Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkish Honeymoon Delight

Romantic Turkey
 A honeymoon should be the most memorable trip of a lifetime, one you will remember for years to come. Turkey with its outstanding hotels, beautiful scenery and ancient sites offers you something out of the ordinary. With breathtaking beauty, many historical and archeological sites, and a tradition of hospitality, Turkey has become one of the world’s most popular destinations for honeymooners.

The country’s geography is so diverse, you can experience four different climates in one day. If you’re interested in staying along the shore, that’s not a problem. The country is surrounded by 3 different seas. If you are interested in hiking, mountain climbing, or skiing, the Turkish mountains are perfect for winter or summer vacations. Recently the country has had a tremendous increase in holistic tourism. They have hot springs, healing waters, and muds, which come highly recommended by the medical authorities as a remedy for many diseases. Shop for one of their traditional Turkish hand crafts which could include rugs, ceramics, wood crafting, embroidery, or any of the other amazing crafts found here. Whatever type of experience you are looking for, Turkey surely will not disappoint. Let us introduce you to some of the highlights of this wonderful country.

Shopping at the Bazaar in Istanbul
 One of the most famous and well known cities in Turkey is Istanbul. Did you know Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents? It lies along the two shores of the Bosphorus which links the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea. It is Turkey's largest city with a population of approximately over 12 million. Istanbul is also at the heart of the economy of Turkey. The largest companies and banks, the media and advertising agencies all have their headquarters in this city. As you exlore this beautiful city, you will see Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins. While it still remains a historical city, it is a vibrant, modern and future-oriented metropolis. Bazaars and ultra-modern shopping centers and department stores, street vendors and stock brokers, old crumbling buildings and skyscrapers coexist, giving this city a multi-faceted outlook and flavor.


Beautiful Izmir
 Next, we introduce you to the third largest city in Turkey, Izmir, known as the “Beautiful Izmir”. Located at the start of a long and narrow gulf where you will surely see yachts, passenger ships and gulf streamers its geographical location means that visitors can enjoy a Mediterranean climate, natural beauty, a rich cultural, and historical heritage, not to mention great beaches, thermal waters and spas. In addition, this city boasts a rich cuisine featuring grapes, figs, olives, citrus fruits and seafood. As a lively and cosmopolitan city, it occupies a significant place in Turkey's cultural life with the International Arts Festival and International Fair.

Wonders of Ephesus
 Take a drive for approximately one hour, to one of the most important archeological sites you will ever visit, Ephesus. Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, you can explore the area and see The Temple of Artemis, visit the Virgin Mary’s cottage, where she spent the last years of her life, visit the Church of the Virgin Mary which is also known as one of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. With all of this history, its’ no wonder Ephesus is considered one of the greatest outdoor museums of Turkey.

Bodrum, a location known for its climate, natural beauty, magnificent coves and history, is also a place where modern nightlife allows you to party until the sun comes up. The seaside villages, bays and coves are world-famous and each offers its own charm and custom. As for the city, Bodrum has been the imprint of many cultures and civilizations including the Roman and Byzantine. Some of the sites we would recommend is a visit to Bodrum Castle, originally built by The Knight’s of St. John, it is now were the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Take a tour of the beautiful bays and coves where you will swim in water that is all different shades of blue. No matter what type of water experience you are looking for, Bodrum promises not to disappoint.

Ballooning over Cappadocia
 Cappadocia is a stunning area of worldly rock formations, subterranean churches, and underground dwellings, some of which are over-whelming. The city was a sanctuary for the early Christians who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. Two of the most impressive underground cities are Kaymaklı, which has 8 levels, and Derinkuyu, which reaches down to 60 yards. These underground cities, built by Christians in the 7th century to avoid being persecuted, were created as self-sufficient environments which included bedrooms, kitchens and storage rooms. It is also believed there are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this area, not all of them are open to the public. Besides the archeological beauty of this city, Cappadocia is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area.

Beautiful Antalya in the Turkish Riviera
Last, but not least Antalya, the Turkish Riviera. This area is the most stunning area of Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast. This is a thriving modern city, with a historic centre within the old city walls. This area has been revived in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. Cars are not allowed on the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbor. The city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town. The beach area of Lara, the best beach in the area, is known for its golden sand. Want to head up into the mountains? You can view the most beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Düden or Kurşunlu waterfalls.

We hope you enjoyed reading about some of the wonderful cities of Turkey. Give us a call so we can assist you in planning your honeymoon to this amazing country. Our agents can be reached at 866-720-5435 or via email at info@honeymoonsgalore.com

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Using the Internet or a Travel Specialist - that is the question?

So many people wonder these days why travel specialists are even necessary in the age of the Internet. Well, ask anyone who has arrived at what they thought would be a five-star, beautiful ocean-view room with exquisite food and beaches, only to find a moth-eaten, moldy, smelly resort far away from all the fun and activity with horrible food and then you will know why.

 Let’s face it, any stock photo can make a resort look beautiful on a web site. We at Honeymoons Galore have been just about everywhere. If there is a resort location that we haven’t seen or stayed at, someone we know has. We can tell you exactly what you need to know about a location. We can help you sort through all the confusing information including what time of year is best to travel to a particular location, what resorts offer the amenities you want, how/where and when to exchange money, passport info, travel advisories, what to pack – really just about everything you will need to know about your trip is answered by your Honeymoons Galore travel specialist. We can find you hidden specials and we add a lot of special touches simply because it is your honeymoon. (Ask your computer if it can do that!!??)

Our agents have completed many travel specialist programs including Honeymoon and Destination Wedding certification program. We understand how planning your honeymoon or destination wedding can be stressful. Let us guide you through the process to ensure you are making the right decisions. Check out our FAQ and planning tips on our website www.honeymoonsgalore.com which should answer most of the questions you might have. You can chat live with one of our travel specialists while on our site or you can read about why you should use a travel specialist to plan your destination wedding and honeymoon along with other planning tips.

