How to stay healthy during your honeymoon

How to stay healthy during your honeymoon - a tip for traveling couples! With travel inspiration from Avant-Garde Travel honeymoon experts.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

To whoever lives for the experience, riches of the soul and understanding of something bigger than they themselves are, traveling comes as a solution and a logical choice. Letting yourself dive into something so powerful, diverse and different from all the things you had the opportunity to experience so far is the best way to broaden your understanding of life, love, potential and all other wonderful things life has to offer. And when you are going with the love of your life and your forever-partner, the whole experience is better, extra fulfilling and even more rewarding than when you travel on your own. 

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Naturally, to have the best experience possible on your travel-tours, you need to make sure you stay safe and healthy, especially if you are traveling to destinations that are far from your home. With that in mind, here are a few smart tips to help you and your better half enjoy your time and stay vigorous during the trip.

Make sure you feel good traveling!

No matter how wonderful your go-to destination is, unless you feel comfy while traveling (and while actually being there), it’s all a waste. To feel great, you need to make sure both your body and your mind feel rested and relaxed. The mind? Well, that’s the part you have to take care of yourself – get in the mood for traveling, free yourself of any potential traveling anxieties and be ready for all the possible cultural shocks you might experience. Talk to your partner about their potential anxieties and face them head-on. Be each other’s support system both while you travel and when you reach your destination. The body?  Well, when you’ve got an awesome company like Go Travel,  you can easily solve the “problem” of a comfy trip. Take precautionary measures to avoid any potential mishaps‒like having your batteries leak, getting wet with no raincoat at hand, having a neck spasm because you don’t have a travel-pillow, etc.‒ by buying all the travel items you think you’ll need in advance. See? It’s pretty simple when you have proper guidance.


Don’t get too excited (if you know what we mean)

Yes, we totally understand the thrill of being THOSE newlyweds that are absolutely mad about each other and would rather do nothing else but love it up all day long and then spice things up at the beach late at night. While this sounds super romantic, please take into consideration that you are in a foreign land/strange city. Heaven forbid something happens, like your beach chair gives you back spasms, you get a UTI, because you won’t have your regular doctor there and things may get a bit odd, uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially if you cannot speak the local language!  Now, we’re not saying you should sleep in separate beds, we’re just saying... be careful.

Keep your hands clean and bacteria at bay

Now, this tip’s way more practical (sort of) and less weird to talk about, right? Right. Now no one is saying you should become a germaphobe, but....different locations have different bacteria that your system may not be used to. When you are traveling, keeping your hygiene on point is extremely important. Coming into contact with people, things, animals, handles in public transport and taxis, doors, etc. is the source of bacteria and the last thing you want is to subject yourself to some type of infection. When you are on the go, there’s often no soap and water available to wash your hands, so rely on hand sanitizer to save the day. Natural ‘wet wipes’ are awesome, too like EO® Lavender Hand Sanitizer Wipes. Also be sure you drink bottled water that has definitey been purified! 

Don't flash cash

You'd be surprised at some of the places you can get mugged pr pick pocketed even in cities that you wouldn't expect. Be smart, be safe...keep your valuables in hotel safes and don't show off your money. Even out of the way places take credit cards now that keeping track of [and being able to dispute charges] goes a lot better digitally - but do have some local money on hand for that one place with the best local food that doesn't do plastic.  

Check in with local government agencies if you're going off the beaten path

We're not trying to sounds extreme here or like Goldie Hawn in "Snatched" but if you are going to a less touristy destination be smart and let people - like the State Department and your family at home- know your itinerary and have check in times and dates so everyone knows you're having the time of your life! Find out everything, from which vaccinations you need to the local laws to any travel warnings (including crime and security warnings). While you're on the website, head over to the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) page, where you can register your travel plans. So heaven forbid, in the event of an emergency (whether it's a natural disaster, an emergency back home or whatever), they will be able to contact you.

Backup important documents

Also before you depart the USA, scan a copy of your passport, e-mail it to yourself and take a photo of it to save on your cell phone. That way, if you need your passport while out (but it's locked up in your hotel safe), you'll have access to all your details. And, if it's lost or stolen, getting a replacement will be that much faster....we know we've been there.

Wherever you go and whatever you do we hope you enjoy an amazing [positive] story-filled honeymoon! Just be smart and be safe in advance so then you get to focus just on having fun! 

All travel photos by Avant-Garde Travel.

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Avant Garde Travel designs unique, outside the box travel and honeymoon experiences.

Avant-Garde Travel is a boutique travel company located in San Diego, Ca that specializes in group travel, custom vacation planning, escorted tours, river and ocean cruising and luxury hotels. Avant-Garde Travel designs once in a lifetime experiences for our clients based on their individual needs and interests. We look forward to planning your next adventure!

Infinitee Travel Network Offers Unique and Exciting Honeymoon Options

Infinitee Travel Network is building the most exclusive travel program available by providing our members with the best deals on luxury vacations and high quality travel services. Whether you’re an experienced jetsetter or just looking to book your next vacation, they guarantee to save you time and money. They offer the lowest prices and superior customer service to ensure your vacation planning is as convenient and most cost effective as possible. 

