Do you love having insider information when you travel - knowing the hidden gems and most authentic hotels? Do you love splurging on over the top experiences when they are absolutely worth it? When you go places do you enjoy staying active and exploring beyond the tourist areas? Do you believe amazing experiences are more valuable than buying another thing?
Then you are in the right place. Join me each week for a rich conversation with one of my favorite travel experts from around the world. We will chat about our favorite experiences, people and hotels that make a trip extra special. Experiences you can have in places like Singita tented camps in Africa, Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand and Pikaia Lodge in the Galapagos. We’ll share our favorite off the beaten path gems and insider tips to elevate your trip beyond a simple vanilla luxury vacation.
Adventures in Luxury Travel is hosted each week by Mimi Lichtenstein, the owner of Truvay Travel, a top luxury travel design company working with entrepreneurs and executives, who are also parents. Mimi is an expert in luxury travel, mom of three teens, and believer in the power of travel to connect people.
If you dislike vanilla vacations, don’t want to miss out on the best of the best in your destination, and love the VIP treatment, this is the podcast for you. For more information visit www.truvaytravel.com.
Photo credit: Nayara Tented Camp
8. Peru | The best route up to Machu Picchu for active travelers, luxurious and fun accommodations from Belmond Sanctuary Lodge to glass pods on the side of a cliff, via ferratas, soaring condors, beautiful hikes and Michelin star restaurants
Join Nico and me as we talk about the active, cultural and culinary adventures you can have in Peru.
We’ll go from the coast to the mountains to the Colca Canyon. We’ll introduce you to the beautiful, Belmond hotels, Sol y Luna and a favorite in Lima, Hotel B. Looking to push your comfort zone a bit? Scale a via ferrata and have lunch in a glass pod hanging on the side of a cliff.
Curious how to decide where to stay and how to get to Machu Picchu? We share our favorites. We’ll talk about the culinary scene ranging from the Michelin-starred restaurants of Lima to the street foods of Cusco. And we’ll go deep into the Amazon and Porto Maldodano to see some cool jungle lodges.
Visit truvaytravel.com/8 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
7. Antarctica | Crossing the Drake Passage, seeing glaciers and marine life up close, how to choose your ship and what is a polar plunge?
Join Jen, Lesa, and me as we talk about what to think about when planning an Antarctica adventure. We go over the benefits of crossing the Drake Passage, the options for being active on and off the ship, and the luxurious touches on board.
We’ll highlight the marine life you’ll see up close like leopard seals, penguins, and humpback whales. And we’ll tell you about the Polar Plunge and why you should do it.
We’ll also talk about what to consider in choosing the right ship and itinerary for your personal Antarctica cruise.
Visit truvaytravel.com/7 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
6. New Zealand | From luxury lodges to mirrored pods and the epic hikes, helicopter excursions and wildlife that make it the adventure capital of the world
Join Sarah and me as we talk about the adventures you can have in New Zealand. We’ll span from Auckland and the North Island to Queenstown and the South Island.
We’ll introduce you to Huka Lodge, Cape Kidnappers, and Eichardt’s Private Hotel and treehouses, mirrored pods, and eco-lodges, some so remote you can only get to by helicopter. Have you ever heard of Hole in the Rock? You’ll learn why I’ve added it to my personal bucket list.
No conversation about New Zealand would be complete without touching on active adventures like cliff walks, swimming with dolphins, mountain biking, and running in zorbs (your teens will likely add zorbs to their list!).
Visit truvaytravel.com/6 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Ep 5. South Africa | Elephants drinking from your plunge pool, prides of lions, over the top views from your rooftop and wine tasting by bicycle
Join Wes and me as we talk about The Royal Portfolio properties in South Africa. The Royal Malawane, The Silo, Birkenhead House, and La Residence.
You’ll learn about the pride of lions that lives near the Royal Malawane and what room to reserve if you want elephants drinking out of your plunge pool. We’ll touch on the amazing rooftop views and swimming pool at the iconic, architectural masterpiece – The Silo in Cape Town. We’ll share the beautiful setting of La Residence and the variety of unique ways to go wine tasting. And we’ll head to the coast to see the stunning setting of Birkenhead House and learn about an exclusive experience you can have with their chef.
Visit truvaytravel.com/5 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Ep 4. US National Parks & Glamping | Exploring the outdoors out West – on land, on water and up in the air, from glamping to 5* ranches
Join Kevin and me as we talk about destinations like Bryce, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, and Jackson Hole. We cover active and adventurous experiences – from searching for dinosaur bones to driving the Moki Dugway. We share our favorite routes for mountain biking and via ferratas. And talk about the best lodges like Green O at Paws Up, Amangiri, and the Lodge at Blue Sky.
Visit truvaytravel.com/4 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Ep 3. Alaska | Kenai, Katmai, Denali, inside passage + grizzlies, orcas, hiking, fishing, dog sledding, ATVs and via ferratas
Join us as we talk about the beautiful wildlife, active adventures like hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. And we’ll give you the inside scoop on beautiful lodges including Tutka Bay, Tordrillo, and Winterlake.
Visit truvaytravel.com/3 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
Such amazing Info
As someone who dreams of future luxury travel, this podcast is a blessing. Mimi’s insights and experiences are INVALUABLE!
Wow, Adventures in Luxury Travel is so great!
Anyone interested in luxury travel should subscribe to this podcast and listen to the past episodes!! Mimi is an amazing advisor and has a passion for luxury travel and her clients that is contagious!!
Luxury adventures perfectly fits our family travel style. Looking forward to more ideas from Mimi. Off to the webcast now to see the cool photos mentioned throughout!