We wish you both all the best and look forward to assisting you with all of your honeymoon/destination wedding plans.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Explore Greece & her beautiful Islands - (Exerev̱ní̱ste ti̱n Elláda & ómorfa ni̱siá ti̱s)

Welcome (Kaló̱s í̱rthate) - Every year, millions of visitors travel to Greece and her beautiful islands! They are by far, one of the most favorite destinations in all of Europe. With unique beauty, Greece has some of the best beaches in the world, wonderful culture and history, not to mention archaeological and mythological heritage. It’s the perfect place to start your married life together. Whether you are honeymooning or having a destination wedding, it promises to be a memorable experience!

Bask in the warm sun, swim in the crystal blue sea and stroll through winding streets lined with white washed homes of the Greek Isles! Sip wine from your balcony under the diamond lit velvet black sky or dance the night away. Combine the isles differently or select one isle to relax and enjoy. We can arrange your dream trip to suit your style and needs – follow us as we give you some insight as to what the islands can offer you!

The Acropolis at night
Athens, the capital of Greece, the city with the most amazing history in the world, a city worshipped by Gods and people, a magical city, and one of the most photographed cities in all of Europe. The climate is one of the best in Europe, with mild winters and very hot summers, ideal for tourism. Take in the marvels of the Acropolis, which is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Explore this beautiful city and visit other important archaeological monuments like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Theatre of Dionysos. Walk along the Plaka and the old neighborhoods, shop at the small intimate shops around the city and experience some of Athens nightlife. Let the city of Athens enchant you and let it be the start of an amazing journey.

Mykonos Harbor
From Athens we can fly to one of the many beautiful islands Greece is known for. Let’s start with Mykonos – this beautiful, cosmopolitan island will not disappoint when it comes to fun in the sun and fun after dark. Wander through the narrow streets lined seeing all of the houses, shops, churches, restaurants and windmills that are immaculately whitewashed, with door frames and window shutters highlighted with splashes of sky blue and jade green. The streets are a maze of narrow, winding alleyways - many only two or four feet wide, overhung with dazzling pink and purple blossoms. On every second doorstep sits a cat, gazing down serenely at passersby. Additionally, Mykonos offers fine dining, beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and a notoriously wild night life, clubbing and party scene.

Romantic Santorini
Need a little relaxation after visiting Mykonos, try the island of Santorini. Thought to be the lost continent of Atlantis, this island is known as the jewel of the Aegean. The white washed homes, narrow streets and cafes of Fira cling to the high steep cliff providing the famous panoramic views Santorini is known for. During the day, visit one of the black sandy beaches or sit at a cliff side cafe. By night, visit an authentic Greek nightspot for an unforgettable evening.

Looking to improve your cooking skills? Enjoy the tastes of Santorini. The Greek goddess, Demeter, taught humans how to prepare grain. Draw from her teachings in your cooking class! Learn how to prepare traditional foods using local products. Sample the wines of two local wineries and toast Dionysus, the Greek god of wine! We think you’ll agree with the critics, Santorini’s wines are among the finest in Greece.

Next stop, the renowned island of Crete. This beautiful island is more like a small country, than another Greek island. It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but possibly the most fascinating and diverse. Crete’s remarkable history is obvious across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, known as the home of the mythical Labyrinth of the Minotaur monster and King Minos. Explore the quaint towns, visit old mosques and Byzantine monasteries and travel to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus.

The goddess Demeter’s influence is again present! Enjoy the tastes of Crete, a hands-on journey through Crete’s culinary traditions. Set in an 18th century farmhouse surrounded by organic gardens, you’ll learn to prepare Cretan dishes. Enjoy your meal with some Cretan wines and cheese tasting.

Since Crete is made of many small provinces, take a tour of beautiful Keramia with its picturesque little villages. Stop at the archaeological site of Aptera. Continue on to the tiny village of Drakona and then along the foot of the White Mountains to the historic village of Therisso. Stop to eat at a wonderful family owned taverna with great views before traveling on to the village of Meskla to see a small chapel with frescoes.

Charming Agios Nikolaos
End your stay in Crete with a visit to Agios Nikolaos, a charming small port town that is truly one of the most picturesque towns in Crete. Nestled in the peaceful Mirabello Bay, the town takes its name from St. Nickolas, the protector of sailors.

Obviously we can go on and tell you all about the other well known islands like Rhodes, Corfu, Patmos, Paros, but we think you should experience them for yourselves. Greece offers you everything you would expect during your honeymoon and/or destination wedding. With romance, passion, and fantasy, classical Greece and her islands await you for your dream come true experience. Our travel specialists have the experience to assist you with all of your planning.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Honeymooning in Great Britain – So Much to See and Do

Imagine getting married in this fabulous castle!
When you think of a great honeymoon – consider Great Britain. Most of you will only think of England, but it’s comprised of so much more. Besides England, you have Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, not to mention the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Each of the above areas are all unique with their own cultures, traditions and customs. With so much to offer, you’ll have to go back again and again to cover everything. Britain is home to over 25 cultural and natural World Heritage Sites and 7 Heritage Cities such as Bath, Canterbury, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. Britian’s history dates back to approx. 6500BC and no matter where you travel, you’ll find monuments marking its history, like Stonehenge or Buckingham Palace.

No matter where you travel to in Britain, you’ll find hundreds of great attractions, small, local museums and some world-famous attractions like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Search out some of the World’s oldest pubs and have a pint. Try to make a Queens Guard smile, bet you can’t do it. Shop your hearts galore at world renoun stores like Harrods. Or simply stroll in many of the beautiful parks. Here are some of the most visited areas in Britain – if you have others, please share them with us.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
London - put on your walking shoes as you plan your tour of this amazing city! Being the home of the next Olympics, London has many landmark buildings, beautiful Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circle, theatre district, shopping, and yes, the main residence of the Royal Family, London is probably one of the top 10 most visited cities in the world. Having been portrayed in hundreds of movies, stories, photographs, it would be hard not to recognize Big Ben or the Tower Bridge (aka The London Bridge of nursery rhymes) or any of the other attractions you will find. Stroll through Westminster Abbey, visit 221B Baker Street which is the address of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You have to go see Buckingham Palace and just a suggestion, try to schedule your stop during the changing of the Guards. From Buckingham you can easily walk to; Houses of Parliament, St James' Palace, 10 Downing Street, The Thames, Trafalgar Square and even Hard Rock Café. As you can see, you, there is so much to do and see, London has so much to offer everyone!

