25 Oct How to choose the destination for an unforgettable honeymoon
Organizing your honeymoon is the greatest adventure you will experience in your life. The first trip as a husband and wife. This trip, in addition to the well-deserved rest from the stress of organizing the big day. Must represent the celebration of your relationship which has now become “serious”, wonderfully “serious”. For this, do not forget to take the time to organize your honeymoon. Especially if you have decided not to rely on a travel agency and to organize a DIY honeymoon.
To do it best, just follow these 5 steps that will help you choose the ideal destination.
Step 1: The season
The first step, perhaps the most important, given that the weather and therefore the destination will depend on the season in which you leave. Before choosing where to go, keep in mind that the wedding season par excellence is from June to October, which is why most of the newlyweds leave for their honeymoon during those months that often coincide with the summer vacation period. Precisely for this reason, it would be better to plan the trip in a different period, in order to avoid unknown faces in your photos. Endless queues to visit points of interest or eat and, above all, the typical prices of the high season. Also, don’t forget that the seasons alternate differently in the various areas of the world. So if you choose an exotic destination, beware of any periods of rain or prohibitive temperatures.
Step 2: Passion for travel
Traveling is an exciting adventure, but not all people are prepared for any type of trip. If you are used to flying, you love long walks, you like to listen and speak foreign languages and visit the most characteristic places. We recommend that you escape from the typical honeymoons that are devoted only to relaxation by the sea.
But if it is the first time that you move away from your country of origin and you have decided to do it on such a special occasion. You must choose a destination not too different from the one you are used to, to avoid cultural shocks. You can still live an incredible experience, but try to inform yourself well of the customs of the country. And do not be afraid since you can organize the trip in every single detail. Hiring a guide to help you explore the place. Don’t risk ruining such a beautiful trip by trying to go too far, you can discover new worlds without going too far!
Step 3: Duration of the vacation
You must know with certainty the number of days of vacation available to you in order to choose a destination that allows you to fully enjoy your honeymoon. The myth of the honeymoon pushes many couples to choose distant destinations that take time to reach and they hurry to visit everything possible, transforming the honeymoon into a tour de force.
Fortunately, life is long, so it makes no sense to go crazy trying to visit as many places as possible in a short time, rather it is better to choose only points of interest and spend more time visiting them. You already know that when flying for more than seven hours on an airplane, the time zone changes. Very often shortening the actual length of stay; therefore, consider the travel days as lost and plan your vacation in the remaining days. Many couples combine the days of marriage leave with those of vacation. In order to have more time available to visit more distant destinations such as New Zealand, Chile, or Vietnam. But, if you only have 10 or 15 days available for your honeymoon. It is better to opt for the closest and interesting destinations.
Step 4: Characteristics of the country
Each country is a world apart thanks to all the wonders that characterize it and make it special; for this reason. It is advisable to study in-depth every characteristic of the chosen destination. To know what to visit and how to prepare for the trip. If you visit Africa, South America, or Asia, find out about gastronomy and the climate, two of the main aspects to keep in mind. For example, in countries like Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia. Or Kuwait, the temperatures in the summer are prohibitive, which is why it is best to visit them in the winter.
Others like India and Nepal are affected by monsoons at certain times of the year, so it’s best to visit between November and March. Some of these villages have local gastronomy very particular that involves the use of foods that we would never imagine as part of a menu, which is why it is important that you inform yourself first in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. It is also vital to inquire about the means of transport in the area. The language and the availability of the population since the concept of education are not the same everywhere. First of all, respect the place where you will stay, try to adapt to the habits of the locals, have fun and take a piece of that foreign land with you to transform the world into a place without borders.
Step 5: Budget
Even for the honeymoon, you have to deal with the budget and choose a destination that falls within the budget you have in mind. There are many travel packages that include visits to different cities and are not prohibitively expensive; thanks to these. Many couples can afford to visit New York and the Riviera Maya without breaking the budget. But if money is not a problem for you, you can go around the world and. With the help of travel agencies, organize a dream vacation, without limits. We advise you to always calculate the budget in excess, in order to be prepared for any unforeseen events that could arise during the trip, such as problems with transportation, currency exchange, possible accidents, and extras that you often forget to take into account.