Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes California.
You don’t have to be Brad or Angelina to travel in style. From Aspen, to Vancouver, Bahamas to Manhattan, here are some travel tips that will have you living the celebrity high life…without breaking the piggy bank.
Top 5 Budget Saving Tips: Travel Like a Celeb for Cheap!
1) Fly like a Celeb:
Fly to St. Bart’s, Cabo or Cannes using rewards points. Many cards offers double points on eligible gas, grocery, drugstore and travel, so you can earn points as you spend. In terms of which card is best for you http://thepointsguy.com is a great resource to help you secure great into offers and game the system. It’s travel hacking at its finest. In addition to free flights and status, you can use your rewards points towards hotel accommodations (from Little Nell in Aspen to the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo) so you could be rubbing elbows with the likes of Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey, J. Lo or Fergie.
2) Spa like a Celeb:
Get pampered and polished at the Terranea Resort, a stunning ocean front Mediterranean estate not far from Los Angeles. If their amazing Crystal Quartz Body Scrub, Volcanic Clay wrap or Thai massage treatments don’t fit within your budget, opt for a classic manicure. When you book this $45 treatment, you get access to the resort’s facilities and can spend the day lounging by their pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, steaming in the sauna or working out in their state of the art fitness facility. http://www.terranea.com/
3) Dine like a Celeb:
STK, Nobu, Bouchon, Craft and Scarpetta are just some of the hot celebrity-chef-run restaurants to dominate the culinary scene…and the pocketbook. For high-end dining at a fraction of the price, opt for breakfast or lunch instead of dinner. An early meal often means better deals.
4) Social Media like a Celeb:
Hotels are now sharing exclusive deals on their Twitter and Facebook pages, so be sure to follow celebrity hot spot hotels like The Beverly Hills Hotel, SLS and the Standard for upcoming promotions.
Turn to social coupon sites for travel deals on hotels, flights, activities, spas and restaurants. Some of the most popular are: Gilt City www.giltcity.com, LivingSocial Escapes (http://livingsocial.com), Groupon http://www.groupon.com/getaways and Jetsetter http://www.jetsetter.com Do your research to make sure it’s actually a good deal. Be sure to always read the fine print and blackout dates before booking. You’ll get bigger discounts if discounts if you get your friends to sign up too.
5) Party like a Celeb: Avoid lineups and bouncer drama with Vegas VIP, a luxury travel agency specializing in VIP nightlife and party services. Marquee (http://www.marqueelasvegas.com/) XS, Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel (http://www.rehablv.com) …tons of amazing clubs to check out! For an affordable fee, Vegas VIP will hook you up, walk you past party line-ups and make you feel like the young, rich and famous http://www.vegasvip.com
Rehab Sunday afternoon party in Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel.