“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis.”
–Tyler Durden, Fight Club
We can at least begin these travel hacks by inspiring you with a deep and strong quote. Generally, the point is we should keep a notion that money isn’t the most important thing in life. Living life to the fullest is certainly plausible without dragging your credit card limit to its full. Let’s find out ways of how to travel like a millionaire
Acquiring the lifestyle of the rich and famous isn’t difficult; actually, it isn’t just fantasy. All you need is in-depth research and a bit of patience to find the most affordable options. You might now be feeling skeptical, but travelling like a millionaire doesn’t require millions in your bank account either. If you desire to have a luxurious journey, elite and wild partying, or serene and secluded private villas like the rich and famous do, everything is possible. Consider these tips that would grant you to your all-time dream trip:
Upgrade your seats
Travelling like a millionaire, of course, starts with acquiring extra comfortable, first class seats. If you have the guts to reserve one, why wouldn’t you? Formerly we thought it wasn’t possible due to our tight budget. Apparently, we were wrong. There are loads of ways to upgrade your seat to first class without splurging. One way is by searching the world-wide-web of agencies that offer tickets to business class, or even to private jets. Check out the JetSuite site, which is one of the amazing companies that could book you to an elite flight. You can also find a bunch of tips at Forbes that would enable you to upgrade your seat to first class. Because, who wouldn’t like to spend those agitating travel hours with airplane staff that provides attention that’s truly warm and special; with the most scrumptious meals, sparkling wine, and your choice of expensive liquor; a cozy seat with extra pillows, soft blanket and extra inches for your legroom; as well as in-flight entertainment, and fast WIFI? With these mentioned perks and more, you would certainly feel you’re travelling like a millionaire without spending like one.
Book during the off-season
One thing that exists, we’re grateful of, is the off season. Why, because everything seems so much better. The view is the same, the crowd is thinner, the struggles are less, and the rates are slashed in half. This way you’d get to enjoy your celebrity-like vacation, in a 5-star hotel much better and certainly idyllic. Moreover, during off-season, accommodations come in packs that include a complete set of meals from breakfast, dinner, even snacks. Some also offer bundles that already consist of activities, partying and free drinks that would make you relish on your vacation like a star (without worrying that you’re running out on funds). Just like at Puerto Rico’s Take Hix Island House, found on
the island of Vieques, where tons of wealthy and known people such as Eva Longoria go for a break. During the off peaks, they offer as much as 70% less of the original price. The finest rooms with private patios, fully loaded kitchen, stunning views, and outdoor showers can be easily and affordably booked. What you have to do is just anticipate for the off season that usually lasts from January to April.
Splurge in countries with low cost of living
Celebrities and other known people also take time to witness exotic countries. Like your favorite Hollywood couple, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who went to Bali, Indonesia 3 years ago. Most of these nations hold the hidden gems of the Earth. Sugary-fine white beaches, lush tropical forests, and a rich culture could be found within these undeveloped countries. What’s better is that dollars are worth more in these places, where you can splurge and save money at the same time. You can literally be an instant millionaire once you visit these countries. Like in Vietnam, where $1 is equal to 20,833 dong, which means with $48 you’re already a millionaire! Expenses there are far cheaper that it lets you enjoy high-class living. In these places, you can dine more, and shop more. You can even book the most spacious, loveliest private villas for a price of a hostel. Many tourist spots in South America, Asia, Africa or India are surely worth the trip. You can indulge yourself in unexploited parts of the world, and party like an animal when the dusk bites, without the trouble of drowning yourself in debt.
Get the most of reward points
The headaches aren’t the only ones you could get from your credit cards. Most of them also provide magnificent perks like travel rewards. Ask your credit card provider if they offer, this kind of program. If they do, sign up immediately for one. By using a travel credit card rewards, you could upgrade your seats to high-class. Some might as well give you free drinks or vouchers to expensive restaurants. If you’re lucky enough, your provider might even grant you an all-expense-paid trip. You will not only get to enjoy a spectacular journey, but you will also get the chance to sit next to a famous passenger. Other high-rating, hotels also practice reward points system, where a specific number of points have been accompanying free gifts. Perks from these points could vary in free room upgrades, free meals, free spa services, or even free stay! Ask your favorite hotel about it now.