Sure, you could charter a yacht, but if you care at all about climate change, consider X Shore, a new 100% electric boat that combines the luxury of sustainability and smart technology with the mission of reducing sea and air pollution. Inspired by the undulating movement of an electric eel, the ultra sleek vessel provides a first-class sailing experience without the smell of fumes, or the loud noise of a motor. Equipped to travel up to 100 nautical miles on a single charge, at a speed of up to 40 knots, “the power of silence” says founder Konrad Bergström, “is the best experience ever for speed and distance in combination.” Crafted in Sweden, the ship is entirely customizable of sustainable materials in the X Shore Atelier, and like Tesla, the rechargable battery requires no fossil fuels. Prices start at $300K, but you can be sure it won’t be long until you see ocean warrior Leonardo DiCaprio island hopping in an X Shore full of models.
Clinique la Prairie
There are spa retreats and then there is Clinique La Prairie. Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland establishment has been pampering and healing the ultra-rich since 1931 when Professor Paul Niehans stumbled upon stem cell treatments. These days it’s no less cutting-edge. While you can visit for a litany of reasons, from weight loss (they offer CoolSculpting) to help with quitting smoking, detox, deeper sleep, or common surgeries, it’s the anti-aging programs that attract most people. This year, the world’s premiere medi-spa are offering even more anti-aging programs, all based around stem-cell treatments. Doctors harvest your stem cells from your body’s fat and purify them, then inject them back into the body to replace degenerating cells and slow down the aging process. For those with deep pockets interested, the crown package is a week-long private chalet retreat in Verbier that includes a detox and cell revitalization program for a $88,250.
In the post-social media era of travel, the desire to explore new places based on Instagram potential is real. So why not lean into it, if you can afford it? Instead of asking strangers to share their germs with your iPhone, you can hire your very own Instagram photographer to accompany you on your travels. One company offers exactly this, for those looking to travel to geotag hotspots Cuba and Colombia. In addition to capturing every moment of your travels for you, El Camino also plans the trip from “curated” accommodations and restaurants to immersive experiences with local hosts and, of course, pre-vetting a list of photogenic spots to hit, starting at $1200 per person for Colombia and $2300 per person for Cuba.