Vacationing with a family comes with a lot of stress. It can be so stressful, in some cases, that some families just decide not to vacation at all. That’s a huge mistake. Some of the strongest and best childhood memories are formed when on vacation! If you want to stress less and enjoy your vacation more, renting an RV might be the right solution. There are many reasons why it’s a less stressful way of traveling than flying in an airplane and staying in a hotel. You Can Save Money One of the biggest vacation stresses is financial. Affording to …
There are many times when you go traveling and you need to make sure that you stay in shape, without a nearby gym, many people will make the excuse that they cannot workout whilst they are away. The fact of the matter is that business travelers, solo travelers and people on vacation with limited time can still get to work and help themselves to stay in shape with a simple 20 minute workout in their hotel room. You do not need expensive equipment or a running track to stay in shape and using these cardio and body strength exercises, you …
The Porsche Boxster is the stereotypical stylish sports car and ever since its release in 1996, it has become one of the most desired sports cars in history and one which has seen more sales than any other. Here in 2017, the Porsche Boxster is still one of the most sought after cars in the world and it is sill a style icon that occupies the driveways of thousands of people around the world. So what is it that makes this car such a classic, and still a car which is relevant in this day and age? Let’s take …
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I love nothing more than traveling first class and one of my favorite first class travel experiences has been with the excellent Emirates airline. Last year I flew with Emirates from San Francisco to Dubai for my birthday and I was fortunate enough to get a spot in the first class cabin, a wonderful experience and the true way to travel in style and in luxury. If you are looking to fly first class then I would really recommend Emirates and here is what you can expect to find when you travel in this class.
Emirates give you small pods where you have ample space in front, behind and most importantly, below. The space is decorated with lamps, an entertainment center and you can expect to find some ornate touches such as flowers, a mirror and a small desk in this golden pod. AS with other first class cabins, the seat transforms seamlessly into a bed when you wish to sleep and I can honestly say that I have not slept on one which has been more comfortable.
Drinks and Food
Emirates really take the food and rink service very seriously and the range of options in front of you is akin to what you would find in a swanky restaurant. When we first entered the cabin the flight attendant opened a beautiful bottle of Dom Perignon to welcome us to first class, and I particularly enjoy the Jonnie Walker Blue Label that I sipped as we took to the air. For meals we had the choice of mezze, caviar, seared pork loin, freshly cooked steak and roasted halibut, breakfast was basic but with a luxury twist and the food was served with speed and tasted wonderful.
In front of your seat you will find a 10” plasma screen with a huge range of movies, TV shows and music which you can enjoy. Everything which you expect to find from an entertainment perspective is what you will find here and I enjoyed a couple of newly released movies on my journey.
You must ask for a slot in terms of when you want to take a shower and after being grossly disappointed on my first class flight with Etihad, I was over the moon to find a shower with real luxury. The shower with Emirates had a heated floor, great water flow and plenty of space.
I loved the touches which the Emirates give you in first class, there was the usual pajama and bathroom set complete with face creams and washes, all styled by Bulgari. The snack basket was plentiful and smart in its design, featuring snack bars, energy bars, rehydration tablets and plenty of energy boosting treats.
I love the way Emirates handle their first class customers, with professionalism and all out service, something which should come as a given in this class of flight, but rarely does. From the lounge in the airport to the flight itslelf, Emirates has proven once again that nobody does first class quite like they do, five stars!
We are all about luxury here and what better way to enjoy a luxurious vacation than to stay in one of the world’s most decadent and luxurious hotels! There is no particular blueprint as to what makes a great hotel and some of the finest in the world all vary greatly from one another. If however, you are looking to sample some of the outstanding scenery and service of the world’s finest hotels, here are 5 that you should think about staying in to add some real luxury to your trip.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
This monster of a hotel as built at a cost of a cool $3 billion and you can see every cent of it as you walk through this majestic hotel. The hotel has 394 rooms and suites and throughout the hotel you will see installations which not many others can offer. In this hotel you will find small and large pools throughout with adorning fountains, you will find an outstanding spa facility that is made almost entirely of marble, and there is even a white sand beach for your pleasure. The rooms are adorned in a Persian style decor with decadence the order of the day in this beautiful hotel.
The Plaza, NYC
When wealthy people or Royal families land in New York City, the Plaza is usually their go-to choice of hotel given the incredible luxury throughout this hotel. The jewel in the hotel’s crown is the royal suite which occupies the whole of the building’s top floor. This suite has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a private chef and butler, an opulent dining room, a gym and it even has a valuable grand piano for those wishing to tinkle the ivories. With views over the New York skyline and nothing but luxury items, this hotel is New York’s finest.
The Boulders, Arizona
Not many hotels can boast accommodation set deep inside Mother Nature itself but that is exactly what you will find at The Boulders. Throughout this hotel that has been bored into the rocks of Arizona’s rugged landscape, you will find some of the most naturally beautiful design you are likely to find. Rock formations inside the hotel are over 12 million years old and guests can enjoy the award-winning spa in one of the most surreal settings.
Marquis Los Cabos, Los Cabos
The finest hotel in Mexico is this ornate development in Los Cabos, inspired by the legend of two angels looking for paradise on Earth, this hotel is truly special. Throughout you will find ornate sculptures and fountains, waterfalls and some of the finest views of the ocean that you could find. Each room here is designed with luxury in mind and you can find pure serenity and tranquility in this hidden away Mexican paradise.
Burj al Arab, Dubai
The building that you see on the Dubai skyline that looks like a billowing sail is the Burj al Arab, one of the most luxurious and most photographed hotels in the world. Every room in this hotel is a luxury suite which has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology and design. Suites here feature private butlers and chefs as well as chauffeur driven Rolls Royce concierge.
If you are heading for a luxury vacation, these are the hotels which you should be looking at.