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The Perfect Honeymoon

October 22, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

The headache you've had for the past year planning your wedding, inviting all the guests and meticulously checking to ensure your big day runs smoothly is finally over. And just around the corner, you can see your honeymoon in sight.

The last things on your mind are planning, thinking and otherwise doing anything but relaxing, right?

To ease your mind after the chaos, all-inclusive resorts may be the answer. From the popular Sandals "couples only" resorts to lesser known Mexican getaways, to a romantic Caribbean cruise, all-inclusive vacations allow couples truly to unwind and let the experienced staff cater to them, morning, noon and night.

Each location offers unique scenery, activities and accommodations that can make your honeymoon exactly the way

you've envisioned it. The myriad vacation options available to newlyweds are overwhelming but noting a few key things will keep that headache at bay and your relaxation level high.

Pick a location that appeals to both of you. Where do you see you two having the most fun?

A travel agent is a smart way to go when you have so much on your mind. Tell your agent where you want to go and your interests and let him or her do the planning.

It is important to know how much you want to spend. Take the first few days to recover from post-wedding

exhaustion. Expect a few things not to go just right. Keep a sense of humor and over look minor problems.

Let people know you are on your honeymoon, if asked. Hotels, cruise lines and restaurants may give you extra

special treatment. Everyone enjoys seeing a happy couple beginning a new life together.

A novel idea is to let your guests contribute to the honeymoon as their wedding gift. Many travel agencies and several online agencies specialize in honeymoon registries. A couple can put down a small deposit and well-wishers can visit the website or contact your travel agent to contribute toward the trip.

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