If you’re like me, one of your top questions, when he proposed, was “where are we going on a honeymoon?” There are tons of great places to go, but finding the perfect one can be difficult: it requires much time, effort, and planning when you already have a long list of wedding planning to do.
However, there are many vacation destinations out there that can be done in the comfort of your own home and don’t involve much time or planning. If you have the time to plan ahead, a lot can be done by yourself, even in an economy that’s been dragging along since last March.
Decide Where You’ll Go
If you’re planning a trip, make sure you’ve got everything in place. You’ll need to know exactly where you want to go, what time of year you want to go, where you’ll stay, and how long you’re going to spend there. Or, if you’re not a planner, try to Google search “plan my trip” to find a travel agency near you.
Some people find this easier said than done. Some love to travel all over the world while others simply prefer one place that they can go for a long weekend.
One of the first places you should look into for a honeymoon is Hawaii. This is a vacation spot that many people dream of having. But if you are on a budget, you may want to consider an alternative honeymoon location such as the Caribbean or the Hawaiian Islands.
Once you have found the perfect honeymoon location, it is time to start looking at hotels, resorts, and other accommodations for that trip. While there are plenty of wonderful options available for any type of honeymoon, you may want to stay somewhere near the destination.
Many honeymooners like to stay in the middle of a large city, so they can walk down the beach and enjoy a nice meal before heading back to the hotel. If you are having a romantic honeymoon, make sure that you choose a location that is close enough to the area for a night out on the town.
In many cases, hotels that are located on the outskirts of a city offer more luxurious accommodations than those located closer to the heart of the city. Another great tip to keep in mind when planning a romantic honeymoon is to choose a destination that is within driving distance from your home. This will make your stay both more romantic and a lot cheaper than booking a hotel and airfare to travel halfway across the country.
Planning Time Off
The most important things you will need to include the dates you’d like to go away. A great tip is to plan a couple of months in advance before your wedding so you can figure out if you can actually fit it into your schedule. It may require a little more planning, but you can still fit it in if you set your mind to it.
Another thing you’ll need to know is how long you want to stay at the vacation spot. Most honeymoons last between two and five days, so you may want to find a location that offers at least that much time. Think about whether you’ll need all that time for sightseeing or other activities.
Hire Outside Service
You might want to use a travel agency to arrange your vacation. These agencies offer expert service, as well as the ability to book any type of vacation, including honeymoons. They can even find you discounted packages.
When it comes to your travel destination, there are plenty of choices. Most people decide to go to an exotic country, or an exotic area, such as Alaska. It is fun and exciting, and you will get the opportunity to visit some fascinating locations, such as the Arctic Circle or the Galapagos Islands.
One popular honeymoon destination is the Bahamas, because it has so many things to see and do. It also has a beautiful tropical climate. If you’d prefer to stay in an area with a tropical atmosphere, then the Caribbean might be the perfect choice for you.
The Dominican Republic is another great place to go, as is the Bahamas, but many couples decide to get married in Hawaii or Mexico. These places have very different weather than those in other parts of the world, so they are great choices for newlyweds who would rather have romantic weather than snowy winters.
If you can afford it, there are even more exotic locations available. There are lots of resorts in Hawaii that have private beaches, but you can also stay at an actual hotel, which can provide the same romantic ambience and activities.
Contributed by Amy Sloane