6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Honeymoon Destination

 

No matter how many trips you take in your life, none of them will be equivalent to your honeymoon. The reason is simple. You will be traveling with the love of your life, creating new memories that you both will never be able to forget.

Although, the wedding planning took much time and energy, it is important for you to put just as much time in honeymoon planning. Since it is going to be one of the best trips of your life, it is important to consider a few things before choosing the destination.

How far are you willing to travel

Most of the times, the best honeymoon destinations are far from home, which makes them a little inconvenient. However, if you have time and if you can afford it, then you can go for them. Keep in mind that there will be hours of travelling, the number of flight changes, and adjusting to the time difference, and do not forget to add the jet lag, so plan accordingly!

Theme of the honeymoon

All couples are different and they all want different types of vacations. There is a large range to choose from, you can go to fast-paced cities to laid-back islands. You just need to make sure your partner agrees on the destination, or if you both want to go to more than one destination, then choose the flights accordingly.

When to go

Traditionally, couples go right after their wedding, but it is not a necessity. There is no need to rush right after the wedding is over because there will be lots of emotions the newlywed couples need to deal with. If you are travelling a long distance, give yourself at least 3-4 days. After the wedding, if you do not want to go to your house, then you and your boo can rent a hotel room.

The best thing to do after the wedding is to absorb all the wedding festivities before venturing out on the honeymoon.

Check the climate

The time of the year that you get married will probably determine when you will be going on your honeymoon. Still, you must check the monsoon chances, hurricanes, or possible typhoons and the national holidays of the country, you are going to. Another important thing to keep in mind is that the southern hemisphere is completely different, therefore, do your research before packing.

Consider stopovers

If you have enough time for your honeymoon and are not interested in directly travelling to the honeymoon destination, then you can consider stopping over somewhere. This way you will be able to get the ‘taste’ of different countries while adding more adventure to your trip.

Work

Your honeymoon is supposed to be the ultimate relaxation time for you and your significant other, therefore, if work is getting in the way then postpone the honeymoon. The last thing you want to do on your honeymoon is be stuck to your laptop or phone, doing work, even though this time is all about enjoying and romancing with your partner.

In addition, leave the technology at home!

 

Just by keeping these tips in mind you will be able to choose the ideal honeymoon destination. Moreover, make sure you and your significant other make the most of it!

Enjoy and safe travels!

 

 

Checklist – When Traveling to Mexico

 

 

Mexico is considered the best option for those that want to spend their vacation in a sunny destination at affordable rates. While you have the freedom to explore the beach life, there are many options for you to have fun in the city. Therefore, it is important to know what else you need to pack –other than your passport- when you are headed to your destination.

What You Need

  • Luggage

You need to choose your luggage according to how much you are taking on your trip and how the amount of walking you will be doing with your luggage.

The best type of suitcase for airports is the one that have rollers, but it may not be convenient on cobblestone streets. This is why as an alternative you will need to resort to a convertible bag or a backpack.

Other than having the main luggage, you will need a shoulder back or a similar bag so you can put your water, snacks, camera, maps, or any other necessity in it. The best place to store money and important documents is in a money belt that you will be wearing under your clothing so it is safe.

  • Documents & Money

Of course, you will need to travel with cash and important documents. If you do not, you will be in lots of trouble… Here is what you need to pack

  • Money (cash form)
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport or any other WHTI-complaint ID (if you are travelling by land)
  • Drivers license
  • Plane tickets, hotel reservation form, and car rental information
  • Health/travel insurance documents
  • Travel itinerary (you must leave a copy with a relative or friend)
  • Clothing & Accessories

The amount of clothes you plan on taking depends on how long your trip will be. You can either take an outfit for every day or do laundry.

  • Bathing suits
  • Jeans, shorts, and pants
  • Blouses, tops, t-shirts, and dresses
  • Dresses or skirts
  • Socks, bras, and underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Scarves, belts, artificial jewelry, and other accessories
  • Footwear

Whether you are travelling to an urban city or island, it is important to take comfortable shoes and flip-flops. The other shoes you take depend on the destination.

  • Sneakers
  • Dress shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Water shoes
  • Additional Things
  • Sweater (no matter where you are going)
  • Light windbreaker or jackets
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Toiletries, Medication, and Personal Items

Take three-ounce bottles of gels and liquids in your carry on, the other stuff must be in the luggage.

  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Deodorant/body spray
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Makeup
  • Shaving cream/razors
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Glasses/contacts with solution
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription medication and vitamins
  • First Aid Kit

It is important to have a first aid kit in a foreign place in case of any emergency.

  • Band aids
  • Water purification tablets
  • Motion sickness medicine
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Aspirin or acetaminophen
  • Small sewing kit

 

Now that you are aware of the things that must be packed when you are traveling to Mexico, have fun!