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

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

6 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding

Deciding what to have for dinner is hard. So many elements go into the decision: time available for cooking, ingredients in the fridge, which picky family members will be eating the meal, and general interest in cooking dinner at all. This is much like wedding planning. But so much bigger! Read More

January Bridal, Wedding, and Honeymoon Headlines

BRIDES explains the dos and don’ts of “leave-no-trace elopements” and “sequel weddings” Bridal Guide suggests options for Destination Weddings in Charlottesville, Va. Destination I Do offers low-maintenance makeup tips for beach brides   WeddingBells.ca gathers the top wedding flower trends for 2021 BRIDES shares 2021 Wedding Menu trends Huffpost shares Read More

Destinations for Your Winter 2021 Honeymoon

It may seem like a lot of the world is closed to tourism these days, and you’re confined to your home. But many of our absolute favorite destinations are open and ready to offer you the winter honeymoon of your dreams! Stick around and we’ll introduce you to some of Read More

Where to go for Christmas Vacation 2020

Crispy autumn leaves are falling and the grocery store shelves are stocked with everything pumpkin spice. That can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming quickly! This year has miraculously flown by but also gone as slow as a sloth in the Costa Rican jungle. But ready or not, Christmas Read More

October Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

Bridal Guide suggests romantic U.S. places for elopements. The publication rounded up modern twists on popular Jewish wedding traditions and this interesting look at how wedding dresses are made nowadays. WeddingBells.ca lists reasons why couples should consider eloping (plus, this focus on a Bahamas resort run by two HGTV stars). Read More

Where Americans Can Travel Right Now

We all could use a vacation right now. You may think there aren’t a lot of options available for international travel, but you might just be surprised. At the time of writing there are currently 61 countries open with no restrictions to travel for US citizens and a further 92 Read More

Destination: Costa Rica

Good news for the wanderlust traveler! Costa Rica is opening its door to all US citizens beginning on November 1 entering from all three of the country’s international airports. With a large draw of the country being its outdoor and activities in nature, this is a great destination for keeping Read More