My mother has always joked that she thinks roughing it is when there’s no chocolate on her pillow at night.
Unfortunately, staying in a five-star/chocolate-on-the-pillow hotel does not come cheap, and in this economy, it may seem as though luxurious travel is only for the 1%.
But savvy travelers can still find great rates on some of the most sumptuous accommodations and travel packages.
It’s important to remember that luxury travel will never be a bargain—the very idea is an oxymoron. But if you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams about your next vacation, know that you can make your money go much farther with some of these luxe for less tools: