Honeymoon

Tahiti and Her Islands

DC Vekic blog January 9, 2017

Flying into a majestic sunset into Bora Bora airport, you can see rows and rows of the over-the-water bungalows in the glistening lagoon. It is truly an awe-inspiring site. You get it.

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Bora Bora water is said to have 42 different shades of the color blue in her waters, and it is certainly true.

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Only an 8 hour flight from LAX, but ‘in the middle of nowhere’, Tahitian Islands are a true slice of paradise. Half-way between Chile and Australia, under the govenrning of France, makes this location  a bit difficult as almost EVERYTHING has to be imported. Which is certainly a factor when it comes to how much things cost when you’re there. And you do have to prepare yourself to spend some money.

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We all know that the picture is worth a thousand words, but it still can not do justice to the Tahitian Islands, as everywhere you look you see ‘a screensaver’. At the end of your trip, whatever money you ended up spending will be well worth it, as THIS is the place for the bucket list, ultimate honeymoon/romance destination, and the place you will think of on your deathbed as one of the prettiest you’ve seen.

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This is the place that gave us our first over-the-water bungalow, exactly 50 years ago. The new overthewater bungalows in Mexico and Jamaica, can certainly rival the luxury of the Tahitian bungalows, but can never come close to the lagoon water, coral and fish swimming around.

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Still, with the breathtaking natural beauty, Tahitian people will make the biggest impact. Always smiling, welcoming and gentle.

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Tiare, the national flower of Tahiti, is all over the islands. Flowers, in general are everywhere, and that is usually your first contact with Tahiti, when someone puts a lei of fragrant flowers around your neck.

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I’m even throwing in a personal photo on a boat.

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Anyway you look at it, Tahitian Islands are a place that will have a profound impact on everyone who visits.

If planning a destinantion wedding, honeymoon or a visit, don’t hesitate to call 800-303-7901, or email me.

 

5 Tips for an Awesome Honeymoon

DC Vekic blog May 14, 2015

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#1 – HIRE A TRAVEL AGENT. This might sound self serving coming from an industry professional, but a majority of the time it doesn’t cost more than booking on the internet and they will do all of the leg work for you. Plus, a reputable travel agent will be a great advisor and advocate ensuring you not only get the best value, but also make sure you get all of the honeymoon freebies (champagne welcome, breakfast in bed, spa discounts, private dinners, etc.) that online booking site might not even mention.

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#2 – BOOK EARLY. The deposits to book a honeymoon are not large and usually they are refundable. By booking early, you will insure early booking bonuses and discounts. Also if you have your heart set on a special room category, like millionaire suite, master suite, swim-out suite, etc, you will ensure you get it as there is a very small number of those rooms in existence. Some are even sold out a year in advance!

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#3 – DISCOVER A NEW PLACE TOGETHER – Go someplace where the Bride and Groom have never been before. Unless the honeymoon is a tribute to a milestone event (for example: proposal in Hawaii – honeymooning where he proposed), the honeymoon should be a brand new milestone that will create new memories and forever tie Bride and Groom to its location.

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#4 – KEEP YOUR CELLPHONES OFF (as much as you can) AND SHARE EXPERIENCES with EACH OTHER. There will be plenty of time after the honeymoon to accept all the congratulations and well wishes from friends and relatives. If you are an Instagram junkie, limit yourself to 3-4 posts a day. Concentrate on sharing experiences, like couples massage, candlelit private dinner on the beach, or just spending an entire day doing nothing but enjoying each other’s company.

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#5 – CREATE MEMORIES – Amazingly enough, sometimes couples are so immersed in their trip they forget to take photos. Make a conscious effort to take a good camera and take pictures of each other on your honeymoon. If a resort has a professional photographer, book a session. Your travel agent will know and might even be able to arrange a discount. Buy a souvenir together, something that will bring back memories when you look at it. Do something together that neither of you has done before.

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For a free honeymoon consultation call 800-303-7901 or email dc@cosmopolitantravels.com

The joy of a destination wedding

DC Vekic blog January 16, 2015

Destination weddings have gained in popularity in recent years. Today, this hip and modern alternative allows couples to combine the best of a romantic honeymoon with a more traditional ceremony, oftentimes saving money in the process. By combining wedding and honeymoon, you can afford to go to that dream honeymoon location.

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Destinations weddings tend to be smaller, more intimate events. They also tend to last a few days, giving you and your intended plenty of opportunity to spend time with your guests. Although not all of your invited guests will be able to travel due to scheduling and budgetary concerns, those who can attend interact more with each other and their hosts than at a traditional wedding and return feeling more a part of your life and special day.

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These days grooms are doing more in the planning process. Whether it is deciding on gift bags or coordinating guest outings, grooms tend to want to do more in destination wedding planning. Taking the often times stressful burden off the bride. Specifically, grooms enjoy organizing the smaller events such as day outings and happy hour mixers.

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Take it from someone who had a magical destination wedding. My barefoot tropical wedding on the beach in Kaua’i can’t be compared to anything else I have done when it came to my own personal enjoyment, romance and pure joy.

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For a free destination wedding consultation, call us or e-mail us to set up an appointment in person or over Skype. 800-303-7901 or 310-490-1893

dc@cosmopolitantravels.com