A dash of style, a dollop of pizzazz, a KERPLOW of wonderment – it’s what we’re all searching for when we go on a trip.
Whether you’re lounging by the pool with a good book, scouring museums for classical art, or filling your stomach with more international cuisine than a restaurant reviewer, luxury is the keyword for any sojourn.
But there’s a limit to the level of luxury you’ll seek, and it exists for the same reason you don’t live in a five-star mansion every weekend – cold hard cash.
The perfect luxury travel experience balances that fine line between outright opulence and skinflint budgeting – and we want to help you get the best of both worlds.
For the rest of this article, we’ll be giving you a whistle stop tour of luxury – and showing you how to afford it.
When it comes to parking your car at an airport, going private is your best option. That means having a valet pick your car from your terminal and driving it to a secure car park awaiting your return. Can you imagine anything more convenient?
Brands like Looking4.com have been ensuring customers don’t waste their time on buses or express trains to the airport, allowing them to drive straight from their house and park at their terminals with minimal fuss.
Prices will vary depending on the airport you fly from and the provider you choose, but this is a service that will usually cost you less than $100.
Booking a hotel is a fine art, and checking TripAdvisor reviews will only take you so far. The ultimate in comfort can be sought for a cheaper-than-usual price if you book on the day using services such as LateRooms.com.
If you don’t mind not knowing where you’re staying until the day of your travels, then this is the option for you – and it could nab you a five-star bargain.
Restaurants are a tricky business, especially while you’re on holiday. Usually you’ll find yourself a little lost and settling for whichever eatery is nearest. But, as always happens on a holiday, your ‘hit and hope’ strategy will most likely lead to disappointment.
Before you choose a restaurant on a whim, take a look at its customer reviews online. Not only will this give you a good idea of the price of each establishment, but you’ll also be able to view the menus before you sit down to order.
If you have a specific dietary requirement, we’d recommend Googling specific terms like ‘vegan dining near me’ or ‘gluten free restaurants near me’. That way, you’ll avoid disappointment entirely.
That’s our list! Can you think of any great holiday tips? Then let us know in the comments below!