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Why Traveling In Luxury Matters

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I've traveled on a tight budget (a post-college trip to Europe), and I've traveled in luxury (a vacation at a five star oceanfront resort). There is a difference. Too often we look for bargain vacations, and this is perfectly understandable if you are on a strict budget. However, if you have the means or at least the time to save up to splurge, heading on an unforgettable adventure in luxury could be one of the best ways to treat yourself. After all, one of the best things you can do with your money is invest in experiences. Memorable experiences will never leave you, and indulgent vacations are always memorable.

Treating Yourself
You deserve to experience something wonderful. This means sometimes heading for the best locations. Starting off with a luxury hotel room such as the Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel and followed by a food tour of the best Michelin star restaurants could be a good place to start. Although we often don't spend a whole lot of time in our hotel rooms, the difference between luxury and budget hotels is like night and day.

Also, luxury doesn’t always mean expensive. The best and most authentic cuisine might take a little time to find, but the time to spend tracking down an amazing restaurant could save you from an astronomically high dinner bill. This can be replicated in almost all other forms of activity you might want to experience in your travels. Look for the options that are reviewed the best and are celebrated, and it’s likely you won’t find the most expensive thing you could go for as a default. 

Appreciating What You Want
Luxury means different things to different people. Determine what you want to see, eat, experience and take it from there. Your luxury is the only luxury that matters, and sometimes this simply means allowing yourself do what you want how you want.

The Best Travel Companion
People often make our vacations what they are. This means bringing along the person or people you are the most connected to. It might feel awesome traveling with someone new, but unless you are absolutely sure you are of the same personality, finding out you are into different things can be a chore while abroad and spending money. Take this opportunity to bring along a friend who shares similar interests so that you can do the same things together. This will heighten the entire trip by a considerable degree.

With these simple tips, luxury might not be as expensive as you thought.

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