Luxury Travel Tips For Your Next Trip

Luxury travel means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about ultra-luxe, high-profile, high-end experiences, while for others luxury travel is a way of moving through the world authentically with the goal of coming to truly know a destination. There’s no right or wrong way to approach travel, which is why La Jolla Mom® has luxury travel tips, advice, and gear recommendations for every type of traveler and every kind of trip.

I lived in a Four Seasons® apartment for four years — completely immersed in the luxury hotel experience — and I enjoy creature comforts, but on any given day you might find me enjoying hearty Chinese hot pot or grabbing Knott’s Berry Farm® tickets. Luxury travel is about more than Michelin stars and concierge services. Here, you’ll find guides designed to help you see more and do more so your travel experiences are richer and more rewarding.

Traveling with Kids

Children are remarkably curious and resilient, which makes them amazing travelers! Becoming a parent should never mean you stop exploring. When families travel the globe together, kids learn that the world is a much bigger and more fascinating place than they could ever have imagined. Whether you feel drawn to cities or the country, there are wonderful upscale family hotels that are as pleasant for parents as they are fun for children. My tips for traveling with kids come from my own experiences traveling around the world with my daughter at my side. Let me help you enjoy your family vacations more, even when you’re facing long flights with young children! Kids can enjoy luxury travel, too!

Read my tips for traveling with kids.

Airlines and Airport Lounges Advice

If you’re committed to traveling more, you’ll be spending a lot of time in lounges and on planes, so it pays to know which airports and airlines will provide you with the most comfortable experience and the most luxurious perks. I’ve compiled my own personal tips to help you choose the best airlines — especially when traveling with children. A VIP experience can go a long way toward making flying with (or let’s face it, without) kids less stressful and more fun for everyone involved. Are you ready to start enjoying the journey as much as the destination?

Find the most luxurious airports and airlines.

Luxury Travel Gear

There are innumerable lists of must-have travel gear out there, but very few of those highlight products are true investment pieces. Frequent travelers will get a lot of use out of their gear, so it only makes sense to look for things that last, and you’ll be as proud to own in five years as you are to have it now. Some luxury travel gear was created to solve common problems… noise canceling headphones, battery packs, and neck pillows come to mind. But other travel gear is all about style, comfort, and making you feel great en route and at your destination. I’m thrilled to be able to recommend so many amazing products for luxury travel.

Check out my must-have luxury travel gear.

Road Trip Tips

I love flying, but there’s something wonderful about cruising along winding mountain roads or following a sweeping coastline from state to state. You might think luxury travel and road trips would fall onto opposite ends of the travel spectrum, but that’s not at all true. Where do you want to go today? There are amazing destinations in Southern California that are perfect for roadtrippers, but maybe you’re looking for a long-haul adventure. Make it a chic one with luxury pit stops, resort stays, and shopping. If there’s a road trip that’s been collecting dust on your travel bucket list or you just want to get out of town, you’ll find road trip tips here that will make your journey an unforgettable one.

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Luxury Hotel Booking Tips For Your Vacation

Are you ready to see the world, but need help finding the best luxury hotels to book? I’ve traveled the world, staying in some of the most amazing hotels along the way. I share my insider information and honest reviews in every post. And if you need help booking a luxury hotel, I have access to exclusive VIP amenities such as complimentary breakfasts, room upgrades, spa credits, and more at many luxury hotel brands because of my affiliation with Cadence® Travel. I’d love to help you book a hotel with comforts and extras you might not have access to on your own!

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Regardless of whether you’re traveling by air, rail, or road, be sure you plan out what you want to see and find each place on a map as you prepare for your trip. This will help you group activities by location, so you can efficiently travel to different parts of a city and make the most of your experiences there.