Infinitee Travel Network is all about bringing the best value to its members through an easy to use members only website. They offer featured daily deals, vacation preference matching, and mobile applications to keep you up to date while on the go. 

Infinitee Travel Network has put together an innovative and highly qualified staff; a staff that will ensure vacations are well planned and as personalized to our members as possible. Their staff is committed to keeping Infinitee Travel Network truly unique by consistently adding new member benefits. Meet their team in person at the February 19, 2017 Special Edition Wedding Party EXPO at The US GRANT HOTEL in downtown San Diego, CA

Dishes and housewares, honeymoons or charity? A gift registry makes sense for you and your guests.

Need help with ideas for your gift registry? Read our practical and creative ways you can create a registry that is your own.

There are three major options for registering for gifts;

Traditional Gift Registry: Kitchenware, towels, silverware, home items, furniture, etc. (like you find at our faves William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Bloomingdale's and Macy's ) Perfect for the couple who will be creating their first home together. If you choose to register for gifts, consider registering through the I Do Foundation website. I Do will generate a percentage of each purchase as a contribution to charity.

Donations: Create a donation registry, where your guests can donate money to your favorite charities online and make a gift in your couple's name. The I Do Foundation offers a range of non-profit organizations to choose from; from community development and children’s charities to environmental and health-oriented non-profits.

Travel: This highly practical option allows couples to register for airfare, hotel and activities for their honeymoon!

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Fabulous image by SheWanders Photography

Of course you know that it is never appropriate to mention gifts in your wedding invitation, indeed one is not even supposed to mention a preference of receiving any gifts at all. All information about your gift preferences;  letting people know where you are registered, if you prefer money, travel or a home registry over gifts, is the province of your wedding party members and your parents. Anyone asking about your gift registry should be directed to the appropriate person in charge of gifts; usually the maid of honor- who then gives them the clear guidance they need. But make no mistake your guests should be given clear guidance to avoid wasting their time and money since no one wants to give someone a gift that they don't actually want or need.

On the other hand, shower invitations, may clearly inform invitees about the couple's registry or gift preferences. Try combining two or three of the above options to allow your loved ones to give you what they want and what you want too.

Mexico on our mind.... get pampered in style at the Cabo Azul resort!

The new standard of luxury resort living has been established. Cabo Azul Resort & Spa, in exotic Los Cabos, Mexico, is an all-villa masterpiece and the epitome of sophistication and indulgence. Scant few can equal the comfort, affordable luxury and shear spectacle of this architectural gem.

A stay at Cabo Azul will take your mind and soul on a journey to places and times that only your wildest imagination can find. Passionate fire sculptures, creative and playful waterscapes, dramatic lighting effects and the harmony of elements—fire, earth, water and wind—work together in concert providing an unforgettable vacation experience.

Dream of the ultimate wedding or vacation destination. This is it. 

At Cabo Azul Resort, there are a myriad of choices to meet your wedding perfection wants and needs. The variety of venues for not only the wedding ceremony, but for rehearsal dinners, receptions and other family gatherings is unsurpassed. With so many venue options available, selecting one just may be the toughest decision you’ll face.

At Cabo Azul Resort, if your dream wedding conjures thoughts of a beachfront ceremony with the Sea of Cortez as your backdrop, it can be done.

If you’d like an oceanfront patio setting or an intimate event on the balcony of a luxurious penthouse villa, your wish will be granted. Whichever venue meets your needs, our wedding coordinator and dedicated staff will ensure an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

For the ultimate formal affair, your plans must include "El Corazon". It would be hard to top (literally) the five-story high El Corazon whose view over looks the center of the resort, over the infinity pools and out to the sea. Stretching toward the warm Los Cabos sunshine, El Corazon is the resort’s purpose built, open-air wedding chapel complete with travertine tiles and recessed candlelit walls with waterfalls behind them. El Corazon features the choice of a cross, star of David, or no religious symbol at the mouth of the chapel. It provides the perfect, most romantic locale for exchanging vows with the sapphire surf of the Sea of Cortez as your witness, you can’t imagine a more special venue in all of Mexico.

Cruising through your new life with a gorgeous Honeymoon!

Cruise Planners not only specializes in cruises – they offer great land and tour vacations and specialize in planning honeymoons. And they are an award-winning travel company who works with all the cruise lines and many land and tour suppliers, giving you access to awesome preferential vacations and best-value packages for trips to the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, the Mediterranean, Europe and the rest of the world.

Owner and travel expert Roxana Burns says "Tell me your hopes and dreams, together we’ll plan the perfect escape. You can be as involved in the process as you would like, or I can do all of the heavy lifting and value searching. From finding the best option to making all the bookings, payments and take care of you until you return from your trip."

Roxana Burns is a home based travel agency right here in San Diego. As a franchise of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, Roxana has the ability to give personalized service backed by the biggest name in travel! 

And they honeymooned happily ever after ... you guessed it...Disney does honeymoons!

If you're secretly a Belle, Jasmine, Anna or Elsa we bet you're going to find Disney's Fairytale Honeymoons to be the dream that's a wish your heart made!

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From magical places to beaches and exotic landscapes Disney has always known how to transport people from every day life to magic! Check out these one-of-a-kind honeymoon ideas by Disney...

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