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Wander Travel: Making Loved Ones Feel Extra Special

Traveling with your partner has so many benefits to improve your relationship and your wellbeing. And the statistics prove it! Research shows that almost 72% of people see improved wellbeing after traveling, and almost 53% of people feeling more connected to their partners after traveling together. By combining luxury with your travel experience, you can return from any trip feeling rested, calm, more in love, and in a state of peace. Traveling is special on its own, and luxury doesn’t have to break your budget. There are many ways to incorporate little luxe touches to any travel experience.

Here are a few suggestions on how to make the ones you love feel extra special whether you are traveling by train, plane, or automobile in the states or overseas.

Glam up your train ride. Rail travel is making a comeback, so do it right and ensure the champagne is flowing. Dress to the nines, complete with gloves and hat for your excursion. Bring a beautiful book of sonnets to read to your love or a lovely leather-bound journal and fountain pen to exchange love notes while sitting beside each other. Really glam it up! Book a night or two on Belmond’s Venice Simplon- Orient-Express. The art-deco glamour, exquisite cuisine and the train’s storied history make the trip from Paris to Vienna, Venice, Verona or Prague (and many points in between) a journey to remember.

Make air travel a spa-like experience. Pack a few necessities in travel-friendly containers and surprise your partner with a spa kit! Try a mist water spray, a gel neck wrap, drops of essential oils, and a luxe sleep mask paired with a relaxing mix of music and earbuds to transport you both to a state of complete relaxation. Land in the spa! Take a plane trip to indulge in a luxurious spa day at the Hacienda Altagracia in Costa Rica and be swept away by the ultimate relaxation experience. The Well spa at Hacienda Altagracia is a true sanctuary of rejuvenation, offering a wide range of services. This spa day is the perfect way to unwind, reconnect and create an unforgettable memory in the natural paradise of Costa Rica.

Wander around in style. Luxe travel can be right at your doorstep. Rent a luxury car for the day and find a beautiful spot to stop. Pack a picnic lunch complete with filet mignon tips, assorted cheeses, beautiful linens, and a bouquet of fresh flowers. Ride around until dinner! Reserve a table at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Not only will the meal and wine pairing be exquisite, but the level of service will make you feel like a rock star. The restaurants are graded on the fine quality of ingredients, the harmonious blending of flavors, the skill and mastery of techniques, the unique distinctions and personality of the chef, and the consistency of their food. In the USA, there are 200 around the country from New York to LA to choose from. Check out the Michelin Guide to find one near you.

Kerry Bray is the founder of Wander Travel Company. She has been a Luxury Travel Advisor since 2005 specializing in luxury and wellness travel as well as wellness retreats. As a mother, wife, yoga teacher, spiritual guide, mindfulness leader, and free spirit with a gypsy soul, her loves at work mirror her loves in general - the water, reading, nature, and traveling. She lives near the beach in New Jersey with her husband, her four children, and their two dogs. She enjoys volunteering in her community and doing classes and workshops from time to time. For more information, please call 732.267.5338 or visit


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