Luxury Travel

Destinations: Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York City

Activities: Arts and Entertainment, Eat, Boating, Golf, Museums, Safaris, Shopping, Skiing, Sleep, Spas, Tennis, Wine Tasting

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.

Articles About Luxury Travel

Wilderness Lodges of Alaska

From rustic cabins to luxury, all-inclusive accommodations, find the best place to stay on your Alaskan family vacation.

Insider Guide to A-List Aspen

This tony ski resort town is appealing in winter and summer. It even can be surprisingly affordable.

Enchanting Exuma: Bahamas’ Tranquil Island

Visit this Bahamas Out Island, where you can enjoy solitude and get pampered at the same time.

New and Improved Bali Resorts

Bali is back, with plenty of new and upgraded luxe resorts to satisfy your every indulgence.

The Sea Seduces at Tortola

Surf, swim and sail the alluring Caribbean waters off the British Virgin Islands’ tranquil Tortola.

Chic Caribbean Resorts for Families

No more do families have to choose between adult-chic and children-themed resorts.

Be Like Bond, James Bond

Do as Agent 007 would and drive an Aston Martin, skydive sans parachute and sip Vesper martinis at London’s Dukes Hotel.

Dad’s Day Deals

From NASCAR racing to golf getaways and one extravagant Scotland adventure, check out these Father’s Day travel specials.

Top 10 English Country Manor Hotels

Enjoy the luscious English countryside at these top ten quaint historic cottages and hotels.

Dad’s Day Travel Deals for 2009

Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.

Laid-Back Luxury at Lake Las Vegas

Experience the Las Vegas high life without the crowds, with a peaceful lakeside retreat.

Feel Like Royalty on a Queen Mary 2 Cruise

Be queen for a week on the Queen Mary 2, a magnificent ocean liner with routes across the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and more.

Caribbean Private Island Paradises

Find seclusion on a private island vacation, where you can stay in luxurious accommodations and have an entire beach (or more) to yourself.

Luxury Camping at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

This luxury retreat offers bejeweled-wall tents, silk bedding, a seaside spa and guided activities. Roughing it has never been so glamorous.

Customized Luxury Travel Made Easy

Time-starved travelers look to professional planners to find off the beaten path and authentic experiences.

Burning Rubber: Western Road Adventures

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.

Hotel Perks For Pooches

Hotels are expanding their luxury services for animals to ensure that your beloved canine companion can sleep and dine in style.

Think Local, Think Luxury

Just because you’ve scaled back your vacation plans doesn’t mean you can’t have a luxurious holiday.

Parador Paradise in Spain

Stay in one of these government-run luxury Spanish hotels, which can be modern resorts or converted monasteries, castles and fortresses.

Above-Average Stays Down Under in Melbourne

Stay in style during your Melbourne vacation at one of these swank hotels, which cost a fraction of comparable stays in other major cities.

Family Weeks at Whimsical Winvian Resort

For those bored with the average five-star hotel, Winvian resort’s unique cottages offer luxurious and imaginative lodging.

Designer Desert Hotels in Palm Springs

Stay in stylish and historic modernist hotels whether you’re on a budget or looking for exotic luxury on your Palm Springs vacation.

Palm Springs: Fun in the Desert Sun

Check out these top Palm Springs attractions in this wonderfully warm destination, from golf to architecture to Hollywood history.

Singular Singapore Stays

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.

Singapore: Asian Shopping Mecca

Veteran shoppers will delight in the diverse and voluminous collection of Singapore’s malls, boutiques and bargain-hunting bazaars.

Luxury Travel Deals Sure to Please Boomers

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.

Travel Deals to Delight Mom

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.

Upscale Camping—Be Green in Comfort

Enjoy the Caribbean paradise of the U.S. Virgin Islands—and help preserve it—with a stay at one of these luxury eco-camps.

Living in Whistler’s Lap of Luxury

Are you a snow bunny in search of ultimate pampering? Look no further than these Whistler resorts.