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With the pandemic pausing worldwide economies, many travelers have emerged from lockdown with extra disposable income to spend.

And what to spend it on?!

If you still have the cash from two years worth of non travel, here are 5 ways to splurge and travel in style.

5 Ways to Travel in Style When You Have Extra Cash to Spend

#1: Book a First Class Ticket

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Whether flying or going by train, a first-class ticket helps to start the vacation just right.

Besides the extra benefits and care, the level of comfort is worth the extra money. And it’s always much quieter than the economy class, so you can read that book that’s been your faithful travel companion for an entire year. 

First class train travel is usually a lot more affordable than first class flights, though you can also look at upgrading a regular economy ticket to business or first if you have points – many airlines offer last minute point ‘auctions’ for available upgrades.

#2: Set Sail

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Countries like Greece or France have amazing beaches, but if you want to explore the waters, a boat is the best way to do it. So, if the budget allows it, rent a boat for your party and enjoy a day at sea without an established schedule.

You might also consider consulting a yacht brokerage to help navigate the various rental options available, ensuring you get a vessel that perfectly fits your needs and enhances your experience on the open water.

The main benefit of renting a boat or yacht for yourself (and your friends) is that you can enjoy the experience without worrying about other people.

You don’t have to be first at the boarding place just to get the best spot on the boat, and you don’t have a pre-established route. Plus, you have the chance to try some extra activities such as fishing, paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, and more. 

#3: Take a Limo To or From the Airport

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Oftentimes, the road from and to the airport can be the most stressful because you have to catch a bus or a train that will already be full (in most cases).

And if you reach your destination at night, the only means of transport are taxis or ride-sharing services such as Uber. 

Why not cut down on stress and hire a car service that’s comfortable and stylish?

A limo is more spacious than a regular car and gives you privacy to catch on some sleep or simply admire the view without worrying the driver will talk your ear off.

Plus, the services are professional and include luggage handling, so no more breaking your back when you have a big troller.

#4: Enjoy the Fine Dining Experience

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This is not something tourists on a budget get to prioritize, so it can be something to add to your list to glam up your trip.

Touristic locations always have several fine dining establishments where you can satisfy your curiosity and fill your tummy with new and exquisite dishes (local or international).

Also, if you want to mingle with the locals and partake in the nightlife, look for a chic bar. Some even have live music or performances to enrich the atmosphere and get people into the mood for fun. 

#5: Book a Luxury Hotel

Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

Nothing says vacation in style like staying in a luxury hotel or luxury miami villas rental with all the included perks! Besides the spacious rooms and the great views, you also get to enjoy high-quality beds, impressive service, and a great dining experience. 

Plus, luxury hotels tend to be located at the heart of the city, so you don’t have to worry too much about transportation to and from the hotel.

Not to mention that the level of security for these hotels is impressive – you can leave your electronics and valuables in the room without worrying you won’t find them when you return. 

Whether you splurge on traveling or hotels, or you decide to keep the money for new activities and experiences, it’s up to you.

As long as you enjoy your trip and make good memories, this will be money well spent.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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