Next up the English Country Side – Bath, Oxford and Windsor. Bath is considered one of the loveliest cities in all of England. Its Gregorian architecture dates back to the 1700’s. Visit Oxford which is the oldest University in all of England, Walk through the impressive buildings of this beautiful campus, visit Christchurch College which can also be seen in come scenes of Harry Potter. And last but not least, Windsor, home to the largest inhabited castle in the world and some say the Queen’s favorite residence. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the State Apartments, St. George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Doll House. This of course is all based on the resident schedule of the Royal Family.

Romantic City Walk
Put on your Celtic skirts for Scotland
“Guid gear comes in sma’ bouk’ (Good things come in small packages) and despite being a small territory, Scotland has so many wonderful cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. While in Edinburgh, travel through the Royal Mile and then tour Edinburgh Castle seeing the oldest set of crown jewels in all of the British Isles. If you’re into Victorian Architecture, world famous art collections, and some of the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside of London, then you definitely want to visit Glasgow. Last but not least, a visit to Inverness will definitely complete a visit to this wonderful country! Inverness, the City in the Highlands, offers wonderful sites such as historic buildings, castles, museums, and not too far away Loch Ness, where you can look for the Loch Ness monster known as “Nessie”. The Loch is over 20 miles long and more than 700 feet at its deepest point, it makes for a perfect destination for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

No matter where you decide to visit within Britain, you visit will leave you wanting to go back again and again to see the parts you missed.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Romance Español - Love on the Iberian Peninsula

Bonita Barcelona
Romance of Spain and Portugal - the Spanish call it amor a la vida and the Portuguese, amor da vida, and both communicate this love of life to all visitors. With pulsating energy, non-stop nightlife, friendly people, and some of the best cuisine in the world, both countries have so much to offer. In fact according to their tourism departments, there has never been a better time for newlyweds to visit the Iberian Peninsula!

With a tremendous amount of historic monuments, Roman ruins, medieval castles, Moorish fortresses and Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque cathedrals, Portugal and Spain are perfect destinations for artists, romantics, and historians. Both are home to some of the world’s most revered artists like Velázquez, Goya, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí and Picasso. In addition, both Lisbon and Madrid have been adding new museums and expanding their other cultural institutions.

Introducing first - Portugal. With areas like Lisbon/Estoril, Madeira, Algarve, and Porto, Portugal has something for everyone. Lisbon is one of Europe’s most intriguing cities and the capital of Portugal. More than 20 centuries old, this amazing city offers cultural, beautiful settings, world-class nightlife, and beautiful long, wide beaches. Built around seven hills overlooking the harbor of the Tejo River, Lisbon is definitely the place to start your journey. From historic scenery, to natural wonders, from fishing boats to casinos, this city will leave you wanting more!

Madeira, off the coast of Africa, has rich history dating back more than 500 years. With magnificent views and its temperate climate, Madeira makes it an ideal place to visit year round. Enjoy the lifestyle in the capital city of Funchal, explore the quaint villages and experience the luxurious resorts. Interested in golf, tennis and countless water sports the islands, Madeira and Porto Santo are best known for their ability to help visitors relax and unwind. Perhaps all it takes is sitting on the shore and watching the sunset while sipping some Madeira wine.

Luxuriate at a Romantic Resort
Next stop the Algarve – breathtaking scenery, modern resorts, and ancient history, the Algarve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Europe. Located in the southwestern corner of Europe and gazing out at the Atlantic from Cabo St. Vincent, you can understand why early Europeans believed it was the end of the world. Its name comes from the Moors who named it al-gharb or "the West." Distinctive architecture is one of the highlights of the historic center of the capital of Faro. White washed houses with massive chimneys and castles are seen throughout the region, which is also home to some of the most luxurious resorts and spas in all of Europe.

Let’s end our tour of Portugal in Porto. Actually Portugal got its name from this fascinating city where the River Douro meets the sea and where Port wine is bottled. The second largest city in Portugal, you can lose yourself in their rich traditions or their energetic lifestyle. Porto is a modern city with medieval buildings, nearby beaches, wine fields, museum, and golf. Everything to end your romantic journey to this beautiful country!

Millions of tourists visit this beautiful country every year! It has been considered one of the most important tourist destinations of the last several decades. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra. To the Northeast it borders with France. To the West it boarded by the Balearic Islands located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. The Southern most territory offers the picturesque Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla located in the North of Africa. This is why traveling to Spain is likely to be a enriching experience since tourism in the country offers a wide variety of destinations, activities and landscapes.

Madrid is one of the better known cities of Spain and is the capital of this beautiful country. Beside the architecture, museums, great nightlife, we can recommend balloon rides over Madrid, visiting the Royal Palace, shopping on the Gran Via, watch the Flamenco dancers, try some tapas, or just sit in the park and people watch!

On to Barcelona – It’s impossible to get bored in this dynamic city. With the best concerts, exhibitions, and events, week after week you will find more than one thing of interest. There are so many different areas within Barcelona to peak your interests, you’ll want to come back again and again. From the Roman archaeology, to the Medieval palazzos and Gothic Churches, to open air museums, the contemporary modern version of Barcelona, this amazing city will keep you mesmerized.

Mallorca romántico
Done with touring the cities and want to explore Spain’s famous beaches, let’s head to Costa del Sol! Malaga is one of the most visited regions in all of Spain. It’s not just known for its beautiful beaches, but also for the beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages a 17th century Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, and the King’s palace, Alcazaba.

So whether you want to visit Spain and Portugal together or visit them individually, both countries have what it takes to make for a fabulous romantic getaway!

