We love any kind of travel roundup that involves “once-in-a-lifetime” locations—you know, the breathtaking, bucket list-type places that most people only dream of one day visiting. Not only are they a gorgeous distraction from whatever we’re working on, but they’re a particularly great source of honeymoon inspiration. (As we’ve said before, if there’s ever a time to take a trip of a lifetime, your honeymoon would be it.)
We could go on and on—and we often do—about all of the amazing hotels there are in the world and how perfect they are for your far-flung honeymoon. On any given day you can find us drooling over gorgeous accommodations in Italy, South Africa and Thailand, but the truth is, the good ol’ USA has plenty of fantastic options, too.
Now, you might not want to spend your ‘moon stateside (which we totally understand), but there’s no reason why you can’t use your bachelorette party—or maybe a pre-wedding getaway?—as an excuse to explore our country’s most luxurious hotels.
We’ve told you all about Honeyfund—the crowdfunding website/app that lets you fill your wedding wish list with honeymoon experiences—and what a great option it is for couples who want to forgo (or supplement) the traditional big box registries for something a bit more personal and experiential. We love the idea, and even more so now that they’ve debuted a new, super-convenient feature: The universal registry tool allows Honeyfund couples to combine all of their registries into one neat and organized place.
Doesn’t this picture make you want to drop what you’re doing, pack up your swimsuits and jet off to paradise? We certainly wouldn’t mind relocating to St. Lucia for a bit—those shaded seating areas would make for a lovely little office; just hook us up with some Wifi and we’ll gladly blog from there. (A girl can dream, right?)
You know how we feel about Pinterest: It’s the ultimate rabbit hole/time suck/where-did-my-entire-day-go distraction, but considering the sheer amount of gorgeous wedding inspiration it offers, what can we say? We love it. You’ll often find us scouring the site for décor ideas—like floral arrangements, table settings, and hair and makeup looks—but we realized that Pinterest also works well as a resource for your honeymoon research.
We’ve been seeing a whole lot of honeymoon suite roundups these days, each one showcasing the best of the best accommodations for newlyweds in search of the ultimate luxury getaway. We’ve shared with you a handful of dreamy options in the Caribbean and a bunch of other romantic rooms from around the world, and now we’ve got even more possibilities to show you!
I’ve confessed to you before that packing is not my strong suit, and I’m sure many of you will agree that sometimes it seems nearly impossible to not take your entire wardrobe with you on vacation. (Case in point: When I took a 5-day trip to Turks & Caicos last year, my walk-in closet at the resort was practically filled; I only wore a fraction of what I brought, of course.)
Each time I write up any sort of inspirational honeymoon post, I find myself in awe of the amazing places this world has to offer. There’s so much beauty to see and experience, which only makes choosing a destination for your post-nuptial getaway all the more difficult.
When we write the honeymoon features for each of our print issues, we always include a section that details the best time of year to travel to that particular location. Oftentimes we mention the destination’s peak tourist season (these months usually have the nicest weather), that way you’ll know right off the bat if it’s a possibility for your post-nuptial getaway.
But, truth be told, there are plenty of reasons to book your trip during a destination’s off-season as well: Less crowds and lower prices are just a few of the perks (plus, off-peak doesn’t always mean bad weather). It’s just a matter of doing your research, and finding the places that are worthy of an off-season visit.
If the thought of planning every detail of your honeymoon has you a bit overwhelmed, you’ll love this news: Travel + Leisure just made it possible to book your entire trip with just a single click. They’ve teamed up with the travel company Black Tomato to create T+L Journeys, a series of pre-planned vacations to places all over the world.