Summer 2023 Luxury Travel

Savvy Travelers Explore Special Opportunities in Europe

Authentically French–Festivals & Fast Cars

Unique Experiences for Summer 2023 Luxury Travel in France:

The French Open runs through June 11 in Paris concluding with the men’s singles final.

Tour de France July 1 -23

Bastille Day July 14
Fireworks, parades, and cultural events are held throughout the country. But particularly grand celebrations occur in Paris.

The Avignon Festival
This annual arts festival that takes place in July in the city of Avignon.

Lavender Harvest Events
If you visit the Provence region in June or July, you see beautiful lavender fields in bloom. Lavender harvest events and festivals celebrate the fragrant plant.

Portugal A Haven for Fashionistas & Star-Gazers

Portugal has long been a draw for international celebrities. Now, Christian Louboutin’s first hotel, will make Melides another posh Portuguese beach destination. Melides is an hour and a half south of the vibrant capital city of Lisbon. And it’s just 20 minutes from the eco-chic beachtown of Comporta, a haven for influencers, bloggers, travel journalists and Europe’s elite. Melides is often called “Portugal’s Best Kept Secret.” But it won’t be long before the secret is out. Savvy travelers to the area include George Clooney, who is one of the shareholders of a new resort area of 360 villas nearby. And American actress Sharon Stone is the latest to build a house in Melides.

Succession fans have Norway on their list

After episode five of the prize-winning show, Succession aired, the website of Juvet Landskapshotel in Norway nearly crashed. While the hotel that the show was actually filmed in is now fully booked for the summer. this article offers some other luxe destinations nearby it. 

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BMW Films’ newest production stars the BMW i7 M70 xDrive alongside a star-studded cast.
Plan now for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris– July 26-Aug 11, 2024
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Savvy Travelers Discover The Secrets to a Long Life in Less-Visited Areas of Greece & Italy

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection of superyachts allows navigation into less travelled areas along the Italian coastline or Greek isles. And, with less than 300 passengers serviced by a crew of 250, you’ll be treated like royalty.

The road less travelled may lead some Savvy Travelers to the Blue Zones of the Southern Mediterranean. There, they can observe what it is that makes people beat the odds against disease and aging. Many natives of these areas live to be over 100 years old. And, if that discovery takes you to mainland Greece, check out this destination, little known to American tourists.

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The “Super Food Breakfast” at Ardamis in Monemvasia is a Blue Zone type of breakfast.  We enjoyed fresh yogurt and honey, fruits, nuts—and yes—olives, too!

Head West for Summer 2023 Luxury Travel

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It’s hard to beat all that the American Wild West has to offer.

If family travel is on the agenda, consider a trip to one of the National Park System’s 424 properties. There, you’ll find lots of opportunities to further your children’s interest in history–battlefields, monuments, and memorials and historical sites. Read 9 Tips for Visiting National Parks This Summer.

Adult adventure travel lovers can discover luxury lodging options both inside and outside the national park boundaries. So, along with the adventure, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining options, spa facilities, and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

Even non-athletic travelers can enjoy exploring the west.

Luxury train travel is a fabulous way to experience the best scenery that the American west has to offer. Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to the Red Rocks route, a two-day journey between Moab and Denver, is mesmerizing.

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Exploring the California wine country is another reason to go.

Festival Napa Valley occurs July 8-23, 2023. Or, just take a picnic basket and head to a free concert in Calistoga’s Pioneer Park or Veterans Memorial park in downtown Napa. Both parks offer free outdoor concerts throughout the summer.

Resources for the Luxury Traveller:

If you’re based in Dallas or a visit to Dallas is in your travel plans, The Savvy List’s Summer Social Calendar highlights plenty of things to do. Enjoy summer 2023 luxury travel with direct flights to and from Dallas Love Field. Love Field flights direct to Aspen and Cabo are also offered. With AERO‘s semi-private jet service, you can fly between private terminals on meticulously designed jets. 

Rent a boat on the lake close to home or a yacht in an international destination from

Discovery Land Company is a U.S.-based real estate developer and operator of private residential club communities and resorts. DLC has a world-renowned portfolio of domestic and international properties, include the one in Melides, Portugal, mentioned above. 

Michael Shane Stephens’ Curated Global Travel is all about experiential travel. His newsletter features dreamlike stays for explorers and epicures. even spaceflight reimagined, has been featured.

National Geographic Expeditions operates hundreds of trips each year, spanning all seven continents and more than 80 destinations. You’ll find expeditions on land, aboard small ships, along classic train routes. And if the comfort of travel a private jet is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it.

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