When it comes to luxury, restaurants, hotels, and tour operators around the world increasingly improve their services to provide their customers unique experiences. But what exactly defines Luxury Travel?
One traveler’s luxury is another’s ordinary, and this means people’s perspectives of what makes travel luxurious can vary a lot. For some travelers, white-glove service and a private butler are mandatory, while for others luxury is a bed with a breath-taking view over a beach, or even an escape to an isolated place, far from the busy and noisy cities.
Today, luxury is all about the experience, the authenticity of the destination, interacting with locals, and, at the same time, planning the trip with a tour operator that inspires confidence, professionalism, and understanding of the traveler’s needs.
That’s not to say we don’t all like the occasional dose of five-star pampering, a candle-lit dinner on a beautiful white-sand beach, perhaps. But how about transforming that table to a deserted temple in the Cambodian jungle, and swap the beach villa for a bit of glamping with the glorious Mount Fuji as your backdrop. Luxury travel can be the traditional image of a five-star resort, but it is also so much more than that, providing you with an insight into the everyday lives of the people who are hosting your travels.
From privately-guided safaris in Africa, to over water bungalows in Bali or Fiji. Private yachts to private villas. And, of course, golf destinations around the globe. Magical moments and life long memories are within your reach.
The rivers of the world are fast becoming hot spots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines are expanding to more exotic and interesting parts of the globe every year. So whether you’d like to sail gently along as medieval castles float by your balcony or you prefer the hustle and bustle of a trip through an Asian metropolis, we can help you find your perfect river cruise.
I work with Viking River Cruises, Avalon Waterways, AMA Waterways, among many others. Mississippi River cruising with American Steamboat Company, Hudson River cruising with American Cruise Lines (with so many other destinations!) are fast becoming more popular for those that want to stay closer to home.