Planning the trip
When to book: You’ll want to book a room as soon as you’ve committed to a location. The earlier you book, the lower rate you’re going to find for travel and hotel costs. Keep in mind that if you’re planning on going to a popular honeymoon destination in peak season, don’t wait for the fares to drop. In fact, they’re more likely to increase instead. Booking early will also ensure that you can leave on the day you want, whether that’s the day after the wedding or a week later. When booking your room, be sure to call the front desk of the hotel rather than an 800-number. This way, you’re more likely to get in contact with a person who can offer discounts to you newlyweds. Some hotels may even welcome you with a bottle of champagne upon your arrival.
Excursion tips: For more active and adventurous couples, an excursion may be the perfect honeymoon. It’s important to think about your interests before planning the trip. Research the area and its must-see attractions and activities. Then, make a rough schedule of what you want to do and see. By booking those arrangements when you reserve your hotel, you know you won’t miss out on what you really want to experience. For tipping during travel, most travel experts suggest 10 percent gratuity for the guide, or 20 percent if the experience was especially exceptional.
Dealing with jet lag: Your want your honeymoon to be filled with excitement and happiness, but when traveling to faraway places, jet lag can set in, leaving you feeling sluggish and exhausted.
- It’s important to stay hydrated throughout travel. If you’re on a plane, the humidity levels can be very low, causing you to start losing moisture from your skin. Drink a glass of water every hour you’re on the flight.
- Adjust the time on your watch when you leave. This way, you’ll know exactly what time it is when you arrive at your destination and you can make your body behave accordingly.
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