The Art Of Luxury Travel

Unless you’ve recently won the lottery, it’s highly likely that luxury travel is one of those dreams you think are unachievable. For many, it’s no more than a once in a lifetime experience: Going on your honeymoon might well be the only time in your life when you can embrace the idea of taking a loan to afford a holiday like no other. But what would you say if you were told that you could enjoy and afford luxury vacations without breaking the bank every year? First of all, a word of advice: you don’t need to get married to a millionaire for that. In fact, luxury and affordable travel can go hand-in-hand if you put your savvy holiday planner cap on. Here’s how to make it work.

Pick one destination at a time

Everyone has a bucket list of all the places they’d love to visit. If you’re the kind of person who can easily get influenced when watching a film or chatting to your friends, it’s fair to say that your bucket list is probably growing regularly. But, whether it’s a short or a long list, your dream luxury vacation begins by actually making a list of the top destinations you want to see. It doesn’t matter whether they’re close or far away, whether they’re cold or hot. Start with writing down the countries that excite you. As a rule of the thumb, you might want to select the top 3 to 5 items on your list and research each destination. When is the best period to visit? Do you need any additional vaccination? Do you need a visa? Gather as much as you can, as you’ll use the research to pick the best-suited destination for your situation.

You don’t save money when travelling solo

There is no such thing as a solo luxury vacation. If you’re planning on indulging over the holiday, you’ll find that sharing the costs is the best way to afford a luxury accommodation such as the Seminyak villas in Bali. You’ll notice that renting a house often comes out a lot cheaper than booking a hotel room if you travel with a few friends. Additionally, if you’re worried that some friends might take advantage of a common money pot, you can suggest using an app to split expenses evenly. This can be especially useful if you’re travelling with friends.

Book savvy

There is no denying that a luxury holiday doesn’t cost the same than a backpacking trip. However, if you know how to use the savvy booking force, you might be in for a financial treat! For instance, you can ditch Kayak or even Skyscanner when looking for the cheapest flight. Google Flights is the best tool to find the best flight at the best price for your trip. You’ll also see that sticking to loyalty programmes isn’t always a lucrative business. Indeed, it can be stressful to maintain your premium mile status, and in comparison, the rewards are not always worth the effort.

In conclusion, you don’t need to take a loan to enjoy a little bit of luxury during your holiday. However, be aware that there’s a big difference between allowing yourself one luxury, such as renting a beautiful villa, and transforming your holiday into a diva-like challenge. One luxury at a time is more than enough to make the most of your premium vacations! 


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