BRIDES suggests options for unique honeymoons: cruises, Kenya, and filming locations from the “Game of Thrones” TV series.

Martha Stewart Weddings highlights five reasons why you don’t need to leave the United States to have a fantastic honeymoon. We love all of the ideas in this article. Our own backyard really does have so much to offer. No passport required.

This writer tackles work-related wedding and honeymoon questions (e.g., must you invite your boss to your wedding?)

BRIDES also covers their best tips for perfectly executing a destination proposal.

VOGUE highlights the eight wedding dress trends from the spring 2020 bridal fashion week. We’re especially in love with the high-low dresses that show off the shoes because wedding shoes deserve some extra attention!

Martha Stewart Weddings covers an incredible wedding in Mexico that we all wish we had been invited to. The night before the wedding, the couple and their 175 guests held a Mexican wedding tradition: callejoneada. The couple and guests took to the streets accompanied by a mariachi band and a donkey pulling a cart full of tequila for a parade/dance party/sing-along pre-celebration event. We’re loving the idea of everyone bonding the night before the the wedding at this pre-party to the big event. And the wedding itself was stunning.

What Awaken Travels is loving this April

Travel-worthy sandals

We’re always on the hunt for the best travel sandal. You know, that pair that doesn’t look orthopedic but also isn’t as casual as a beach flip-flop. We’re loving these Chaco Rowan SandalsChacos are notorious for those clunky, outdoors-sport sandals and while those definitely have a function, time, and place, walking around the cobbled streets of Europe for some tapas and wine isn’t one of those. Which is why we’re in love with these sandals that come with the Chaco comfort and durability, but are cute enough and versatile enough to wear on any vacation.

Your new favorite travel tote bag

The Fjallraven Totepack No. 1 hits all the requirements we’re looking for in a travel tote. It’s stylish and comes in a whole slew of color options. It fully zips so you don’t need to worry about someone’s hand slipping in while riding public transportation. It can be worn over the shoulder as a tote or as backpack. It also has a great kangaroo pouch on the front which is essential for airport days when you need paperwork, passports and gum easily accessible. Fjallraven doesn’t mess around with quality so this bag is certainly worth its price tag. It’ll last for years of adventuring.

Where is your next vacation taking you?

We’d love to help you plan the most magical and stress-free vacation! Get in touch with us and we’ll do all the planning. Check out our destination guides for some inspiration. Then just pack your bags and get to the airport. We’ll take care of the rest!

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