Honeymoonist News

Key Advice for Picking the Right Honeymoon Spot

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As a honeymoon planner, questions come with the job. Most often, they take some form of the following: Where should I honeymoon? What’s the best honeymoon spot? What’s your all-time favorite honeymoon spot? I love sharing my knowledge, gained by years of firsthand travel around the world as a travel writer and wedding-mag editor. But the

2016 Life Lessons from Engage!15: Four Seasons Orlando

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I have been lucky enough to be involved with Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits from its inception, and can truly say that attending these conferences has changed my business, and my life. I’ve made dear friends, built incredible relationships with top event pros around the world, and garnered insight into life and business. And beyond all that,

Globetrotter: Photographer Laura Grier on Romantic Bali

Photo by Laura GrierPhoto by Laura Grier

Photographer Laura Grier is always on the move — be it shooting destination weddings and engagement shoots around the world with her company Beautiful Day Photography, or capturing the work of indigenous craftspeople in developing countries with NOVICA/National Geographic. As much as she likes to go someplace new, she also keeps returning to one special place: Bali, Indonesia. Here is

Architectural Digest-Worthy Villas for a Destination Wedding or Special Occasions

Casona Don Carlos in Nicaragua, photo courtesy of Mukul ResortCasona Don Carlos in Nicaragua, photo courtesy of Mukul Resort

I loooove hotels; few things make me happier than scoping out a new resort, or revisiting an old favorite to see how its changed. But hotels aren’t the only way to go for luxury travel — there are some spectacular villas out there, offering a different take on the luxury experience. For instance, Villa Manzu in Costa Rica comes with

Private Island Honeymoon Bliss at Parrot Cay

Photo by COMO Hotels and ResortsSunset at Parrot Cay. Photo by COMO Hotels and Resorts

The first time I went to Parrot Cay, I missed Brad Pitt by a day. That was back when he was with Jennifer Aniston. Resorts can change a lot over time, but on a recent return I was glad to see nothing at Parrot Cay had changed, in the best possible way. Parrot Cay sits

Talking Tuscany Destination Weddings on Style Me Pretty

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Some people love the canals of Venice, others cry for the dramatic cliffs on the Amalfi Coast. But when it comes to Italy, for us there’s no place more beautiful, diverse and perfect for a gathering than Tuscany. The rural triangle between Florence, Pisa and Rome is home to gorgeous acres of farmland, medieval-era hilltop towns laced

Globetrotter: Destination Wedding Photographer Donna Von Bruening in Maui

Photo by Donna Von BrueningPhoto by Donna Von Bruening

Savannah-based destination wedding photographer Donna Von Bruening is on the road a lot, and we love keeping up with her travels. She recently returned from Maui, Hawaii, where she was shooting a birthday party at Montage Kapalua Bay. She managed to snap a few shots for us in her downtime; here’s her report.  “Earlier this fall, work brought me

Travel Tips: Do I Need a Passport to Fly Domestic from NYC?

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There’s been a lot of news of late about the expiration of driver’s license regulations for New York, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Minnesota and American Samoa. In a nutshell, here’s the issue: The Real ID Act was enacted in 2005 to ensure better safety protocols for domestic flights. Here’s the wording (bolding and ellipses are mine):

Mexico Destination Weddings at Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Banyan Tree Mayaboka by jhan karlo photographyBanyan Tree Mayaboka by jhan karlo photography

We love Riviera Maya for destination weddings. It’s easy to get to, and has loads of hotels that work as wedding locales or honeymoon destinations. One of the most elegant is Banyan Tree Mayakoba, just north of Playa del Carmen. This summer they debuted their newest wedding venue, the chapel at El Pueblito. The plaza is designed