If you have a bucket list of places you want to see before you shuffle off this mortal coil chances are that those places are the exotic and far flung destinations of adventure that are the settings of film and great novels. People want to explore the Amazon, visit Paris, spend the night on the streets at the Rio Carnival and they want to do it in style. But often those dreams are grounded by the reality of our everyday lives.
We have expenses, we have student loans, we have just those normal day to day pressures that put the brakes on our dreams. But every no and again we have to step back and think hard – is it really worth it to surrender our dreams?
The answer is no. Life is not a dress rehearsal. If you want it you need to seize that moment – and this is why luxury travel is an option that everyone needs to think long and hard about. Is it worth it to travel to your dream city or destination and then have that experience ruined by a sub standard travel and accommodation experience?
Of course it isn’t – if you are going to dream – then dream big. Make that once in a lifetime trip into just that – a once in a lifetime experience. Fly first class, check yourself into a great hotel and order that bottle of champagne – and that guy at the end of the bar or that beautiful woman? Take them a glass.
The key to that luxury travel experience is to know what you want – and have the right connections at your destination who will be bale to make your every wish a reality and this is where the research comes in.
Don’t land in a country without that locally experienced contact waiting to help you out. That is what luxury travel abroad is all about. Don’t go to that tourist trap of a resort. Get the local connection who knows that out of the way hidden gem of a resort where you will be treated like gold rather than just a number in a room.
It’s all about planning and making the most of your opportunities. If you want that luxury travel experience then you are going to have to take the time to do your research and reach out to the correct people who can make your dreams come true.
Visit travel forums and meet people who have experienced the destination that you have in mind. You will be surprised at how many of those folk are more than happy to share their experiences and that special person on the ground who made that holiday into a luxury travel dream.
Don’t skimp on your dream holiday. Make every single second count and just ensure that every moment is one that you will never forget. But do forget that bottle of cheap local bubbly – get the real thing and explore a dream of luxury travel.