Travel has always been a top priority for adventurous Texans Kyle and Kim Hughes. Their investment in Equity Estates is twofold. It unlocked the door to an impressive inventory of luxury homes around the globe while ensuring their adult children carried on the family tradition of creating lasting memories with access to unique travel experiences worldwide.
As an investor and founder of numerous tech companies, Kyle cherished the annual family vacations his wife Kim, a seasoned marketing professional, diligently planned each year. When the opportunity for retirement grew closer, Kyle and Kim consulted their wealth management partner to determine the best investment vehicle to maximize the travel opportunities for their family. He proposed a real estate investment would be their best option, and after extensive research, the Hughes family decided Equity Estates was the right fit for them.
The Hughes are enterprising adventure seekers who checked an impressive number of items on their bucket list already, including climbing the Grand Teton. They enjoy time outdoors skiing and hiking in Colorado, exploring a variety of beach destinations for new snorkeling and surfing spots — including Costa Rica, Cabo, San Diego, and Florida — and venturing to cities like New York and London for cultural and culinary delights.
“It’s great that we have access to destinations we may not have considered thanks to having so many homes to choose from in the portfolio,” said Kim. “We love the consistency of luxury and level of detail in each residence and appreciate everything is taken care of for us.”
Appreciating Seamless Travel from Start to Finish
Kim loves investigating new destinations so the family can live like the locals during their trip. She especially appreciates having a dedicated Local Host on the ground and finds it extremely helpful for uncovering hidden gems and getting off the beaten path.
“Having a whole team working together before, during and after our trip makes it seamless from beginning to end,” said Kyle. “Our experience with Equity Estates has been phenomenal and the professionalism unsurpassed.”
Whether traveling with family or friends, the Hughes vacations are always packed with activities. One of their favorites was a spectacular trip to London over the holidays. Another top choice was Belize, a destination they hadn’t previously considered but fell in love with thanks to welcoming locals and the natural beauty of the country. Their adult children have a few favorites of their own where they gather with friends and significant others.
Kyle and Kim split their time between homes in Austin and Telluride, and when not hiking or skiing the San Juan Mountains or taking in live music and Texas cuisine, they’re planning new adventures around the globe. Upcoming trips include recharging on the beautiful beaches of Turks & Caicos, a Hawaiian escape with friends, and a European excursion where they’ll tour Paris, Provence, Portugal, and Italy.
When asked what was on their bucket list, Kyle said Kenya and Tanzania so his adult children could experience the breathtaking beauty of Africa firsthand as he did, trekking to the Himalayas, and the picturesque landscape of New Zealand were at the top of the Hughes family wish list.
Kyle and Kim both came from families who valued time together, travel and making memories on exciting adventures, so their investment in Equity Estates not only offers them access to luxury vacation homes around the world, it also provides their family a guaranteed way to carry on a very important tradition.