After all that wedding planning, there’s no question you are going to be ready to relax for a few days before getting back to reality. What’s a better way to do that than a honeymoon?! But with all the destinations out there, how exactly are you supposed to decide where to go? We’re going to help you narrow it down and determine what the best spot is for you!

First things first, decide the vibe you want.

Sure, what comes to mind for most people when they think honeymoon is a tropical vacation sitting on the beach, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only option!

If you are looking for a relaxing vibe, then yes, your best bet is a tropical destination where you can lounge on a white sandy beach with a drink in your hand. Maybe that’s not your thing though and you need something a little more adventurous, like walking the streets of Barcelona and learning how to cook the perfect paella. Or maybe, you want a little of both and want something like Costa Rica where you can relax at a resort one day but zip line through the rain forest the next day. 

Then, set a budget.

Once you’ve zeroed in on the type of trip you are looking for, you should set a budget. Having a set budget will help you determine exactly what locations you should look at with the vibe you want. If you’ve decided you want to relax on a beach that’s great but the budget for a trip to the Caribbean is going to differ from a trip to the Maldives. Same goes for an overseas trip to Europe versus an overseas trip to say, Australia. 

Lastly, know what to look for

Now that you know what kind of trip you want and exactly where your budget can take you, it’s time to look at actual places to stay. The three key things to pay attention to when looking at resorts and hotels are amenities, pricing and distance. Are you looking for something all inclusive? Are you willing to spend a full day devoted to travel? 

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