For Some, Tahiti is the only choice for a memorable honeymoon

Honeymooning In Tahiti
Some describe Tahiti as the Pearl of the Pacific or the new Hawaii. Others as a sanctuary, heaven on Earth! There is no better place to celebrate your new life together or to celebrate a milestone of your relationship. A world apart from other tropical island vacations, the Tahitian islands offer romance, seclusion, overwater-bungalows, luxury Polynesian spas, activities and the warmth of the Tahitian people.

Believe it or not Tahiti is just one of the islands that make up 14 of the Society Island. It’s where the capital Papeete is located and where you start your journey. Tahiti is the largest island throughout the country and is considered the Queen of the Pacific. This invigorating city and gateway of the country, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine dining and unique restaurants, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques. If gives you a perfect taste of what is to come.

After a day or so in Tahiti, get introduced to Moorea – The Magical Island! Moorea soars magically out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet - what you would imagine a South Seas island to be. The beauty of Moorea is unforgettable. It is the second largest of all the islands, very mountainous, with Mt. Tohivea being the highest point. If you’ve ever seen “South Pacific” it is rumored James Michener based Bali Hai on Moorea. Here you’ll find a true South Seas experience. A barefoot experience, with white and black sand beaches, multi colored lagoons, surrounded by mountains and a dormant volcano that reaches into the clouds. There are endless activities. From swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, surfing, kitesurfing, 4X4 safaris, deep sea fishing, eco, cultural and nature touring, to having a private lunch on a private island called a motu. If this is to much activity for you, then sit back on your deck, soaking in the beauty and enjoy what nature has provided.

The next island of Bora Bora is the most impressive, distinctive island you will ever experience. Two towering peaks of sheer black rock dominate the center of the island and make an impressive backdrop to an assortment of blue waters that will dazzle the eyes. Bora Bora's lagoon is its most treasured feature, and allows the traveler many opportunities to experience it in a variety of ways. Windsurfing, jetski across the magnificent turquoise lagoon, scuba dive, swim, bask in its warmth... the list goes on.

Over Water Huts in Bora Bora - Ahhhhhhh Luxury
Bora Bora is truly an experience worth having. A wonderfully relaxing place to be as well as a great island for you to experience, your Bora Bora vacation will never be forgotten. The perfect Bora Bora day begins with a dawn breakfast from your over-water bungalow deck, then a guided tour of the atoll on waver-runners, then a stop on a deserted beach for lunch of beachside barbecued lobster. Then perhaps there will be an hour of swimming with sharks and bat rays, schools of them mysteriously mellowed by the warm aqua waters. Spend some time shopping for black pearls in the central village of Vaitape or maybe enjoy an afternoon massage, full of locally harvested healing oils carrying a faint sweet smell of tiare. And finally, before dinner, have sunset cocktails overlooking Mount Otemanu, the extinct volcano which is paradise’s distinctively craggy profile.

If Bora Bora isn’t enough beauty for you, visit Le Taha’a – a private island known as the Vanilla Island. When you arrive you are greeted by the rich aroma and you realize you are in heaven. This self-declared “most exclusive resort in all of French Polynesia” offers a perfect ending to your romantic getaway –this is what most people believe Bora Bora looked like before getting popular. Stunning accommodations, wonderful restaurants, and an amazing spa, Le Taha’a is a perfect gem. You can actually walk 100 yards out into the water and still only be knee deep. The sea is so calm, tables and chairs are actually set up in the water for lunch.

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Honeymoon in Paradise is a Honeymoon in Thailand

Everyone knows the story of the “King and I” or the “King of Siam”, but do you know where these stories took place? Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. This is an amazing destination with palaces, temples, markets, wonderful spas, fine dining and some of the best hotels in the world! A great place for a romantic honeymoon.

Follow us as we introduce you to some of the most famous and beautiful cities in the country!

Beautiful Bangkik
First up, Bangkok! The capital of Thailand, Bangkok offers sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife and wonderful accommodations. It is considered one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities while also being considered a national treasure and Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic centers in the country. Split up into 50 different districts, Bangkok is a huge, modern city. With an expansive transportation system, getting around Bangkok is very easy. You can visit any number of sites, but the best way to see this amazing city is on bicycle. With daily or regular departures to the Bangkok Jungle, which is an area across the river from downtown Bangkok where there are few cars or buildings, or through the backstreets of China Town. You definitely don’t want to miss a visit to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple. Another great way to see the city, there are special boat trips designed for foreign tourists along the Chao Phraya River to take in sites such as the Grand Palace. Whatever you want to experience, you can do it here!

Next up is the 2nd largest city in Thailand, known as the “rose of the North” Chiang Mai. Located in the northern mountains of the country, Chiang Mai is very historical and offers a tremendous amount of culture. Visit the aroros Market and experience the northern Thai way of life. Ride along Tapae Road down through the city walls and along Rajdamnern Road to Wat Phra Singh, which houses a very old and sacred Buddha image. Drive from Wat Phra Singh to Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep, which stands at 3,500 feet above sea level and is the most important temple in Chiang Mai. Visit the famous Chiang Dao Elephant camp where you will be given a private training course to learn the basic commands required to guide an elephant through its daily tasks. You’ll be able to experience painting with the elephants and the best part is having your picture taken upon an elephant! One thing you don’t want to miss is the outdoor night market – here you will enjoy shopping for silks, spices, cotton, and amazing Thai items that will allow you to remember this amazing trip!

The Blue Waters of Phuket
Onto the largest of Thailand’s islands, Phuket! Phuket is the ultimate beach destination! Here you can see uninhabited islands, private cove areas that's covered with fine white sand, world class hotels, and luxury spas. This is definitely a relaxing experience and one we promise you’ll love!

