus the resort’s Premium All Inclusive Meal Plans and  airport taxi and transfers. This package is subject to 18% tax & service until March 30, 2014. As of April 1st, tax and service will be 19.5%. This package is available for stays from January 6 – April 30, 2014.

And you know what’s not in St. Lucia? Ice, cold and snow. Do you really need any other reason?!? I didn’t think so. For more information