There’s something about the lives of superstars that keeps the world enraptured, especially when comes to the topic of celebrity travel—they’re on the move more than most of us, and there’s something irresistible about watching their every move: where they go on vacation and their over-the-top honeymoons, the airport of their latest on-camera melt-down, what latest designer bag they toted on the way to that hot-hot-hot restaurant du jour. Thanks to rabid paparazzi and the powers of Instagram, we know when our favorite stars of stage and screen take lavish trips to exotic destinations.
Ever want to rub elbows with the glitterati, or just increase your chance of a celebrity sighting? Certain destinations have serious star power—Hawaii and Barbados for the holidays, Aspen for the ski season, Los Cabos for the luxury resorts. From their favorite beach destinations to hotels, T+L stays on the pulse. From celebrity photos, the industry gleans where the hot scene is (or is about to be) and informs the world of what fashions one should wear in transit, at the airport, and by your hotel pool. Of course, privacy to them is paramount, which is why they flock to hotels offering seclusion and quiet. Fashion fames love Paris’s Hotel Plaza Athénée for its romantic vibe and jaw-dropping city views, while movie stars head to the isolated Caneel Bay Resort in the USVI for some blissful r&r.
Peeking into lives above our own—of endless glasses of rosé, leisurely midweek lunches, five-star hotels—feeds our hunger for living a life above our own means. Though we may never be able to afford renting out entire hotels or even islands, it’s easy to tour the world like the stars—even if it’s from your own living room. Check back here for the latest news and sightings.