For those with an added interest for a great side trip, consider an extension to Cambodia and Vietnam. These countries have tremendous history, unspoiled beaches, forgotten temples and a vibrant capital. Cambodia is a place to relax while taking in the culture, sights and sounds. Visit Angkor Wat, the largest Khmer monument built around the 12th century. It is considered one of the finest monuments in the world! After here, travel to Siem Reap where you can visit Banteay Srei, a 10th century temple dedicate to the Hindu god Shiva. Lastly, take a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Near the Cambodian border, the town is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill. The religion is an odd mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity, and it is here that you will see the famous Tay Ninh Temple. Visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Honeymooning in the Land Down Under - G'Day Newlyweds

Australia - The land down under is a great honeymoon destination. Our Fall is their Spring. Our Winter is their Summer – so anytime of year you get married is a great time to honeymoon there.
Australia Beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world!

You’ve heard of the Tasmanian Devil, well did you know there is really a place called Tasmania? It’s a pristine island separated from the hustle and bustle of mainland Australia. The island has more than 1,000 mountain peaks and offers four-weather seasons. In fact, more than 40 percent of the Island is earmarked as national parks and reserves and feature some of the world’s rarest animals. The main Island, which compares in size to West Virginia, is home to about 500,000 people. Tasmania is the perfect place if you like gardens, golfing, wildlife, camping, fishing, walking and trekking. There are all-terrain vehicles, cycling, diving, kayaking or canoeing, surfing, and whitewater rafting for those interested in a more adventurous trip. Everything is so easy to get to: you can stand atop a mountain peak in the morning and paddle an azure sea in the afternoon. You can pack more into your day because you spend less time driving. You can cycle through historic villages, sip on premium cool-climate wines or journey deep into the western wilderness. It is all here for you to discover in Tasmania.

South Australia: South Australia is renowned for its winegrowing areas of the Barossa, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale. With its pleasant climate, fine food and wines, numerous festivals and events, and long clean sandy beaches, South Australia is a great holiday destination. The capital of South Australia is Adelaide, an elegant, spacious city with many restaurants and cafes, surrounded by a green ribbon of parklands. To see native plants and animals like kangaroos, wallabies, platypus, koalas, seals and echidna take a trip to Kangaroo Island, a short flight or ferry trip from Adelaide. The Murray River reaches its prime in South Australia, with spectacular cliffs, abundant birds and good fishing. Staying in a houseboat on the Murray River is a popular way to enjoy the area.

Queensland: There are 300 sunny days a year in Queensland and a year-round temperate climate. It's really no wonder Queenslanders are so happy. You’ll be able to enjoy outdoor sports and alfresco dining anytime you visit. Forge lasting memories by participating in activities with friends and family…witness wildlife in their native habitats, attempt skydiving or even follow in the footsteps of early pioneers in the Outback. Step back in time as you view Aboriginal rock art or attend a local exhibition at a regional gallery. And then there’s the shopping, a favorite pastime for many. Markets, galleries and boutiques all bring basket loads of goodies no matter whether you're looking to splurge or are bargain hunting; you'll be satisfied with the choices. With so much going on in Queensland, you definitely won't run out of things to see or do, you may simply just run out of time!

Western Australia: Western Australia truly is the authentic Australian experience. The capital of Perth is Australia's western gateway and a great place to start your vacation. Perth City offers an easygoing lifestyle - the beautiful Swan River and inner-city parks like Kings Park add to the relaxed, natural feel. There is much to see and do in this part of the State, from swimming in crystal clear ocean waters to enjoying a sunny afternoon sipping a cold beer at an open-air pub.

Northern Australia: Travel from the desert to the tropics and discover the heart of Australia. Whether it’s climbing the escarpments, viewing rock art, catching fish, exploring the red desert flora and fauna or trekking through chasms in Central Australia, there’s an experience for everyone in the Northern Territory.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our Second Installment on Latin America -- CENTRAL AMERICA

Honeymooning couple enjoys a sail in BELIZE

We are teaching our readers about Latin America and this time we want to introduce you to Central America! There are few honeymoon destinations that offer such diversity and beauty. Central America is comprised of five different areas: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala,Nicaragua and Panama.

Follow us as we introduce you to the beauty of Central America.

Belize offers an unparalleled variety of adventures. From the reefs to the rainforests, you can enjoy assorted adventures such as hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, sailing, caving, and much more. SCUBA divers choose to dive Belize for its pristine waters and unmatched aquatic life. Belize sea kayaking can transport you from reef to jungle or to a half dozen sandy neighboring islands. Other Belize tours might include adventure resorts where you can choose from any number of water and land adventures, including pool-lounging and hammock-surfing! Whether you prefer relaxing in your tree house bungalow or exploring the caves of a Maya underworld, you're sure to find your trip to Belize perfect.

Costa Rica, Pura Vida ot "Pure Life” Lush rainforests and pristine beaches; tiny blue frogs and giant leatherback turtles; screaming howler monkeys and crashing white waves: Costa Rica tours offer a breathtaking array of sights and sounds! Your Costa Rica travel itinerary might include whitewater rafting, a rain forest canopy tour, relaxing at the beach or exploring one of the country's many fabulous ecolodges. Experience nature travel at its best!<

Have you thought about Guatamala? When traveling to Guatamala, you’ll visit ancient Maya ruins of Tikal, the volcanoes of the Guatemala highlands, and the colonial city of Antigua. Visit indigenous families and take in the colorful local culture on an interactive tour. You'll wander the beautiful mountain town of Chichicastenango, famous for its vibrant and lively market. There is also the lovely Lake Atitlan, guarded by looming volcanoes. For a more heart-racing adventure, you can bike, canoe, and sea kayak your way around the country while also getting to know the locals.

