It’s time for vacation! If you’re looking to experience the absolute lap of luxury, there are some destinations you should consider this year. These places go the extra mile. Here are 7 of the best luxury travel destinations in 2018.
1. Bangkok, Thailand
If you’re interested in the ultimate luxury at affordable prices, look no further than Bangkok. You can live like royalty, experiencing rooftop bars and the refined elegance of afternoon high tea at the Author’s Lounge. Even better, you’re close to countless beautiful beaches with the perfect tropical drink to round things out.
2. The Orient Express
If you’ve always wanted to relive the golden age of travel, catch a ride on the Orient Express. This train trip is always more opulent than the years before, and will offer you one of the best experiences of traveling across Europe.
3. Seoul, South Korea
This technological metropolis has been off the radar for years, quietly building itself into the city of the future. Enjoy dining thirty stories above the city at Top Cloud or relaxing in ultimate luxury in a hotel room with your own private swimming pool. Seoul’s got it all.
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
This may seem like a strange addition to the list, but this hipster lake paradise is surrounded by some of the country’s most incredible wilderness and has some of the best eats around. It’s also one of the best places to experience pampering at various spas and to enjoy shopping at the Mall of America.
This destination involves more than one city and is a must-do for film and television buffs. You can visit the sets of Game of Thrones, Vikings and Star Wars, to name a few. You can also experience old-fashioned luxury in country houses like Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, a small city with an artsy vibe.
6. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
There is nowhere more palatial than Saudi Arabia. If you’re looking for the height of sumptuous luxury, then Jeddah should be on your list. The city also gives you the opportunity to visit historical sites and areas of cultural interest.
7. The Hawaiian Islands
Hawai’i is often on the tip of your tongue when you imagine paradise. There are places so opulent in these islands that some hotels even offer your own private pool. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation, look no further than Hawai’i.
There are many companies offering luxury trips to various destinations around the world. Some involve volunteer work or helping to build schools or churches, but these need to be considered very seriously, because they can do damage to the local economy. The best thing you can do to support a place is visit.