After the great economic storms of 2008 and 2009, America’s wealthy consumers are slowing moving back into spending mode.
That, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that executives, confident that they’ll be receiving bonuses, are starting to drop cash on luxury purchases, from fantasy vacations to flashy jewelry.
VacationHomeRentals.com answers your need for an island getaway with its dreamy villas in St. Bart, oceanfront getaways in the Virgin Islands and remote retreats in St. Kitts. You’ll be reminded of the good life with other amenities, too, like a boat slip for your yacht, terraces that feel like a poolside South Beach lounge and outdoor living rooms that open up to the most beautiful azure waters you’ve ever seen.
And even if you live on Main Street, affordable getaways abound in places like the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. You don’t have to make bank to enjoy that crystal sea either. Feeling that sense of freedom by the ocean and watching the sun rise and sun set on the tide are universal joys shared by all.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.