Some of the most picturesque and romantic honeymoons happen not on a powdery stretch of Caribbean sand, but at a destination with a different kind of vista: mountains. There's something so peaceful yet invigorating about being in that kind of natural setting, drenched in fresh, clean air and with a sense of adventure around every turn.
As part of our Insiders' Guide to the Globe series, we interviewed seven fashion and travel bloggers who've turned crisscrossing continents into their (enviable) jobs. With more than 15 million combined Instagram followers, safe to say these ladies are posting from the hottest destinations. But where would they want their passports stamped when it comes time for a romantic vacay?
The honeymoon is a much-needed respite after months of wedding prep. For many couples, it's also the trip of a lifetime - the first long, exotic trip you'll take together. While it sounds heavenly, the task of honeymoon planning (on top of wedding planning) can get stressful. We talked to travel experts to get insider knowledge on how to plan a honeymoon that's low on stress and big on savings.
Looking for the best Hawaii honeymoon resorts? The Hawaiian Islands are a top honeymoon destination for good reason: The beaches are palm lined and gorgeous, with frothy white-capped waves that lure surfers from around the world. The attitude is chill and laid-back in a way that's alluring to vacationers as they strive to shake off their everyday lives and just relax.
Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007. Here, she's revealing the top reasons why couples may want to wait to head out on their honeymoon. I got an interesting "Ask Sandy" request on my website from a Mother of the Groom who wanted to know the destination wedding etiquette for how long brides and grooms must stay at a wedding destination to entertain their guests after their actual wedding ceremony and reception.
As you budget for your wedding, things can get complicated, especially if multiple parties (parents, grandparents, the bride and groom) are helping to foot the bill. One question in particular: who pays for the honeymoon? It's easy to get lost in planning the where and when, but first things first. You need to find out who's writing the check.
As part of our "Insiders' Guide to the Globe" series, we interviewed seven fashion and travel bloggers who've turned crisscrossing continents into their (enviable) job. With more than 15 million combined Instagram followers, safe to say these ladies are posting from the hottest destinations. But where would they stamp their passports when it's time for a romantic vacay?
As part of our Insiders' Guide to the Globe series, we interviewed seven fashion and travel bloggers who've turned crisscrossing continents into their (enviable) jobs. With more than 15 million combined Instagram followers, it's safe to say these ladies are posting from the hottest destinations. But where would they have their passports stamped when it's time for a romantic vacay?
It's no secret that planning a wedding and a honeymoon at the same time will make you (and your bank account) want to cry out "HELP!" If you're thinking about how to save money for honeymoon travel, you'll be happy to know that there are many ways to decrease the overall cost of a honeymoon and get the most bang for your buck.
0:56 The 10 Most Romantic Destinations in the World Picking the perfect honeymoon is no easy feat-countless romantic destinations, endless hotel options, limited vacation time and the struggle-is-real challenge of finding the perfect place to please both you and your new spouse. Where to begin? Well, right here.
If you and your main squeeze think a breathtaking beach is the definition of honeymoon happiness, then you already know you have a lot of choices. The world is huge, and literally covered in oceans and sand. So how do you narrow things down? Cost, accessibility, travel time, and risk (think Zika) should all come into play.
Congrats, you're married! The best news? Wedding planning has come to a stuttering halt and you're free to thoroughly enjoy your honeymoon. No matter how many times you've traveled or how many passport stamps you've collected over the years, the first time you board a plane as a married couple, you'll still be radiating that bridal glow from takeoff to landing.
Barcelona's nightlife and restaurant scene may seem like Spain's answer to romance, but Madrid is quickly proving the capital can be just as romantic with its palaces and rose-filled parks. Spend your Spanish honeymoon strolling through Madrid's cafГ©-lined streets and toasting to your newlywed status on rooftop bars at sunset with flutes of Cava, Spanish champagne.
After the whirlwind of your dream wedding weekend, all you want to do is run away with the love of your life and bask in this new stage of your journey together. But just like the big day, the honeymoon requires a plan and a budget-two things you might not agree on at first. One of the toughest challenges with the honeymoon is matching both of your expectations without spending just as much as you did on the wedding.
With its luxury resorts and romantic restaurants, Maui may be the most obvious honeymoon destination in the Aloha State, but Kauai-the least developed of the Hawaiian islands-retains a wild sense of adventure. The Garden Isle brims with lush rainforests, gushing waterfalls, mighty mountains, and pristine beaches.
The Maldives have topped honeymooners' wish lists for years, in no small part thanks to the many celebrities who have vacationed there with their own significant others-Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey, Kate Moss, BeyoncГ©, and even Kate Middleton have all visited the archipelago for romantic trips (remember when Kim Kardashian famously lost a $75,000 diamond earring there after then-fiancГ© Kris Humphries threw her into the water?
If you're looking for an unexpected-yet-romantic honeymoon hideaway, look no further than Nayara Springs in Costa Rica. The award-winning, five-star hotel has landed a spot on our annual Brides Honeymoon Awards for years, and it's no surprise why. This luxe resort is located in Arenal Volcano National Park, which is home to one of the world's highest concentrations of tropical plants and wildlife.
You've decided to visit Italy this summer. Fantastico! Few countries compare to the beauty and charisma of this boot-shaped nation with its rocky coastal towns, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming villages. Now comes the hard part. Where exactly will you go? The good news is there's no wrong answer.
Where to stay on the big night? That is the question! Whether you're a local or a destination bride, this is a decision you and your fiancГ© will eventually have to make and one that obviously can't wait until the last minute. Before you get a room, though, you'll want to take these six factors into consideration.
From Tokyo to New York City to Sydney to Rome, there are some seriously great foodie destinations around the world. But what if the bustle of a major metropolis isn't quite what you had in mind for your honeymoon? These seven locations have some serious culinary chops PLUS all of the trappings of a great honeymoon destination: a romantic setting, honeymoon-worthy hotels and plenty of ways to relax and connect with your new spouse.
After all that wedding planning and the whirlwind wedding day, it's finally time to relax, breathe, and bask in the glow of newly wedded bliss on your honeymoon! One thing many newlyweds don't realize is their prime position for perks and special treatment. With these eight honeymoon hotel upgrade tips, you can take full advantage of your newlywed status!