There’s nothing more romantic than jetting off to a faraway destination with your newlywed husband. He’s the love of your life and this is the vacation of a lifetime, the one that seals the marriage with a beautiful setting away from everyone else. But like any trip away, travelling can be stressful, especially if you come across common travel bloopers such as getting lost, losing your luggage, missing a bus/train/plane, or simple forgetting to pack something essential.
If you want to keep your honeymoon as stress-free as possible, plan smart and follow these tips:
- Plan Ahead
Don’t leave your honeymoon plans until the last minute. Plan far in advance to make sure that you have plenty of time for everything else.
- Book a Tropical Wedding
Get married abroad and you won’t have very far to go for your honeymoon. Book a luxury wedding package with a trusted company such as Tropical Sky and you won’t have to worry about flights times the morning after.
- Get Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is essential for everyone. But when it’s your honeymoon, it’s even more vital if you want to have a stress-free time. Make sure you are covered wherever you go and always read the small print.
- Consider Hiring a Car
Although public transport can be handy, it can sometimes be stressful when trains or buses are late (or if you miss your alarm and sleep in!). Why not hire a car so you can go about your honeymoon at your own leisurely pace? The freedom of driving may even inspire some spontaneity during your trip.
- Get a Guide Book
Even if you aren’t generally a guide book user, you should definitely consider buying a book for your honeymoon. Time is precious so it’s important to organize your time wisely. Some of the best guide books include Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.
- Research Restaurants
Food is such a huge part of taking a vacation. It can make or break an entire travel experience so researching restaurants before you travel is definitely recommended. Read up on travel guides and travel books for the hidden gems that no-one else has discovered yet.
- Leave Time for Beauty
Before you jet off, it’s important to leave some time for beauty treatments. Every girl wants to look and feel perfect on her honeymoon – so make sure you book yourself in for a manicure, eyebrow wax, bikini wax or hair appointment the week before you fly.
- Plan Your Budget
Never leave home without enough money to cover your vacation. If your cash flow is tight, a great way to pay for the honeymoon is to add elements of the trip to your wedding gift list.