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How to Personalise Your Honeymoon Trip

To make your romantic honeymoon truly memorable you must have the perfect experience. Only a personalised honeymoon can make this possible. Here’s how to personalise your honeymoon.

Discuss with the tour operator

From tours and activities to transportation, travel agents now arrange everything for your honeymoon trip. To personalise your experience they might ask you to fill a questionnaire and they will take cue from it to plan a perfect trip for you. They will consult with you before choosing a hotel or resort within your budget while letting you know about any special deals that are available. In short, you will get a tailor-made luxury honeymoon complete with a high-end room, first class services and a wealth of activities and experiences.

Think differently

Your travel agent will help you personalise your trip. However, only if you think outside the box you will be able to give them suggestions. This will enable them to plan the perfect honeymoon trip for you. Tell them your specific requirements. For instance, ask them to arrange a candle light dinner at the best restaurants or book a couple’s spa treatment session. Before you start the trip ask them for all the travel documents, helpful information and contact numbers to call in case something goes wrong.

A luxury trip

If money is not a problem for you, some of the leading resorts will arrange a trip tailor-made for you. You will get all the five-star luxuries. Some of the five-star resorts even have lifestyle hosts to concoct island surprises like a moonlit cruise dinner or even camping. Anything can be personalised. It is up to you to decide.

Ask the locals

Now, this doesn’t cost you a penny. And you will get information from the experts. Ask the locals about the unique activities at the place and plan your day trips accordingly. For instance, you can go on a sailing trip or take a street art photo workshop or attend a pottery making class or even take tango lessons. It will be personalised for you, depending on which place you choose to visit.

Make it extra special

If you want to visit a stylish city, fly to Italy or Venice or New York or Paris, which are perfect for honeymooners. Many resorts are offering bespoke honeymoon experiences at these places, which include a swim with the turtles or a ride on a 5-star yacht. Do we say more!

Just relax

If you are looking forward to relax after a mega wedding, then don’t stuff your itinerary with too many sight-seeing trips. Instead, look for small surprises at where your stay. Go for long walks and candlelight dinners. Just soak in the sights and sounds and enjoy every minute of your stay in peace and tranquillity.

Top 10 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Next Trip to France

So you are planning a trip to France? That’s awesome. France is one of my favorite vacation destinations and having spent quite a bit of time over there, I know how to help you plan how to get the most out of your trip and have a dream vacation enjoying this fabulous country.

Learn a little bit of French before you go. This is the first and most important tip. Even though many French people especially in tourist destinations do speak some English, many of them are not comfortable with English and will appreciate your effort to speak French. It’s simply the polite thing to do.

Have a general idea about where you are planning to go. France is so rich with castles, museums, restaurants and other great sites that you really need to plan out roughly where you will go before you arrive or else you will be overwhelmed.

Get some maps of Paris, Nice, Marseille or any of the other cities where you are planning to go. Although you can buy them there, it is better to look over a map of the cities before you arrive.

Read a book or two on French culture. The French people have a different mindset and attitude than Americans and most of the English speaking world and it will make your trip much more pleasurable.

Check the weather in the region of France where you are going the day before you leave. The weather in France can vary greatly and it will make your trip much more enjoyable if you are prepared to handle the weather.

Pack light. I cannot emphasize this enough. The French do not travel heavy and they will be very annoyed by you trekking all over the place with three suitcases. Plan to do laundry often and limit yourself to the absolute bare minimum. Furthermore, the trains in France have limited space and very narrow isles which make carrying large suitcases nearly impossible. In addition, many of the quaint French hotels have stairs with no elevators.

Read Rick Steve’s book on France and plan at least one hotel stay at a unique quaint bed and breakfast or family owned hotel. These are the best there is and will give you a chance to truly experience French culture.

Talk with others who have already been to France and seek out their advice.

While you are in France take some time to relax and enjoy French culture and life.

Spend the money dining for a real meal at one or more higher class French restaurants. You will enjoy the experience and get a taste of true French cuisine.

Follow these tips and your next trip to France whether it is your first or your twentieth will be fabulous.