The luxe radar

Road trips, riads and rodeos; Jillian Bolger recommends some indulgent itineraries for the ultimate boys’ reunion.

Roadtrip of dreams with Black Tomato x Mercedes-Benz USA collaboration

With all the ingredients for an epic road trip, Luxe Radar fancies the latest Black Tomato x Mercedes-Benz USA collaboration. Teaming up with the slick Auberge Resorts Collection, the luxury travel company is offering five unique American road trip itineraries, and they’re all pretty special. Remarkable Drives of Discovery allows clients complimentary access to test drive one of Mercedes-Benz’s luxurious fleet exclusively for the duration of their trip. The Sunrise to Sunset on the California Coast road trip caught our eye, all laidback vibes, ocean views and wide open road. A 2021 S-Class sedan, ultra-luxe GLS 600 Maybach or E450 Coupe, anyone? Pairing the expanse of Big Sur with lush Napa Valley, this eight-night road trip ventures north along California’s iconic Highway 1 coastline, taking in Big Sur’s captivating views and wine country at Napa Valley’s Solage Resort. From €7,380 per person, including six nights’ accommodation, breakfast and a programme of private experiences with