Your big day is over and married life is about to begin. Planning the honeymoon can have its own stressors, especially when you are...
Your big day is over and married life is about to begin. Planning the honeymoon can have its own stressors, especially when you are traveling abroad.
Here is a list of the top ten things you will need to make your honeymoon memorable for all the right reasons.
- Have your passports well ahead of time. Foreign countries have no sympathy for anyone trying to travel without the required papers. Book your tickets in your legal name to avoid problems at the airport.
- Read the rules and laws of the country you are visiting. Nothing will ruin a honeymoon faster than breaking an unknown law and getting a hefty fine. It would also be wise to know where the US Embassy is located for emergencies.
- Be polite. Other than courtesy words like “please” and “thank you”, learning to say numbers and asking for assistance in the local language can help you get around a foreign place.
- Find out how to spend money. Credit cards are widely accepted in most developed regions, but inform your credit card company that you will be traveling abroad. In more remote locations, cash will be your preferred payment.
- Check the exchange rate. Finding out how much your American dollar is worth will help you plan your expenses.
- Worst-case scenario: your wallet or bag is stolen. Have photocopies of all your credit and debit cards, as well as the first few pages of your passport, in a separate location. Leave copies with a friend or loved one at home.
- Arrange to have your mail held at the post office. Any upcoming bills should be scheduled for payment, and ask for the newspaper to stop delivery until you get home.
- Purchase travel insurance. It can be pricey, costing around 10% of your whole trip, but it will cover you for more than medical emergencies.
- Leave room in your suitcase for trinkets and souvenirs. By planning room for these items before you leave, you can avoid extra bag charges or shipping costs later.
- For the first few months after you get home, keep an eye on your bank and credit card statements. Fraudulent charges, as well as being over charged and double charged are common when dealing with foreign transactions.