If you're one of the most influential celebrities in the world, you have more than a few options when it comes to traveling.
Like the rest of us, some A-listers have a tried-and-true vacation spot, while others prefer to explore new parts of the world every chance they get.
The upside to having a mansion at your disposal in Maui – like Oprah – is that the entire place has been outfitted to accommodate your personal needs. Every time you visit, it takes less time to settle in and relax.
World-weary Brad Pitt and Angelina are known to travel en masse and take over multiple suites in a hotel with their children, caretakers and, currently, a full medical staff. They bring so many people and belongings, in fact, that they're sure to feel at home wherever they land their private plane.
When Angelina was visiting the troops in Iraq, Brad took six-year-old Maddox and four-year-old Pax skiing at California's Mammoth Mountain.
If your friends routinely earn upwards of $30 million every year, it's no easy feat to find interesting birthday gifts. When Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl and wife of soccer god David Beckham, turned 34 in April, 2008, he turned to top pal Tom Cruise for help. What did Tom, and his wife Katie Holmes, wrap up for the woman once known as Posh Spice? A private trip to Napa Valley.
Since Johnny Depp and partner Vanessa Paradis live permanently in the south of France – where many stars have their vacation homes – their second home had to top the French villa.
In 2004, Depp bought Little Hall's Pond Cay, a 35-acre island in the Bahamas. Though plans for the private island have not been revealed, other single-island resorts like Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Isles and Nicholas Cage's Leaf Cay in the Bahamas may provide inspiration.
Whether your ideal vacation getaway is a private island in a sun-soaked sea, or a simple day on the slopes, there's an A-list celebrity who shares your taste. Even if you're unlikely to be summoned by Jay-Z for a private soiree on the French Riviera, you can always pretend. All you need is $30 million or so in the bank.