02 August 2010
Posted in Honeymoon
If you are short on time or on cash and you want to wait and save up for when you can afford a lavish honeymoon, that doesn’t mean that you have to renounce altogether to that much needed break from it all after the wedding and before you go back to the “real world”. You can choose to go on a mini-moon of just a few days, saving time and money while still giving yourselves a treat.
Honeymoons are important as they give you time together to process the fact that you are now a married couple and to get away from it all entirely. For this reason, a mini-moon is the perfect solution to cash or time constraints, allowing couples that precious time alone without breaking the bank. Our tips for a successful mini-moon...
1. Choose a location where everything you want to see is close to hand.
You only have a limited amount of time, so you don’t want to spend more of it than you have to travelling.
2. Don’t try to cram in too much.
You are supposed to be relaxing, not worrying about whether you’ll get to do everything on your itinerary in the allotted time frame.
3. Choose a place you both love.
Often, couples disagree over where to go on honeymoon. You may find that you both have to compromise, just to make sure you both enjoy yourselves to the full.
4. Go somewhere you have never been before.
A mini-moon is a great way of sampling a place, and you can treat it as a tester holiday before going back to explore it fully at a later date.
5. Choose the best accommodation you can afford.
You might be strapped for cash, but be certain you are getting the best you can with your accommodation as you want to be comfortable and remember your honeymoon for all of the right reasons.
6. Give yourself time to settle in at home before heading back to work.
Make sure you give yourself at least 48 hours from returning home to go back to work. This will give you time to recover and get back into the swing of things, rather than rushing straight back and feeling out of sorts and tired.
If managed correctly then, a mini-moon can be just as rewarding as a longer break. Mini-moons to consider include city breaks in cultural centres such as Rome, Venice, Florence or Naples, as well as spa holidays, beach vacations on the coast for example in rugged Amalfi and Sorrento or unspoilt Cilento and Apulia, and finally countryside retreats to the beautiful inland areas of Italy, including the Lake district, Tuscany and Umbria. We suggest you pick one and stick to it in a limited timescale, or you will find yourself squeezing too much in... the challenge is deciding where to go!