After the wedding comes the honeymoon, a different beast that also needs a lot of preparation and coordination. Ease the burden and consider these tips for an efficient and stress-free planning: Consider the region Decide on what you and your partner are hoping to do and take off from this list. Think about the things […]
November 13, 2019
After the wedding comes the honeymoon, a different beast that also needs a lot of preparation and coordination. Ease the burden and consider these tips for an efficient and stress-free planning:
Consider the region
Decide on what you and your partner are hoping to do and take off from this list. Think about the things you need to put into consideration, such as how you will get from Point A to Point B. In some Southeast Asia destinations it’s easy to cross the border on land, meaning you can take the bus or the train to get between neighboring countries. In Europe, it’s easy to hop on the Eurail; while in the USA, it’s the Amtrak.
Take note of the timing as well – it doesn’t mean they’re experiencing the same weather or season just because they’re all in the same region. Map out your trip in a way that you can experience the best weather, or at the very least, during the shoulder season.
Look for options
Booking flights or train rides can be overwhelming, especially when you’ve got multiple destinations and dates to consider. When you’ve mapped out your destinations, check different resources when booking as the rates change depending on when and where you book. Don’t discount low-cost carriers like Asia’s AirAsia or Europe’s Ryanair, as they often have discounts or promos that will be great for your budget.
Be also open to the idea of booking different types of accommodations – these days, you can go from one fancy hotel to a private apartment.
Once you determine the destinations, activities and the climates, packing will be a bit of a breeze. The key here is to pack multi-functional items so you can maximize the space in your luggage: leggings, button down shirts, cardigans, tank tops. See if you can pair them together or layer them up in case it gets cold and you need to cover up.
You might be tempted to go all Girl Scout and bring something for every possible scenario but remember to pack a light luggage. This will give you more freedom, especially when in transit. How light is traveling light? Make sure you won’t need extra help in carrying your things!
Stay organized and informed
Stay on top of everything and organize, organize, organize! Use packing cubes so you can pack similar items together. Download a travel or trip planning app that will track everything you might need, such as the things you packed (PackPoint) or your flights and itinerary (TripIt).
You can also get that extra help by downloading translating apps like iTranslate, navigation apps like Google Maps, or even a currency converter like XE Currency.