Luxury Travel Hacks

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Luxury Travel Hacking

Our one stop shop for all the different travel hacks out there for travellers who love Luxury Travel Hacks. We will showcase utilising Travel Deals, Frequent Flyer Points, Splitting Costs, different Types of Travel and more to help you travel as luxuriously as you can, as cheap as you can. 

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10 Private Pool Villas in Phuket to Add to Your Bucket List - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Lauren

10 Private Pool Villas in Phuket to Add to Your Bucket List

Phuket is one of Thailand’s most famous countries. Known worldwide as a tropical paradise overflowing with remarkable temples, pristine beaches, and untouched landscapes. It also offers the best base for those wanting to do island-hopping in Thailand. So over and above all of its stunning features, it’s also situated in a convenient location.

There’s nothing like lazing in the sun by your own private pool villa in Thailand. We have compiled a list of Phuket’s private pool villas that provide the ultimate luxury escape.

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Airbnb Canberra – Incredible Canberra Rentals - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Lauren

Airbnb Canberra – Incredible Canberra Rentals

Canberra is quickly becoming one of the top places to visit in Australia and is well known for its culinary offerings. Canberra offers visitors an abundance of eateries, quirky coffee shops and fun night-life. There has been a big increase of students in which has had a positive impact on the atmosphere in Canberra.

We have created this list of the best Airbnb’s in Canberra so you can enjoy your visit here to the fullest.

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Want to travel more? Don’t have much cash and don’t want to stay in hostels? 

YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

Or are you like me and you love to plan? However, before jumping in and booking be sure to check out the below Luxury Travel Hacks to travel as nice as you can, as cheap as you can.

Never ever, EVER book hotels, tours or even entire holidays without checking out travel deals. You can save up and over 80% on luxury deals if you just nowhere to look. Travel deal websites commonly used in Australia are:

And internationally:

Lauren

Scoopon Travel – The Scoopon Review

Scoopon is one of Australia’s leading daily deal companies and specialises in local, shopping and travel deals. Scoopon Travel is something I have used numerous times and love. Hence, I have created this Scoopon Review.

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If there is one thing I kick myself on it was not signing up with frequent flyer companies earlier. If you can be trusted with a credit card the building of frequent flyer points becomes your best friend if you are looking to travel luxuriously for less. 

Personally, we use the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program extensively here in Australia. However, we also have an account within Qantas’ Frequent Flyer Program too, however, we barely use it as we pool all our points straight into Velocity to maximise our points.   

Other international Frequent Flyer Programs include:  

  •  JetBlue Airways TrueBlue (USA)
  •  Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards (USA)
  • Delta Airlines SkyMiles (USA)
  • British Airways Executive Club (UK)
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (Singapore)
  • Emirates Skyward (UAE)
  • Plus Many More

Ever heard of a Repositioning Cruise? Fantastic Luxury Travel Hack they are. Not only are you experiencing places, enjoying the luxury of a cruise ship but also incorporating your travel all in one. If you leave from one place and some days later arrive at a new one without the cost of a flight you are certainly winning.

Another luxurious way of travelling is road tripping. Of course, this is on the proviso of a being in a great campervan, motorhome, caravan on RV.  For me this includes a fixed bed (one that does not need to be set up each and every day), access to power, even when off the grid, and ideally a toilet and shower. All these luxuries make road tripping a great and affordable way to travel. 

An Epic Adventure on the Diamond Princess_ Cruise Japan - Luxury Travel Hacks
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An Epic Adventure on the Diamond Princess – Cruise Japan

Cruising can be a fantastic way to travel anywhere in the world, and the Diamond Princess makes Japan all the more accessible by boat. With a fantastic itinerary, amazing onboard dining and entertainment, and last-minute deals, this Princess Cruise may be the perfect way for you to see the lesser-known parts as you cruise Japan!

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Adelaide to Melbourne - Great Ocean Road Itinerary - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip with a Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Our recent cross country adventure from Adelaide to Melbourne before continuing to Sydney sees us combining multiple luxury travel hacks. These include the road tripping type of travel, utilising Airbnb and the splitting of costs with a group of friends. These three luxury travel hacks will see us save substantial money and allow us to travel in a more luxurious way while road tripping.

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Everybody loves a good motorhome road trip? So why not motorhome Chile? We can say it is our favourite way to travel. When the opportunity came up to road trip Chile we jumped at it.
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Why You Should Motorhome Chile

Everybody loves a good campervanning road trip don’t you think? Being Australian we have road tripped Australia and New Zealand without any hassles and loved it. We can happily say it is our favourite way to travel. So when the opportunity came up with Andes Campers to road trip Chile we jumped at it.

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An obvious hack, but one, people don’t utilise. If you have flexibility use it. These are our current tips for utilising flexibility to get more bang for our buck: 

  • Check different dates
  • Check different locations
  • Check different airports and flights
  • Utilising stopovers & layovers
  • Utilising carry on luggage only

Spend some time checking out all of these options above to minimise costs. This could simply be looking at slightly different dates or locations. Otherwise if you love hunting for a deal check out different airport and flight options for departure or arrival. An example of this is check all airports in New York to see if there are cheaper options. You will be amazed how much you can save. 

Also, incorporating a layover or stopover into your flexible travel is another great way of experiencing more.  We utilise the layover with every opportunity we get. 

If you are interested in layovers the posts below are super helpful: 

Another great way to save some extra money to put towards more luxurious travel is by flying with carry on luggage, also known as hand or cabin luggage, only. You can certainly be strategic and flexible with your packing to save you money. 

It seems so simple but have you ever actually thought about it? Travel with one other person and you can split the cost of accommodation, car rental, etc. Travel in a larger group and the costs are split even further making travel cheaper and cheaper. 

I have been fortunate to travel in the following scenarios: 

  • As a couple with my amazing partner, Jarrad
  • With a friend
  • In a group
All the above scenarios have there pros and cons but as Christoper McCandless states “happiness is only real when shared”. So, share some happiness save some money.

Don’t simply book hotels. However, if you are planning to check out various sites, Booking.com is our favourite. But also, don’t forget those travel deal sites I mentioned above to get the best bang for your buck. 

Have you ever utilised Airbnb. If you haven’t you are missing out. Imagine getting all the amenities of a hotel plus more. Well, that is what Airbnb offers. After spending 3 months travelling through South America on a group tour staying in an Airbnb in Rio de Janeiro was just what Jarrad I needed. But what was so good about this Airbnb? Simply it was the washing machine and kitchen. These creature comforts made it feel luxurious but also homely and just what we needed. 

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10 Private Pool Villas in Phuket to Add to Your Bucket List - Luxury Travel Hacks
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10 Private Pool Villas in Phuket to Add to Your Bucket List

Phuket is one of Thailand’s most famous countries. Known worldwide as a tropical paradise overflowing with remarkable temples, pristine beaches, and untouched landscapes. It also offers the best base for those wanting to do island-hopping in Thailand. So over and above all of its stunning features, it’s also situated in a convenient location.

There’s nothing like lazing in the sun by your own private pool villa in Thailand. We have compiled a list of Phuket’s private pool villas that provide the ultimate luxury escape.

Read More »
Airbnb Canberra – Incredible Canberra Rentals - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Airbnb Canberra – Incredible Canberra Rentals

Canberra is quickly becoming one of the top places to visit in Australia and is well known for its culinary offerings. Canberra offers visitors an abundance of eateries, quirky coffee shops and fun night-life. There has been a big increase of students in which has had a positive impact on the atmosphere in Canberra.

We have created this list of the best Airbnb’s in Canberra so you can enjoy your visit here to the fullest.

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Iceland Road Trip from Akureyri to Reykjavik - Luxury Travel Hacks
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Iceland Road Trip from Akureyri to Reykjavik

An Iceland road trip from Akureyri to Reykjavik is the perfect way to spend your time in this stunning country. Driving in Iceland is no mundane experience, it’s pact with relaxing hot springs, waterfalls cascading from mountain sides, and glaciers melting off into the ocean.  If your timing is just right, you can even catch the northern lights dancing. We were lucky enough to experience all of this during our 8 day stopover in Iceland. Here’s the simple itinerary that we followed.

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Kiwi Campers & Happy Campers NZ

We spent five incredible weeks travelling New Zealand in a rented self-contained Volkswagen Transporter from Kiwi Campers and Happy Campers NZ. It was an unforgettable experience and we often joke that New Zealand has ruined the rest of the world for us. We were really happy with the VW Transporter although we had some issues with Happy Campers Auckland which we’ll discuss below.

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