Honeymoon -- Savvy Travelling
a wedding can be wonderfully good but oh-so-exhausting and emotionally
draining. So, once the ring is on your finger and the wedding
cake is cut and good-byes to out-of-town relatives complete, you
and your sweetie will definitely want a holiday away from the
For this memorable trip, Journeywoman
asks that you tuck away your solo traveller's mentality. Being
on the road as part of a couple-in-love involves a slightly different
planning strategy. To begin, be aware of pitfalls that can make
your holiday together less than perfect. Correct them and then
go out and have fun, fun, fun!
for two, input from two...
carefully about the type of holiday you "both" want.
This is certainly not the time for compromise -- your
honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime for each
of you. Chatting about your travel dreams and researching
destinations together can be very rewarding -- so have
lots of fun doing it. A word of caution -- don't try
to accomplish everything by yourselves. Once your destination,
style of holiday, and budget have been worked out, find
a savvy travel agent who can take care of all the many
details for you. You'll both be working hard enough
getting the actual wedding logistics taken care of.
spend too much...
not to over extend yourselves financially. If your budget
doesn't allow for it easily, then why plan a month-long
holiday abroad at the most expensive hotels? A shorter
trip at a ski lodge closer to home can be just as enjoyable
in its own way and then there's no extra debts to stress
about when you get back home. Perhaps, instead of a
Wedding Shower you can have a Honeymoon Shower where
guests offer a gift of money towards your special time
away. Remember, there's always all those other more
expensive honeymoons to look forward to -- your 1st
anniversary celebration in London, 2nd in Paris, 3rd
in Rome. Then there's Disneyland with the kids. Ain't
your specialized research...
that you know exactly where you're going, try using
for getting specialized travel info in the city or country
you're travelling to. Connect with a "HERmail woman
who loves to travel" at your destination -- find out
about things like weather conditions, whether you need
to pack a heavy coat, romantic restaurants she enjoys,
specialty shopping, etc. Tell her you're planning your
honeymoon. You know how "girls" are about love. She
won't be able to resist helping.
matter what type of holiday you choose, pack carefully
and lightly. Both you and your husband should have no
more than one bag and one carry-on each. Travel is a
whole lot easier and less tiring if you don't have excess
luggage to contend with. It's safer too -- you always
have one hand free, you're not struggling with bags,
and thieves will not pick you out as easy victims.
Honeymoon Packing System...
are not perfect and bags are often misrouted or sometimes
lost. That's not an impossible problem when you're travelling
with your husband. Simply use the Journeywoman Honeymoon
Packing System. That means packing should be done along
with your partner. Each suitcase should contain half
of his things and half of your things. Now you're safe!
If one bag is lost or stolen each of you will still
have enough of your travel items to begin your holiday
with ease. P.S. While you're in sharing mode, make sure
that the two of you exchange ATM cards as well. Now
you can carry your credit card and his bank card and
vice-versa. If either one of your cards is lost or stolen
you won't have the kind of money crisis that can ruin
your honeymoon. Hurrah for being married!
have eyes only for each other...
this scenario. You were married just last night. This
morning you're at the airport checking in for your honeymoon
flight. Chances are the two of you only have eyes for
each other. Big mistake! Stay alert! Airports are where
a great many robberies take place. Remember to keep
your luggage cart in front of you -- never hold it behind
you as you're checking in and making your seat selections.
Bags can disappear in an instant and you'll never see
it happening. And, if you are walking around the airport
with your carry-on bags on the cart, tie the bags to
the cart with one of your scarves. Hubby will think
you're oh-so-clever, and we dare thieves to grab your
possession when you're not paying full attention.
well do you know your fiancee?...
next tip is not fun to think about but it's very important.
I'll bet you can go on and on about the exact color
of your new husband's eyes and what he likes to eat
for breakfast. Yet, do you know what his blood type
is, his doctor's telephone number, the antibiotics he
is allergic to? Nobody goes off on a honeymoon expecting
to be very ill or to be involved in a serious mishap.
Unfortunately in the real world accidents do happen
and the two of you should make sure that you know all
these details to ensure the best emergency care possible.
love-ly hints about "Married Cards", "Our Home Shopping Notebooks",
cybercafes, and creating honeymoon nostalgia....