Summer is already here and vacations have gone into full effect. Whether your idea of a vacation is spending a week on the white sands of Greece or a quiet retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains, your vacation is what you make of it. Sure, you may encounter some travel issues along the way but you have to choose to not let it ruin the entire vacation for you.

Now, when it comes to vacationing, you have the typical vacationers who are just happy to be on vacation period, regardless of whether or not they have the fancy upgrades. But then you have the luxury travelers who have high expectations for their vacations and will pay high dollar to have those expectations met, and as you can imagine, there are definitely some of the most  beautiful and luxurious destinations in the world that mediocrity just won’t do so luxury is the only option.

Because luxurious travelers expect nothing but the best out of their vacation, they’re only going to utilize the best search engine for vacation rentals, fly out on the best airline, and expect the best service possible from the destination they’re visiting…you would think.

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So What Makes a Vacation Luxurious?

Is it the luxury bedding that makes you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud? Or is it the fact that you don’t have to lift a finger and everyone caters to you? It can be both of those things. Think about it…vacations are supposed to be an escape from your everyday life. So with that being said, on vacations, you don’t have to do the things you would normally do at home.

Making up the bed, washing dishes, and doing laundry are things of the past (until you go back home and reality sets in.) On vacation, there are people who will do that for you…and not only will they do it for you, they’ll do it with a smile! If you’re vacationing out of the country, the natives of the destination at the airport will typically have some type of welcoming gift for you when you arrive. For example, if you’re traveling to Hawaii, you will be greeted with leis. If you’re traveling to Mexico, you’ll be greeted with margaritas or shots of tequila!

Luxurious travelers expecting the best of the best still holds true to this day but there are some trends emerging among luxurious travelers that you never would have expected. It’s not a far-fetched idea for the average traveler but for the luxurious traveler… it will make you question what exactly has transpired in their lives to make them change their vacation standards. Take a look at some of the trends that luxurious travelers are starting to adopt in 2019.

Creating Memories Over Bringing Home Souvenirs

Luxury travelers used to be really big on having materialistic items to show that they’ve been to these fabulous destinations but now, their vacationing ways are starting to see a shift. Luxury travelers are now making the focus of their vacations more about the experiences and memories they can create, instead of the materialistic aspect of it.

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Not only that, luxury travelers are also putting the phones away to create their own memories. You’ve seen how people go to different events and vacations and they’ve taken so many pictures that it looks like they couldn’t possibly enjoy the vacation due to doing too much social media. Luxury travelers are now finding a way to limit their cell phone time and actually enjoy their vacation. According to themuse.com, unplugging during vacation will help you enjoy your vacation more. You might be worried about what you’ve missed at work but you’ll appreciate the mental break you’ll get from it.

Enjoying the Simple Things

Sure, luxury travelers enjoy the finer things of travel like resort suites with swim-out pools, room service, spa treatments from their rooms but they also are finding joy in the things that money can’t buy and making those things the highlight of their vacation.

Things like waking up early in the morning to go for a morning jog and seeing the sunrise is a sight that is priceless.Or going into the small towns of the travel destination and talking with the locals… it’s experiences like that, that can truly make life-long memories of a destination… they can even make life-long friends.

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