When you travel abroad, it’s easy to think about the ways you can save money. However, overseas trips are the perfect time to let loose and invest in a luxury vacation that will give you the relaxation you need. The extra costs are often well worth it as you enjoy new experiences and see new places. The following four golden rules will help you plan your next luxury vacation so that you can get the most out of your experience.
Work with the Concierge
Many luxury travelers make the mistake of relying on themselves to book excursions and find the best restaurants in the area. However, that’s precisely why many luxury hotels have a concierge service. This service can help you find restaurants off the beaten path that offer exquisite local cuisine without being overcrowded with tourists. They can also book lesser-known excursions and even find last-minute tickets that may not be available through any other means, helping you see and do everything you want.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Too many people travel to check a few must-dos off their bucket list. While you can certainly make time for these experiences, consider adding a few things you may not otherwise get the chance or the urge to do. Challenge yourself to new experiences, such as taking a full-day hike in the mountains, going scuba diving or snorkeling, or try new food. You’ll be glad you did!
Even if you book a luxury hotel for your vacation, you may find yourself placed in a room with a less-than-stellar view, or that doesn’t match what you expected. Do your research on the hotels you choose and make specific requests with their reservations managers, such as a particular view or floor. Hotels often fill these requests first, and individuals who don’t make any requests get what’s leftover.
Invest in Experiences
It’s nice to bring back a few unique souvenirs when you travel, but if you want a luxury vacation, think about the experiences instead. You can still buy things to bring home, but spending more money on excursions, sightseeing, and other experiences provides a lifetime of memories. For instance, consider booking a massage or spa day, a helicopter ride, or reserve a table at a gourmet restaurant. You might spend more, but it will give your trip an elegant flair that makes it all worthwhile.
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