June bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

WeddingBells.ca offers advice for planning honeymoons in Hong Kong – along with tips for eco-friendly weddings Wine Enthusiast suggests five honeymoon destinations for wine lovers Forbes picks the world’s most secluded honeymoon destinations Beyond destination wedding photographers, there are now honeymoon photographers, according to the New York Times This writer collected 26 tweets that capture the absurdity of weddings BRIDES suggests 15 great honeymoon resorts in Hawaii and options for honeymoons in the Turks & Caicos – plus, it lists unique wedding reception ideas that don’t involve dancing and this advice for destination wedding guests who must decline due to Read More

The Five Best Family Activities in Japan

Finding the perfect location to take your family on vacation can be tough. Everyone has different interests, weather preferences, and activity preferences. And there’s always that one family member who decides days before the trip begins that they’re exclusively eating peanut butter (smooth) and raspberry jam (seedless) sandwiches for every meal. No substitutions allowed. It can be overwhelming to get every family member onboard with a vacation and the chosen activities, but Japan truly has something for everyone. Every age, interest, and food preference will find something (or more like dozens) of reasons to fall in love with Japan. Here Read More

The Best Places to Honeymoon in September

September is one of the best months to honeymoon. It’s often the beginning of the slower season for travel with school back in session and most summer weddings over. September weather is a transitional time, but often that means more comfortable temperatures somewhere on the moderate side of warm but before the winter cold sinks in, depending on which side of the equator you’re traveling on. With the globe being so big and the list of potential honeymoon destinations ever growing, it can sometimes feel like throwing a dart at a wall map is the best idea. But we’re here Read More

5 simple steps to the best travel of your life

People always talk about taking their “dream vacation” — the one they’ve been planning to do for 10 years and dreaming about for many more. But largely what people mean when they say “dream vacation” is that every detail of the trip was planned flawlessly, everything went exactly according to plan, and the service and food were stellar. Every detail was perfect down to the tiniest detail. Nothing could have been better.  But what if the key to having the best vacation of your life has just as much to do with how you approach traveling as it does with Read More

Beyond Seattle: The San Juan Islands

Seattle has some obvious “must visit” spots that show up on every list just like most metropolitan cities. There’s that giant needle in the sky: the Space Needle. Of course, you must go see the fishmongers at Pike Place Market do their thing: which is throwing huge fish around like it’s their job. Around the corner from the market is the famous gum wall which is exactly what it sounds like. You can’t miss the absolutely stunning blown glass at the Chihuly Garden and Glass, and there’s the very first Starbuck’s cafe to sip a latte. These locations are all Read More

May bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

Bridal Guide offers 7 tips for the perfect honeymoons. Newsweek suggests the best LGBT honeymoon destinations. BRIDES shares ideas for making weddings less wasteful (plus its picks of the most sustainable wedding venues). In the “Can you believe that?” department, this bride stole her neighbor’s flowers for her wedding – and, this bride gave live goldfish as wedding favors (things didn’t turn out well for the fish). Here’s the newest wedding trend: multiple ceremonies to accommodate different cultural and religious backgrounds. BRIDES offers its picks for the best wellness-focused destination wedding venues – plus, it suggests Botswana as a bucket-list Read More

Seven tips to pick your destination wedding location

Seven continents, 195 countries, and seven oceans in the world. Given this, figuring out where in the world to have your destination wedding can be intimidating, to say the least. Travel guides, blogs, wedding sites, and your best friend’s mom are all giving recommendations of where the best location will be. But ultimately, the decision is entirely up to you and your partner. Having a destination wedding has a whole slew of positives. Unlike a wedding at home, you can control the exclusive guest list better. Often times destination weddings are cheaper, and you can spend more time with loved Read More

The Best Places to Honeymoon in October

It’s no secret wedding planning is involved. One day you find the absolute best photographer and the next day your step-aunt has decided she’s coming with her two children you’ve never met, despite not actually getting formally invited. The reward for all of this, aside from the obvious, is the perfect honeymoon. And you get to be selfish about every choice you make from the destination to the activities, it’s all up to you and your partner and you don’t have to please or take input from anyone else! But if you’re a little stumped about where to take your Read More

Five Things To Do in the First Month of Destination Wedding Planning

Planning your wedding is exciting enough as it is, but planning a destination wedding brings that excitement to a whole ‘nother level. You’re about to start this new chapter in life with the person you love most in the world, and you’re doing so in a place the two of you have always wanted to visit. What more could you ask for? However, it can be tricky to figure out where to even begin with the planning process for an event like this. So, to help you get on the right track, here are a few suggestions for to-dos to Read More

Want to lighten your load? Here are 6 bright ideas

These days, it costs a lot of money to check bags on a flight — even just one bag. Check two or more, and you can easily start racking up fees that are half the price of a plane ticket. Plus, as many international travelers find, that huge suitcase on wheels that rolls effortlessly through airport hallways suddenly becomes a major hassle and backache on uneven, narrow sidewalks, in tiny taxi cabs, or in utterly charming 17th-century hotels with no working elevators. But sometimes it’s tough to break the over-packing habit.   Here are six ideas, ranging from easy-peasy to Read More