Solo trips are now passe. Be ready to embark on unforgettable global adventures as you pair up with your favourite celebrities. Thanks to The Luminious Experiences, your next dream trip can be planned with a star! By Sushmita Srivastav
Born from the desire to break from the typical travel model and offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences from across the globe, The Luminary Experiences is now letting people travel with renowned celebrities.
Created by the team behind the bespoke travel company Discover 7, the brand new luxury travel brand is curating global itineraries led by ‘Luminaries’ or expert personalities across the culinary, wellness, athletic, political, and entertainment spaces. These expert guides will offer travellers immersive experiences in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
“Our ultimate vision in launching The Luminary Experiences is to connect people to some of the biggest names in today’s cultural arena through shared interests, while providing new and thrilling experiences that money alone cannot buy,” Eric Grayson, chairman and co-founder of the company, said in a statement.
“After years spent planning essentially the same travel itineraries over and over again for travellers seeking exclusive trips, I reached a point where I kept dreaming and thinking bigger,” Cameron MacMillan, co-founder of Luminary Experiences, added. “I found myself constantly questioning and challenging the culturally accepted norms and limits of possibility when it came to luxury travel, and decided to attempt breaking the barriers into next-level personalised travel, which ultimately led to the conception of the Luminary Experiences.”
Several global itineraries have been announced for 2020, with the first one kicking off soon this summer. For now, one can book a Paris and Normandy itinerary alongside world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (August 6 to 11, 2020), and a trip through Milan with model and actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (September 5 to 10, 2020). Game of Thrones fans can explore Iceland with ‘The Mountain’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (September 20 to 25, 2020), while theater lovers can book a trip to Morocco with Tony Award-winning actor B D Wong (November 5 to 11, 2020). Even actress Zoë Kravitz is going to helm a yoga-focused trip in 2021.