I believe that whether you’re getting married, want a bucket list family vacation, a milestone birthday celebration, Anniversary, Vow Renewal, or just need a get away, you deserve a high quality travel experience. Just as I do for my weddings & honeymoons, I plan every trip as if I were personally going on it myself.  Here are some of my favorite destinations and tips.

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Everyone deserves the opportunity to travel well. 


With endless possibilities of landscapes, tropical climates and styles to choose from, a destination wedding allows you the opportunity to escape to an amazing location, relax, have fun and enjoy your loved ones. Discover 7 irresistible reasons why you should choose an all-inclusive destination wedding!

4 Beautiful Dress Styles Imagine standing on a pristine sandy beach, the gentle breeze caressing your skin, as you exchange vows with your loved one in a breathtaking destination wedding. It’s a day filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories. But amidst the stunning backdrop, there’s one thing that will steal everyone’s heart – your […]


January 18, 2024

Tips & Ideas for Choosing Your Perfect Destination Wedding Dress

You’re recently engaged and it’s the day you’ve always dreamed of. You want a destination wedding filled with romance and adventure. Surrounded by family and friends to celebrate this special day with you.  You have already picked out your perfect dress for that beach wedding (maybe not toes in the sand!) and you are all […]

Destination Weddings, Featured, Wedding Tips

January 5, 2024

How Far in Advance Should I Plan my Destination Wedding?

Why Every Couple Needs a Honeymoon Registry Remember the days when a registry meant dragging your partner down to the neighborhood department store and sitting with the wedding registry assistant picking out china, crystal, silverware, pots and pans, small appliances and a bunch of stuff you probably didn’t need? Well, I do! We walked around […]

Honeymoon Inspiration, Wedding Tips

October 2, 2023

First Comes Love, Then Comes the Honeymoon!

PC: Aruba Tourism Authority  You’re engaged, and you’re thinking about a destination wedding. In fact, you want it to be a legal destination wedding. But let’s be honest — most couples don’t exactly spend all of their free time researching legal requirements for making their marriage official in the places they want to get married, […]

Travel Tips, Wedding Tips

July 28, 2023

The 7 Easiest Caribbean Islands to Have a Legal Destination Wedding

When it comes to your destination wedding, choosing the right resort venue is one of the most important decisions you will make. With a multitude of options to consider, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. One question that often arises is whether an all-inclusive resort is the ideal choice or if there are other resort types […]

Featured, Wedding Tips

July 27, 2023

7 Irresistible Reasons to Choose an All-Inclusive Destination Wedding

luxury wedding ceremony on the beach

Planning a honeymoon can be a whirlwind of decisions and details, but opting for an all-inclusive resort can simplify the process and allow you to focus on enjoying your romantic getaway. However, when it comes to tipping at these resorts, things can get a bit tricky. That’s why we’re here to help! In this blog, […]

Honeymoon Inspiration, Travel Tips

July 13, 2023

How Much Should You Tip on your All-Inclusive Honeymoon Vacation?

PC: Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres  Planning a destination wedding is an exciting venture that goes beyond choosing a beautiful location. One crucial decision you need to make is whether to have a legal or symbolic wedding ceremony. It’s essential to understand the differences between the two, as they can significantly impact your travel plans and, […]

Destination Weddings, Travel Tips, Wedding Tips

June 16, 2023

Destination Weddings – Legal vs. Symbolic Ceremony: Which is Best for You?

bride and groom kissing in front of their wedding party

There’s a lot of talk about Cuba these days and for good reason. Separated by only 90 miles of water, it has remained virtually inaccessible to Americans. Like the forbidden fruit, we are ever so curious. But President Obama has decided to chart a different course. He relaxed the travel restrictions last year, making it […]

Travel Stories

November 15, 2018

Cuba: Time Stands Still

Old town Habana with cars in Cuba

It’s just another day at the local market in Granada, Nicaragua. Everything you can think of is for sale here, including, yes…Pig Heads! The Market serves as a one-stop shopping adventure that the locals depend on. It’s where you go to buy meat, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, bread, spices, candy, fresh baked goods, household items […]

Travel Stories

November 15, 2018

Nicaragua: A Hidden Gem