Luxury Travel

Luxury Travel

Adare Manor in Ireland is one of our favorite places.

“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. A fine dine experience in a world class hotel definitely is worth every penny, don’t be ashamed to splurge for a high end travel experience.

  • 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 rise of the new jet set traveler. An interesting think piece from Laura Grier over at the Huffington Post asks: What does the word luxury actually mean? Indeed, as Laura highlights, the past methods for travel and accommodation are giving way to new, more efficient and easily accessible means. Almost gone are the days of travel agents, concierges, and one-size-fits all travel itineraries and in its place are social media platforms, ubiquitous amounts of information (good and bad) on the Internet, and a competitive market unlike any they’ve faced before. Travelocity and Priceline were the first such movements against the [...]

  • 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 bygone days remain romantic memories of the past. The Concorde, you see, was the height of luxury and sophistication when it came to modern air travel - a mode that recalled an earlier time, a period when flight was still chic and the word jetset truly embodied an ethos. Now, with the commodification of passenger jet travel and the subsequent stripping of any and every amenity from the plane ride, elegance has left the building and utility reigns. But the Concorde, of course, was different and its uniqueness among a sea of bland commercial jets helped define it. Colorado-based startup [...]

  • Located some nineteen miles north of Venezuela, the small island of Aruba surprises the imagination and tantalizes the senses of the most intrepid traveler. 

  • 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 fact that the country’s is straight out of a fairy-tale.

  • Cruising holidays are becoming increasingly popular year on year. Travelers who long for a romantic and intimate setting praise river cruises. It is comfortable and exciting, and perfect for families as well as couples and groups.

  • Golden Mic award On today’s World Footprints we’re traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates from the beautiful Palm Island at the Palm Island Resort.  Palm Island is a private tropical paradise comprising only 135 acres in size.  You’ll meet Chris Ghita, a transplant from Grenada, who has found his place as General Manager of this remarkable resort.  He’ll entice you to escape the hassles of the world with a visit to this tiny paradise. Then, we’ll introduce you to Palm Island’s most colorful character and resident artist and doctor, Patrick Chavellier.  This wonderful man and his extraordinary studio is worth the visit alone.  Patrick is one of the world’s finest undersea artists and we’ll learn about his art and his life in paradise. Finally, we’ll travel by powerboat to the Tobago Cays Marine Park—a [...]

  • Budapest attracts visitors to its historic sites but also to its spas. With 120 springs it can offer a wonderful experience. After visiting a spa and eating the traditional goulash tourists might also enjoy a series of concerts in honor of the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt.

  • Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.  The Grenadines are a haven for scuba divers, some of the world’s most spectacular aquatic scenery and much more.  Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.  Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience.  Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman affectionately known as “Brother King”, has spent  more than a decade of his life to helping to conserve the endangered hawksbill turtle.  Brother King and his helpers monitor the [...]

  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Alaska up close on the UnCruise Adventure line (formerly known as American Safari). Our journey to Alaska, taken before we rebranded from Travel'n On to World Footprints, showcased the stunning landscapes and incredible wildlife of this magnificent state.

  • Join the World Footprints crew as we embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard the UnCruise yacht (formerly known as American Safari), taking us up close to the stunning Alaskan wilderness. This unique journey allowed us to experience Alaska like never before, with the small yacht and skiffs providing intimate access to remote areas and incredible wildlife.