Article written by: Nancy M. Songy
Photos: Italy – Lauren Carroll Photography
OH, THE PLACES YOU CAN GO…
Lucienne Gore, President of Town & Country Travel, shares with us some suggestions and tips to make the most of a destination honeymoon. Located in Metairie, Louisiana, Town & Country has been planning the perfect destination for your getaway since 1975.
Whether your choice is a honeymoon package, exotic tropical island vacation, a luxury and adventure cruise, a romantic getaway, safari, or tours, her staff awaits to help make lasting memories.
Finding the perfect spot to spend your honeymoon is an important decision as you embark on your new life together as a married couple. The memories and adventures you share together will last forever. Using your hearts as a map will help in choosing the best destination for you both.
It is recommended to choose a travel agency and begin booking your travel plans a year in advance when possible. Your travel consultant will work with you to find the best type of location you desire within your allotted budget and timeframe. Your destination will then await you!
Booking an all-inclusive resort is the hottest trend for the couple ready to just relax together and enjoy the amenities included in this exclusive setting. Gore shares, “No matter what time of year, the Caribbean islands are the destination of choice by most honeymooners. Sandals Resorts are the most popular all-inclusive destinations and give you the best bang for your buck.” Everything awaits you upon arrival; the romance and relaxation can then become your priority. Sandals has many Caribbean properties to choose from and is perfect for the couple looking for that relaxing romantic beach experience together.
If a luxurious European experience is the dream destination honeymoon you both have in mind, Gore suggests, “Italy’s Tuscan region is the most romantic spot for honeymooners in the world. It’s beauty and Old World charm are enchanting throughout its ancient cities, from the tiniest hamlet, the mystical city of Siena, to the magnificent city of Florence.” Indeed, this is the perfect romantic dream come true.
A romantic honeymoon in Colorado is a popular destination year-round. Aspen is well known for its ski activities and its cobblestoned streets, lined with designer boutiques as well as cherished mom-and-pop emporiums. The slopes are a mere gondola ride away. If you and your special someone are looking to relax and unwind during your honeymoon, a mountain lodge & spa in Vail awaits you. Or you may envision a romantic secluded honeymoon bungalow for the two of you. The lakes, mountains and canyons of Colorado offer many such destinations for honeymooners. As you make memories together surrounded by romantic scenes of the majestic Rocky Mountains, hitting the slopes, strolling together through scenic gardens and paths, or relaxing together beside a warm fireplace, Colorado might be the perfect destination for you.
TOP TEN HONEYMOON PLANNING TIPS
1 – A travel agent can give you a stress-free one-on-one customer service planning experience for your honeymoon.2 – Consider using a honeymoon registry through your travel agency.
3 – Make sure you book your travel plans in your name as it appears on your driver’s license and/or passport.
4 – An all-inclusive resort provides your lodging, meals and entertainment at a fixed price, making it easier to budget your expenses. If you are not choosing this type of destination, carefully set your budget to include extra expenses for those once-in-a-lifetime spontaneous adventures that are sure to arise during your travels together.
5 – Take lots of pictures. You will cherish these when you look back on your honeymoon together.
6 – Plan your relaxation, excursions and luxury pampering in advance.
7 – Eat well, drink well, and don’t feel guilty about it – this is the time to indulge!
8 – Forget about everyone and everything at home. Enjoy each other and live in the moment.
9 – Allow some time back at home before you return to work.
10 – Make memories and consider learning something new together. It’s better to say, “Glad we did that” rather than “Wish we had done that.”