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How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Feb 14, 2022 11:49 AM EST

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When you think of a road trip, you might picture long drives in a packed car. You might also imagine visiting natural landmarks or camping outdoors.

But a road trip doesn't have to mean living on the bare minimum. It can also mean living in luxury-It's all about how you plan it.

So here are some ways you can transform your next vacation into a luxury get-away:

1. Choose an Exotic Destination

First, choose the destination. Go somewhere far from your hometown where you've never been before. That way, it'll be a totally new adventure!

Of course, it should still be somewhere you feel comfortable navigating. So if not knowing the local language scares you, pick a place where they speak English.

For example, you could go to Hawaii and enjoy the ocean, beach, and an exotic culture and still get around pretty easily. If you really want to travel in luxury, you can even have your car shipped there.

2. Rent a Nice Vehicle

Speaking of cars, you could also treat yourself by renting an expensive vehicle. Ride in a fancy convertible or get cozy in a giant RV. Get behind the wheel of something you've always wanted to drive.

And if you want to go all out, consider hiring a chauffeur. That way, you can relax as you travel and spend more time taking in the scenic views. Otherwise, make sure to take turns driving so nobody gets too tired in the driver's seat.

3. Book an Upscale Hotel

Nobody likes staying in a sketchy motel in someplace they've never been. So do yourself a favor and book a high-end hotel with 5 stars. Look for luxury hotel chains like the Four Seasons that have pools, hot tubs, and room service, so you can really live it up.

Or you could stay at a nice local inn to get to experience more of the foreign culture and get to know more people. After all, sometimes it's all about the people you meet. 

And if you really love camping, try glamor camping aka "glamping." This means camping in comfort by bringing a giant tent, bed, generator, and other amenities.

4. Make Reservations at Fancy Restaurants

It wouldn't be a vacation without plenty of delicious food. So make reservations in advance for the nicest restaurants in the area. Look for local cuisine and don't be afraid to try out new foods. You never know-you might discover a new favorite dish!

Also, learn the local tipping customs. Not all countries have the same rules. For example, while it's customary to leave a 15-20% tip in the US, in Germany, the tip is already included in the bill. Of course, it never hurts to be extra generous.

5. Have an Itinerary but Leave Room for Spontaneity

It's important to make an itinerary so you have a plan. But remember, that your vacation should also be a time for you to relax. You shouldn't feel stressed getting from one place to the next. 

So include some down time into your schedule. That way, you're free to be spontaneous, too. After all, you may not know all there is to do until you get there. And often our best memories are made from unplanned moments.

6. Enjoy the Ride

Lastly, enjoy the ride. Not everything will go according to plan and that's okay. Just have fun with it and live in the moment. Be present with those you love. If you can do that, you're bound to have a wonderful luxury road trip!

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