There is a common misconception that being an eco-friendly traveler means that you’re unable to enjoy the finer things in life.
Yes, of course it’s easy to travel ethically on a low budget! But what if you are planning the ultimate luxurious trip away but you’re also hoping to do it ethically, and with the least negative impact on local communities, animals, and the environment?
It is possible! And easy! And we are here to give you some tips on how to do it.
It’s that easy!
You’re not mistaken – that is a photo of an elephant taken at Marataba Trails Lodge in Marakele National Park, South Africa.
This beautiful lodge can only host 8 guests at a time, is off-the-grid, and boasts views of the beautiful Waterfall Valley. It’s your luxury detox heaven.
You’ll find yourself in the protected Marakele National Park, with opportunities to hike and see amazing wildlife in their natural habitats. And this is just one hotel, in one country. There are so many ethical hotels across the globe that specialise in luxury experiences.
Can’t find the time to plan your luxury trip? That’s what we’re here for.
One of the most beautiful things about traveling is that we get to appreciate other cultures and communities.
Celebrations of culture can be so wonderfully captured the work of local, independent artists – be it in sculpture, canvas, illustration, or fashion.
It’s important, if we want to invest in gifts for others and ourselves, to support the artists of the area you’re visiting.
What’s the point in buying items that may not have even been produced locally, or that are machine-made, when you can get something truly unique and support the local economy at the same time.
It doesn’t take much research to find an ethical place to see majestic wild animals in the part of the world you’re visiting.
Maybe you’re hoping to visit a sanctuary that rescues elephants or bears, or perhaps you’re hoping to go on safari and spot some big cats running around the prairie.
A luxury safari trip is definitely something we recommend; imagine that beautiful feeling of waking up in a luxury lodge somewhere out in the wild, and spending your days scouting out animals
Eating local doesn’t always mean street food!
Although it’s always good to give your local street food a try, if you’re thinking you want a more luxury dining experience then there’s certainly ways to do it and experience the local cuisine, too.
After all, what’s the point in going away and eating the food you would eat at home?
We can help you find local, independent food experiences, from Michelin star restaurants to VIP dining events.
We can also help you get dressed for the past, with our lifestyle services which include everything from personal shoppers to bespoke tailoring services.
And last but certainly not least, is giving a little something back to place you’ve visited and enjoyed.
Maybe its a local dog rescue you heard about, or the sanctuary you visited, or the charity sector of the National Park you visited – if you’ve got that spare cash at the end of your trip, you may feel a little better going home having supported somewhere that benefits from your donation.