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.
Photo credit: hilton.com
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.)
Photo credit: Iniala.com
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?)
Photo via forbes.com
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?