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So you finally tied the knot. All the stress from the wedding ceremony is over, all the months of planning, logistics, hard work and dedication. Finally, you can relax with your spouse, and have the perfect beginning to your new life together. However, you want the romantic trip of a lifetime to be perfect. So, unfortunately, you will need to do just a little bit more planning before you are ready. Below are some tips on how to do just that.
Do your homework.
Everybody is different. Some people want a wild and adventurous honeymoon, filled with activities and just general moving about. Others want a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. Some prefer to party all night longs, others want to lazily chill on a beach. It’s up to you to research the location you are interested in, and figure out if it’s the right one for you both.
Furthermore, check out the culture. Read up on any taboos and generally what stands for good and bad manners in that area. See what places are great to visit, and at what times. Check out the reviews for various restaurants.
Talk to a travel agent.
A travel agent can mean the world for trips like this. They have most likely seen many honeymoons pass by, and have a feel for this kind of thing. A good travel agent can help you plan out your entire trip, help you choose a location based on your interests, your wishes, wants, personalities, and of course, your budget.
You know the drill. Whenever you’re traveling somewhere, be certain that you dress properly, carry extra clothing, keep your passport safe, have extra cash nearby… However, there are some things that are important that people forget.
Namely, are you driving around in a rental across Australia? Did you decide to catch a cruise ship? Perhaps you decided on visiting a wonderful resort on a tropical island? Whatever the case may be, you need to tailor your prep work to the place you are going to.
For example, an adventure by car through Australia. The last thing you need is dealing with a tone of paperwork during your honeymoon. Accidents happen, it’s a part of life, and even the most benign traffic scuffle can bury you in paperwork if you don’t have proper insurance or backup. Keep the number of good NSW Compensation Lawyers in your phone, and on a piece of paper, just in case. Having the contacts of a good lawyer can make any issues be dealt with much more smoothly, without forcing you to lose valuable honeymoon time.
Or, if you have dental issues, getting a list and addresses of good dentists in the area you are going to is golden. The last thing you need is to have your honeymoon cut short by a bad tooth.
Draft up a good budget.
Be realistic. More often than not, you probably splurged on your wedding. That’s ok, but that also means you need to plan ahead for your honeymoon. Create a savings account dedicated exclusively to your honeymoon.
Include the regular expenses, like airfare, hotel reservations, food… However, remember to set some money aside for fuel if you’re using a car rental. If not, figure out how much does public transportation and taxi fare cost.
Remember to include money you save up for small expenses, like tips, small spending on souvenirs or local snacks… Having some emergency money set aside is also important. On that note, people often forget to save up for things like aspirin, cold medicine, things of that nature.
Schedule your time.
Now, we're not saying you should plan every second of every day of your honeymoon. That’s just gonna drive you crazy and turn the whole trip into a serious chore. But, having a clear and ordered itinerary will help you make the most of your vacation. For example, setting out one day to visit all the historical monuments or nature of the area is a good choice. Having another day just lounging around, visiting cafes and restaurants, or spending an entire day at the beach is fantastic as well.
Try to avoid the trap of forcing yourself to overload your schedule. Making both you and your SO gorge on activities will just burn you out. It’s better if you take things one step at a time, allow your experiences to set in.
There you have it, folks, a couple of things to make your honeymoon exactly how you dreamed it would be. Proper planning and organization don’t have to take the adventure from the entire trip. In fact, it can enhance it, it can make things better. So, sit back, relax, and prepare to enjoy the rest of your lives with each other.