The perfect honeymoon
14 Jul 2011
The perfect honeymoon
Whether planning a long-haul exotic trip, a round-the-world-tour, or simply a few days away from your normal routine, your honeymoon should be the perfect way to start off married life together. Check out our suggestions for planning the perfect honeymoon...
Pick a destination – Have a talk about what you would each ideally like to do, but be prepared to compromise, making sure to include the top things on each spouse’s list. If you’re having trouble deciding on a destination, have a talk with your travel agent – they may have the perfect solution.
Budgeting – Set realistic expectations and stick to them. Setting a budget and being honest with yourself about your limitations is important in keeping this experience as stress-free as possible. If you can’t really afford an exotic destination don’t feel you have to stretch yourself – a short break in the UK can be just as enjoyable.
Hire a professional – It is best to enlist the services of a professional travel agency. With billions of web pages out there, having a trusted professional on your side is invaluable. What many travellers do not know is that travel agencies do not charge a fee for their services. They’ll ensure that you’re not planning to travel during the rainy or monsoon season for instance, and advise you on any visas or jabs needed.
Protect yourself – Keep all important documents such as birth certificates, passports, and other forms of identification in a small bag to be used exclusively for this purpose. Other information that should be stored in the document bag is: data on travellers’ cheques, including the numbers and amounts, as well as date and place of purchase; and phone numbers for your bank and credit cards in the unfortunate event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen.
Travel money – The most carefree and economical way to convert currency abroad is usually to make purchases using a major credit card, but before departing for vacations abroad, travellers should check with their bank to see if their ATM card will work in the country they’re planning to visit.
Preserving memories – Take lots of pictures and consider using separate memory cards for digital cameras for each location. Keep a journal of your travels. It doesn’t have to be long – a few sentences about each day’s events or even a series of short blurbs about noteworthy things you’ve seen or done will keep those memories from fading.
Plan ahead – Buying tickets in advance to local attractions or tours often saves precious time. For things that weren’t planned in advance, use the resort’s concierge.