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What That Online Hotel Ad Isn’t Telling You

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You’ve seen the ad. Cute guy comes on the screen and says, This is Bob. He owns a hotel. He needs to sell an empty hotel room so he’s putting on these three sites for different amounts. You just pick the cheapest. Sounds good, right? But it’s not exactly true. Yes, Bob has a hotel and yes, Bob

Cool Los Cabos all inclusive resort

Courtesy of Hacienda EncantadaCourtesy of Hacienda Encantada

Los Cabos, Mexico is one of our favorite places for destination weddings, due in no small part to the amazing five-star hotels there. But let’s face it; not everyone can afford five-star, and even if they can, not everyone wants to ask guests to pony up that much. Enter Hacienda Encantada, a 150-room, all-inclusive resort that’s a sweet blend of plush and convenience. It’s still

The best, chic lightweight luggage

Salsa Air by Rimowa, cute light luggageSalsa Air by Rimowa, cute light luggage

Why does something so fun have to be so ugly? I’m talking luggage. I go through a suitcase every year or two, and each time I start shopping for a new one, it’s an ordeal. Most cases are either really plain, really expensive or designed for teenagers (if they’re in colors beyond basic black and blue). I figure I’m

South Africa’s Sexiest Honeymoon Safari Lodge

outdoor bed at Singita Lebombo on a safari honeymoonoutdoor bed at Singita Lebombo on a safari honeymoon

People ask me all the time “What is your favorite hotel?” It’s so hard to narrow down; I love so many for different reasons! But one that is always top of mind is Singita Lebombo Lodge in South Africa. Singita has twelve intimate lodges across southern and east Africa, but to my mind, Lebombo is the sexiest. It’s set on a

See Our Destination Wedding Tips in USA TODAY

A sunset destination wedding at Cap Juluca on Anguilla; courtesy Cap JulucaA sunset destination wedding at Cap Juluca on Anguilla; courtesy Cap Juluca

We love honeymoons, obvs; it’s in our name. But we also love destination weddings — helping clients with everything from choosing the right resort to connecting with the perfect planner for their taste and budget. We wrap it up by negotiating room rates and extras, and then manage the guest travel from start to finish, keeping the experience as stress-free as possible for

Beachfront boutique hotel on Antigua

Hammock at Carlisle Bay Hotel, an all inclusive resort in the CaribbeanHammock at Carlisle Bay Hotel, an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean

If you’re a beach-lover, you should know about Antigua; the island claims to have 365 (“one for every day of the year”). Carlisle Bay sits one a beautiful one, small and tucked inside a deep cove that’s bookended by bluffs. The limited access means you don’t encounter people from other hotels — the vibe is private and serene, which

Globetrotter: Photographer Donna von Bruening in romantic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Courtyard mariachis in San Miguel de Allende on a Mexico honeymoonCourtyard mariachis in San Miguel de Allende on a Mexico honeymoon

Photographer Donna von Bruening recently traveled to one of our favorite places: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Set in the highlands 170 miles north of Mexico City, SMA is an artist’s haven, with cobblestone streets and marble-fronted buildings dating back to the 1700s. The atmosphere makes it an amazing spot for destination weddings. Donna was there

Destination Wedding Accolades on Virtuoso

Courtesy of Elise Muhawi/Virtuoso.comCourtesy of Elise Muhawi/Virtuoso.com

I am tickled pink by this interview on Virtuoso.com with a recent client. Our name is The Honeymoonist, but honeymoons aren’t all we do–we also work on destination weddings. I love doing this; I have so much knowledge from my experience as a wedding-magazine editor, and it feels so good to put that to use with clients! People ask

Sexy Jungle Hideout in Belize

Courtesy of Blancaneaux LodgeCourtesy of Blancaneaux Lodge

We love Belize as an off-the-beaten path honeymoon spot. It’s close (just below Mexico) and easy to get to, with plentiful connections from the U.S. The offshore islands like Ambergris Caye and Robert’s Caye are reknowned for snorkeling and diving, but if you stick to the coast you miss half of the country’s beauty. That’s why we suggest combining beach time

Booking The Best Flights: Consider The Connections

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We all love a nonstop flight, and it’s definitely the way to go if it’s available. But more often than not, your flight (especially long-haul) is going to involve a connection somewhere. So when planning, it’s not just about looking at your departing airport, but where you are connecting. There are some obvious red flags