100th Issue Special: For the Love of Extravagance

Travel is also decadent, and these experiences range from a stay at a 58,000-acre conservancy in Kenya to Monaco's glamorous Grand Prix.  
100th Issue Special: For the Love of Extravagance
Monaco has long been the home of the rich and famous, and the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo is a decadent affair. Photo by: Drozdin Vladimir/Shutterstock

55.  Get, Set, Monaco

Once a year, the world’s rich and famous board opulent yachts and set sail for Monte Carlo, to witness the Monaco Grand Prix. The fact that I am neither rich nor famous is just one of the many reasons I never believed I’d make it there. But in 2018 an opportunity presented itself, to visit the Historic Monaco Grand Prix, and I found myself craning over the pit wall at the Monte Carlo Circuit, watching the very Ferrari 312T that Niki Lauda had piloted to victory at the 1975 Monaco Grand Prix being raced! The azure Ligurian Sea with bobbing sailboats and the snazzy city where every second vehicle seemed to be a luxury sports car made for an unforgettable experience.

­—Vaishali Dinakaran

 

This entry is a part of our 100th issue special: 100 reasons to love travel spread out across 14 varied categories. Read all 100 entries on our digital forum or new National Geographic Traveller India app here.

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