Beautiful Nicaragua - Travel to Nicaragua and explore cloud forest, artisan markets, and old colonial cities! Nicaragua is a destination of amazing handicrafts as well biodiversity and wildlife. Boasting the avenue of volcanoes, the country houses a chain of 12 volcanoes and the western hemisphere's largest fresh water lake, offering awe-inspiring landscapes. Nicarauga tours explore old colonial cities from the countries' conquistador past, includes visits to cathedrals and old museums from the Spanish era, and opportunities for adventure and time on the coast. Your Nicaragua travel experience will illuminate the dynamic culture, recent history, and landscape of the bottleneck of Central America

Panama– the “eighth wonder of the world”: Panama offers clear blue waters for snorkeling and diving, rainforest adventures, vibrant communities, and idyllic islands. A Panama tour of Isla Bastimentos reveals an ecosystem rife with both terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, while a Panama Canal tour showcases the manmade "eighth wonder of the world." Whether trekking through rainforest or enjoying the laid-back nightlife of Bocas del Toro, you'll forever associate Panamawith the best in natural and cultural landscapes.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bienvenidos (Welcome) to Latin America

The Andes, Amazon, Galapagos, Central America & Antarctica -- the treasures of Latin America are endless! Latin America is made of many different countries, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos, and Peru are just a few. Follow us as we take you through some of these amazing destinations and what a honeymoon in Latin America can be like!

Let’s start with South America!

Visit the Amazon: Whether you want to trek through untamed trails in the jungle or just relax in a hammock surrounded by armies of fearless hummingbirds, Amazon travel offers you an exotic experience that will alter your perception of the natural world. Amazon tours take you down a winding stream in a dugout canoe and lift you high into the rainforest canopy. While in the jungle expect to see howler monkeys and macaws, and possibly the elusive jaguar. Amazon lodges, provide both adventure and serenity: twilight hikes in search of nocturnal creatures, swims in pristine lakes and black water creeks. Amazon travel is all about discovery! Interested in an Amazon River cruise? River cruise ships are specially designed to ply the shallow waters of rivers around the world. These ships offer comfortable cabins with lower beds and private facilities. Some offer luxurious suites and deluxe onboard amenities such as lounges and bars, fitness facilities, and spacious public areas.

Next, let’s introduce you to Argentina: Argentina differs region-to-region, offering a diverse landscape of glaciers, fjords, inlets, lakes, forests, and desert landscapes. Northern Argentina tours showcase unique desert landforms, deep gorges for excellent hiking, and thunderous Iguazu Falls, whose billowing cascades tumble through lush subtropical rainforest. On a southern Argentina tour, you'll greet awe-inspiring scenery at the end of the world, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, where you can board a cruise passing through colorful port towns, verdant fjords, and rugged, glacier-topped mountains. As you hike this diverse terrain, including the illustrious Fitz Roy Range, you'll realize the true essence of natural beauty. Argentina  provides some of the best trekking in the world!

On to Chile: Chile offers a stunning variety of landscapes. From the haunting, echoing landscapes of the Atacama desert to the temperate rainforests in the South and the majestic peaks of Torres del Paine, there's a tour in Chile for any adventure traveler. Base camp trekking in Torres del Paine provides striking views of the Patagonia landscape, including the intimidating spires of Paine, themselves. Of course, no Chile tour is complete without visiting one of the country's many enormous glaciers--one of which you can witness while hiking through a Chilean forest. There are several different ways to explore Chile, if you prefer you can explore on foot, or relax on a well-appointed cruise ship. The options are numerous.

Check out Ecuador: Ecuador includes historic haciendas, abundant wildlife and hospitable locals. If you're an active adventure seeker, you can take an Ecuador tour that includes biking in a volcano's shadow, hiking in the Bellavista Cloud forest, whitewater rafting through the western Andes, and hiking among the volcanoes of Cotopaxi National Park. Or maybe your preferred Ecuador adventure is sea kayaking into the untamed depths of the Amazon jungle. The colonial towns of Quito and Cuenca make for tamer Ecuador tours, where you can amble down cobblestone streets and shop at the local markets.Where else can you bird watch in the Amazon while simultaneously relaxing in the bar and lounge?

Of course, no trip to Ecuador is complete without visiting the famed Galapagos Islands.

So…..on to the Galapagos: Come see the islands that Charles Darwin made famous! Traveling in the Galapagos beckons every birder, nature lover and curious traveler. Each day on your Galapagos cruise you leave your yacht to explore these uninhabited island treasures. The naturalist guide shows you the diversity of Galapagos wildlife and teaches you about the area's natural history. Each island is filled with Galapagos travel highlights: snorkeling with playful sea lions, admiring the amusing blue-footed Boobie, whale-watching, or hiking to lava tunnels on Santa Cruz Island. Travel with us to the Galapagos Islands and visit one of the most undisturbed ecosystems in the world!

And last but not least…..Peru: Travel to Peru and experience ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungle! Plan your Peru tour to trek the Inca Trail, wander the charming Cusco markets, and explore the steamy Amazon rainforest. If Machu Picchu tours sound too arduous on foot, no problem! Machu Picchu travel can also be done by train. These Peru tours present the dramatic visage of the Inca ruins and the friendly faces of the Inca descendants. You'll be confronted with exotic flora and fauna in the verdant cloud forest, as well as the snowcapped mountains that tower like the ancients of old over the Sacred Valley. Your Peru travel experience will illuminate the dynamic culture, history, and landscape of the Andes and Amazon!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A MOROCCAN HONEYMOON - Romantic, thrilling, exotic

Are you looking for a honeymoon destination that is romantic, authentic and offers enriching experiences? An active vacation with sensational thrills? A vacation to satisfy your passion for travel and unusual sights?

How about Morocco?

Located in North Africa, Morroco has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has so much to offer. Art and culture, hiking and trekking, crafts and shopping, desserts, golf, beaches, amazing spas, and festivals and museums.

Join us as we take you to some of the amazing cities you can visit.


Casablanca is a beautiful located in the western region of the country. The city, which is also the capital city of the Grand Casablanca region, shares its border with the Atlantic Ocean. It is not only a capital city, but it is also the biggest city and an important port in Morocco. Casablanca is home to around 2.9 million people. Besides its economical impact, Casablanca is a famous tourist spot. Thousands of tourists visit this city from all over the world. There are various attractions - towers, mosques, city halls and many other interesting spots - in Casablanca.


Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world. Fez El Bali (Old Fez) – is the cultural heart of Morocco. Explore some of the 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (markets)that make-up the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD.


