Julia P. Douglas
Douglas, who holds dual American and German citizenship, travels constantly with her two young children and is attentive to the particular needs of families on the road, from seamless transfers to appropriate dining options. Her arsenal includes waltz lessons in Vienna, outrigger paddling in Polynesia, and even a cage dive off the coast of Cape Town with a shark expert.
New favorite: The Brando, a private-island retreat in French Polynesia, has one- to three-bedroom villas that are ideal for family travelers looking for exclusivity. It also has plenty of activities ranging from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to bird-watching and snorkeling, along with around-the-clock childcare.
Other specialty: Europe