Why Engagement Travel Makes for the Perfect Romantic Story

From the moment a person realizes they’ve found their soulmate, a little voice begins to pop up. For some it is only from time to time, for others it’s more of a constant. Everyone wonders, what is the absolute perfect proposal? It has to be memorable, romantic, and for many, 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

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

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

5 Tips for an Incredible Micro-Wedding

This year has thrown us all off. Plans canceled, flights canceled, learning how to work from home while being a home-school teacher, chef, and entertainment coordinator. It’s been a heck of a year. But one trend we love that has come from this chaotic year is the micro-wedding. They’ve always Read More

Your Custom Vacation in Fiji: Namale Resort and Spa

One of the most common questions we get from travelers is, “How do I choose where to go on vacation?!” The options are honestly overwhelming. Take into account time of year, weather, budget, distance/travel time to get to a given location (3 layovers? really?), and it all becomes a little Read More

July Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

Destination I Do recommends “must have” clothing items for honeymooning brides. Due to Covid-19, microweddings and minimonies may be here to stay … and, this New York Times article concurs. Bridal Guide shares ideas for making small weddings spectacular – plus, it’s collected great suggestions for beach weddings and this Read More