April bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

BRIDES suggests options for unique honeymoons: cruises, Kenya, and filming locations from the “Game of Thrones” TV series. Martha Stewart Weddings highlights five reasons why you don’t need to leave the United States to have a fantastic honeymoon. We love all of the ideas in this article. Our own backyard really does have so much to offer. No passport required. This writer tackles work-related wedding and honeymoon questions (e.g., must you invite your boss to your wedding?) BRIDES also covers their best tips for perfectly executing a destination proposal. VOGUE highlights the eight wedding dress trends from the spring 2020 Read More

The Best Activities for a Family Vacation in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a treasure-trove destination for couples and families alike full of wonderful discoveries. The country is incredibly travel-friendly and easy to navigate which makes it a great destination whether it’s your first trip abroad or the 20th. This charming country that borders the North Sea has deep history to learn from, delicious food, cheese and wine to indulge in and plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy. We especially love the Netherlands for a family vacation because of the huge emphasis on healthy family life which leads to some great attractions for every age. Did we Read More

10 essential honeymoon-worth books

Wedding day has come and gone. All of the bobby pins perfectly holding your hair in place now lay on your bathroom counter. Family has gone back home. Your dress is getting dry cleaned. Friends are slowly posting pictures from the perfect day that everyone is still buzzing about. Unforgettable, indeed. But now, at long last, it’s honeymoon time. Time to relax and unwind – time to forget about every last-minute detail you had to make a decision about. Bliss is just around the corner. Once your suitcase is packed, be sure to slip in some of these books to Read More

You may never want to stay in a hotel again

Most of us who love to travel get a kick out of unique and novel experiences — it’s part of travels endless appeal, after all. Around any corner can be a completely unexpected, new, and fun surprise. Seasoned travelers are often searching out new places –  trying to find “the next” best beach, mountain, urban, or rural destination. One of the easiest ways to find these yet-to-be-discovered gems is to look for novel and quirky accommodations. Travelers might spend months planning transportation, sightseeing, or must-try food — but the default lodging is often a typical hotel. And there’s nothing wrong Read More

Romance Destination: Norway

Have you ever considered your next romantic destination to be Norway? If you answered no, I’m here to change your mind. Norway offers unforgettably romantic experiences in a country known for its natural beauty. The country has something for everyone whether your idea of romantic is champagne in the hot tub under the Northern Lights, a quiet night in watching the snowfall by the fireplace, or skiing after dinner under the summer midnight sun – Norway is something special. All around you’ll find romance with your special someone. Here are some ideas for your unforgettable time in Norway. For the Read More

15 tips for the best vacation ever at Tokyo Disney Resort

If you’ve been to a Disney theme park before, you know what I mean when I say Disney vacations are unforgettably incredible experiences. Tokyo Disney Resort certainly follows suit. But with extra pixie dust. The Tokyo Disney Resort is not just an amusement park, it’s a cultural experience. Tokyo Disney Resort is home to numerous attractions unique to only the Tokyo parks, and Tokyo loves their Disney parks. Get ready to sit next an elderly couple on the roller coaster that does a 360. Be prepared to wear some form of Mickey ears otherwise you’ll be the odd man out Read More

How to Legally Get Married Abroad

A destination wedding can be the most romantic way to begin your marriage. It’s adventurous and exciting for everyone involved, whether it’s an intimate gathering with immediate family or the party of the year for your two hundred closest friends. Arranging a destination wedding can definitely be a huge part of this excitement – picking the stunning beach venue, the most beautiful spa for the ladies to visit, the charming hotel for your favorites to stay in. Although it can take some time, the reward is intangible. As with seemingly everything involved with adulting, a destination wedding has a few Read More

Five Must-Have Items to Add to Your Packing List

You’re preparing for your next trip – like the one you’re getting ready for to visit relatives for Thanksgiving – and you’ve got your packing list in hand. The suitcase is open on the bed, and you’re going down the list of everything you’ll need to take on your trip. Sandals? Check. Wind breaker? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Duct tape? Wait….what? Yup.  That’s right. You read that correctly. A small roll of duct tape takes up a tiny bit of space but can save your tuchas in about a million different ways. Patch a tear in your shoes, jacket, or trusty Read More

7 Essential Steps in Choosing a Travel Destination

Whether you are travelling for leisure, education, or whatever you have in mind, you would want your trip to be a success. Of course, everything should start with the most ideal destination. However, choosing the best place where you will be spending your holiday amongst the many options out there can be overwhelming. Sometimes, your spirit is already willing to go, but you do not know exactly where you should go. You do not have to fret, though. Even seasoned travellers could find themselves in the same predicament. What’s important here is to be sharp in planning your trip. Here Read More

Travel Tips Quarterly

    Like our tips? Forward to a friend!   Trusted Tips from Your Travel Advisor at Awaken Travels Over 25 million people will take a cruise this year, and while these numbers are staggering, so is what the cruise industry is doing to attract and accommodate this growing, and increasingly demanding, clientele. Ships are larger and more spectacular than ever before, and with even the most budget-friendly cruise lines offering tiered service and an impressive list of amenities, what does it mean to take a luxury cruise these days? Of course, the definition of luxury is highly subjective, but Read More