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
Adventures in Luxury Travel - The Newsletter
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56. Ol Donyo | Relais & Chateaux lodge in Kenya, starbeds, outdoor showers, safari by horse, mountain biking, walking or running
Join James and me to learn about Ol Donyo, one of my favorite safari lodges in Kenya. Situated on the border of Chyulu Hills National Park, this lodge has both incredible wildlife viewing and as a Relais & Chateaux property, delicious food.
There is so much to love about Ol Donyo - the hide, the views, the rooms, the active adventures, and most importantly the people and the wildlife. Their sundowners are some of the best in Africa. Their safari vehicles come equipped with professional cameras.
Enjoy bush breakfasts after a horseback ride, dining around in a different spot each meal, and after a day of adventuring treat yourself to a massage or do some yoga on your patio gazing out at the animals.
*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – a special, exclusive breakfast, lunch or dinner in the hide, overlooking the animals at the watering hole.
Visit truvaytravel.com/56 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
55. Hotel AWA | Surround yourself with Chile’s volcanoes, lakes, rivers and fjords, go on active and cultural excursions, enjoy the locally based culinary program
Join Mili and me to learn about the architecturally impressive Hotel AWA, a remote, boutique property on the edge of beautiful Lake Llanquihue on the northern edge of Patagonia. The views from the rooms (and the pool) are stunning! Mili shares that AWA was the first Certified B corp hotel in Chile and how they took the initiative to expand their offerings, while being environmentally conscious, through the use of e-bikes instead of cars for many excursions.
Gastronomy lovers – AWA’s culinary program uses produce from their own farm, local products, and a mix of local and international cuisine as a central part of the experience. Top that off with delicious Chilean wines and you will be well nourished for your active adventures.
*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – an exclusive, romantic dinner for two at the end of the pier.
Visit truvaytravel.com/55 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
54. El Silencio | A remote Relais & Chateaux getaway in the Costa Rican cloud forest, hikes to waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding and yoga
Join Jennifer and me to learn about this serene spot in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. As it is a Relais & Chateaux property, you know the food will be divine whether you are eating in the dining room, taking a picnic on a hike to a waterfall, or having a private lunch at a special spot next to the river. Their location affords them many on and off-property activities like hiking to waterfalls, rappelling, and river fishing. They also offer rum, wine, and coffee tasting classes as well as cooking and cocktail classes. When you are ready to relax, have a massage in their spectacular spa room, practice yoga, or sit in your private jacuzzi.
*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – lunch or dinner for two at Rancho Orquideas, the private venue perched next to the river.
Visit truvaytravel.com/54 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
53. Manta Resort & Underwater Room | As far away from civilization as you may ever find yourself, sleep under the sea, shower under the stars, taste the freshest seafood
Join Matt and me to learn about one of the most unique accommodations you’ll ever experience. Matt shares how his family collaborated with the local community and government to create a sustainable resort that adds value to those who work there, live nearby, and those fortunate to visit. It is an incredible example of doing well by doing good. And there are so many active adventures on land and sea to enjoy while you are there!
*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – venture out with a local for an authentic, hand-line fishing experience and bring your fresh catch back to be prepared for dinner.
Visit truvaytravel.com/53 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
52. Sheldon Chalet | “An exponential avalanche of WOW!,” the northern lights, glacier school, heli-adventures, luxuriating in place
Join Marne and me as we talk about one of the most remote accommodations in the world. Perched on the top of a rock outcropping in the middle of Denali National Park, you will find the one and only Sheldon Chalet. We’ll learn the family history of how this remarkable place came to be and why guests feel so fortunate to be able to experience it. Go there to see the northern lights, experience the midnight sun, break first tracks cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, and go on what is likely the world’s best sledding hill.
*Your exclusive gift when booked through Truvay Travel – one-night pre/post stay at their beautiful 3-bedroom historic home in downtown Talkeetna.
Visit truvaytravel.com/52 for a video of today’s show and additional resources.
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This podcast is such a treat! I can’t wait to travel on one of these vacations… travel inspired. A talented interviewer, I look forward to many more episodes.
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!