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How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State

How to have an enviable honeymoon in the Sunshine State Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a trip of a lifetime, and offers a little bit of everything when it comes to your honeymoon. It’s great for thrill seekers, beach bathers and romantics alike, with its endless list of activities to try, beaches to enjoy and incredible seafood to sample. 

Online travel specialist Florida4Less has compiled their top must do activities, so you can enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Sunshine State. 

Underwater paradise: Explore the underwater scenery by hiring a glass-bottomed boat or take a drive down to the stunning Gulf of Mexico to appreciate the clear waters. 

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

Top relaxing retreats for stressed-out brides

If wedding admin is leaving you feeling frazzled, pre-wedding nerves are sneaking in, or you’re looking to relax after the stressful task of organising your wedding, it sounds like you are in need of a relaxing retreat. 

Well you’re in luck, as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, share their top five health retreats for stressed out brides, where you can enjoy luxury spa pampering and wellness relaxation before stepping into the limelight on the big day, or winding down on your dream honeymoon. 

Green + Benz - launching ‘Summer Of Love’ – win a trip to New York City!

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Leading local jeweller and diamond experts Green + Benz has kicked off it’s summer campaign with an exciting competition to win a trip to New York for two!

The competition in association with Peak FM radio station will invite listeners to send in their stories demonstrating why their partner’s so special and deserves to win.

8 wedding traditions from around the world

8 wedding traditions from around the world

Wherever you are in the world, weddings are always a great day, full of love, laughter, and much celebration. While you will probably attended enough weddings to know what to expect from the day, there are some wonderful country-specific traditions that you may not be familiar with if you have only been to a wedding in the UK.

 

Whether you find yourself at a wedding somewhere else in the world, or are simply looking for wedding inspiration and want to incorporate some unique practices into your own, experts at language app Babbel (Babbel.com) have shared a list of marital traditions from eight countries around the world to give you some insider info.

 

Say “I do” overlooking Santorini’s iconic Caldera at this spectacular retreat

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EROSANTORINI sits perched on the volcanic cliffs of Santorini overlooking the tranquil Aegean Sea. The two-acre exclusive-use retreat is a calm oasis rarely found on the island that can host enchanting weddings for up to 800 cocktail guests or 350 seated guests, with room for dancing, live music and more among the expansive grounds.  Open year-round, it eloquently combines the luxuries of a hotel with a unique home from home feel, hosting bespoke weddings that range from intimate soirees to exquisite banquets.

Top tips for planning a honeymoon cruise – what to know before you book!

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As such a significant event, a wedding can be stressful to plan, which is why the honeymoon should offer the optimum opportunity to relax, decompress and celebrate your new marriage.

So, what better way to honeymoon than a cruise?  After all, what other type of holiday enables you to unpack only once, but wake up in a brand new beautiful destination each day? 

CruiseCritic.co.uk, the world’s largest cruise reviews, and planning site (TripAdvisor’s cruise site) shares this advice on planning a honeymoon cruise to remember. 

Considerations before you start:

·      Travel dates - do your dates coincide with any events, such as school holidays?

Enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime in Tuscany!

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Honeymoons or mini-moons should be an experience you will cherish for the rest of your married lives. But in this beautiful world, with an endless list of destinations, choosing where to go can be extremely difficult.

 

Italy is known for its breathtaking scenery at every turn, beautiful sunsets, exemplary restaurants and delicious cuisine - everything you can wish for on your holiday after the big day.

 

Whether you are planning the honeymoon of a lifetime for next year, or simply booking a last-minute getaway to spend some much needed time together after the wedding, Tuscany has it all.

 

Wellness Weddings at Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

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Radiating romance across the Kassandra peninsula, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort is Halkidiki’s new answer for those seeking the ultimate romantic getaway, providing a health-boosting backdrop for couples affirming their love. Whether you’re planning a traditional ceremony with your nearest and dearest, a holistic honeymoon experience or wining and dining within the resort's stunning surroundings, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort helps to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  

 

Brexit sends tourists packing

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• Since Brexit, Asian tourist destinations have become more popular

• European destinations have seen a decrease in popularity

• Asia is a cheaper continent overall for Brits to visit

 

 

With Article 50 set in motion and the UK on its way out of the EU, long haul destinations such as Dubai are increasing in popularity among British families looking to get more bang for their buck. 

 

Since the value of the pound began to drop in June last year, data from Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard®, shows that card spend in Asia is on the up, with Dubai seeing a 26 per cent rise and places like Indonesia and Thailand seeing an even higher increase of 32 and 34 per cent.

 

Complimentary spa packages? First class flights?

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How to bag yourself the very best Honeymoon upgrades with these language hacks!

After the stress of organising your big day, we all dream of having the perfect, luxurious Honeymoon where we can totally unwind and relax. However, while we might envision ourselves flying first class with a glass of bottomless champagne in hand, it’s likely that after the expenses of the wedding itself, these luxuries may no longer be within our means.  

 

Bahrain: Magical Middle East

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This Year, Try the Middle East’s Most Iconic Wedding Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Setting a new standard for the most lavish destination weddings, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers a stunning backdrop in which to begin your new life together.  Set amidst lush gardens and overlooking the serene Manama Bay with breath-taking views of both the city and the sparkling waters of the Gulf, this iconic wedding venue in the Kingdom of Bahrain is ideal for a wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime.  

Dalaman: the ultimate wedding and honeymoon destination

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Situated on a private white sand beach with stretching views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding verdant mountains, Dalaman is the perfect wedding and honeymoon destination. Nestled on the remote south-western coast of Turkey which boasts year-round sunshine, delicious gastronomy, a fascinating culture and wealth of activities to try, Dalaman offers something for every type of couple. From romantic sunset strolls on the beach to indulgent couple’s massages at the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa’s luxurious Elysion Spa, the bride and groom, or newlyweds will not be disappointed with what’s on offer.

Get hitched without a hitch with Maritim Mauritius

Maritime Resort wedding

For those looking to get hitched without a hitch, the white sandy beaches and turquoise depths of the Indian Ocean surrounding the island of Mauritius is one of the few places on earth to rightfully claim the mantle of ‘‘paradise’’. With over 27 years’ experience in delivering bespoke fairy-tale weddings, the 5-star Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius offers specialised multi-lingual staff to provide unparalleled facilities, experiences and service when saying ‘I do’.