The natural world is stunningly beautiful and diverse. It welcomes spectators to gaze in awe at the incredibly varied physical landscapes blessing our planet. In some places, rivers are architects that carve canyons through glorious stone slabs, exposing a colorful palette of orange and red hues hidden deep within the ground. Throughout the landscape, volcanoes have gifted us a great number of islands where we can now dig our toes into fine sand, allowing us a peaceful locale to gaze up at the prominent structures still lining the horizon. Other regions boast humbling bodies of water that gleam bright turquoise against the shining sun, providing a source of inspiration to dive below the surface and explore the aquatic world below. Even further removed, in a remote corner of the world, the seventh continent yields slabs of ice miles thick that act as a tomb, encasing clues to our planet’s evolution, protected by a harsh climate and local wildlife faithfully guarding their land.
These descriptions only scratch the surface of all the crevices available for us to explore. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we wholeheartedly believe that every inch of our planet has something breathtaking to discover. For those with not quite enough time to traverse all of these bountiful inches, we have conjured up a list of our top 5 location recommendations for those who are looking to reconnect with nature. In case the great outdoors is not your idea of the perfect getaway, stay tuned for some more of our “Top 5” picks of other travel styles coming up in the near future.
Here at Your Concierge NYC we have all been climbing the walls wanting to get up, get out, and get doing something. A month trapped in the house with minimal human interaction will start to play mind tricks on even the most resilient of us. With that being said, we also recognize the importance of the current health recommendations put forth by various national and international experts to #FlattenTheCurve. As always, your safety, health, and wellbeing are our utmost concerns.
In the spirit of wellbeing, we feel that having some positive and exciting things to look forward to – even if in the distant future - are a great addition to all of the current health recommendations. After all, we shouldn’t forget about our mental health during these unprecedented times, either. What better way to get excited for a change of pace ... and a change of place ... than to plan your next great adventure with your loved ones once the world returns to normal? So without further ado, please do wash your hands, practice social distancing, and let us help you curate your trip of a lifetime - post- apocalypse, of course.
Below is a brief list of potential trips to satisfy your newest case of wanderlust, no matter what type of traveler you are. Our team has some amazing and varied travel experience as a whole, and it was a truly difficult decision to narrow down this post to include our 25 greatest hits and bucket list trips. We hope that these ideas jump-start your travel planning process, give you a much-needed boost of optimism, and shine some light on a previously undiscovered corner of the world. Please stay tuned for a more in-depth review of each of these locations in the coming weeks, to help you solidify your destination of choice!
As always, we would love to help these dreams become your reality! For a personally curated luxury travel itinerary geared exactly to your preferences and brimming with first class amenities and experiences, please send us a message here.
For the naturalist:
For the animal lover:
For the tranquility seeker:
For the cosmopolitan enthusiast:
For cultural immersion:
The ideal trip varies from person to person. You can probably find a less than scientific prediction on your perfect vacation destination based on your astrological sign or by taking a personality quiz on social media - I know I have. In fact, I have even gone so far as to throw a dart at a map and book a flight to wherever my projectile landed. At least, that was before I had the expertise and resources I have amassed from my experience as a personal concierge.
At this point in my life, whenever I get a bite from the ever-present travel bug, I stop and ask myself a series of questions that help me extrapolate what I am looking to get out of the trip, as well as what highlights I want to focus on and what potential limitations I may want to avoid. From there, I get to work utilizing our array of connections and expertise - just like I would when building the perfect itinerary for a client. And I must say, it’s made a huge difference. Some might even say a world of difference.
Let me walk you through the process. First, ask yourself a very simple question: “what am I looking to get out of this vacation?” Perhaps you want to explore the natural wonders of the world while mixing in some adventurous activities and animal interactions. Maybe a pristine beach with a world-class spa is more your style. Possibly complete cultural immersion into another way of life really tickles your fancy. No matter which of the above statements resonates with you, we will work to make it happen. And don’t worry if all of the statements make your heart skip a beat – we can combine all of these interests into a varied and stimulating itinerary to keep you and your travel companions on the edge of your seats throughout your entire journey. Personally, this is the way I like to travel – who doesn’t love something new and exciting to look forward to every single day of your adventure?!
Travel agents are great at helping you select which resort to spend your week lounging by the pool. Sometimes, they offer vacation options where they might be paid directly from the vacation destination upon your booking through their company. The beauty of a concierge is that we do not receive any compensation or reimbursement for our services! We will not be pushing for you to go to a specific city, stay at a given resort, use a particular local guide, or reserve a certain table for dinner. The bottom line when working with a concierge: the entire world is your oyster, no strings attached!
Additionally, we have domestic and international connections that enable us to accommodate our clients no matter what the request. Seriously, I have yet to tell someone that something cannot be done. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we love a good challenge. So even if you think something is impossible, shoot us a request here and we will work together to make it a reality.
You know what type of things you want to see and do on your trip, but how do you make them all flow nicely day-by-day? Let us handle the tedious itinerary arrangements. We will work diligently to make sure you visit all of the best sights in the most logical order. Certain activities are best booked through a private guide so as to skip the line at popular tourist sights around the world. Don’t worry - we have connections in this arena and are aware of which sites require such advanced planning. We will even set you up with a restaurant reservation nearby so that as soon as you are done with your full day’s worth of adventures, you can sit right down to a nice meal and reminisce about your experiences without waiting for a table to open up.
Lastly, transportation is a necessary evil of any trip – no one likes to plan this aspect, but its required to get you to your ultimate destination. We can book you either commercial or private air transportation and have a private car service meet you at either the airport or directly on the tarmac. The best part about working with us for these needs is that we regularly charter private jets, work with helicopters and other light aircraft, and book ground transportation services to get us from Point A to Point B. Our vendors are already vetted for the highest safety and quality of service standards – we use the same services ourselves as we recommend to our clients.
Bottom line: enlisting a concierge service for your travel planning needs will simply make your life easier. No more worrying if what you booked will live up to your standards. Forget about the monotony of the planning process and focus on the other aspects of your life. Here at Your Concierge NYC, we believe that if it doesn’t bring you joy or make you money, it should be on our to-do list and not yours! So leave the travel planning to the concierge experts and get to dreaming about where we can send you