One of the top subjects I discuss with couples is how to choose your honeymoon destination. There are so many destinations in the world to choose from and of course, we want to see them all. Thousands of places in the world are begging to be visited and explored, so choosing just one can be a frustrating task. With this in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to provide you with some tips on how you can choose your perfect vacation destination.
Consider Your Budget
Many people don’t want to think about money when discussing a honeymoon, but we must be mindful of a travel budget. There’s nothing worse than going on a wonderful trip, only to come back in massive debt, and worrying about how you’ll pay it off. Knowing the budget for your honeymoon will help rule out destinations and help to narrow your search.
Think About the Time of Year That You will be Traveling
The weather and the demand for the destination are a few key factors to consider when planning when you will go on your trip. Will it be hot or cold, rainy or dry? When is their busy tourist season? Busier seasons for destinations are generally going to have more expensive hotels, flights, and tickets to attractions. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to see higher price tags during spring break, the holidays, and summer. There are more people traveling at this time and the industry knows it. With regard to the weather, the last thing you want is to get to a destination you have dreamed about, only to be stuck inside because it’s raining every day or it’s too cold to play in the ocean.
Decide if You Want New and Exciting, or Traditional and Relaxing
Determining the type of vacation you want to go on is often more difficult than deciding on the destination itself. It can be scary to choose a location off the beaten path. However, it is often those very destinations that provide the most exciting vacations. For some travelers though, predictable and reliable are non-negotiables.
You’ll need to consider if you want activities fueled by adrenaline, or if you want to relax and be pampered. Determine if sightseeing is important to you, or if entertainment is more what you’re looking for. Although these things don’t have to be mutually exclusive, in some cases you do have to choose relaxation or excitement, attraction hopping or staying in one spot.
Think About Who You are Traveling With
Yes, your fiance plays an important role in choosing your destination. You might enjoy the cold weather at a ski resort, but maybe your companion prefers a sunbaked beach or an exotic location. Perhaps you love nature, but your significant other is terrified of wild animals. It is critical you factor in the needs of the both of you.
By: Haley Davis, Destinations HD