Sumptuousness, elegance, indulgence—the words alone are enough to make you purr with pleasure.
Of course luxury, including luxury travel, is not as straightforward a concept as the covetous among us might imagine. In the 16th century the word had a negative connotation of lasciviousness and sinful self-indulgence, and though for the most part the adjective has lost its negative sense, luxury still comes in for criticism from environmentalists and local community activists.
These debates, however, cannot change another fact: While luxury has an element of exclusivity and excess, it is also subjective. Many dream of 100-foot yachts, French chateaus, Michelin-starred restaurants, and palm-fringed, white-sand beaches, but the ultimate luxury for a harried urbanite might be as simple as a tent, a sleeping bag and a sky full of stars.
From rustic cabins to luxury, all-inclusive accommodations, find the best place to stay on your Alaskan family vacation.
This tony ski resort town is appealing in winter and summer. It even can be surprisingly affordable.
Visit this Bahamas Out Island, where you can enjoy solitude and get pampered at the same time.
Bali is back, with plenty of new and upgraded luxe resorts to satisfy your every indulgence.
Surf, swim and sail the alluring Caribbean waters off the British Virgin Islands’ tranquil Tortola.
No more do families have to choose between adult-chic and children-themed resorts.
Do as Agent 007 would and drive an Aston Martin, skydive sans parachute and sip Vesper martinis at London’s Dukes Hotel.
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Enjoy the luscious English countryside at these top ten quaint historic cottages and hotels.
Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.
Experience the Las Vegas high life without the crowds, with a peaceful lakeside retreat.
Be queen for a week on the Queen Mary 2, a magnificent ocean liner with routes across the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and more.
Find seclusion on a private island vacation, where you can stay in luxurious accommodations and have an entire beach (or more) to yourself.
This luxury retreat offers bejeweled-wall tents, silk bedding, a seaside spa and guided activities. Roughing it has never been so glamorous.
Time-starved travelers look to professional planners to find off the beaten path and authentic experiences.
Book a luxury car adventure vacation package and forget the saddle and explore the American West with style and speed in the finest autos around.
Hotels are expanding their luxury services for animals to ensure that your beloved canine companion can sleep and dine in style.
Just because you’ve scaled back your vacation plans doesn’t mean you can’t have a luxurious holiday.
Stay in one of these government-run luxury Spanish hotels, which can be modern resorts or converted monasteries, castles and fortresses.
Stay in style during your Melbourne vacation at one of these swank hotels, which cost a fraction of comparable stays in other major cities.
For those bored with the average five-star hotel, Winvian resort’s unique cottages offer luxurious and imaginative lodging.
Stay in stylish and historic modernist hotels whether you’re on a budget or looking for exotic luxury on your Palm Springs vacation.
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Where to rest your head when visiting the Lion City, from classic luxury properties to renovated shophouse boutique hotels and new luxe and value lodgings.
Veteran shoppers will delight in the diverse and voluminous collection of Singapore’s malls, boutiques and bargain-hunting bazaars.
Find luxurious bargains that will make the over-50 set happy including a free night at the Four Seasons and a $500 air credit from MSC cruises.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by whisking the mom in your life to a balmy island and a relaxing spa treatment. Here are a few deals to make her smile.
Enjoy the Caribbean paradise of the U.S. Virgin Islands—and help preserve it—with a stay at one of these luxury eco-camps.
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