In a summer when lots of people are uncomfortable with the idea of commercial air travel, and lots of countries are off-limits for American tourists, it’s no surprise that the road trip is the new European Grand Tour. It may be like this for a while, and this New Normal demands a re-think of our go-to modes of transportation. If you’re ready to hit the road, renting an RV is certainly an option. However, a more photogenic choice would be buying or renting a camper van, the smaller and more adorable cousin of the luxury recreational vehicle. If you’re considering buying or renting a new or vintage camper van, microbus, or “weekender” for your summer vacation, what’s the best luxury camper van for a cool road trip right now?
Before venturing out on our sunny day adventures, we have to talk sunscreen, dear reader. We all need it, all year ’round. The only question open for debate? Which luxury sun protection brand is going to give you the best experience possible? Meaning not greasy, or chalky, or with excessive fragrance. And which luxury sunscreen gives the best protection for those sweet precious days in the sun? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury sunscreen brands to buy right now for every age.
Lots of people have had to cancel their world travels this summer thanks to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean vacation is cancelled! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has has expert tips and insights on how to plan and execute the best luxury staycation at home right now.
Scent is one of the most powerful triggers of memory, and surrounding ourselves with the fragrance of our beloved summer vacation destinations is one way to transport ourselves there, coronavirus or not. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury scented candles with the fragrance of our beloved summer vacation destinations, including the beach, the mountains, a chic city or even summer camp.
A private entrance and easy social distancing are the new infinity pool at luxury hotels and resorts. The must-have (or at least very highly desirable) guest amenity that could make all the difference in whether we feel good about booking a visit or not. Which luxury hotels and resorts provide the highest levels of privacy, social distance and open spaces for a COVID-19 era vacation? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has the answers. Here are the most private luxury hotels and resorts in America right now.