If you are looking for great honeymoon destinations, then there is no need to look any further than the Pacific Northwest! This area offers exciting attractions without venturing very far.
Whale watching, wine tasting, and wilderness are just a few of the things you can expect from Un-Cruise Adventures. They offer options that include the route that Lewis & Clark took through the Columbia & Snake Rivers, as well as picturesque cruises starting in Seattle and exploring the San Juan Islands. With all they have to offer, it wouldn't be hard to pick a perfect trip for you and your honey!
Victoria, BC offeres the feel of a European vacation, but is only a short ferry trip from Seattle, WA. You can stay in luxury at the Fairmont Empress Hotel which was built in 1908 and overlooks the Inner Harbour. While there, make sure you don't miss Afternoon Tea, a time-honored tradition. For a stunning day trip head to The Butchart Gardens. Beautiful any time of the year, the gardens offer concerts, fireworks, flowers, and fountains. Quite romantic!
Today's guest post was generously contributed by Miriam Geiser at MoonRings Honeymoons. On top of everything else you have to plan, can you believe that many of you brides and grooms are having to plan a honeymoon trip as well? Miriam provides a great primer to get you started thinking about it.
Honeymoon Primer – by Miriam Geiser and the MoonRings Team
With 2013 well underway, no doubt you are diving headfirst into your wedding plans! It’s also time to get your honeymoon plans in place. To help, here is a simple “Honeymoon Primer” so you can begin thinking about the essential elements of planning your honeymoon.
When: Start now! Popular summer honeymoon destinations such as Europe, French Polynesia and Hawaii book up far in advance, and air fares aren’t likely to drop, so it’s best to book soon. The Caribbean and Mexico will be busy through April, but then availability will be more open. While some couples may wait for last-minute deals, this strategy can be risky.
Fit: When it comes to your wedding, you know how important it is that your arrangements reflect who you are. Same with a honeymoon – the destination, accommodations and available activities need to fit your interests, preferences and budget. Think carefully about fit before making plans – more than anything this makes a significant difference in your overall happiness on your honeymoon.
How: For budget-oriented couples, Internet travel agencies offer a range of lower-cost options, as long as you are willing to do your own research. If you are a “Do-It-Yourselfer”, you will likely feel comfortable contacting hotels directly, booking flights and researching activities. For those who are too busy or value guidance and creativity, a travel professional is the way to go. Such tailored recommendations and the possibility to find better value can definitely improve the quality of your honeymoon experience.
No matter what, the best advice is to start working on your honeymoon as far in advance as possible. This ensures best availability, best rates, and a stress-free planning process!
We’re pleased to let you know that we at EJP Events have recently completed the training sponsored by The Association of Bridal Consultants and Ask Me about Destination Weddings. We now have the ability to book land and air packages for over 1,800 honeymoon and
destination wedding locations throughout Hawaii, Mexico, Europe,
South America, the South Pacific and more.
Take a look at some of the destinations available, and also the special offers. Through this program, we even have a dedicated travel concierge, Sarai Cairo, who can give detailed information about each property if it’s one we haven’t been to ourselves.
So, even if your wedding isn’t in Portland, Oregon, or Washington State… ask us! We probably have something great just for you!