“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.”                -Paulo Coelho

Whether you’re a high-roller in Macau or a jet-setter in Monaco or stepping out in Miami Beach, luxury travel is a world unto itself. From high-end cruise ships to yachts on the high-seas, from luxurious trains to private island villas, from five-star resorts to glamorous safaris, traveling like the rich and famous is not only fun, but is within reach of many because of the sharing economy. The multifaceted world of luxury travel is constantly changing as exclusivity, uniqueness and privacy shape this most demanding form of travel.


Belgadia Palace photo courtesy of Belgadia Palance

Mayurbhanj: Odisha’s Hidden Secret

By Sugato Mukherjee

The stately manor that dates back to 1804 is the residence of the Bhanj Deo royal family that had ruled the princely state of Mayurbhanj in eastern India   Read more

India Experiences Luxury Travel History
Monaco city port

Moments in Monaco: Impressive Historical Sites to See During Your Next Trip

If you’ve set off on a euro trip anytime in your life, you’ve probably visited some of the most-frequented countries on the continent: France, Spain, Italy, or the United Kingdom, just to name a few. However, many travelers tend to skip over the locations that elicit some of the most unique … Read more   Read more

Europe Luxury Travel History
Maui sunset

Planning the Perfect Trip to Maui

Maui is the second largest island in Hawaii and undoubtedly is a paradise in a lot of aspects. Maui is not Disneyland so for best enjoyment and safety, a trip to this Hawaiian island requires some planning.   This article offers some helpful tips to guide you to planning your trip … Read more   Read more

North America Luxury Travel
City Palace of Jaipur

Royal Family Rents Palace Suite on Airbnb

If you like the idea of spending the night at a castle, you can live like royalty when you rent out a palace suite in Jaipur. Visit India in November, and you can book a suite on Airbnb in its 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur, which is the home of … Read more   Read more

Asia Luxury Travel Architecture
Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is a setting for the luxury pop-up camp.

Outpost Camp To Send Chile Tourists To Remote, But Spectacular Areas

Outpost, a luxury pop-up camp, has been set up in Aysen, which is a remote area of northern Patagonia, to help people reach some of Chile’s less traveled tourist locations. Travel company Upscale is responsible for coming up with the camp. The goal is to change how visitors) experience the … Read more   Read more

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What to See and Do at Kensington Palace

By Ali Jennings

As the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria and the current home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Kensington Palace is a place of fascinating insight into the British Royal Family. A royal palace since the 17th century, the palace’s rooms have been open to … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Luxury Travel History
Hello Kitty figurines

Hello Kitty Could Be Your New Glamping Partner

In the past four decades of its existence, Hello Kitty has grown in popularity emerging as a global marketing phenomenon that ranks close to $7bn a year. The product was coined and brought into existence by the Japanese company Sanrio, the white bobtail kitty has been etched onto almost every … Read more   Read more

Asia Backpacking & Camping Luxury Travel
Underwater view of Clown Fish.

World’s First Underwater Hotel Residence Opened in The Maldives

Ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea? Well, your window of opportunity has just opened up. The world’s first ever underwater hotel residence was recently opened in the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton. Through residency’s aspiring display of design, architecture, and technology, guests are urged … Read more   Read more

Asia Luxury Travel
Christmas decorations in Monte Carlo. Photo by Santiago Puig Vilado / CC BY-SA 3.0

Monte Carlo events for more than the luxury traveler

There are always many exciting things to do on vacation when you have the money to spend. Monte Carlo is a place that often comes to mind when you think about extravagance and a good time. Regardless of what your idea of holiday relaxation or recreation might be, chances are … Read more   Read more

Europe Luxury Travel Events & Festivals
Regent of the Seas luxury cruise ship

Are Cruises the New Luxury Travel Trend?

What first comes to mind when you think of a luxury travel experience? Perhaps it’s an extended shopping trip through the ritziest corners of Paris. Maybe it’s a decadent blowout in Las Vegas or a decadent period of rest on the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Whatever it is, … Read more   Read more

Luxury Travel
Amazon River at night

Adventures on the Amazon

By Patti Morrow

I stepped back into the dark brown muck and leaned on the tree behind me to get a better photo of the anaconda slithering in my direction. I was motionless for a mere two seconds when Ericson Pinedo, our local naturalist, jerked me back by my arm and quickly snatched … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Luxury Travel Sustainability

Modern Traveling Habits Changing Notions of Wealth and Luxury?

Is travel changing people’s conceptions of wealth and a life of luxury? With the increased ease in traveling abroad, more and more people are trading things for experiences, and travel (along with its associated industries like hotels and experience-based attractions) are seeing an increase in business to coincide with this … Read more   Read more

Luxury Travel

The Return of Supersonic Passenger Jet Travel?

When the Concorde died, so too did the dream of supersonic intercontinental passenger jet travel…or so the world thought. Of course, there have been persistent rumors over the years of the return of supersonic travel, even rumors of the return of the Concorde itself, but nothing has materialized and those … Read more   Read more

Luxury Travel
Aruba beach

Aruba: One Happy Island

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Located some nineteen miles north of Venezuela, Aruba surprises the imagination and tantalizes the senses of the most intrepid traveler.  A warm Arubian smile and “Bon Bini” welcomes one and all to one of the most multicultural and ecologically diverse seventy-seven square miles anywhere on the planet.  As the “A” … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Luxury Travel Food & Drink
View of Monaco

Magnificent Monaco

By Jackie Jones

Haven’t been to Monaco yet? Then you’re missing out. There are numerous reasons to visit the principality, including the Grand Prix (usually held in May), Michelin-star restaurants, great casinos, amazing luxury shopping possibilities, and beaches straight from the pages of a travel magazine. However, another that stands out is the … Read more   Read more

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