Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Timeline

Planning the trip of a lifetime can be a bit overwhelming –and that’s why we’ve created this handy honeymoon planning timeline just for you! You’re welcome. 😉

The Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Timeline

10+ Months Before Honeymoon: Your Budget & Wishlist
Decide what the two of you can afford and nail down a honeymoon budget range so you can narrow down your options. You’ll also want to determine the type of honeymoon you’re looking for –whether it’s tropical and relaxing or active and adventurous. We also suggest selecting your top three destinations and determining places that are definitely out.

9 Months Before Honeymoon: Contact a Travel Pro
As mentioned in our “Tips for Planning a Honeymoon” blog, definitely use a honeymoon expert (that’s us!) to help you do the planning. We’ve been to a majority of fabulous properties ourselves and can provide you with numerous suggestions at the very best prices.

6 Months Before the Honeymoon: Travel Documents
Make sure your passport or visa is up-to-date, as well as any medical paperwork you might need. You’ll also want to make sure you get vaccinated depending on the country you’re visiting.

3 Months Before the Honeymoon: Activities
Now would be a great time to start planning your honeymoon itinerary! This includes everything from activities and excursions, to spa and restaurant reservations, tour bookings, transportation, and more. The best part? We’ll help you with all of that!

2 Months Before the Honeymoon: Shopping
Plan on getting a little shopping out of the way so you don’t have to run around looking for a new bathing suit come wedding time. This also includes any travel gear you’ll need like a duffle bag or suitcases or even electronics like a new set of headphones for your flight.

2 Weeks Before the Honeymoon: Final Checks
It’s getting down to the wire! Make sure you have all your paperwork, travel documents, and airfare in order. We also suggest making copies of your passport, exchanging your currency and begin packing so you’re not scrambling at the last-minute.

Day Before the Honeymoon: Ready to Go!
Yes! The honeymoon is finally here! The day before, you’ll need to check in for your flights, print your boarding passes, and make sure your carry-on has anything important in there like medication, your passport, and valuables.

Well, there you have it –the ultimate honeymoon planning timeline! To start planning yours today, click here to connect with a honeymoon travel pro. Happy honeymooning!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

10 Bucket List Destinations for 2020

In search of some travel inspiration for the new year? Then, look no further than these ten bucket list adventures!

10 bucket list destinations for 2020

Bali, Indonesia
Not only does Bali offer great beaches, surf spots, and dozens of natural sites to visit and explore, but its "high-value-for-the-money" ratio is one of the many reasons honeymooners come back year after year! Better add this one to your list!

The Maldives
The Maldives is a uniquely gorgeous island country situated in the Arabian Sea. Experience everything from jet skiing and boating, to spa days and romantic outings. This is the ultimate place for adventure and romance!

Cape Town, South Africa
As one of South Africa’s emerging cities, travelers can enjoy the country’s most spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping views. It also offers visitors some of Africa’s most romantic beaches!

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Most recently seen in the popular “Game of Thrones” tv-series, Dubrovnik also gets its fame for its winding streets, cliffside beach bars and UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town.

Santorini, Greece
Did you know that Santorini is popular among honeymooners for its beautiful beaches, ancient cities, incredible cuisine, and active volcano? Be sure to explore the area’s quaint villages and delectable fresh cuisine for an authentic and exotic adventure!

Hawaiian Islands
When you think “paradise,” nothing else comes to mind quite like Hawaii. Its waters and beaches will mesmerize you the moment you arrive, while its forests and volcanoes are sure to take your breath away. This is a must-see on the exotic destination bucket list!

Cinque Terre, Italy
Colorful villages, cliffside views and sparkling blue waters are the star of the show in Cinque Terre, Italy. Indulge in fresh cuisine at a corner café or hike along the coastline for an experience of a lifetime.

Bora Bora, Tahiti
Ah, it can't get much better than Bora Bora. The lush green mountains and crystal-clear lagoons make this place famous for romance and more romance! Have you ever stayed in an overwater bungalow? Well, this could be your chance because this is where you'll find 'em. The best part? All you have to do is sit back and relax...

