A long getaway affords people the time to sit back and reflect upon what they'll say to the tollbooth operator on the way home. Let your mind wander with this Groupon.
$95 for a One-Year VIP Travel-Club Membership ($195 Value)
Membership in the Hideaways Aficionado Club includes discounts of up to 50% at luxury hotels, resorts, and cruise lines, as well as VIP perks such as room upgrades, couples spa treatments, or romantic dinners for two. Hideaways Life bimonthly newsletter plus weekly e-newsletters keep members abreast of insider travel information and secret escapes. In-house travel specialists and online articles help members find and plan out-of-the-way destinations. Clients also receive savings on travel products and services and a copy of Villa Vacations Made Easy—a guide to successful vacation-home renting.
Hideaways International, Inc.
It's a tough job, but somebody has to search the globe for little-known destinations for discerning travelers. For the past 35 years, Mike Thiel has been happy to oblige. He's climbed aboard all manner of transportation—from hot-air balloons to vintage steam trains to dogsleds—in order to curate upscale and exotic vacation experiences. As the son of a United States Diplomatic Corps officer who became a consultant for the oil and gas industry, Thiel has long been globetrotting and seeking respite from overcrowded beaches and tourist-filled hot spots. He founded Hideaways International, Inc. to share what he knows about luxury travel with everyday people. As his company has grown over the years, Thiel has advised high-profile media outlets such as Forbes.com on how to get away from it all, with a 2007 article about the world's best private beaches and a 2008 feature on avoiding spring-break crowds.
Thiel and his team of travel specialists guide people to high-end cruises, breathtaking Italian villas, and vacation-home rentals in the Caribbean. They even help clients rent a private island to feel like a celebrity or test out a dinosaur-DNA cloning project. Members of the Hideaways Aficionado Club also receive exclusive perks and discounts with participating partners.