Destination: Iceland! Your Ticket Back to European Vacation

Great news for all of you newly vaccinated adventurers out there. Your summer European vacation is back on! Iceland, one of our absolute favorite European destinations, has reopened and is welcoming vaccinated Americans back to experience their epic offerings and one-of-a-kind sights. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect destination to be Read More

6 Tips for Sleeping Well on Vacation

One of the last things people may consider when planning their dream vacation is sleep. We envision sandy beaches, excellent meals, and seeing the sights. But we don’t really think about getting quality sleep. However, sleep will almost certainly play a tremendous role in your happiness and level of enjoyment Read More

The Awaken Travels Destination Wedding Checklist

Here at Awaken Travels, we realize that planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task. But, it isn’t all that different from planning any other wedding, and we have a strategy. If you take it in phases, and focus on the tasks at hand, you can do it! After Read More

Budgeting Tips For Your 2021 Travel Plans

Many of us had our travel plans put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic. We empathize with wanderlusters who were deprived of opportunities to explore last year. However, a new year has begun and hope is on the horizon for many as the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed. Read More

6 Tips For Enjoying Long-Haul Flights

Do you dream of visiting Tokyo for the Olympics? Or are you planning on the most romantic getaway in Fiji? We think both are excellent choices, but we often hear travelers voice a concern: those destinations require a long-haul flight, and maybe even two. While it is not exactly everyone’s Read More

February Wedding, Bridal, and Honeymoon Trends

Bridal Guide recommends options for Destination Weddings in Vermont and the Florida Keys and Key West. Plus, it suggests ideas for elopement destinations and for writing perfect thank-you notes. WeddingBells.ca shares tips for first-look photos. How will COVID continue to affect romance travel in 2021 and beyond? BRIDES posted two Read More

5 Destinations We Can’t Wait to Visit Again

At Awaken Travels we have sat down and put together our dream list of destinations to return to after this whole pandemic thing has ended. We don’t know exactly when these places are opening, some are even open today. Some may be a bit. Regardless, we like to dream just Read More

Top Destination Wedding Tips from Couples

By now you know we’re huge fans of destination weddings. Jet-setting off to a far flung location to marry your forever partner is a fairytale come true for some. Not every couple feels this way and we agree that having a destination wedding isn’t for everyone. It does take some Read More

How to be a Happy Camper

Whether on a Norwegian fjord, a Slovenian lake, or in your local state park, camping is a perfect way to get in touch with nature. You get the opportunity to slow life down and experience the beauty around you. Whether it will just be you and your special someone, or Read More

6 Tips for Planning a Last-Minute Vacation

Maybe you just had the worst week ever. Perhaps you received one too many emails that tested your patience and you are so over all of it. Or maybe something fantastic just happened and you simply cannot wait to celebrate. For many reasons, planning a vacation at the very last Read More