Turks and Caicos
For a perfect beach vacation, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Picture sparkling clean water, white sand with no rocks or pollution, and breathtaking boutique hotels scattered along the coastline –perfect for honeymooners or couples looking to unwind.

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Quite possibly one of our favorite destinations in Mexico, the Riviera Maya presents incredible hospitality and service –not to mention the most delectable Mexican cuisine you’ve ever had! It’s filled with numerous resorts of all sorts, making it a fan-favorite for travelers.

Thinking of conquering one (or two) of these incredible destinations next year? Then, message us today for some suggestions and pricing!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Our Favorite Luxury Resorts in Maui

In search of something ultra-luxurious on the most popular island in Hawaii? Then, look no further than these four luxury resorts!

Our Favorite Luxury Resorts in Maui

Montage Kapalua Bay
Nestled on the picture-perfect and tranquil waters of Namalu Bay, Montage Kapalua Bay greets guests with friendly Hawaiian hospitality and true authenticity. Offering 24 acres of tropical paradise, you’ll experience a sense of balance and harmony in one of the most breathtaking settings in Maui. Enjoy a day at the spa, luxurious accommodations, and Hawaiian cuisine at its finest, here!

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
A swanky luxury resort set on 15 beachfront acres of pure beauty!  With regional farm-to-table dining, you can truly immerse yourself in the tropical island culture.  Unique oceanfront villas and swim-out suites offer gorgeous tropical views and access to Mokapu Beach.  The Feast at Mokapu Luau is one meal not to miss!  This exciting culinary experience is set on the shore of Mokapu beach, where guests will experience a real authentic luau.  This lovely resort is pet-friendly, so no need to board your pooch for this vacation!

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
At Four Seasons Maui, you can choose to spend your days exploring the island or unwind in a hideaway-style sanctuary along the breathtaking shore of Wailea Beach. Visitors can enjoy the adults-only infinity pool or bask in the sunshine on the powder-white beach by day and indulge in world-renowned cuisine and entertainment by night. Whatever you decide, Four Seasons Maui will not disappoint!

Fairmont Kea Lani
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on an island oasis where the blue skies, golden-sand, and tropical vegetation are of the norm.  Picture yourself relaxing in the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa with Hawaiian treatments and traditions, or in your large oceanfront villa.  Looking for a more active day?  Here, you’ll find countless swimming pools and water slides, a 24- hour fitness center, or shopping in the lovely boutiques.  Come stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani on the island of Maui, which was voted the “Best Island in the World.”

Interested in receiving a quote for one of these Hawaiian properties? Then, click here to get in touch with us today!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Our Top 6 Unusual Honeymoons for 2020

Want to kick off married life with a unique experience the two of you will cherish forever? Then, keep reading for some inspiration!

Try an African Safari for your honeymoon!

If you want to reconnect yourselves with nature, an African honeymoon will do just that. Step away from the hustle and bustle of your modern life and enjoy the complete seclusion offered in an African safari. Decide if you wish to spend your days filled with adventure on a boat trip or balloon safari or relaxing with a variety of activities like spa treatments, picnics, starlight dinners, and more.

Cape Town
As one of South Africa’s emerging cities, honeymooners can enjoy the country’s most spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping views. Cape Town also offers visitors some of Africa’s most romantic beaches, both on the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, where couples and relax and unwind in complete serenity.

Considered to be rugged, yet breathtakingly beautiful, the Patagonia region of South America checks all the boxes for romance and adventure. In fact, most travelers love it for its famous hiking and camping spots –but don’t let that fool you. Patagonia has plenty of romantic accommodations for couples who still want to experience the utmost luxury.

The Vaadhoo Islands, an inhabited island in the Maldives, offers some truly unique experiences to honeymooners. One worth mentioning includes a bioluminescence that can only be seen in the waters surrounding the island at night. It’s no doubt you and your new husband or wife will find it magical.

Known for its perfect combination of rich culture and city life, Vietnam is a great destination for honeymooners looking for a more budget-friendly option with plenty of activities. Take a motorbike from the North to South ends for a little adventure or get lost until you make your way to some of the area’s hidden gems.

Want to learn more about one of these unusual honeymoon destinations? Then, click here to request a quote!