1. ST. LUCIA
St. Lucia - a volcanic island where you can experience the sulfur springs and take a relaxing mud bath. Experience exhilaration by taking an adventurous hike up the Pitons. You will see breathtaking views of the island and it's surrounding waters from 2619 feet above sea level. At Ladera Resort you will enjoy a private plunge pool and amazing views of the sunrise and sunset directly from your room.
Barbados has a combination of lush greenery, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. With nonstop service from NY, this destination is easily accessible from the east coast. Sandals Barbados opened in January 2015 and has had such success, they are currently expanding!
and here's why...
Time. Documents take a long time to arrive, from the marriage certificate to the passport, it can be weeks before it is all sorted out. Most couples don't have enough time between the wedding and the honeymoon to make a name change.
Free name changes. If you don't currently have a passport in any name, you may be tempted to get it in your married name. DON'T FALL FOR THAT TRAP! As mentioned above, you simply don't have the time to get the proper documentation. And there is good news, the State Department will allow you to change your name within 12 months of issuance. So although it requires a bit more form filling... you will be able to complete a name change when you return from your honeymoon without stressing about getting everything in time!
(NOTE: Don't let it slip past 12 months, it will be more costly and time consuming)
Additionally, if you are renewing your passport within a year of the name change; there is no cost to change your name.
Original Blog post 6/16/2016, updated 7/23/18
Travel Agents travel frequently; both for business and pleasure. They are great resources for all things travel. I put together a list of items that many travel agent don't leave home without!
That's right! The multi-uses of duct tape transcend daily life and make a great travel product. Use on broken zippers or shoes, to close blinds or closets, honestly, the possibilities are endless!
So versatile! When cold, use as a blanket, if you need an extra outfit - it's an accessory, I once used mine as a strap when the handle on my bag broke!
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Recloseable Plastic Bags
Obviously for liquids, but you can also separate clothing and create space in your suitcase by squeezing out the air.
Noise Reduction Head Phones
Whether on the plane or in a hotel, keeping out unwanted noise is simple!
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Portable cell phone charger
No explanation needed!
What are some of your favorite travel items you don't leave home without?
Hi! My name is Buffy and I am the owner of Sunlit Travel! I love to plan special occasions like HONEYMOONS! My favorite part is adding special touches to make the trip especially romantic or adding a fun surprise for the bride or groom!