Sunday, June 29, 2008

the great honeymoon dilemma

SERIOUSLY as if planning a wedding wasn't obsessive enough, try choosing where to go on your honeymoon. I mean the wedding is the wedding. It needs to be as near to perfect as possible, obviously, but in the end it's like maybe 8 hours long. Granted, it is truly one of the most important days of your life... but the honeymoon. The honeymoon goes on for days, and if you're lucky perhaps weeks and weeks. yum.

We had a rough time making a decision, I can tell you that. But harder was honestly finding amazing places to visit in the countries we were considering. Generic internet research wasn't working for me and I usually consider myself quite savvy in this department.

Of course you can go to the Four Seasons pretty much anywhere and have an amazing vacation. (I was tempted by their new resort opening in Bora Bora this September). But you can do that when you're old and rich too. We wanted something interesting.

So I realized, let professionals do the research for you. And I don't mean a travel agent. Here are a few great resources I've relied on:

Kiwi Collection
Tablet Hotels
New York Times Travel
LA Times Travel
Conde Nast Traveller

(image from Pousada Maravilha in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil)


didi said...

Four Seasons are the best! Every wednesday I write on honeymoon travels.If you looking for something a little different, they have one at whistler, in british columbia for an amazing ski honeymoon and also one in jackson hole wyoming.
I just wrote about whistler today

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for your website suggestions! my fiance and i have been struggling to find the perfect spot, and your blog was really reassuring. thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping my finger's crossed I can turn you onto Bora Bora - and convince you its not just for "later in life" vacations. I wrote up a post on my blog, Inspired Goodness about it the other day you might want to check out.