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
51. Once in a Lifetime Experience | Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Alaska
Join Mike and me as we talk about Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, the place where we had our family’s favorite vacation of all time and where I checked off my #1 bucket list item – the one and only via ferrata in Alaska.
TML is a place for being active, adventurous, and luxuriating. They are an ideal destination for families with a range of interests and abilities. Learn to efoil, go fishing or bear viewing or helihike on spectacular glaciers. And when you are ready to rest, soak in their super-size hot tub, relax by the lake or kick up your feet in the lodge and talk with some of the best Alaskans around.
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50. Once in a Lifetime Experiences | BEST. DAY. EVER. Deplar Farm in Iceland & Rio Palena in Chile
Join Rose and me as we talk about Eleven Experience, one of my favorite travel companies. Eleven’s quest is to create experiences where guests lay down their heads at night with the feeling they just had the BEST. DAY. EVER. Eleven has lodges all over the world and today we talk about two – Deplar Farm and Rio Palena.
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49. Belize | Snorkeling the 2nd largest barrier reef, fishing, watersports, cave tubing, Mayan culture and uninhabited islands
Join Patricia and me as we talk about Belize, a small country in Central America with a lot of adventures. As in Costa Rica, the activities and exploration happens along the coast as well as inland, and we suggest both for your trip to Belize. We talk about the marine life you will see while snorkeling or scuba diving – manta rays, sharks, turtles, and even manatees.
When you venture inland you’ll be rewarded with ancient caves, Mayan ruins, and jungle adventures. We’ll share our favorite luxury accommodations ranging from beachfront resorts to jungle lodges to catamaran charters.
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48. Uruguay | Trendy lifestyle, picnics in picturesque vineyards, Francis Mallmann restaurants, watersports, moonlit horseback rides and spectacular sunsets
Join Maita and me as we talk about Uruguay, an under-the-radar destination for Americans. We’ll introduce you to the hip José Ignacio, the “Hamptons” of South America, and the cosmopolitan city of Montevideo. We’ll explore the active adventures on land like learning to play polo, going for a moonlit horseback ride, and hiking.
We’ll touch on the variety of watersports from surfing and kiteboarding to kayaking down rivers. For those who love art and architecture, there are sites not to be missed, including the unique circular bridge and Casa Pueblo.
The food scene is renowned – from the traditional Uruguayan BBQ to vineyard picnics to Francis Mallmann’s chiringuito on the beach and his fine-dining restaurants. As always we’ll talk about a few of our favorite hotels including the Vik properties.
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47. Dolomites | UNESCO site, hut-to-hut hiking, epic mountains, via ferratas, fairytale picnics and incredible food
Join Agustina and me as we talk about hiking hut-to-hut (or 5* hotel to 5* hotel) in the Dolomite mountains of Italy. This magnificent mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The views include giant peaks, lush green pastures, and spectacular sunsets. We talk about the 8 questions to ask yourself before you begin planning a hut-to-hut hiking trip.
We share details on our favorite accommodations and bring you inside a refugio to see what it’s really like. And of course, we’ll talk about the many active adventures and ways to relax.
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46. Puerto Rico | Beautiful beaches, history and nightlife in Old San Juan, El Yunque rainforest, kayaking bioluminescent bays, salsa dancing and coffee, rum and piña coladas
Join Anastasia and me as we talk about Puerto Rico. The UNESCO site of La Fortaleza in Old San Juan is historically significant and also a relaxing place to spend a weekend afternoon with locals.
The beaches on the main island, Vieques and Culebra are vast and beautiful, even more so when watching the sunset at the end of the day. The adventures of hiking, horseback riding, learning to kitesurf, ziplining, or kayaking the bioluminescent bays will keep you active. Then enjoy luxuriating in the 5-star resorts or smaller, boutique hotels.
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Fantastic travel podcast
A podcast that provides inspiration and tips for your next trip. There is such a variety in destinations and ideas, your bucket list will grow with each episode. The interviews are entertaining and truly get you excited to visit the destination. I highly recommend listening and learning. It’s a gem!
Must listen for travelers & advisors
Mimi is such a lovely story teller. She brings the perfect amount of knowledge & inquisitiveness in each episode. I am always looking forward to a new episode and all the exciting things I’ll learn. Thanks Mimi!
Wonderful travel podcast
I look forward to each new episode of this podcast. I love hearing about new beautiful and exciting places to add to my must-visit list, and I especially appreciate hearing about the over-the-top options that are available to really have the best experience at each destination. Great work!
One note: I always feel like I’m missing out on the visual element of the show, since much of the conversation refers to photos that can only be seen on the website. I suggest including a slide show in the podcast. The “Amateur Traveler” podcast does this, and it really helps each episode come alive.