Celebrity Vacations: Glam Tips to Steal
Celebrity couples add glamour and swag to everything they do, especially when it comes to vacations. So when they go on holiday, it’s no wonder that their lavish getaways make our mouths water. Vacationing in exotic locations, fairytale European cities, and on private beaches, these jetsetters serve us major #relationshipgoals and wanderlust. But instead of scrolling through Instagram and feeling envious, here are tips for how we mere mortal lovebirds can vacay like the rich and famous.
Jay-Z and Beyonce: Paris
During the European leg of Beyonce’s Formation Tour, Jay and Bey took time out to enjoy the romance capital of the world, Paris. Snapping candids in intimate moments, like a particularly snuggled up pose from a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tour, the power couple defined l’amour.
Though Europe may not be a stop on everyone’s weekly commute, Paris can be an affordable vacation destination. An extremely walkable city, love is in the air there and free for the taking. Several of the city’s most iconic sights are free to visit, including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame, and of course, the Eiffel Tour. A private balcony with a view is nice, but unnecessary. The city’s piece-de-resistance can be viewed from all over the city, giving you unlimited opportunities to take the perfect pic.
Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler: Sedona
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Earlier this year, adventurous duo Hudgens (Grease Live) and actor/model Butler spent quality time hiking in Sedona, Arizona. The couple took a stunning selfie in front of a breathtaking view that made scaling mountains totally worth the effort.
While Arizona’s natural beauty is undeniable, you and your partner can also embrace each other and nature’s wonder without having to travel far. Head a few hours outside of the city to your nearest mountain range, whether it’s the Adirondacks, Sierra Nevada, or anything in between, and enjoy the fresh air and scenic trails together. Then don’t forget to capture the moment once you reach the summit.
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego: Cuba
While visiting Cuba for Star Trek star Zoe Saldana’s thirty-eight birthday, the actress and her husband looked boho chic and in love as they shared a kiss on charming vintage steps.
In addition to the celebs, Cuba’s old world appeal and newly opened borders have been attracting a lot of tourists lately, but the once forbidden fruit of travel for Americans can cost mucho dinero. However, while its hotels are all run by the government, Cuba allows citizens to rent out spare rooms to tourists called ‘casas particulares.’ A kind of local Air bnb set-up, staying with locals not only gives you a flavor of Cuban culture, but frees up funds to make the hot nights even hotter.
Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch: Hawaii
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Stand-up comedian extraordinaire Amy Schumer and her boyfriend Ben Hanisch celebrated their six-month anniversary playing in the surf and sand of Hawaii’s island(s) paradise.
A hot spot for couples, especially newlyweds, the destination is an expensive one, but it is possible to say aloha to your vacation without saying aloha to your wallet. For affordable rates, travelers can book during the off-season, which runs mid-April to mid-June and mid-September to mid-December.
Helpful apps like Hopper, which tells customers the best time to book travel, can also help savvy couples save.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky: Australia
Touring Hemsworth’s native Australia, the actor and his wife explored the country’s natural beauty, sunning themselves on beaches and walking its burnt wilderness. Appearing chill and gorgeous whether they were posing with snakes or embracing against a brilliant sunset, the couple made the great outdoors look positively sexy.
While getting to Australia may require some careful financial planning, the country’s clear beaches and miles of outback offer plenty of gratis fun. Must-see free spots include Bondi Beach, Camp Cove, and Ayers Rock.
Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin: Mexico
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Actress Bella Thorne and her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin escaped to Mexico for a steamy Valentine’s Day south of the border. The couple celebrated the most romantic holiday of the year by laying on the beach and smooching in the sun.
A popular vacation spot for couples, Mexico and the nearby Caribbean can be extremely budget friendly locations. Check out travel websites like cheapcaribeean.com to get the best deals on all-inclusive packages that bundle all flights and hotels to make this paradise dream a reality.
Chrissy Tegan and John Legend: Italy
While visiting Italy last year, Tegan and Legend posted several beautiful vacation photos on social media, but perhaps no pic stood out more then the couple chowing down on multiple pizza pies in Naples. An activity that had long been on their bucket list, Tegan and Legend went all out to cross it off.
Following the pair’s example, take advantage of your trip to do something new together whether its budgeting for a thrilling outdoor activity or just sharing a kiss in front of an iconic landmark.
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade: Ibiza
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Dwayne Wade enjoyed the off-season with his wife Gabrielle Union and a few of their closest mega-sports star friends in Ibiza. Proving that sometimes it does take more than two to tango, the couple looked like they were having a blast dining out and partying with the group.
Sometimes a couples’ retreat can be just as romantic as a solo getaway. Whether traveling abroad our getting out of the city for a weekend, spending quality time with friends creates a relaxed environment that takes the pressure off you and your significant other. Plus you get to split costs on house rentals (check out Airbnb for great deals to almost any destination), meals, and activities.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burka: St. Barths
For Valentine’s Day NPH and husband David Burka escaped the winter chill to vacation in tropical St. Barths. But rather than frolicking on the beach, the couple spent some quality time together in the boudoir, cozying up in their bathrobes while sharing a champagne toast.
Whether you make it a staycation or book a few days in an affordable hotel, enjoying the luxury of staying in bed, putting up a do not disturb sign, and enjoying each other’s company can be just as sexy as the allure of travel—though it never hurts if there’s a world class beach just beyond your door.