To me, “luxury” does not mean lavish 5-star hotels and round-the-clock pampering. In my opinion, especially when traveling, it means getting the most value for my money, while still never having to go below my standards!
I admit, I do enjoy the finer things in life and I don’t enjoy sacrificing my comfort just to add another stamp to my passport. That being said, my mission while traveling is to scope out all the best deals and discounts, hidden-gem accommodations and experiences, and all the best locations that enable top notch, “luxury” travel for less!
How have I achieved these goals so far? Just to name a few ways…
- I ignore labels: I’ve learned that 5-star doesn’t always mean 5-star, and high prices don’t always equal high-quality.
- Research, research, research!!! I’m ashamed to admit that I sometimes read TripAdvisor and Expedia reviews for hours [and secretly enjoy doing it 😝].
- I stay up-to-date with each country’s conversion rates: A strong dollar = luxury at a low price!
That probably all sounds too simple, and you’re probably right. There are countless secrets behind luxury travel on a tight budget…. BUT, that’s why I have this blog, so feel free to browse a little! You’ll see just how affordable luxe-budget travel is, regardless of your budget 😊