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Buying Fine Goods on Your Luxury Vacation

Buying Fine Goods on Your Luxury Vacation

Travellers with refined tastes do not feel the need to visit the local souvenir shop for snow globes and key chains to bring home after a luxurious vacation. These items are not made to last and have no real connection to the destination beyond the words printed on them. Rather than coming home with a cotton blend t-shirt that will never be worn, angle for a fine good that will bring beauty, joy, and a lasting memory of your trip of a lifetime home with you. Make Room in the Budget Whether you’ve been saving for this once in a lifetime trip for years, financed the trip especially, or have the luxury of travelling this way as part of your annual expenditure, ensure you have room in the budget for at least one meaningful item from your destination. A range of financing options are popular choices with travelers who want to ensure they can make…

VistaJet Launches Wine Service for Passengers

VistaJet Launches Wine Service for Passengers

  Private aviation company VistaJet is launching The VistaJet Wine Program, a service that is designed to enhance the wine drinking experience for passengers on its aircraft as well as at international destinations. The programme comprises a selection of wine-themed events and features. This includes the Signature Wine List, a selection of wines that will perform well at high altitudes. Each of these have been hand-picked by Thomas Flohr, the Founder and Chairman of VistaJet, who is a wine enthusiast with a cellar of over 3,000 bottles. Thomas Flohr said: “Enjoying a glass of wine while in flight should be the same as a glass of wine in a restaurant. But nobody has ever managed to offer this on a global scale. “So, to provide the consistency of service and quality to our members, we have created the first global program that will ensure our guests enjoy the best possible…

Luxury Getaways in Eastern Europe

Luxury Getaways in Eastern Europe

In recent years, Eastern Europe has earned its status as a luxury hotspot for travellers who crave artistic and cultural energy. Travelling in Eastern Europe offers a wide breadth of Mediterranean landscapes and medieval cities, many of which have been well-preserved throughout the centuries. Even better, luxury standards are largely uniform throughout Europe, which means that you can find the same key conveniences in high-end Eastern European accommodation to ensure a glamorous and relaxing trip. Getting to Eastern Europe Most major cities and countries in Eastern Europe are well-connected by airports, especially if you are travelling from within the continent. Some destinations are most easily reachable by train: it is recommended to opt for first class tickets or private compartments for added privacy. For non-EU nationals, it’s generally wise to make arrangements for basic medical necessities and lost or stolen personal items. This is especially important for vacationers bringing or purchasing luxury items, such as…

What Type of Luxury Vehicle Are You?

What Type of Luxury Vehicle Are You?

Most people dream of owning a luxury vehicle, but when the time comes, what will you actually get? If you have the means to get any car you want, will you be disappointed in your choice? The answer is no, if you know which type of luxury vehicle suits your personality. Read on to learn which type of luxury vehicle is the embodiment of your personality. 1. Rockstar/diva The Rockstar or Diva personality type often gets a bad rap. Yes, these people do like to be the center of attention, but they’re also the life of the party. A diva or Rockstar personality is the type to bring a bit of glitter to everything they do. When you’re around this person, everything gets a bit more interesting. On the flipside, this personality does not settle. They demand to be treated with respect and surrounded by luxury.  This personality likes to…

4 Surprisingly Affordable Luxury Vacations

4 Surprisingly Affordable Luxury Vacations

There’s nothing like a spot of luxury vacationing to make you feel like the 1%. Some people seem to be under the impression that you need vast amounts of wealth in order to be able to vacation in luxury, but that simply isn’t true. In the modern age, luxury vacations are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and you don’t need to dip into your savings to be able to afford them. No matter what kind of vacation you’re dreaming of, these four luxury vacation ideas are not only well within reach, they could see you jetting off for the vacation of a lifetime much sooner than you expected. Vacation like European Royalty Most people have dreamed of staying in a castle for their vacation, but the assumption is always that these are going to be very costly. That’s no longer the case, with websites offering a variety of…

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monaco

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monaco

A New Year’s Eve in Monaco guarantees a night to remember. From glamorous clubbing to festive dinners and fireworks, here are a few Monaco events to pave your way to a sparkling 2019. Take to the skies First of all, if you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Monaco, why not make a celebrity-style entry aboard a helicopter? With the Principality’s helicopter company Monacair, you can enjoy a Monaco airport transfer from Nice airport for a little more than the cost of a taxi and you’ll be chauffeur-driven to your accommodation. If you’re already in Monaco, Monacair is offering a five-minute panoramic flight for just 35 euros per person until 6 January 2019. The tours are available every day except 25 December and 1 January, which means you can seize this opportunity on 31 January. Taking off from Monacair’s base at the sea-facing heliport in Fontvieille, you’ll fly from…

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine des Malandes is a family domaine that exploits 29 hectares of vines in Chablis. Their wines are appreciated for their freshness, finesse and minerality directly from the famous Kimmeridgian, unique subsoil of the Chablis vineyard. France has a fantastic terroir and Chablis is for sure one of the best places in the world for wine. Le Domaine Des Malandes, a Family Passion From Generation to Generation It all started after the Second World War, when André and Gabrielle Tremblay harvested their first grapes in 1949 in their vineyard “Fourchaume”. With great work and passion, they brought the domain up to 7Ha and handed it over to their daughter Lyne Marchive. She started her own winery in Chablis in 1973 and In 30 years she grew the number and the size of her vineyards, extended the winery and modernized the equipment. Lyne Marchive started traveling and exported her wines to Asia,…

Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

If you’re planning a holiday close to nature, log cabin retreats are spot on. Not only are they cozy and comfortable, they are also made from renewable and natural materials. Combine these advantages with the beauty and serenity of the area plus the convenience and amenities of a luxuriously furnished timber home and you’re all set to enjoy one of the most amazing breaks you’ve ever had. Here’s a list of places to go for astounding log cabin holidays in Europe. Stay at the Val d’Herens, Switzerland Switzerland is known for its exquisite nature with lots of mountains, valleys and forests. It’s also renowned for its alpine resorts. An incredible place for a log cabin vacation is Val d’Herens, a valley at the canton of Valais. Surrounded by mountains, it is a popular starting point for expeditions.  La Dent Blanches and la Dent d’Herens are two peaks that are over 4,000 meters. Alpine history…

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie is a Swiss-Brazilian venture that stands for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, combining the best of two worlds: the vibrancy and “joie de vivre” from Brazil with the quality and purity from Switzerland. This month LuxuryActivist tried 2 main products from Suívie: The Suívie Lemon and Hibiscus Ice Tea The Suívie Tea – Erva Mate, Cinnamon, Star Anise and dried apple Suívie, It all start with Erva Mate… Erva mate is used to make a tea beverage known as mate in Spanish and Portuguese. But the drink is called other names in Portuguese, such as chimarrão and tererê/tereré when served cold. In English, the tea is frequently just called yerba mate. It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the Chaco region of Bolivia and southern Chile. It is also popular in the Druze community in Syria and…

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Vacations are already a luxury that more and more of us around the world are starting to enjoy. Add on top of these lowered travel costs with increase choice in accommodation and even destinations, and your vacation can be anything you want it to be. You can have a truly luxurious getaway, and that definition of luxury can be entirely yours at nearly every budget. All you need is a bit of prep, a touch of creativity, and to follow this guide: 1.    Choose a Unique and Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home There is so much more to travel than hotels. Today, you can rent out a vacation home or luxury apartment just as easily and in many cases for less than you would a luxury hotel. Though there are often no amenities like a continental breakfast or room service, you don’t really need them. Order in and enjoy takeout, or go out…

The World’s Most Romantic Drives

The World’s Most Romantic Drives

Those of us who really like to drive will automatically seek out the roads that deliver the best thrills. What’s important here is that combination of driver and machine working in perfect harmony; the sweep of the road, the shifting of gears. Certainly any road is better if it also offers nice scenery but that’s not always a priority. The trouble is, it’s not all that romantic is it? There are times in our lives when personal relationships take priority. We meet someone, we fall in love and look forward to that first holiday away together. A romantic tryst on the road to who knows where? It’s Better By Car We could fly to new destinations but the driver within knows that the best way to get the most out of a holiday is to go your own way and take the car. Better still, make the occasion even more special…

Our Top 5 European Road Trips

Our Top 5 European Road Trips

Europe. It’s a familiar continent yet it offers a wide and varied number of cultures. Turn a corner and there’ll always be something new to discover. Whether it’s castles or cathedrals, scenic beauty or gritty realism, Europe offers something for everyone. Travelling by road is by far the best way to see all these European treasures be it in your own car or a classic car or even from behind the wheel of a supercar rental. Driving gives us the option to stop where we please thanks to a wealth of hotels, gîtes and pensions. Driving for pleasure is a wonderful way to spend a holiday and it’s always good to seek out those special routes. Some are very well known but there are others on the list that offers up new vistas and surprises. Route Napoleon This historic drive was originally taken in 1815 by the eponymous French Emperor, although he…

A Man on the Move: How to Vacation in Luxury This Summer

A Man on the Move: How to Vacation in Luxury This Summer

When going on your yearly vacation away from the busy, professional life you lead, you will not want to go cheap and miss out on the most luxury you get all summer long. This is the one time in the year you can properly let go off the stresses of your everyday life and recline back, enjoying the sun whilst reading a great book or off having adventures in a country you have never visited before. When you work so hard, you deserve to treat yourself to something wonderful and have a vacation filled with luxury. This guide will give you some starting points on how to book the best holiday you possibly can and line up a once in a lifetime, extravagant and indulgent time abroad. No expenses spared Before anything else, you need to sort out where you want to go and, out of those places, where will…

4 Unexpected Luxurious Destinations You Must Visit

4 Unexpected Luxurious Destinations You Must Visit

The world is full to the brim with jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations that are just waiting for you to discover and explore. Rather than visiting popular locations that attract tourists in their droves, consider more unique cities and towns that will provide you with a trip of a lifetime, while proving you are a seasoned traveller. If you are in need of some travel inspiration for your next big adventure, here are four unexpected luxurious destinations you must visit at least once. 1- South Korea Don’t allow South Korea’s northern neighbor to stop you from visiting this stunning country, which offers breath-taking national parks, islands, and mountains. For example, you can visit temples, hot springs and jagged rock formations at Seoraksan National Park, which is the country’s third highest mountain. You can also relax on the many beautiful beaches or embark on a lava tube tour at Jeju Island, while passionate skiers should…

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

CRYSTAL SUNRISE QUEEN LUXURY RESORT & SPA, Luxury At All Levels

Turkey is definitely the hot luxury spot right now. With the devaluation of the Turkish Lyra, luxury resorts become a great destination for holidays. We have already wrote about luxury resorts in Turkey previously and here is a new update about the Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury resort & spa. With this new generation of resort, you will find an unlimited comfort and a flawless service that is combined with entertainment. You can enjoy more than 150 meters of sandy beach and swimming pools for all tastes. The Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort & Spa is located in one of the most beautiful touristic regions in Turkey, in the Atalaya region. The resort is situated only 4km away from Side city center, 65km away from Atalaya Airport. The hotel has been awarded by Holiday Check Top Hotels, Zoover, Tripadvisor, RTK, Schauinsland Top Hotel Partner, Corendon, Booking.com and Benswisclub and it owns…

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