Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Mykonos, Greece

Since as long as I could remember I’ve always had this special gift. The older I’ve gotten, the stronger my gift has become. I’ve battled with this ability for years finally coming to the realization that this is just who I am. Well, what’s this gift?

No matter where I am or what I do, I manage to always go for the obscenely pricey items. I have what you’d call expensive taste. That’s not such a bad thing, although sometimes my purse can’t support this talent. At the age of 25, I’m finally getting to the point in my career where I can spoil myself a little. When it comes to fashion, I’ll admit I’m the world’s most basic dresser so my money barely goes to that department. I rather spend my money on home and travel. Nowadays, I’ve been strategizing ways to splurge luxuriously while still on a budget.

While Travel Noire does a wonderful job providing tips on how one can save their money to start traveling more, I’m going to show you how you can turn your lavish purchases into luxurious vacations. If you want to spend money on Celine bags and Giuseppe heels, then so be it. But I’m just going to show you other means to which you can spoil yourself… specifically through means of travel.

First things first, if you’re looking to turn your jet setting lifestyle up, you’ll definitely want to join sites Jetsetter or Vacationist that are free to join and provide you with exclusive sales on the world’s best hotels & resorts. Aside from following your favorite airlines on social media for deals, you should add The Flight Deal to your RSS feeders to stay up to date on the latest flight offers.

Mykonos, Greece

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

Although one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, Mykonos is definitely the most famous, thanks to its treasure of natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan character combined with a wild nightlife.

Mykonos sees nonstop action during the Summer, which makes the best time to visit Mykonos during September – October where you’ll trade diminished crowds and party activity for more personal space on the beaches (still with warm waters) and lower accommodation prices. Average daily highs stay in the 70s and 80s with clear skies.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Pump, $995 vs. San Giorgio Mykonos, $599.87 for 3 nights

San Giorgio Mykonos / Santorini, Greece, $559.87
Booked Mare room for Thurs. 9/25 until Sun. 9/28 (off-season) using the 3 for 2 Special.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece
Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

Ditch the stilettos for bare feet as you and your girlfriend kick back and enjoy the bohemian luxury that San Giorgio Mykonos has to offer. The 34-room property is situated on one of the most scenic areas of the island between Paradise and Paranga beaches. Not only is Mykonos fames for its nightlife, the picturesque white houses, dazzling blue waters and quaint alleys are the picture of a Gercian paradise.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

San Giorgio is designed for those who seek simple pleasures like waking up to views of the sea, sharing great food prepared with love and care, and feeling the euphoric energy of a crowd dancing under a starry sky. In your Mare double room, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking azure waters and shimmering beach out your balconies or verandas. A medley of accessories and seating such as wooden benches, chairs and stools make up the eclectic setting. It’s a foodie’s paradise as fresh from the market ingredients are used to create favorite Mediterranean dishes with a twist.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece
Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

If you’re looking to turn up for the night, guest of San Giorgio receive complimentary access to the VIP area of Paradise Club, a relaxed open-air lounge setting and deck looking out to the Aegean Sea, located just 300 meters from the hotel.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

San Giorio’s divine location provides the ideal outlet to actively enjoy the wonders of Mykonos. Various outdoor activities and the resort’s idyllic environment will give you and your girlfriend the perfect combination of relaxation and recreation.

Wanderluxe: Valentino vs. Santorini, Greece

Current Offer / 3 for 2 Special – Stay 3, pay 2. Valid from 9/1/2014 until 10/15/2014.

This story was curated by Laura Providence.

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1 Comment

  • Reply July 4, 2014

    Melanie Smith

    Beautiful! My friend and I are booking our first girls trip today to Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini in September! I love shopping (retail and thrift stores), but definitely love travel more. Clothes fade, but traveling memories don’t (and it makes you a richer person)!

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