While it’s all too easy to head online and book yourself a cheap and cheerful vacation, you might have a hankering for something a little more upmarket. To opt for a slightly more luxury holiday, city break or trip abroad doesn’t always mean breaking the bank. There are plenty of ways you can add a touch of the extravagant to your trip without stretching your budget too far. Take a look at these simple ways you can travel in style.
If you love everything about travel, including the means of transport you utilize, you could add a touch of luxury to your train, air or boat travel. If you love nothing more than taking to the sky, you might be keen to take a look at the types of private jet charter aircraft you could see yourself hopping aboard on for your latest jaunt across the globe. First class flights are now becoming ludicrously expensive. An alternative could be to pool resources with family and friends and hire an entire aircraft. Split the cost amongst a dozen or more pals, and you could be flying to your destination for less than a business class flight.
Train travel has seen a resurgence in recent years. If you’re venturing to Japan, you could find yourself traveling at over 350 kilometres an hour on the Shinkansen bullet trains. These are luxurious in themselves, but upgrade your rail pass to include first class travel, and you’ll experience leather seats, free refreshments and a quieter carriage.
For the ultimate luxury on the high seas, book your cruise tickets early. Early bird discounts can be astronomical for a cruise especially those to more off piste destinations. If you fancy a gentle cruise along the Norwegian fjords, you could get a luxury cabin for the price of a bog standard one if you book a year in advance.
People enjoy something a little different when booking hotels nowadays. The explosion of online review sites makes it easier than ever to have confidence in the quality of your five star hotel. However, if you want to think a little outside the box, why not head for a glamping experience, or head to a hotel constructed of ice, or venture to a luxury yurt. Traveling in style doesn’t always mean the traditional extravagance; it could simply mean experiencing something that is unique and unusual.
If you adore privacy, consider booking an entire property for yourself. Airbnb has made this simpler and more affordable than ever before. The entrepreneurs within us will side hustle and let out our properties to others. You could even do a home swap with another like minded holidaymaker from the other side of the planet.
Traveling in style isn’t as difficult as it once was. You can now fly first class, hire a private jet, book that seat at the captain’s table and enjoy the honeymoon suite at an ice hotel, at the click of a mouse. Follow this guide and enjoy your next foray into stylish and luxury travel.