by Cindia Carrere
Grab your person and pack your bags — your luxury dream vacation is calling!
Think about luxury in a different way
There are three kinds of people in this world. Those born with silver spoons, who grow up with a luxury mindset. Those who create a luxury mindset for themselves. And those who never develop a luxury mindset.
What is a luxury mindset? For our purpose, let’s define luxury as a state of great comfort. It begins on the inside and flows to the outside world.
Examples of Inner Luxury:
- the belief that you are enough, worthy, deserving
Examples of Outer Luxury:
- spectacular accommodations
- being surrounded by beauty
- good rest and sleep
- organic healthy food
- clean running water
- fresh air
- self-care without guilt
- great friends
- engaging in activities that you enjoy
Create a Luxury Mindset for yourself
Let’s be real. If a person has a yacht full of money, it’s likely they’ll just book a trip wherever and whenever they want to go.
For those considering cost and time, there are other options, such as manifesting. Manifestation is the process of attracting what you want into your life.
Everyone has a different definition of luxury. No matter your budget, there are ways to manifest the essence of what you desire.
How to use the "law of attraction" to manifest a luxury dream vacation
Did you know you can use the Law of Attraction to do almost anything? The use isn't limited to manifesting a luxury dream vacation ('though it’s really great for that); but to fulfill your other dreams and desires, too. Let me explain.
The “Law of Attraction” teaches that everything in the universe is made up of energy. And that energy can be divided into positive energy and negative energy. Successful people with luxury mindsets are aware of their energy and how to use it.
Positive energy is that part of the universe which causes harmony, health, and prosperity. Think of positive energy as “alive” energy. It has an exciting and vibrant quality about it. When you have positive energy, you become a magnet for other positive energy. People are drawn to you. Opportunities start to present themselves. And your success begins to snowball.
When you’re filled with positive energy, your whole being becomes an antenna to pick up and store this “vibrancy” from the universe. When you’re able to consistently radiate positive energy, the universe responds by sending more and more positive energy your way.
If you carry too much negative energy, you’ll begin to repel other people, your success will tank, and your environment will lose its radiance and glow.
You see, your environment affects your state of mind. And your state of mind affects your environment. So conjure up that vacation and hit “reset!”
How do I use vision boarding to attract luxury dream vacations?
Many people think the secret to getting what they want is by thinking positive thoughts. That’s half true. But the other half is just as important: You must also give “attention” to whatever it is you want.
Vision Boarding is an excellent way to give attention to something you want, such as manifesting a luxury dream vacation. A vision board is visual and tactile. Vision boards help you get specific and intentional about where you want to go. A good question to ask yourself is, “What will call forth the most inner and outer luxury for me?”
At this stage, don’t get caught up in price points when choosing. Instead, consider the experience you’d like to have whether it’s going to a resort with a golf course, private pools and a luxury spa, or going on an adventure in South Africa.
If you want to travel somewhere posh and you aren’t in conflict about it and don’t put up a barrier between you and your desire in the form of resistance, then you’re opening a door to an alternate and delightfully unexpected way your luxury vacation can happen.
Once you’ve chosen your luxury destination, find images and words that represent the experience you want to have, and create a vision board. Add positive affirmations and inspiring travel quotes to start getting your core tribal beliefs comfortable with the new idea.
Core tribal beliefs??
Humans are a tribal species, and we are constantly fed cues (accurate or not), about who is one of “us” and who is “other.” Chances are if you went to a large gathering by yourself, your first instinct would be to see if there’s anyone present you recognize, either to connect with or stay away from.
Our thoughts are very similar. There are words and phrases going through our minds we’re familiar with because we’ve thought them many times. Even if the thoughts are negative, they’re considered “safe,” and one of “us,” because they’re familiar. If a new thought tries to enter our territory, we get real clannish real fast. The security enforcers show up instantly to rough up the foreign thoughts and kick them to the curb.
It goes something like this …
“I’d sure like to go somewhere like South Africa. Shut up, I can’t afford it. You’re right, I can’t afford it, that was a dumb idea.”
A new thought enters the scene: “But what if I could go anyway?”
“Eeeks, stranger danger! A new thought is trying to get in! Ring the alarm!”
