Here we are, Mates, nearing the end of the year and approaching a holiday season that many consider “magical.” Well, let “Magic Wand-a” spread a little good mojo and grant a wish that’s no doubt on everyone’s lips. Ready? Here goes: Abracadabra! Recession, begone!
Whew! Now that I’ve created this lovely alternate universe, I know what you’re thinking: WWWS? (What Would Wanda Spend?) The answer: Oodles. Yes, you read correctly. But on what, you ask? Why, on travel, natch! My first dream vacation: The Krug Escape, courtesy of the Dorchester Collection. It involves a two-day romp in three Dorchester hotels in London and Paris, including a champagne breakfast. Ah, champagne! (Wanda’s beverage of choice.) Whether you call it that or “bubbly” or “bug juice,” who wouldn’t love gallivanting through Europe’s two most beloved capitals, staying at swank lodging and swilling the elixir of life? It’ll only set you back $20 grand.
But why cap your travel budget there when you can double it—yes, double it—in America’s capital January 18–21? Just sign up for the Eco-Inaugural Package at the Fairmont Washington, D.C., for the hottest ticket in town, the 56th Presidential Inauguration. For four nights, you and your beloved will stay in the hotel’s eco-suite, have use of a Lexus LS 600h L hybrid luxury vehicle and indulge in organic spa treatments. And whichever one of you is the “Fairmont first lady” gets to wear an organic and custom-tailored designer gown to the inaugural balls where you’ll be dancing the night away. Oh, yes, $2,000 of the $40,000 price tag goes to the National Geographic Society—the better to deduct guilt . . . and taxes!
So why am I even tantalizing you with these over-the-top vacations? Because, Dear Ones, it never hurts to dream. And it doesn’t cost a thing to do so. Now, why don’t you tell Wanda what your travel dreams are? There’s always the chance that they’ll come true.