Best trip of your life? It can be! Even off of the heels of a chaotic ceremony, your honeymoon will likely be one of the most relaxing and memorable vacations you ever take. But, where do you start? Take these tips into consideration to help you get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
Pick a Place
This could be the hardest part, because the options are limitless. If you and your partner are having trouble deciding where to go, each write down your top five or ten choices. Chances are, one or a few might overlap. If you do not have any places that overlap, look for some common ground in the ones that you listed. Are they beachy? foreign? urban? From there, you can find a compromise.
Get Tickets Early
Once you pick a place, book it as soon as you can. Nothing is worse than getting your heart set on something that falls through because of lack of planning. The last thing you are going to want to be worrying about when your day approaches is whether the hotel for your honeymoon still has openings. This also goes for plays, concerts, reservations, etc. If you are planning to see the sights, get on top of buying tickets sooner rather than later.
Chances are, you (or someone you know) will know someone who has been to your destination. Take some time to talk to them about their experience. What are the musts and must nots of that region? What is something they wish they had packed? Are there any restaurants that they loved? Do not be shy to ask around. If he or she had a great experience (or what’s more, a bad experience), then chances are, they are happy to share. Learn from the triumphs and mistakes of others.
Set a Budget
Yup. Our favorite “b” and “f” words… budget and finances. Just like a normal trip, money will be a good issue to handle up front. The bright side of going somewhere outside of the country, though, is that sometimes the cost for activities can be lower than in the United States. Take Thailand, for example. It can be a steep price to get there, but once you arrive, the cost of living is fairly low. So, that sailboat tour might be within your budget when you crunch the numbers after all.
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