Traveling on your honeymoon is a trip of the lifetime, so you want to make sure you prepare for it thoroughly. Honeymoon travel requires you to make different preparations depending on where you are going, so you need to do your research. These tips will help you do your research.
Make a list of romantic honeymoon travel destinations.
Make a list of honeymoon travel destinations with your partner. Discuss the places you have always wanted to visit, the places you both consider romantic. Set a budget for your honeymoon travel. Ensure that you will both enjoy the trip.
Check the weather
Tropical honeymoon travel locations have a stable climate, which means that the weather is the same all year round. If you plan to travel elsewhere on your honeymoon, make sure you know what the weather will be like when you arrive so that you are not disappointed and that you pack appropriate clothes.
Consider any travel related rewards your credit card may have.
These days, many credit cards reward you with points that you can use to get a discount on your honeymoon travel. This can help you save money that you can then enjoy while on honeymoon. Bear this in mind, especially if you have a job that requires you to travel a lot.
Book your tickets
There are lots of bargains on the Internet for honeymoon travel. Usually, these deals are only available for a short time, so you will need to act fast if you want to save the most. Also, many of these deals are non-refundable, so you need to be sure of the date. Even if these “last minute” deals are not of any use to you (i.e. you may be planning months ahead), you should still shop around and find the best honeymoon travel deal. Some travel agents offer special packages for honeymoon travel.
Rent a Car
Assuming you intend to leave your hotel room, a car is a must. Honeymoon travel can take you to places that you want to explore, but you will wear out a lot of shoes if you insist on walking everywhere! While you are hiring your car, you should consider getting insurance to cover you for the duration of your honeymoon travel – your existing insurance almost certainly will not cover you in the case of an accident, so check your policy and see what your broker (or the car hire company) has to offer.
International Driving Permit
Your driving license does not necessarily permit you to drive abroad, so you should apply for an international driving permit (which you can get from the AAA). Honeymoon travel will likely take you to places where you need cars to get around.
Reserve a hotel
A tip for you when planning your honeymoon travel is to remember to mention to the hotel staff that you are on your honeymoon. The same applies when you check into the hotel. Many hotels offer special gift to honeymooning couples, such as a bottle of champagne or gift basket. Honeymoon travel is nicer with free gifts!
Apply for your Passport and Visa
Honeymoon travel abroad requires a valid passport and visa. Check that your passport is still valid, and apply for a new one at least eight weeks before you intend to travel. This allows time for the processing of your application and any complications that could occur.
Write a honeymoon travel “packing list”
That’s right, make a list now, before it’s time to pack! The last thing you want is to go off on your honeymoon travel and find out that you forgot to pack something that you’ll need! Many of the everyday necessities that you will need day to day will be available at your hotel (in most countries). However, you will want to make sure you bring any extra items such as sun screen, motion sickness medicine, etc. Also, you may want to bring romantic items such as bath candles, lingerie etc.
Plan to Spend!
Will you be using Traveler’s Checks or credit cards? A good honeymoon travel rule is not to carry large sums of money with you; a Traveler’s check can be canceled if it is stolen, as can a credit or debit card. If you are going to be using a credit card, make sure it is accepted in the countries your honeymoon travel will take you to.
Make sure you have a sound plan that covers all the basics as well as all the activities and dreams that you want to experience and your honeymoon travel will be stress free!