4 of The Best Places to Vacation in Portugal

We spent countless days last year dreaming of returning to Europe, and now our wishes are coming true. Some of our favorite gems of Europe are found in Portugal, which happens to be open to US tourists again. To celebrate and inspire, we put together a roundup of ideas for Read More

4 Places to Find the Best Overwater Bungalows

Overwater Bungalows are some of the most incredible accommodations. Just the idea of overwater bungalows conjure some of the best travel dreams and sometimes memories in the hearts of people the world over. We’ve absolutely planned entire vacations based only on staying in an overwater bungalow at Awaken Travels. We Read More

4 Spots to Visit Now That Italy is open to Americans

Italian is back on the menu! Great news for those dreaming of an Italian honeymoon this summer! Or perhaps even a destination wedding in the heart of Italian wine country. Maybe simply a vacation to celebrate the year ahead and the year we’re all anxious to put behind us. Whatever Read More

The Ultimate Babymoon Vacation

Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family! One of the most exciting moments of your life is just a few months away. And perhaps the most sleep deprived. But regardless, we hope you’re ecstatic and can’t wait for this wonderful and joyous occasion. Aside from the showers and parties, 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

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