5 Minutes With Luxury Travel Diary

For McCool Travel’s 108th travel profile, I am happy to present Claire of Luxury Travel Diary.
Claire’s bio:
Claire is co-Founder of Luxury Travel DiaryInspiring luxury travel and fashion—which covers the best destinations, hotels, swimwear, fashions, essential style items, and other gadgets needed for luxury travel. Life is an adventure, I hope we inspire readers to try new destinations and experiences. Our online auctions allow users to bid on dream holidays or luxury items for as little as £0.99. Luxury Travel Diary was voted the second best Luxury Travel Blog worldwide by readers of USA Today and was featured by the Mail Online & Daily Mail as one of the best luxury travel blogs to follow on Instagram.”

McCool Travel interview with Claire of Luxury Travel Diary
Claire: Luxury Travel Diary

Luxury Travel Diary

Hometown…
Luxury properties around the world!
Always in my luggage…
I never leave without lip balm for the flight, Louboutins for evenings out, flip flops for the beach, and Nintendo’s Mario & Luigi soft toys for my boy. It is essential for all my family to be happy.
3 favorite home-away-from-home places…

  1. The Intercontinental Club Lounge in London – one of the best views in the world.
  2. Cafe de Paris in Monaco for sipping a beer as the sun goes down.
  3. The poolside rooms at the Cipriani – my idea of heaven.

A favorite travel memory is…
It is hard to pick one, but probably Santa Hi-Fiving my son on the merry-go-round outside the Hermitage in Monte Carlo. Happy times.

McCool Travel interview with Claire of Luxury Travel Diary by Charles McCool
Claire: Luxury Travel Diary

3 favorite travel brands…

  1. Louboutins
  2. Bvlgari amenities in hotels
  3. British Airways, my favourite airline

3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…

  1. travel out of the main season
  2. even the best luxury hotels offer discounts
  3. prebook airport transfers (I use Blacklane, but Uber is also good)

3 ways that I have fun while traveling are …
It’s all fun, but probably the silliest way I have fun while travelling is by walking soft toys around airports with my son (they like looking out of the windows!)
8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Don’t make me go home!”
favorite non-travel website …
Tatler – it makes me laugh

McCool Travel interview with Claire of Luxury Travel Diary
Claire of Luxury Travel Diary

favorite cheap eat …
Club Sandwiches from room service are always reasonable and filling
recent discovery …
Èze, a gorgeous little hillside town on the French Riviera. Worth staying for a night or two.
I am fortunate to have met …
My husband!

McCool Travel interview with Claire of Luxury Travel Diary
Claire: Luxury Travel Diary

Thank you so much, Claire, for taking a few minutes to share your culinary wisdom, travel inspiration, and tips.
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