On these cold, snowy days in Kentucky I am longing for tropical breezes and sunshine! What better time to plan our honeymoon??!!
Since we were pretty much snowed in yesterday, Brandon and I started researching honeymoon spots and weighing our pros and cons for each location. Where do you begin, you may ask?? We started with deciding what kind of trip we want...a relaxing, tropical get-away where we can lay on the beach with a few good books and not worry about anything other than what fruity daiquiri to try next or where to eat that night. There are lots of options out there depending on what type honeymoon you want. We won't have more than a week due to his work schedule and mine with Twirl, so somewhere far, far away isn't ideal for us. We are sticking with somewhere within a 4-5 hour flight so the relaxation can begin right away! That being said, we will end up in either Mexico or the Caribbean!
There are TONS of great options out there for helping you plan if you are doing it on your own. You can always go the Sandals All-Inclusive route - they have tons of great locations and know how to treat honeymooners. My best friend just went to Sandals St. Lucia and loved every minute of it. There are usually local representatives you can speak with about different options and they will help tailor your trip to exactly what you want.
Travelzoois another great website for deals on trips. Yesterday I found a trip to Playa del Carmen Mexico to a great resort for a heck of a deal! I also found a 6 day trip to the Amalfi coast of Italy for an unbelievable price. If we had more time, believe me we would be in Italy! My suggestion if you find any hotel on a deal website like this is to look it up on TripAdvisor and read the traveler reviews on everything. You can usually get a good feel of how the resort will treat you, how the food is, etc. That way you can make an informed decision on your trip. Expedia and Orbitz usually are a big help when looking for deals as well.
In the end, it just comes down to what you and your fiance want out of the Honeymoon experience. You can make any budget work and have a fabulous trip!
Bridesmaid Tip: Sign up for Travelzoo or other travel website "Deals of the Week" to keep your eyes open for deals to send your bride for her honeymoon. Any little bit of help is welcomed when trying to plan everything.