Mike Thiel -- "The Luxe Travel Guru" -- Ahead of the travel curve since 1979
Villa vacationing, boutique hotels and resorts, off-the-beaten-path destinations, soft adventures ... Mike Thiel has been spotting the vacation trends favored by upscale travelers for more than three decades.
When Mike Thiel talks, you can count on a lively exchange. He's traveled the world in search of out-of-the-ordinary getaways to satisfy the discriminating tastes of his travel club membership, and brings a strong point of view to any discussion. One of his mantras: "You can vacation like the rich and famous, without being either!"
Founder/Publisher/Editor in Chief: Hideaways.com and Hideaways Life
Author: Villa Vacations Made Easy
and 102 Tips for
Renting Your Vacation Home
Mike founded Hideaways International, Inc., in 1979. This luxury travel company caters to discerning travelers with a passion for unique, high-quality travel. Hideaways operates two main entities:
• Hideaways Aficionado® Club
, a community of well-educated, independent travelers who benefit from member-only insight, perks, and exclusive savings; and
• The Hideaways Collection®
, a portfolio of top international resorts, hotels, and cruises, which are personally vetted and highly recommended by Hideaways.
- Worldwide vacation home rentals, especially in the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S.
- European city apartment rentals
- Soft adventure expeditions
- Romance/honeymoon destinations
- Executive/small business retreats
- Barge and yacht charters
- Multi-generational travel
Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune,
and on CNN, CNBC, The Travel Channel,
Mike is a trusted resource of TV/radio producers and hosts, authors, editors, columnists, writers, freelancers. Over the last three decades, Mike has become a sought-after source, bringing a strong point of view to discussions. He is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire with travel stories, and secrets!