There’s nothing better than truly getting away from all of the daily stresses of life and having a luxurious vacation. In fact, this is one of the best ways to recharge your batteries and return to work feeling like a new person.
However, often we think that we need to travel the same way that everyone else our age is travelling, even if that means staying in accommodation we’re not happy with and filling our days with activities while focusing on saving money.
Here are some tips so you can make sure you’re having a luxurious vacation:
Choose your accommodation wisely
There’s nothing more luxurious than a relaxing stay in a spa hotel, and you’ll be pampered from the moment you check in. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you’ll have a truly luxurious vacation, complete with a comfortable bed, facials and massages waiting to be booked, and room service just a call away.
Flying in business or first class puts economy to shame, and the only downside is that you’ll likely never want to return to cattle class. If you can’t quite justify paying the full fare (particularly if it’s a long-haul flight) make sure that your credit card earns you points and commit to only using that card to pay for everything in the months leading up to the trip. There are also many credit cards that will give you a sign-up bonus with thousands of air points, so do your research and you’ll be treated like royalty on your flight.
If you want to fly well, like really well, then you should consider jetting off on a private plane as it’s the ultimate way to travel both in terms of transit time and comfort!
Sure, you could line up with everyone else for a cab or haul all of your bags to the airport subway station when you arrive at your new destination, but that’s not really luxurious. Instead, organise airport transfers and you’ll meet a driver holding a sign with your name on it before walking straight from the airport terminal and into a comfortable, air conditioned car. This is the best way to get your vacation started, as you’ll be taken directly to your hotel where you can check in, freshen up and begin relaxing.
Eat like a Queen (or King)
Food is one of those things that can make or break a vacation, so do your research about the best restaurants and chefs in the area, and book ahead to make reservations before you arrive. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you have each meal planned out and you’ll be dining in the best places and constantly eating delicious food- something that’s sure to help you relax and make you feel like you’re living a luxurious life.
One of the best ways to relax and see the sights at the same time is to go shopping. Head to a local market and meet people who are selling handicrafts. Pick a few nice things to take home with you so you’ll be able to remember this vacation even when you’re heading back to work.
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