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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…

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Innovative Ways to Live in Luxury on Your Travels

Traveling is something that most people dream of doing during their lifetime, with solo travelers, families, and romantic trips making up much of the holiday market. Yet, what people truly dream of is living in luxury when they are away. You may be used to having luxury trips at your fingertips, but there may also come a time when you are looking for something new, where you can truly live your best life during your stay. Luckily, there have been many new ways recently that people have been using to explore the luxury travel world. To ensure your next trip oozes as much luxury as the last, make sure you take note of these innovative tips. Change your car Lots of people love how they can escape from their usual lives when they are on vacation. This can sometimes mean reinventing yourself for a few days or weeks when you…

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

Flying onto the rich list: 2018’s most expensive airports

More of us are travelling by air than ever before — the latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics show a rise in global air passenger demand of 7.6 per cent for 2017 compared to the previous year. And to match this, there’s a natural drive to expand and improve existing hubs or create brand new airports that take the strain from older counterparts. Airport construction is complex, creative and expensive — so here are 2018’s most expensive airports. Terminal 4, Changi International Airport The latest addition to Singapore’s Changi Airport has only been open for a few months — but it’s already won praise for outstanding customer experience. Its Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) system is making travel super-efficient, with 50 automated bag-drop machines and 65 check-in kiosks. Attractions: new fans claim it’s the world’s most luxurious air terminal — it features an interactive Heritage Zone for history buffs, street food stalls,…

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

The Dos and Don’ts of a Great Vacation

If you’re planning on taking a wonderful luxury summer vacation this year, you will need to plan well in advance. Last-minute vacations can be fun, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to have your pick of the best hotels and flight times, and that can have an impact on the overall vacation. Here are some excellent dos and don’ts to ensure you have the most wonderful vacation and enjoy every second of it. Dress For The Trip If you’re traveling somewhere exotic and hot, it can be tempting to dress ready for your final destination in sandals and shorts. You might even leave your jacket or coat behind. The problem is that your trip might not be quite so warm and you could end up sitting on a plane for six, seven, eight hours (or even longer) in the freezing cold. This is especially true if you are…

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

It’s the latest travel trend, an Internet buzzword that more and more people are embracing. The staycation invites you to experience the benefits of a luxury break without so much as hopping on a train. There are many benefits to this latest craze. For one thing, staycationers get to enjoy all the perks of being on holiday – freedom, pampering and sightseeing to name a few – without the stresses of travelling. A holiday in your hometown will also open your eyes to what’s on your doorstep; you might have lived in a place for many years, but have never been able to appreciate your surroundings from a tourist’s perspective. A staycation allows you to see your hometown through fresh eyes. With this in mind, here’s how to plan the perfect luxury staycation. Consider What YOU Want Chances are you work hard, or perhaps life has just gotten too much and you…

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time flyer, holidays are a time for luxury. When the stresses and strains of daily life get too much, we all need to take a break – and what better place to unwind than in some of the world’s most idyllic surroundings? However, it isn’t always possible to predict what kind of experience you’re going to have when you travel somewhere new. Adverts can be misleading, and even customer reviews aren’t 100 percent reliable. Looking to plan your next excursion but not sure where to go? Satisfy your wanderlust with one of these ten luxurious destinations from around the world. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica If you’re looking to experience true geographical wonder, this small town in Costa Rica is the destination for you. With hot springs, natural pools and rainforest trails, the area surrounding the Tabacón River is as luxurious as it…

Luxury Family Holidays – Best Tips

Luxury Family Holidays – Best Tips

When you are used to live a stylish life, you enjoy the best places, the best services and experiences. When you travel, you want to have the very best because generally you deserve it. Then one day you decide to have children and your life starts changing. Here are some good tips to allow you to keep your luxury lifestyle, now with children. This will be a regular theme on Luxury Activist as many readers are asking for tips. With Children, you realize many things. It gives you another perspective. When it comes to travel and holidays, you realize that you cannot do as you used to do before: No preparation Last minute offers Easy organization during travel One thing very important as well is the choice of hotels. While you and your companion would always choose the very best luxury hotels, confidential addresses and quite intimate atmosphere, this was…

10 Hottest Travel Accessories You Need This Summer

10 Hottest Travel Accessories You Need This Summer

Summer is in full swing and now’s the time to take advantage of long, warm, sunny days. Whether your summer travel plans include lounging by the pool, basking in warm beach waves, or island hopping on a luxurious yacht, these travel accessories are the hottest, must-have items you’ll need this summer. 1. The Perfect Luggage Every traveler needs the perfect luggage and nothing is more convenient or stylish than the Prada Trolley. The Prada Trolley has two wheels and a telescopic handle for ease of navigating through busy airports. Approved carry-on size, you’ll be able to take all of your essentials with you and avoid the hassle of baggage claim. The Prada trolley is made of luxurious Saffiano leather and is available in chalk white, baltic blue, burgundy, and black. If you’re looking for something more compact and equally stylish, Prada also makes a beautiful squared backpack that can double…

Fine Dining close to the Côte d’Azur Marinas

Fine Dining close to the Côte d’Azur Marinas

On a luxury yacht charter, experience the finest cuisine prepared by top chefs, both onboard and on land. Explore different culinary experiences as your vessel cruises between marinas. The French Riviera has one of the greatest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, so fine dining in Côte d’Azur marinas is an unforgettable gourmet journey through a world of super-chefs, superb ingredients and stunning dining locations. From the dizzying three Michelin star heights of Monaco and Saint Tropez to the highly celebrated restaurants of Cannes and Antibes, here are our top picks for fine dining near Côte d’Azur marinas. Monaco: 3-star: The glittering principality of Monaco is awash in Michelin-starred restaurants, but the ultimate culinary crown is held by the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at the iconic Hotel de Paris. Alain Ducasse was the first hotel restaurant on earth to be awarded three Michelin stars in 1990—and it has retained all…