As you know, we at Honeymoons Designed are very passionate about (and good at, if I might add) arranging Romantic Travel Experiences.
Our belief is that to create and design a very personalized and extraordinary travel experience you must devote time to the planning stage. There aren’t many couples who know what they really want. Many develop ideas in their mind, but after asking some questions and explaining more, they realize what they really want is something different than what they originally had in mind. With any planning, you must answer some key questions to set the direction. In our lives we do this with many important financial decisions, buying a car, buying a house, planning a wedding, so why wouldn’t you do it with THIS important occasion, planning a honeymoon?
What should you discuss upfront to uncover (or narrow down) what your ideal honeymoon is?
As you know, we at Honeymoons Designed are very passionate about (and good at, if I might add) arranging romantic travel experiences. Over the next several weeks I will be blogging about some of my top honeymoon planning tips. They will be posted in no particular order, however, I think #1 is pretty high on the list.
Just last week I was visiting my friends and family back home in New Jersey. We were walking the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ and stopped in a great little craft store. I found a perfect sign that really depicts what I have been saying to couples for years now, in different words. Here is what was on the sign.
“When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?“
We are asked this question (a lot it seems). While in our minds we know the many reasons, but to someone unfamiliar with Honeymoons Designed, possibly never having worked with a travel agent or agency in the past, and growing up not knowing anything other than the internet, I can see where this would be an important question.
Over the past week we have been posting some compelling reasons, and answers, on our Facebook page. I decided to write a blog post incorporating them as well so the information doesn’t get lost in cyber-land.
Let’s start with this simple fact. Yes, you can book travel online and there are many different sites to do this on. However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. We can all prepare our taxes online too, but does that mean we should? For those who have no idea of the tax laws and/or have more complicated tax returns, the answer is probably “No”. We could all change the oil in our car too, but does that mean we should? I could use this example with many different scenarios. In the end it will come down to a personal choice or preference.
There are aspects of planning a vacation that are really fun, and then those that are not so much. Today we should discuss Travel Insurance. Why is it so important? Should you purchase it, not purchase it? Aren’t all policies the same?
Let’s start with WHY travel insurance is so important. If you’ve ever had to rely on, or file a claim with, your travel insurance, you may already have answers to this question.
I am a little behind on some notifications and announcements so I am combining these two in one post since they are from the same organization.
I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have been selected not only as a charter member of this fantastic organization, but to also be asked to serve on the inaugural Advisory Board. What an honor to be selected from all of the fantastic members to help shape the direction and future of the Romance Travel Industry.
STEPHANIE CANNON QUALIFIES AS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE DESTINATION WEDDING & HONEYMOON SPECIALISTS ASSOCIATION
When you think of Italy what comes to mind? History, art, culture, food, wine, romance? There are many words that we can use to describe our vision of this spectacular country. Until you actually experience Italy, what you envision may be different from your actual experience, in a positive way.
Many couples dream of spending their honeymoon in Italy yet never have the opportunity to experience it. If this is your dream, do whatever it takes to make it a reality. Follow your heart, your soul, and experience Italy as a couple, together for the first time.
Why do we think Italy is a perfect choice for honeymooners?
I recently had the opportunity to visit Fiji and experience this amazing destination first hand. This was my first visit and my expectations of what was in store were different from what I experienced. Not in a bad way, more so from a logistical standpoint, location of resorts, distance between them, etc. Things tend to look different on a map, remember that if you are trying to figure things out on your own.
As a travel professional, I tend to “compare” certain destinations that have similarities. Having traveled all over Mexico, the Caribbean and twice to Tahiti, I thought for sure it would be similar. What I found with Fiji is that you just cannot compare it to any other. I fell in love with just about everything from the moment I arrived, and I am sure you will too. Since there is far too much to put in one blog post I will break it up into several. Let’s start with the reasons I fell in love with Fiji and why I think you’ll love it for your honeymoon.
Stephanie is an avid world traveler. Eager to assist others in exploring the world as a local using insider tips. Always looking for that perfect option for the couples she works with, Stephanie is very detail oriented and devotes her attention to ensuring your travel experience is one of a kind, each and every time!