Just hearing a vacation referred to as a luxury vacation sounds nice. What it means, however, is determined by what you define as luxury. For some, it may be a mountain retreat with all the comforts of home. For others, it may be an all inclusive cruise with exotic destinations. Some people may prefer a 5 star resort somewhere with a spa to pamper and take care of them. Yet others may have their own definition of luxury. A luxury vacation is what you choose to make it, and the important thing is that you feel you have been pampered and taken care of in the way that you would like.
In order to define what a luxury vacation means to you, you first have to determine what is really important to you. It could be a luxury hotel with 1000 thread count linens, and a butler at your command. If this is the case, you are going to be shelling out a lot of money for your luxury experience. If your definition of luxury is a ski lodge in the mountains where you have plenty of hot chocolate at your disposal between runs on the slopes, you will still be spending quite a bit, but not as much. Luxury may be an all inclusive cruise, in which case you can find some very reasonable rates. You do have to spend some money for a luxury vacation, but not not as much as many people think.
Once you have your idea of what luxury means to you, this is when you can start looking for the vacation that will provide you with that luxury. Research the destination, the cost, and the amenities. Make sure that you find a location that has all the amenities you consider to be truly luxurious, and research any extra costs associated with those as well. You may be surprised to find that your luxury vacation is actually within reach. It may take a little bit of saving, but most luxury destinations can still be affordable, especially in the off seasons. After you have determined the location and the cost, this is when you can start putting money away toward your vacation.
Luxury is not the same for everyone. It is determined by your needs and your desires, not to be defined by someone else for you. There are a few things that are universal, but very few. Enjoy your vacation the way you want it to be, and enjoy.