An Excellent New Honeymoon Travel Guide

Vivid Balinese sunset over sea. ©kevinummel/Budget Travel
Vivid Balinese sunset over sea. ©kevinummel/Budget Travel

Getting married is the best excuse to take the romantic getaway you and your partner have always dreamed about. The Honeymoon Handbook (Lonely Planet / $17.99 / January 17, 2017) is a welcome planning tool for making it come true.

This is Lonely Planet’s first guide exclusively for honeymoons. The Honeymoon Handbook features over 25 of the most exciting locations for couples – from Andalusia to Zambia. It starts with a quiz to determine what kind of trip to take based on what you two love the most, whether it’s backpacking in Borneo, touring Tuscany or cruising around Cuba.

Beyond the destination sections, The Honeymoon Handbook also offers safari-, luxury-, island- and family-themed getaway ideas – even how-to’s on so-called ‘minimoons’ and getting married abroad. Other features include budget breakdowns and alternative destinations, and an LGBT-friendly indicator for same-sex couples, rating each location from 1 to 5.

Here are three of their “top” lists:

Overview of Djemaa el- Fna market.  ©Michael Heffernan/Lonely Planet
Overview of Djemaa el- Fna market. ©Michael Heffernan/Lonely Planet

Top 10 Budget Destinations

  • Morocco
  • India
  • Vietnam
  • Portugal
  • Indonesia
  • Honduras
  • Cambodia
  • Bulgaria
  • South Africa
  • Puerto Rico
©Voyageur Quest
©Voyageur Quest

Top 10 Honeymoon Islands

 

  • Corsica, France
  • Qurimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Huahine, French Polynesia
  • Algonquin Island Retreat, Canada
  • Nevis, Caribbean
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • Praslin & La Digue, Seychelles
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Tioman, Malaysia
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park ©Alexander Howard/Lonely Planet
Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park  ©Alexander Howard/Lonely Planet

Top 5 Romantic Road Trips 

  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Icefields Parkway, Canada
  • Pacific Coast Highway, USA
  • Scotland’s NC500
  • Argentina’s Ruta 40

From the art of compromising to how to budget, The Honeymoon Handbook provides couples with everything they need to plan the perfect, personalized trip to start their life together on the right foot.

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