Take a Trip

One of the best travel companions is your imagination.

Picture yourself in the oversize whirlpool bath of a luxury tropical villa on stilts with a seaside view at the Pangkor Laut Resort, nestled on a private island off the west coast of Malaysia. Condé Nast Traveller (United Kingdom edition) rated this Xanadu the number one resort in the world in 2003.

It would be great to have a rooftop apartment in Paris or a historic chateau in the French countryside at which to vacation, n’est pas? If you agree, but can’t afford such luxury, try this substitute: paris-fineresidences.com. This real estate brokerage website offers “a rare and vast” collection of sophisticated Parisian town homes fit for princes of commerce, as well as castles for would-be royalty.