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Planning the Perfect Honeymoon

Aug 17, 2007
If you've ever been married, then you probably know exactly how stressful and time consuming it can be planning the wedding. So once it's all over, you deserve to relax and do very little, so that you can recuperate. Getting married is a great excuse for taking a vacation, so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity! The tough part is deciding where to go. It seems there are lots of destinations that specialize in honeymooners, and there are plenty of other romantic destinations too.

Get the Best From Your Honeymoon Vacations

One great way to get some extra special service is to let people know you're honeymooners, either when booking or upon arrival. It's amazing how people will bend over backwards to make honeymooners feel comfortable, and after what you've just been through, you deserve to be spoiled! Mind you, it's possible to cut down the amount of hassle involved in planning a wedding by taking advantage of a recent development - wedding packages. This involves choosing a tropical paradise, having your wedding there and then staying for a week or two to have a honeymoon. These packages can be quite comprehensive, taking care of everything for you and your guests, and are available at many of the world's best honeymoon vacation spots.

Some Honeymood Vacation Ideas

You need to put some thought into where you want to go for your honeymoon vacation, and what you want to do. A lot of people realize that they're probably going to want to do little more than put their feet up and relax, and so choose somewhere like Fiji or Hawaii. All they need to do is relax in the sun and do nothing more strenuous than apply tanning lotion. You might prefer something a little more active, but remember - nobody wants to have a broken leg on his or her honeymoon, so you might want to give things like skiing a miss. Perhaps you'd rather just travel to a romantic city, Paris or Venice, for example, and spend your days strolling around admiring the beautiful architecture and other sights.

Another option is to go on a cruise for your honeymoon vacation. Cruise ships nowadays are incredibly luxurious, more like a floating hotel than a boat, so it's possible to live in the lap of luxury without lifting a finger. All you need to do is choose a beautiful location, then sit back and relax. You don't even have to go onshore when the ship docks if you don't want to.

How to Decide Where to Go

Of course, it's always important to sit down together and decide what sort of honeymoon you want. There's no point booking a cruise as a surprise if you find out your new spouse gets seasick even thinking about the ocean! Talk about what you want from your honeymoon - do you want to relax, explore somewhere new, go somewhere familiar, sample a luxury hotel. Once you know what both of you want, then you can work together to find a vacation that will satisfy both of you, even if you have to compromise a little on a day to day basis once you get there. Maybe she can relax by the pool while he goes parasailing.

How about a Second Honeymoon

If you've already been married for years, why let the newlyweds have all the fun? Organize a second honeymoon, and you can enjoy the fun and relaxation of a honeymoon vacation too.
About the Author
Steve Dolan is a travel expert who loves to help arrange honeymoons. Click on Honeymoon Vacations to find out more. Check out our sister site Cheap Airfare and Cheap Tickets for discount airfares.
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