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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Granada Luxury Hotels In Turkey, a new destination

Granada Luxury Hotels In Turkey, a new destination

For many years, we have been looking at Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even Yemen for luxury travel destinations. For the past couple of month, we are more and more hearing about Belek and Okurcalar. The two places have developed a very interesting resorts network allowing Europeans, but not only, to enjoy an amazing staying. Here is our review on Granada Luxury hotels in Belek and Okurcalar. Granada Luxury Belek, amazingly charming and high luxury standards. The Granada Luxury Belek is located in the Mediterranean region, 21mi away from Antalya airport. It features an amazing scenery.  The outdoor pools will invite all guests to relax in a very convenient way. There is a private beach and wifi all over the property. All rooms are new and contains all modern comfort. The hotel also has a fantastic spa including a hammam, sauna and a fitness center. You can also treat yourself with…

How to Plan a Romantic Trip for Your Spouse

How to Plan a Romantic Trip for Your Spouse

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a romantic vacation for your spouse. You can sweep your partner off their feet by treating them to a luxurious break. If you want to ensure your partner has an unforgettable experience from start to finish, read the below tips on how to plan a romantic trip for your spouse.

Nature, Culture and Fun in the Sun: Enjoy an Austrian Summer at CLC Alpine Centre

Nature, Culture and Fun in the Sun: Enjoy an Austrian Summer at CLC Alpine Centre

This summer, choose your own adventure in the Austrian Alps. While it may be the epitome of a wonderland in the winter months, to overlook Austria for your summer escape to the sun is to miss out on a holiday that is nothing short of magical — especially with such fabulous alpine accommodation to choose from. As charming     in summer as it is snowcapped in winter, CLC Alpine Centre is a class apart when it comes to discovering the Austrian Alps in July and August, just look at  the reviews of this CLC World resort. Great facilities, breathtaking mountain scenery, a variety of outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy … here are just some of the sunny highlights to expect. The hills are alive… If you ever find yourself in the Austrian alpine countryside on a warm, bright summer’s day, then you may just start to understand what…

Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Experience the Med Like Never Before

Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Experience the Med Like Never Before

There’s a reason why the Mediterranean has long been the favourite playground of yachties. It’s not just that it is home to many beautiful areas perfectly suited to exploration by yacht charter, such as the French Riviera, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, and the dreamy archipelagos of Greece. Those in the know realise that to do the Med right, it simply has to be by yacht. For though the sunny landscape offers countless villas, beach houses and manors, anything they can do a yacht can do better. Here’s why Mediterranean yacht charters beat all other holiday accommodation, every time. Never Lift a Finger When chartering yachts in the French Riviera and beyond, you can expect best-of-class service. In order to work on a yacht, stewards and stewardesses must already be qualified to the highest level, with the luxury nature of a superyacht meaning that service is available 24/7 and no demand is…

Ways To Save Money For Your Dream Vacation

Ways To Save Money For Your Dream Vacation

Vacations are great not only because they are relaxing, but also because they change your perspective on life and they open your eyes. Although not everyone prefers investing their money in a luxurious vacation where they can relax in the company of their closest friends or family members, there are a lot of people out there who are looking for the most effective ways of turning their dreams into reality. Unfortunately, these days not a lot of individuals are able to splurge on their favorite vacations. As the cost of living is constantly increasing, it is more and more complicated to find the necessary resources even for a modest trip. However, there are a few ways of saving money for your dream vacation. Even though not all of them are revolutionary, they can still make a difference. Use Budget Tools Technology can come in handy if you are looking for a…

How to Make the Most of your Beach Vacation

How to Make the Most of your Beach Vacation

There’s something about spending time on a beach that makes your vacation special. The warm sand between your toes and the sound of waves gently lapping the shore make it a great place to relax and unwind. A beach is also a great place for children to play and families to make happy memories. If you are thinking of a going to a beach for your vacation, here’s how to make the most of it. Pack for the day If you plan to spend the day on the beach, make sure you have everything you might need. Swimwear, towels, snacks and drinks, and beach toys if you have children. If you are all having fun, you don’t want to have to leave because you forgot something or were not prepared enough. Don’t forget the sun cream or sun hats. Sunshade is also a good idea to protect from the sun….

The Brasserie du Royal at The Royal Savoy Lausanne- Simplicity Is The Ultimate Luxury

The Brasserie du Royal at The Royal Savoy Lausanne- Simplicity Is The Ultimate Luxury

This week, we were lucky to discover the new seasonal menu of the Brasserie du Royal at the Royal Savoy in Lausanne. This is probable one of our preferred restaurants in town. The expertise of the Alsatian triple Michelin-starred  Chef Marc Haeberlin, complements the skills and experience of the Executive Chef Julien Krauss and the Brasserie team, allowing foodies to discover and enjoy distinctive and creative Brasserie food. Alain Kropf, the Royal Savoy Lausanne General Manager, explained that Simplicity is the ultimate form of elegance and luxury. This is why Marc Haeberlin was chosen to bring his expertise to the Brasserie. His approach of food requires the highest standards in terms of quality and the very good taste for simple ingredients. This is the heart of the Brasserie du Royal. Originally from Alsace region, Julien Krauss started his career among the stars of gastronomy. First at the Vieux Couvent in Alsace, then at the…

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