Travel by road into the Sahara Desert. Cross the picturesque Atlas Mountains. Pass through the Ziz Valley and the oasis city of Erfoud, one of the largest oases in Morocco. Here, you get a powerful sense of its proximity of the desert, and the vantage point from the East Fort boasts splendid views over date palms, the Ziz and the desert.

Set off from the oasis and enter the desert. Proceed to the great sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a reception with mint tea and pastries before beginning your explorations of the sand dunes via camelback. View a spectacular sunset over the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi.<


Visit a local date palmary and nearby villages in Ouarzazate, and venture out into the superb Draa Valley with its wonderful Kasbahs.


The “Pearl of the South” Marrakech was once the capital of an empire that stretched from Toledo to Senegal. Called the “Pink City” because of the color of the local earth used in its construction, it is a city of labyrinthine alleyways, secluded palaces, museums, mosques and markets. The city’s gardens are still supplied with water from 11th-century underground irrigation canals. The Djemaa el Fna, the city square, is full of dancers, fortune-tellers, musicians, acrobats, storytellers and snake charmers. Koutoubia, the 12th-century mosque dominates the Marrakech skyline. The Ben Youssef Medersa, with its mosaics, marbles, and carved woodwork forms part of Marrakech’s UNESCO-listed medina, now a World Heritage site, crammed with architectural masterpieces. Most of the city’s architectural attractions are inside the Medina, the old walled section of the town. Visit the El Badi Palace, which took twenty-five years to build, the 12th-century Koutoubia minaret; and the Saadian Tombs, which display a very high level of decoration, using traditional stucco and delicate Granada-style carving, typical of classical Moroccan buildings. Tour the Bahia Palace, residence of the grand vizier Si Ahmed Ben Moussa and a masterpiece of domestic architecture which provides insight into how the privileged lived in the Imperial city in 19th century. You can also stop at Dar Si Said, one of the most beautiful palaces and home to the museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts.


Oualidia is the center of Morocco’s oyster industry and offers one of Morocco’s largest areas of abundant bird habitat. Oualidia is an ideal place to swim and surf, sample delicious seafood, or simply relax and walk on the beach.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A New England - Rhode Island Honeymoon

Ever think about honeymooning in Rhode Island? From Block Island to Providence, Weekapaug to Newport, this tiny New England state offers romance and luxury all within driving distance for East Coast newlyweds.

Sophisticated, trendy, young and hip, the many towns and cities of Rhode Island can give honeymooners a great start on their marriage journey. And, there are many places, both historic and new, where couples can decide to hold their wedding too. Invite guests to your wedding and everyone can enjoy what Rhode Island has to offer.

We know of many fabulous properties in Rhode Island not only to hold your wedding but also where you could stay in honeymoon paradise!  In fact, there’s one property in particular that has recently been meticulously reconstructed. The building was built in 1868 and evokes a timeless elegance that captures the residential ambiance of the area’s turn-of-the-century summer estates. With the new reconstruction, which took great pains to maintain the original Victorian structure and feel, the property now provides today’s discerning travelers with the most modern amenities available.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The French Riviera - A Honeymooners Paradise

The sun, the sea air, the luxury, the romance, the night life. This is what a honeymoon is all about and you can find it all on a honeymoon along the French Riviera. The waters are clear, the sunsets are magnificent, romance and jasmine are in the air, the style is sophisticated and trendy, the beaches are perfection.

And since the hottest months for marrying are still summer months, leaving for your honeymoon in June, July or August to the French Riviera offers the best weather. A little sooner (April or May) or a little later (September and October) – still great weather and a better value.

There’s not a more romantic place on the planet. You can linger in a sidewalk café in one of the coastal cities like Nice or Cannes, enjoy adventure in the casinos in Monaco, visit museums, galleries and shop, shop, shop. Golf, hike, sunbathe. Take a tour of the coast, take a ride in a yacht.  There is so much luxury in the resorts and so much to see you will want to return again and again. The French Riviera has it all.

Visit our Featured Destinations page this month to learn more about the French Riviera and call or email or live chat with us to learn about hotels, flights and specials.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


One of the still truly exotic honeymoon options available is the African safari. Often, many won’t even consider it because 1) they think it is too hard to plan 2) they think it is too far away 3) they think it is dangerous or scary 4) too expensive 5) too dirty.

None of these things are true – well, almost none….it can be pretty dirty, but what’s the fun in clean anyway. But, the reality is the planning should be handled by professionals, the journey is no farther than any other destination fantasy spot, the danger factor is controlled by education, tour guides and good information and the expense is reasonable considering the experience.

The biggest challenge is actually seeing one of the cornerstones of the safari, which is the annual migration of the wildebeests – a display of more than 2 million animals moving in unison over the African plains in search of grass and water. Zebras and gazelles and just about any African animal can be seen on the migration, but often, travelers are disappointed upon arrival to learn they won’t be seeing the herds.

What happened? Bad information, freak of nature, just dumb luck? There’s never a guarantee to seeing the migration, but a best case scenario and good planning offer you the best options when trying to calculate this natural phenomenon.

We have created safaris to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Typically, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers the best opportunity for seeing a resting or moving herd between December and March. Often, the herds settle in the Serengeti’s southern plains to give birth and so December through April/May offers a great chance to see the herds start moving again. Before that, in September the herds are in the northern areas of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve. If there is a lack of rain, the herd may travel north or west to Kusini and Naabi Hill on the border of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. April and May are considered off seasons because of the rain, but there are several lodges that offer great views of the long grass plains and woodland of the western Serengeti almost up to Lake Victoria.

The migration is just one adventure on an African safari. Other great locations for animal site seeing and other exciting adventures include Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia. You can relax in high luxury with the comforts of a spa-style lodge. Eat great food in luxurious surroundings and witness the softer side of nature. Or, rough it and take the adventurous route to explore the African plains, the hot dusty landscapes of the desserts, the clear cool waters of the jungle or the snow capped mountains. You can cruise the Nile, hike, photograph wildlife and the most stunning scenery in the world, and enjoy golfing, bird watching, cycling. There’s no end to the options.

