With shows like Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones becoming more popular each season, it’s no surprise that many of us often dream of walking the endless halls of palaces fit for a king and queen. And while you can’t buy a title, you can buy the royal treatment—temporarily. From ornate Indian palaces to gothic British castles, these nine royal residences from around the world have lavish hotels within them or enchanting rentable cottages on the property so that you can get a taste of the finest living on earth.
Not much is worse than suffering a long flight squished into a too-small seat, unable to stretch your legs without climbing over your seatmate. That’s what makes travelers so appreciative of first class cabins. However, some airlines are taking comfortable flying to an extreme level, one we didn’t think was possible. From in-flight nannies to designer linens, these first class tickets are so exceedingly lavish, you’ll never want to disembark.