Honeymoonist News

Dirty Little Secret About Hotel Rates

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We’ve worked in media for years, so here’s a little secret: Those room rates you see listed at the end of travel stories about gorgeous hotels? They’re misleading. Most mags use the lowest available rate at low season for their copy, because it makes the hotel seem accessible to more people. Which means that, yes,

Unique Luxury Destination Wedding Spot in Tuscany

Courtesy of Monteverdi TuscanyCourtesy of Monteverdi Tuscany

We’re always on the lookout for unique destination wedding spots. So when we recently got the invitation to travel to Tuscany with David Beahm, we couldn’t pass it up! Not only is David one of the top event designers in the U.S., he is an old-school gentleman with exquisite taste. So when he said we needed to see a

A Word About Black Friday Travel Sales

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The Internet is loaded with travel sales this weekend, and it will keep up through the holiday season. Sites from Expedia to major hotel chains are promising big savings this season–but beware the fine print. Just like stores, online companies lure you in with great-sounding deals, like 50% off hotel stays–but the deal is only

The Coolest Guesthouse in Hudson Valley, NY

Courtesy of Shannon Greer

One of our favorite things about traveling is the people we meet on the road. We met Shannon Greer at a magazine job, where we traveled from Maine to Puerto Rico doing elaborate wedding photo shoots. You really get to know someone when you work that closely with someone (5 am call times, hectic scouting

Romantic Destination Wedding Resort in South Carolina

Courtesy of Palmetto Bluff

Today’s travel pick is from one of our favorite photographers, Donna Von Bruening. She travels the world shooting weddings but specializes in the place she calls home: The South. Here is the romantic resort she frequents in her down time. It’s one our our favorites, too, especially for destination weddings! “My job as a Savannah-based

Proof: A Honeymoon Strengthens Your Marriage!

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We’ve long been proponents of travel as the ultimate bonding experience, and it turns out we’re not the only ones! According to a new study by researchers at Emory University, appearing in The Atlantic, couples who had a honeymoon were 41% more likely to have long-standing marriages than those who skipped them. Other pointers for

Beach Luxury in Thailand

Infinity pool at Phulay Bay on a Thailand honeymoonCourtesy of Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Thailand is atop many honeymooner’s wish lists, with good reason. When it comes to beaches, Phuket gets all the fuss, but one of my favorite spots is just across the bay: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a Ritz-Carlton club floor; I’ve enjoyed them from NYC to

Great Advice from Recent Honeymooners

Courtesy of &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge

We love hearing about honeymoons, and one of our fave spots to do it as at Destination 42, run by our friend (and fellow former magazine editor) Sarah Carrillo Riswick. She features real honeymoons on her site, and recently went though and pulled some of her favorite tips from their experience, along with some hotel

Honeymoon Advice from Travel Pros

We were tickled pink when U.S. News & World Report Travel asked us to participate in a honeymoon-themed Twitter chat, alongside pals from Destination I Do and The Knot, and travel pros from Budget Travel, TravelZoo and more. Some great tips and fave spots were highlighted, so here’s a link to the official recap if you

Globetrotter: Brian Worley on Lanai

Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele

One of our favorite things to do is talk travel with our globe-trotting pals. Like the wonderful Brian Worley, whose low-key demeanor and huge heart belies the fact that he plans mega-events in Hollywood with his company YourBASH! (Think American Idol, Coachella, polo matches attended by British royals…and yes, weddings!) One of his fave escapes