What is Luxury Travel?

The Wow Factor! It’s that moment when you first pull up to a 4 or 5-star hotel and you can’t wait to get inside because of the beauty before you. That is what luxury feels like to me. You see when it comes to luxury travel, each person and each agent will have their own definition. For some people, luxury travel is staying in an overwater bungalow for 5 nights or sailing in a privately chartered yacht for the week. Others may think luxury means having the most quality experience for the planned budget. Well, when it comes to luxury travel, like most things, there is a range. It doesn’t matter if you want a luxurious simple cabin in the woods or if you want to charter a jet to a small island. It is all luxury travel.

So, what does a luxury traveler look like? A millionaire? A billionaire? Sure, but it doesn’t have to. Every day people take advantage of luxury travel year-round by simply booking a quality travel experience that fits their budget. Yes, it would be nice to rent a private island for the week, and I’ll gladly book that! However, luxury can also mean staying in the heart of a city in a nice chic hotel or enjoying a weekend in a beachfront villa.

Remember when it comes to luxury travel, there is a range, and you don’t have to be rich. Luxury travel is about booking a quality travel experience within your budget. Some people save or make simple payments on a luxury vacation package over time. Anyone is able to take advantage of luxury travel.

Well, what’s the benefit? The benefit of luxury travel is the experience that you receive and the comfort that is brought to all your senses. It brings a healing or a calm to the soul. It’s about hiking in the rain forest and taking in that deep breath of comfort. It’s about snorkeling and exploring the underwater world. It’s about being a beach bum with a great book in your hand. That’s what I like to do! No matter who you are, you can vacation in luxury. So, give me a call, let’s get you booked!

Email: luxury@miracassidy.com or call 317-620-1592

Solo Female Travel

It is more common than you think. According to Forbes Magazine, nearly two-thirds of today’s travelers are women. The internet is full of captivating and vibrant travel destinations for solo women. Also, there are plenty of suggestions on ways to stay safe and tips to keep in mind. As a travel lover, travel agent, and someone who is working to become a successful travel journalist,  I have got a few tips and tricks of my own.

  1. Safety First. Although you may not have any fears or apprehensions about traveling alone, always make sure someone knows where you are going, when you have arrived, and when you plan to return. Also, give specifics like what hotel you will be staying in just in case something happens to your mobile phone and you are unreachable.
  2. Do not rely on your GPS. It seems like we never think they will fail. However, it does not take much for the signal to become interrupted and to hear the dreaded words, “GPS signal lost.” Be shrewd. Keep a printed copy of the directions and review them before you leave home if you are driving. If you are flying and plan to pick up a rental, it is still a good idea to have in mind locations you would like to visit and directions to and from the hotel.
  3. Watch for strangers. This is obvious but even more so when you are traveling internationally. Some areas are not safe for solo travels, whether you are male or female. Less savory people exist everywhere and prey on travelers, especially those who are alone. Be aware of your surroundings. If you are renting a home for your vacation and not a hotel, learn about the owner. The owner has a key. Sadly, there have been instances.
  4. Do your homework. Research the area you intend to travel from top to bottom. Know what to expect. Use Google Maps and study the area. Ask your travel agent as many questions as possible. Learn all you need to know until you are comfortable.
  5. Be prepared. As we try to understand what the “new normal” is and how to adjust it is important to have a plan for if the worse should happen. What if you get sick while traveling? It may be a wiser decision to travel domestically at this time. If you become sick your family and friends can get to you a lot easier if you are in need. Just calling overseas can cause financial hardship on an individual, and what if you become sick enough to become hospitalized?
  6. Get Travel Insurance. I cannot stress enough the importance of travel insurance. Should the worse happen, sickness, loss of luggage, flight cancelations, depending on the plan, you are covered!