5 Times The Kardashians Went On The Holiday Of My Dreams

Yep that’s right, I’m writing on the internet about the fact I watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I watch it mindlessly on long-haul flights and sneakily when I’m home alone and I don’t just enjoy the show but legitimately fan-girl over the business empires built by this family of social media superstars.

One of the things I adore about the show is the family dynamic. I have sisters and am close to my mum so the relationships between the Kardashian women, in particular, remind me of my life. (Just, you know, without the fame, riches and perky butts.)

Take the time Kim is upset that Kourtney and Khloe aren’t showing much excitement about her and Kanye’s first Vogue cover.

“I bought your Vogue,” replies Khloe, “I read it on the john.”

Bwahaha only a sister can support and insult you at the same time.

I tune into KUWTK for travel porn too and sometimes (don’t judge) rewatch the episodes where they literally take the holiday of my dreams. Proving that travel inspiration can come from anywhere, here’s 5 times I wished I was on holiday with the Kardashians.

(Should I change my name to Kayne?)

Those Overwater Villas In Bora Bora

Back when Kim was with a guy called Kris (where do they find all these K’s?) and the whole family stayed in overwater villas at Hilton Nui Bora Bora. (Since closed but reopening in April 2017 as Conrad Bora Bora Nui.) It literally was THE DREAM.

Conrad Bora Bora Nui - previously Hilton Bora Bora Nui

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That Villa In Thailand

Where Kim decided to take a million half-naked selfies for her ‘Selfish’ book instead of soaking up the scenery. My research (read: guilty glances at the Daily Mail) reveals this beachfront palace was the Iniala Beach House in Phuket. The Iniala has 4 individual villas that each come with their own service team including a driver, a spa therapist, a villa manager, a housekeeper and a chef. (I wouldn’t travel with anything less lolz.)

Iniala penthouse phuket

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The Jungle Hideaway In Costa Rica

I haven’t seen this episode yet but I’ve read about the Klan’s recent stay at Villa Manzu, a 30,000-square-foot hideaway in Costa Rica that costs a cool $23,000 a night. (I’ll keep shopping around yeah?)

Villa Manzu Costa Rica

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Hemmingway’s House In Cuba

I’m very lucky to have been to Cuba back in 2013 when I had no idea what a crazy, colourful, confusing ride I was in for. The girl’s did something more cultured than me though (awks) and visited Ernest Hemmingway’s house. So now I’ve got to go back.

Versace Mansion Miami

Similarly I’ve been to Miami but I didn’t stay in a mansion that was once owned by Gianni Versace (now an opulent boutique hotel named The Villa Casa Casuarina) so I don’t think it counts?


Photo credit: The Villa Casa Casuarina

Have you ever been inspired to travel by an unlikely source?

About Author

Travel blogger and freelancer writer who loves boutique hotels and brunching. I've been blogging for 10 years, visited 60+ countries and called London, Sydney, Melbourne and (oh so briefly) New York home at various points during the last decade. Now travelling with a baby and trying to make it as stylish and stress-free as can be!


  • Lisa // Fjords & Beaches
    March 23, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Yeees!! The Kardashians are my go-to guilty pleasure, ESPECIALLY for their travels! I wrote a post in the beginning of the year called ‘How to Travel like a Kardashian’, and had so much fun writing it 🙂 They sure have their fair share of dream holidays, and Iniala in Phuket har been on my list since I first saw it on their show! Unfortunately it’s a *little* out of my budget, haha! 🙂 Loved this post!

    • Jayne Gorman
      March 23, 2017 at 7:09 am

      OMG I’m so glad I’m not the only who shares this guilty pleasure. They must influence so many people’s travels, albeit on a cheaper scale. I’m off to read your post now – it sounds awesome!!

  • Lisa
    March 23, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Ooh I love this! I am such a secret Kardashians fan and I love seeing where they travel to! Even the discussions, like all putting a random place in a hat and then they just go- what do you mean you don’t spend hours trawling through Skyscanner? My list would be a wee bit different I think- I’d defo include their Paris trips and the Hamptons too, but then everywhere you’ve selected is fab too. All about making memories 😉
    Lisa |

    • Jayne Gorman
      March 23, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Oh how could I forget the Hamptons!? Doh!

  • Angie Silver
    March 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

    It was actually their recent trip to Iceland that got me! Cuba is on my list too though.

  • LondonerInSydney
    May 11, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I actually spent the entire time in Iceland saying “The Kardashians went here, the Kardasians ate there”. Good to know I’m not the only one! I also watch it to annoy the other half – his idea of hell, but I love it!

    • Jayne Gorman
      May 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Haha me too. I find it the perfect way to unwind or just have it on in the background as it requires minimal thinking!


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