Some caution, though. African safaris take planning and discipline. We are expert global travel professional and can build a safari for you with all of your top needs attended to. Planning takes about 6-8 months so be in touch the minute you decide that life won’t be complete unless or until you travel on that Range Rover in the heart of the African plains.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

After I Do! It’s Buon viaggio!

Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world. Honeymooning in Italy is a life-changing experience and a great way to start a marriage.

Here at Honeymooons Galore, we can create a “Roman” holiday honeymoon itinerary from the ground up, or you can take advantage of any number of great packages currently being offered.

Here’s just a taste of specials running right now. The food, the wine, the romance, the glory of Italy can be yours.

Right now, we know a tour operator giving $600 off per couple on ANY of their 2010 air-inclusive vacations to Italy. But you must book by May 28, 2010!

What about a 14-day First Class touring vacation starting at $3199* land only. You and your spouse will visit Italy’s most romantic cities: Rome, Sorrento, Venice, Lake Maggiore, and Florence. See places like St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the mighty Colosseum in Rome, cruise the canals of Venice by private launch to St. Mark's Square and marvel at the famous Leaning Tower in Pisa.

Maybe an 8 day First Class touring vacation from $1725* land only to Rome, Venice, Lake Garda, and Florence.

There are many, many tours and specials running right now. All of the great cities of Italy are covered.

Don’t wait to book your romantic honeymoon.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Avoid the HONEYMOON NIGHTMARE and Enjoy an Amazing Trip

Many have heard, or experienced them on their own. THE TRAVEL NIGHTMARE! Nothing puts the kibosh on a romantic honeymoon faster than finding the unexpected.

Whether it’s the I-ordered-the-honeymoon-suite-and-this-room-is-awful-scenario, the getting-somewhere-that-looks-nothing-like-the-beautiful-photos-on-the-web-site scenario or the getting-bumped-from-a-flight-on-a-no-name-airline scenario or worse, the getting-stranded-or-rerouted-for-days scenario -- the horror stories are endless.

Who do you call? What do you do? When there is no travel specialist in the mix, choices are limited.

Of course we encourage the use of travel specialists – we are travel specialists. It’s how we earn our living. And, a honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime so it must be perfect!
But, we have seen and heard enough of the horror stories to want to do our very best to help newlyweds avoid the traps and we continue to advocate the use of qualified travel specialist. Here’s why:

Travel consultants can provide advice and service and have a built-in knowledge reserve that you just can’t get off the Internet.

Don’t know when is a good time to travel to Europe or one of the islands? A professional can tell you in a second when to, and more importantly, when NOT to travel to a certain place.

In today’s viral world, many think it’s easy to book online. But, let’s face it, when looking on the Internet, all resorts, beaches, rooms, cruises look perfect. The difference couples booking with us at Honeymoons Galore, for example, might experience is that every one of our travel specialists has traveled the world. They can help you sort through the pretty pictures and really get down to what will work for you and what won’t. A computer screen can’t do that for you.

Something else to consider is that recent media reports show a shift from booking travel on the internet mainly because people are discovering that they don’t necessarily save time or money and there are so many unanswered questions and limitations. The reality is that couples have enough to worry about, you will surely want professional help with the honeymoon. Plus, if sudden changes arise or a problem crops up during the trip, calls to Honeymoons Galore, will get answered around the clock and on weekends. Not so with Internet services. And nothing spoils a honeymoon faster than being unhappy with an element of the trip.

Our travel specialists are constantly updating their skills and visiting places. Recently, our consultants recertified as specialists in more than a dozen categories including certification as honeymoon and destination wedding specialists, spa and golf specialists and have either visited or earned certificates of achievement for their knowledge and understanding of countries and islands and their travel markets including in places like Egypt, Thailand, Tahiti, Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, among others.

And, more importantly, professional consultants, particularly our group, work diligently on your behalf to find upgrades. Because we know managers at nearly every resort any where, we find all options and opportunities to get our customers on the concierge level. You will be treated exceptionally well if folks know it is your honeymoon. It’s all stuff that almost never happens when you book yourself.

Let’s face it, a honeymoon is considered one of the single most important trips in one’s lifetime, but can be a terrible way to start a marriage if circumstances are not what you expected. Let a travel specialist ensure your honeymoon is perfect.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Travel News from Honeymoons Galore about US Airways

US Airways tells us that starting April 2, they will only accept credit and debit cards for US Airways MarketPlace(tm) food, premium drinks and Power-Nap Sacks on most flights. According to an email to us, US Airways tells us that moving toward a cashless system will help them be more efficient and reduce costs. They will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo.

They will continue to accept cash, credit or debit cards on flights to and from Europe, South America and the Middle East and cash only on US Airways Express.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Luck of the Irish Shines on Your Honeymoon

 Imagine you and your new spouse overlooking the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, golfing on a world-class course the richest green color you have ever seen, holding each other while trying to kiss the elusive Blarney Stone and ending each day of your honeymoon dancing in an authentic Irish pub. Sound like a perfect honeymoon?

Even though everybody is Irish in March, don’t think that’s the only time of year to travel there. In fact, a honeymoon in Ireland, or even a destination wedding in an ancient castle with your whole family, can be planned for virtually any month of the year.
Ireland has a rich heritage and history. Its people are patriotic, fun loving and welcome visitors from all corners of the world. And, if they find out you are newly weds…..watch out! The fun will go on and on and on.

A honeymoon in Ireland might include the oft visited sites including the Guinness Factory in Dublin, the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, a visit to the famous Waterford factory or a picnic lunch in Glendalough Park Honeymooners will enjoy the wild moors and mountains of County Wicklow, the beauty of the Irish Sea, the views from the ERrigal Mountains in Donegal. Stay in a luxurious enchanted castles or get spoiled at a luxury spa. No matter what you choose, the romance and the beauty are plentiful.

There is just so much to see and do in Ireland and our global honeymoon travel specialists at Honeymoons Galore will work with you to plan the trip of a lifetime.

What a great way to start a marriage….by visiting one of the most beautiful countries in the world.