Taking a ‘mini-moon’ before your wedding

There is a new trend emerging, as more couples are opting for a pre-wedding vacation before their wedding day to reconnect, relax and alleviate the stress that goes along with planning a wedding. It’s no surprise that the task of wedding planning can take a toll on  romance and strain a relationship. Nights and weekends that were spent enjoying time together, are now filled with appointments and decisions that need to be made.

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A ‘mini-moon’ is a chance to enjoy some rare time alone together before the big day. It is a chance to escape from the stress and any drama that comes with planning a wedding. Taking a mini-vacation is a chance to celebrate your engagement, and also get excited about the wedding. Traveling before the wedding instead of after, may help you save some money if your wedding is taking place during peak travel seasons.

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It could be something simple like a long weekend getaway closer to home, or a few days at the beach. Sip some wine, enjoy a couples massage, and return renewed to take on all the tasks ahead of you. For mini-moon inspiration, read this post on Caribbean destinations.

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Top Holiday Destinations

Many couples and families choose to travel over the holidays. Escaping the cold for a sunny beach has its advantages. The top holiday destinations this year come as no surprise; they have been long-time favorites.

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Mexico tops the list with three beautiful destinations to choose from; Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo. Each destination offers the lure of sun and sand. There are many resort options to choose from and lots of fun activities. If ocean swimming is at the top of your wish list, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta are the best options. Cabo has some of the most beautiful beaches, but many are not swimmable.

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Aruba, Montego Bay Jamaica and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic round out the top holiday destinations for 2019. Aruba is the perfect beach lovers’ destination; add in a little gambling and shopping and it is the perfect holiday gift. Jamaica is the island of ‘get all right;’ because that is how you will feel after a relaxing holiday visit on the beaches of Montego Bay. Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, in contrast, is not as well known as Punta Cana. Santo Domingo is the capital city of this tropical island paradise therefore it offers a city vibe with a laid back seaside spirit.

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3 Destinations To Visit For 2018

In need of a getaway that will deliver exciting excursions, great food, and photo ops not found anywhere else? Want to avoid lines, the crowds, and explore places off the beaten path? These 3 destinations to visit for 2018 are exactly what the doctor ordered.

3 destinations to visit for 2018, Bali, Indonesia

1. Bali

The Island of the Gods offers great beaches, countless waves for surfing and wonderful natural sites to visit and explore. Bali is a rare place that is both deeply spiritual and fun.

Ubud is the best place in Bali to break out of the tourist mode and get off the beaten path, although far from undiscovered. Here you can explore Hindu temples and watch monkeys frolic in the Ubud Monkey Forest. If the beach scene is more your thing, you can dig your toes into the pink sands of Lombok Island.

3 destinations to visit for 2018, Balkans

2. The Balkans

Traverse the cobblestone streets of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travel back in time in Romania with a visit to a medieval castle. Trek your way through the mountains of Albania. If you are in search of adventure and architectural wonders without the throngs of tourists, the Balkans should be at the top of your list.

3 destinations to visit for 2018, Panama

3. Panama

Learn to surf in Bocas Del Toro, take a walk through Casco Viejo, taste world-class coffee, try your hand at big-game fishing, relax on a secluded beach, or explore in a rainforest. Panama is about discovery, a perpetual endless summer, and can be as wild as you want it to be.

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