You get the idea ...
Our beliefs feel sooooo real based on history and evidence, lineage, and provenance. And then a thought that’s not one of “us,” sneaks in and challenges our belief system. How dare it!
A belief is simply a familiar thought
Thoughts are free, so choose the best ones and then get to know them. Practice thinking new thoughts until your body, mind, and spirit accept them. Once a thought is familiar, it becomes comfortable and safe.
Affirmations are a very powerful way to do this. They are simply positive thoughts which you repeat to yourself over and over until they become familiar and accepted. They have an amazing effect on your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is the part of your brain that controls your daily habits and automatic responses.
Seeing positive affirmations paired with powerful visual images on your vision board can give your subconscious the message to go out and change your negative thought patterns into a luxury mindset.
Repetition is your friend! If you don’t normally fly First Class, for example, introduce the concept to yourself. Find words and images about traveling First Class for your vision board. Start telling yourself, “I am a woman who travels First Class!” Imagine it until your mind, body, and spirit accept the possibility. This works for any area of your life, not just luxury dream vacations.
What are some luxury dream vacations?
Great question, tough to answer.
The options are as varied as the people planning them. For some women, being untethered to responsibility would be a dream come true. For others, gathering anywhere with loved ones would be ideal. There are people who fantasize about being waited on hand and foot while others want to explore and do adventurous things. There’re no right or wrong answers, just what’s right for you.
A few ideas:
- Stay in an eco-luxury resort
- Deep dive into an ancient shipwreck
- Visit places on earth most like Jurassic Park
- Check out the ice hotel near the Arctic Circle
- Visit Antarctica for the day from South Africa
What is the best dream vacation?
The best dream vacation is one rich in memory. The trip where you’re totally present and enjoying being YOU. The ultimate vacation could be filled with crazy, unexpected things happening, yet you wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.
The location of your dream vacation isn’t as important as your mindset. It’s possible you won’t remember everything you saw while on vacation, but you’ll remember how you felt. You could be in a 5-Star luxury resort and still be filled with self-loathing. You could be caught in a deluge while camping with your lover, get soaking wet, and still be filled with joy. Nurture that inner luxury!
What is the most expensive trip?
Short answer? The one you didn’t enjoy.
How can I get a luxury dream vacation for less?
One way is to get a reputable credit card with miles. Use the cc to pay for as many bills and expenses while you rack up those miles! If you’re spending money on your household or business anyway, collect rewards, points or miles.
WARNING: Pay the credit card bill in full every billing cycle! The object here isn’t to get into debt, but to gain miles for your luxury travel so you can have more budget to play with while you’re there.
How much are luxury vacations?
You can spend anywhere from say, $3,000 to over $100,000.
The answer depends on many factors such as:
- How many people are you paying for?
- How long will you be there?
- What are your modes of transportation?
- Where will you be staying?
- What will you be doing?
To be prepared, if you’re traveling overseas, consider any
other expenses you’re likely to incur:
- International airfare, luggage fees, transportation to and from the airport
- Local travel expenses and tolls
- Tips, extra meals, beverages, snacks
- Optional activities, excursion fees, museum entrance fees, miscellaneous fees
- Shopping, mementos, souvenirs
- Emergencies, health and travel insurance
- Costs of house-sitting, child, pet, and plant care
Where can I go on vacation for $2,000?
Travel has been a little wonky since 2020, so some of these ideas may be more aspirational. That’s okay! Find a place that speaks to you and create a vision board for it.
- Costa Rica
- In the United States, there are many cities, national parks, or areas to visit that won’t break your purse.
What is the easiest way to manifest a luxury dream vacation to South Africa?
Get your whole being on board. Make sure this is something you reaaaally want to do, and if it is, immerse yourself in all things South Africa. Look up things online, create a vision board, watch movies about S.A., listen to podcasts about it, connect with people who’ve been there.
The point is to steep your energy in the vibe of whatever you want until it’s a match. Let it become familiar and safe to you, and let your energy become familiar to it! Avoid the mistake of being a stranger or “other” to your dreams, desires, and luxury mindset. When you build intimacy between you and your dreams, that’s when you’ll start manifesting what you want. Deliberately. Purposefully. Powerfully.