#TTOT Roundup: Luxury Travel

Every Tuesday it’s Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT tag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT: 

Q1 via TheAlexLop: Where was your finest Luxury Travel experience and why?

  • claudiabia: Upgrade at Marriot at County Hall in London.. It was awesome with the access to club lounge, views of big Ben.. Awesome room! 
  • jeremybelcher: The Rovos Rail from South Africa to Victoria Falls – a fully restored luxury train. Caboose had a bar with a balcony 
  • RunawayBrit: I cant afford luxury travel but paying a bit extra for a/c or a pool is luxurious
  • fodorstravel: Some of our editors have been amazed by high end safaris staying at places like Governors’ Camp. Such luxury in the wild!
  • WillJackJones: Diving into the turquoise Indian Ocean after 4 weeks in Australia’s central deserts – it was beyond luxury, it was utopian
  • edsetiadi: Travelled with BA and got upgraded to one of those capsule business class seats. 12 hours flight at that!
My life can’t get any more luxurious than a private yacht on the Mediterranean in Turkey

Q2 via LifeOutofaSuitc: What is your #1 travel luxury item?  

  • QunoSpotter: Twinings English Breakfast Tea bags
  • beforeiam35: I bring Swedish candy everywhere. My own personal luxury
  • anyaosk: A pair of chic stilettos for crazy nights out!
  • katyabroad: Makeup, teabags, my ipad. Got some actual milk today so that I don’t have to have evaporated milk in my drinks. That´s a luxury! 
  • directflights1: My cashmere poncho….which double as a cozy inflight blanket 
  • chic_travel: My “luxury” item is the 1 thing I buy from each destination: a scarf. Every time I look at 1, it reminds me of my travels
  • gwnunnadventure: My french press and fresh roasted coffee
  • PicsLyrics: I cannot travel without my Nikon digital SRL!

    Digital SLRs are one of my travel luxuries as well

Q3 via Roopunzel: If money was no object I’d travel to…

  • TravelOutbackOz: All the ‘Stans and do the whole Silk Road by bicycle 
  • journeyjottings: Antarctica
  • roniweiss: Galapagos. Hit me up some big tortoise action
  • tinniewanders: Pin world map on wall and use darts to decide which place I will visit next!
  • Eshe: TURTLE ISLAND in Fiji
  • connvoyage: I’d hire a private plane and take my all my friends on a trip around the world!
  • thismyhappiness: I’d stay in really nice places right in the city center in my favorite European cities, then do the same in SE Asia
  • MyHotelGuy: I’d stay at all of hotels and resorts on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List and Travel and Leisure Hot List

Q4 via TheAlexLop: How can you make Luxury Travel affordable? 

  • traveldudes: Become a popular luxury travel blogger!
  • twitchART: Travel with friends who accumulated mega points and stay with them at their posh hotel resorts
  • dhezaguilar: Discounts and promos!
  • cabopro: Travel on the low season! 
  • amzkiz: If you’re game, you could always sneak into the lounge facilities of a 5-star hotel
  • driftingfocus: Go to places where your money will go further
  • AlexBerger: Another is leveraging student/youth discounts when available 
  • MalloryOnTravel: Marry very wealthy! 

Q5 via mobilelawyer: Even on a budget, we all want occasional “luxury” splurge items… what is yours?

  • LuxeTiffany: I love local jewelry designs when traveling
  • prime_sarmiento: A good cup of brewed coffee and yummy slice of carrot cake or lime pie in a nice cafe
  • Roopunzel: Gotta buy that nice bottle of scotch in Duty free
  • rickgriffin: Excursions – food & wine don’t last, clothes go out of style but memories last forever
  • inbalhotel: Exec lounge access is always a winner
  • chadner: If traveling for over a week, I’ll spend the last 2 nights in a boutique hotel for some peace and quiet
  • heatherkendall: Every once in a while I like to stay at a place with a fluffy pillow
  • RunawayJuno: I got to say “FOOD”. I can trade food for comfy bed, easily!! 

    Food and desserts ALWAYS deserve to be splurged on, in my opinion!

And there you have it, “Luxury Travel”!

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Travel Technology” submitted by johnonolan. Submit your questions HERE! And don’t forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!

Have YOU got anything to add to the Luxury Travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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