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U by Uniworld Part 2: Eberbach Monastery & Vineyards

U by Uniworld Part 2: Eberbach Monastery & Vineyards

The temperature dropped as our small group stepped out of the July sun and into the dark 1,000-year-old Cistercian hospital at Kloster Eberbach. “This way,” our guide said. Following her directions, we shuffled to one end of the room—the one where candlelight illuminated a dozen samples of the monastery’s Riesling.

Real-life honeymoon: Smitten in Moorea & Bora Bora (part II)

Real-life honeymoon: Smitten in Moorea & Bora Bora (part II)

Earlier this month J & K shared some of the magic of their honeymoon to Moorea and Bora Bora, including what they loved most (e.g., relaxing in their overwater bungalow, snorkeling with sting rays and sharks and hiking to a romantic waterfall. This week, they’re back with more advice on how to make the most of planning your dream vacation—no matter what honeymoon destination you have your eyes on.

U by Uniworld part 1: The A

U by Uniworld part 1: The A

I do not consider myself a “cruise” person, at least not in the traditional sense. Oceanliners that sleep thousands of people just don’t appeal to me, which is exactly why river cruising through Europe with U by Uniworld was so perfect. If you're looking to hop from city to city, U by Uniworld makes it effortless, while offering oodles of comfort and convenience.

Real-life Honeymoon: Smitten in St. Lucia

Real-life Honeymoon: Smitten in St. Lucia

When I started working with Shawn and Hannah on their dream honeymoon, I knew it was going to be fun. Like, really, really fun. They are some of the most enjoyable people to be around, partly because they are constantly making each other laugh and are always up for a new adventure. I also knew that the year leading up their wedding had been filled with some amazing life events, and that they’d be ready for—and so deserving of—some serious rest and relaxation after their wedding. Thankfully, St. Lucia left them smitten. In their own words, here’s what Shawn and Hannah had to say about their honeymoon on this idyllic island in the Caribbean.

Cayes vs. islands: What's the difference?

Cayes vs. islands: What's the difference?

When the hubby and I jetted off to Belize for our honeymoon, we stayed on the amazing Coco Plum Caye. While there, we also learned all about nearby Ambergris Caye, Tobacco Caye, Caye Caulker, Thatch Caye and many more cayes (pronounced “key” and sometimes spelled cay, key or quay). Before visiting, I’d never thought much about why these tropical utopias miles off the coast were called cayes rather than islands—not just in Belize but destinations around the world (think the Exuma Cays, Florida Keys, etc.). As the locals explained soon after our arrival, cayes are unique from other islands in their composition and how they form.

3 signs a Honeymoon Gift Registry is Right for You

3 signs a Honeymoon Gift Registry is Right for You

Do you already own towels and sheets (the kind you bake with and put on your bed)? Would you rather make your dream honeymoon a reality than stow another set of dishes away in your already cramped cupboards? If so, opting for a honeymoon registry for your wedding over a more traditional one may be the perfect way to ensure your guests gift you what you really want.

Hidden honeymoon expenses

Hidden honeymoon expenses

When you think of setting your honeymoon budget, the two main expenses that likely come to mind are your accommodations and airfare. How much you decide to spend on these big-ticket items largely shape your honeymoon heaven, but there are additional costs paramount to consider when deciding what you’re comfortable investing on your first adventure as newlyweds. Discussing the following at the outset of planning your honeymoon can help prevent any financial surprises down the road, and ensure that your vacation fulfills all your dreams.

Beat jet lag

Beat jet lag

The wheels of your plane have just rumbled to a stop at your arrival gate. It’s 6 a.m. in Paris—your honeymoon heaven for the next week—and 11 p.m. back home. Perfect, you think. Time for a quick nap before exploring the City of Love later in the day. Sounds like a plan to help your body cope with the jet lag you’re feeling, right? On the surface, yes. Come evening, however, your body will regret this approach.  Here are four ways to hep beat jet lag and start your honeymoon off on the right foot.

A smart travel STEP

A smart travel STEP

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, an overlooked service through the U.S. Department of State, allows travelers to receive updates on conditions in their destination, such as things related to safety and other important information. Perhaps more importantly, it also lets the U.S. Embassy or Consulate more easily contact—or find—you in the case of an emergency.