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The 6 Best Resorts to Stay at on St. Lucia

Posted by on 11:13 am in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 24 comments

The 6 Best Resorts to Stay at on St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the gems of the Caribbean, and it has plenty of beautiful accommodation for visitors. Look forward to a stay at one of these six resorts while vacationing on the island.

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6 Reasons to Book a Butler on Your Next Vacation

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6 Reasons to Book a Butler on Your Next Vacation

Imagine having a personal assistant with you on a luxurious trip, but instead of taking care of business matters, that person is there to make it memorable.

If you’ve never considered hiring a personal butler service for your travels, you may not know what you’re missing! The following are 6 different things a butler can take care of for you!

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10 Reasons We’re LOVING the New Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

Posted by on 1:30 pm in Accommodation, Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle | 24 comments

10 Reasons We’re LOVING the New Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

When it comes to eco accommodation, there are eco lodges; the type that offer rustic accommodation in pristine natural surrounds, and then there are eco lodges; architectural gems so sleek and sophisticated, it’s easy to forget that they’re good for the environment. The newly launched Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge are the latter.

Ecotourism is thriving in Tasmania, and Freycinet Lodge has long been the sweetheart of the tourism scene. Nestled within Freycinet National Park, it offers one of the most unique locations for accommodation in Australia, with the ethos of looking after the environment first, and then the guests who come to appreciate it.

But their nine new pavilions have completely redefined what an eco lodge could be. Extending the current values and experience, innovative architecture seamlessly blends nature with accommodation in a way we have never before seen.

Blurring the lines between inside and out, a stay here is an immersive experience which draws the wilderness in, while not sacrificing on luxury or comfort. And we’re absolutely loving it!

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Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

Posted by on 7:19 pm in Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Thailand | 108 comments

Photo Tour of Villa Iorama; a Private Luxury Villa in Nai Harn Beach, Phuket

Thailand has become one of the popular countries in the world for travelers seeking affordable luxury, with everything from 5 star hotels, to Michelin star restaurants, and private luxury villas available for less.

Budget travelers and backpackers can often get by in Thailand for US $25 per day, but most of us have a lot more to spend. And what might get you a 3 star hotel in some of the world’s more expensive cities like London, Paris, or New York, can often translate into a stay in a million dollar villa in Phuket.

A country that offers some of the best value for the money, a trip to Thailand gives everyday travelers the unique opportunity to shoot higher than 5 star hotels, and as such, private luxury villas have become the trend.

Think incredible locations, infinity pools, state of the art kitchens, and the exclusivity of your own residence; antique furniture, elegant interiors, and tropical gardens with day beds.

But what’s more affordable than staying in a private luxury villa in Thailand? Not having to pay for it!!

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Ever Thought About Booking a Round The World Ticket? This Post Will Help You Decide

Posted by on 3:32 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Travel Tips | 24 comments

Ever Thought About Booking a Round The World Ticket? This Post Will Help You Decide

There’s definitely something romantic about the idea of a round the world adventure of a lifetime. Our last RTW took in 11 countries over 6 continents, 13 flights, and 35,000 miles … for cheaper than the cost of having purchased each leg individually!

Almost equally as entertaining as the trip itself, were people’s reactions when they asked where we were going next. It was quite a mouthful, but I eventually managed to run off Sydney, Singapore, Cape Town, Istanbul, Venice, Vienna, Barcelona, Cancun, Panama City, Buenos Aires, Auckland, and back to Sydney, all in one breath!

For us, this was the perfect balance of romance and adventure, and we managed to include a huge number of bucket-list experiences like cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa, and swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, all into the one trip.

If you’ve ever thought about booking an around the world ticket, it’s an incredible option with endless possibilities. The following overview will help you decide if booking a RTW fare is right for you.

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Different Types of Cruises You Can Choose From in Europe

Posted by on 12:34 pm in Luxury Lifestyle, World | 20 comments

Different Types of Cruises You Can Choose From in Europe

Travelling around Europe on a cruise is breathtaking. Having chosen to travel by ship, you can visit and stop at great spots along Mediterranean Sea, and / or float down some of the most famous rivers in the world while enjoying the passing sights of both major cities and delightful, small towns and villages.

Discover medieval castles, cathedrals and palaces during sightseeing stops, and wander through fantastic cities during daily shore excursions; the fabulous thing about taking a European cruise being no flights or stressful transit involved.

However like all travel, the biggest challenge is deciding which cruise you want to do. So to help, here are a couple of your options when choosing a European cruise.

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Reasons to Choose a Luxury Villa Over a Hotel Room

Posted by on 12:48 pm in Accommodation, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Romantic Journey | 283 comments

Reasons to Choose a Luxury Villa Over a Hotel Room

The travel industry is changing, and so too are mindsets and expectations of the every day traveler. Where the 5 star hotel was once the luxury experience that we all craved, experiences are now edging towards more relaxed vacations where wellness, independence and privacy are prioritized.

So it’s no surprise that luxury villas have become the trend, tempting travelers with offers of exotic locations, private beach access, and personal chefs.

For the traveler eager to avoid crowded swimming pools, expensive food, and the general busyness that a hotel atmosphere brings, here are 5 reasons that should convince you to choose a luxury villa rental for your next trip.

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Dream Vacation Spots for When You Win the Lottery

Posted by on 1:21 pm in Luxury Lifestyle | 22 comments

Dream Vacation Spots for When You Win the Lottery

It’s a dream we’ve all fantasized about from time to time. A big lottery win, and millions in the bank!

Once the mortgage has been paid off, you’ve told the boss what he can do with his job and you’ve at last repaid that $100 you’ve owed your sister for the last three years, the next thing on most people’s mind is to see the world.

Where would you go with a massive lottery win? Here are our favorite spots.

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Visit the Hunter Valley Wine Region and Discover The Birthplace of Australian Wine

Posted by on 8:33 pm in Australia, Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, Romantic Journey | 42 comments

Visit the Hunter Valley Wine Region and Discover The Birthplace of Australian Wine

Ask any international wine buff about Australian wine and you’ll probably see them cringe. Which is usually because when people think of wine and Australia they conjure up images of the cute little “critters” that often find their way onto our bottle stickers.

But there is much more to Australian wine than the cute yellow kangaroo and wombat labels will have you believe, and a visit to Australia’s wine growing regions will open your mind and your taste buds to new adventures.

While Australia’s largest wine regions can be found in South Australia (Barossa Valley) and Victoria (Yarra Valley), if you journey just 2.5 hours North of Sydney you will arrive in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

This region is unique, not only for its hot climate, but can also lay claim to the title of Australia’s oldest wine producing region. Vineyards that were planted in the 1860s still produce wine today with vines as old as 60 years still producing fruit. Put simply, the Hunter Valley is the birthplace of Australian wine.

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6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

Posted by on 9:43 pm in Blog, Luxury Lifestyle, World | 28 comments

6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

Cruising has become one of the biggest trends in travel recently, though have you ever considered going on a canal barge cruise?

Canal barging is a unique form of slow travel popular throughout Europe, especially in France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. The size of the canal dictates the size of the barge, but the maximum number of guests on board usually ranges from 4-12 passengers.

On board the barge are a handful of crew members who will help make your journey an effortless one, and while the options for barge cruises are vast, a luxury, all-inclusive barge cruise is definitely way to go.

While there are many reasons to take a canal barge cruise, here are the 6 most compelling.

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