One of the questions we ask in our travel blogger interview series is ‘Do you have a Bucket List? If so where are the 3 top places on it?’, we love reading people’s answers and on occasion, their responses have influenced our own bucket list, which grows on a daily basis may I add. Our bucket list lists places which in reality we could and will, I’m adamant about that, visit one day if we save long and hard enough. However, we also have an alternative bucket list, one which lists the places we would love to visit if we won the lottery as we know in reality no amount of time or money would ever be enough to get us there otherwise.As the old saying goes, “you’ve got to be in it to win it” therefore, Mr ESLT and I are most certainly “in it”. If you are anything like us you have already spent it before you have won it, whether that be a big beautiful house, a flashy car or ultimate luxury travel. Playing the lottery may be considered by some to be a luxury extra that is just a stretch too far, however, for us, it is an extra we budget for weekly in the hope that one day we will be able to jet off and tick the following big 3 off our luxury travel bucket list.
Getting off the grid on Necker Island
Surely this island is up there on everyone’s ultimate luxury travel bucket list? The private home of Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island is a secluded private island located in the Caribbean in the beautiful British Virgin Islands and is THE dream for us – a week or so of total relaxation – bliss! After recently being, in some parts, destroyed or badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, the cleanup effort is underway and I’m sure with Branson’s billions, it won’t take long. This does mean reservations at the moment cannot be made. However, at $42,000 per night to hire the whole island, until we win the lottery there is no way on earth we could afford to stay there.
Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York City
New York is one of our favourite cities in the world and we never get tired of visiting it. Whenever we are there we always say how we would love to own an apartment in Midtown, again only if we won the lottery. However, there is so much of the world we have yet to see would buying property make us feel like we had to spend time there? Would we get bored with the same place all of the time? Would we come to resent the city? Therefore, if money was not an issue it would probably be better for us to simply stay in a kick-ass hotel and nothing screams luxury more than the Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons priced at around $50,000 a night!
The Ultimate Safari
A safari is on our ‘normal’ bucket list and something we MUST do as soon as possible, we love animals and our dream is to see them in the wild, I’m actually quite surprised we’ve not done one so far (tut). With so many safari options it seems that there is one for most budgets. However, the ultimate safari is one offered by Extraordinary Journeys, they offer a 36-day luxury journey, think private planes and award-winning hotels and food, through seven countries in eastern and southern Africa, it claims to “push the limits of what is possible on safari”. With a $250,000 per person price tag, it is certainly only a trip for the super-rich.
Where would you love to head if you won big bucks on the lottery? Please let us know.
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