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6 Ways to Upgrade Your Vacation

Luxury add-ons that will take your trip to another level.

By: Noah Lehava

Not all of us can live in the lap of luxury 100 percent of the time, but there are little add-ons we can tack on to our travel that can make a trip feel that little bit extra special. Maybe even take it baller status. From private fully-decked-out airport lounge suites to fancy yacht trips to private chefs and not-one-detail-spared guided tours, here are a few ways to upgrade your vacation.

 

Private Suite LAX

Hands up if you agree that the worst part of traveling is the linesfor check-in, for security, for boarding. Or trying to find a seat at a crowded gate—let alone one without crumbs on it. But what if we told you there was a way to do away with all that and skip the lines and gate altogether? Enter Private Suite LAX, a nifty little perk for premium and first-class fliers that allows you to go through private TSA screenings and customs processing. You’ll wait for boarding in your own private suite fully decked out with snacks and complimentary treatments like manis, massages, and haircuts. And if your flight is delayed, don’t worry, because you can take a nap on the daybed.

 

Private Jet Journeys

Starting at a cool $139,950, Abercombie & Kent’s Private Jet Journeys are about as high-roller status as you can get. You can invite up to 50 of your nearest and dearest to join you on a round-the-world trip that’s decked out with glam dining and accommodation, excursions, expert guides and cultural specialists, luggage handlers, and doctors that travel with you. Casual.

 

Luxury Yacht Charter

Whether it’s a day out on the water or a multi-day island-hopping voyage, tacking on a luxe yacht trip to your vacation is très chic. Try out Luxury Yacht Vacation, which operates out of a myriad of European destinations.

 

Hire a Drone Operator

If your smartphone photos aren’t doing your travel experience justice, how about drone footage to bring it to life? This isn’t your average bird’s-eye view, either. Offered exclusively by Black Tomato, you’ll have Hollywood pro Tim Browning, who has worked as an art director for the last two James Bond films, on Star Wars, and several Tim Burton movies, capturing you in all your world-frolicking glory.

 

Private Chef

A great way to make any vacation—whether you’re staying in a mega mansion or a charming little Airbnb—extra special is by bringing in a private chef to whip up a fancy dinner for you and your friends.

 

Rent a Private Island

You read that right. On Vladi you can rent an entire island, with availability all over the world. Most come with their own skipper crew (to get you to and from) and private chefs—whatever suits your fancy.

 

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