how to travel in luxury

August 24, 2023

Travel is a lot more accessible than it’s ever been before, which is definitely a positive thing. However, it can also mean that it’s hard to find something unique and special to do when you want to travel because everything’s busy, and everyone’s doing essentially the same thing. 

So why not change all of that and turn your holiday into something more luxurious instead? Although it will certainly cost you more, the wonderful memories you make and the fun you’ll have will be worth it, so if you like the idea of travelling in luxury, here are some ideas to help you work out your budget and start saving sooner rather than later. 

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Charter A Private Jet

When it comes to something that many people feel is the absolute pinnacle of luxury travel, chartering a private jet comes top of the list. It might seem as though it’s something that’s reserved for the super-rich and the elite, but when you actually look into the cost of chartering a jet, you might be pleasantly surprised. It’s still not something that everyone is going to be able to do, but if you’re able to save up and you want to choose this specific method of turning your travels into more luxurious ones, it is a great place to start - and it’s something you won’t forget in a hurry. 

There are some things you’ll need to take into account when you’re chartering a private jet to make your travels a lot more luxurious, and the first thing to get right is the type of jet you need. You’ll need to pick something that can get you where you want to go, so choosing a light aircraft for a long-haul flight isn’t a good idea. You’ll also need to think about how many passengers you want to take and the capacity of the jet, as well as the amenities it has on board. 

The more you can put in place in advance, the better your time on the jet will be, and no matter what you choose or where you want to go, you’ll arrive in style on a private jet. 

Choose A Cruise

Some people are just not comfortable flying, and that’s not something to be ashamed of; we can’t all like the same things, and if it makes you actively afraid, it won’t matter how luxurious it is, you’re still not going to like it. 

A great alternative in that case that many people find completely luxurious is to opt for a cruise. When you choose a luxury cruise, you’ll have the most wonderful combination of comfort and entertainment, and you’ll be heading to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, so you really couldn’t ask for anything more. 

The best thing to do is to choose a cruise line that matches what your idea of luxury is, and in that way, you’re not going to be disappointed - and your budget won’t suffer either. Plus, you can upgrade from a cabin to a suite on most cruises, so even if the cruise itself is a more basic one, you can turn it into something really special just by getting a better room - suites often come with balconies, lounges, and sometimes a dedicated concierge to make everything extra special. 

Some cruises also have spas on them, and booking some treatments there while you sail the seas is the height of luxury, and when you add to that the fine dining options and the places you can visit, you can quickly see why cruises are considered so luxurious. 

Your Accommodation 

When you get to your ultimate destination, no matter who you actually choose to get there, you’ll want to have a luxury place to stay to continue your travels in style. You might choose a boutique luxury hotel, for example, as these are unique and dedicated to the very best customer service, and are often much more charming (and some would say comfortable) compared to a chain hotel - although bear in mind that the price often reflects that. 

The location is also going to help make anywhere you stay much more luxurious, and that location will depend on what you call luxury. If you like to go out and enjoy the best restaurants and bars or visit theatres and other fun attractions, then luxury might mean a city hotel or at least a more centralised one. If, on the other hand, luxury for you is all about getting away from it all and some peace and quiet, then somewhere out in the countryside is probably going to work better. Make sure you research the hotel you are thinking of staying in properly before you book and pay any money, otherwise you might get enticed by the many amenities available but forget to check exactly where it is, and then be disappointed. 

If you really want something luxurious, make sure you look for properties that offer exclusive experiences, like private guided tours of local attractions or access to hidden gems that are off the beaten track - you’ll feel special when you treat yourself to something like this. 

Fine Dining 

Getting where you want to go and staying somewhere lovely are a big part of creating the ideal luxury holiday, but there are other things you’ll want to make sure you get right, and the food you eat while you’re away will definitely be a part of the overall experience. 

If you’re chartering a private jet, as we mentioned above, take advantage of the chance to have some real gourmet food while you travel - because you’re chartering the jet, you should be able to choose exactly what food you want, and perhaps even choose a chef to prepare it. If you’re flying on a standard plane, upgrade to first class (or business class), and the food will be luxurious there too. 

Then, when you’re at your destination, look for renowned restaurants (do your research first) that offer something special or have a famous head chef, for example. Ideally, you’ll be able to try some local cuisine at the same time, as that would make the experience an even more exciting one. 

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