The city of London that has seen many centuries of history and dwells in the essence of the past could also be as romantic as any other destination on earth. If London is going to be your honeymoon destination, then you’ll need to know a few romantic things to do and places to visit when you arrive:

Buckingham Palace

This is the residence of the royal family of England and its grandeur is indeed unrivalled! That’s specifically the reason why you definitely need to catch a glimpse of the finest staterooms furnished with the most lavish French and English furniture to be found.

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London Eye

This might sound a little cliché, but what’s more romantic than a ride on the London Eye? Share a moment of champagne together while your ride and the London Eye. Try your best to make it at sunset for that extra special view of the sunset dipped skyline of the city.

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Hyde Park

Exploring a place together too could be interesting if you are wondering about things to do in the daytime. Hyde Park offers horse riding where you and your other half can explore this amazing sanctuary of nature on horseback! A magical experience indeed!

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Thames dinner cruise

Well, nights in London are always breath-taking, especially while on a dinner cruise floating across the River Thames! For those in search of honeymoon accommodation, hotels near Kensington Palace, for instance, popular hotels like Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel offer a great stay.

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Planning a wedding is never an easy task and is always nerve-wracking. When it’s a destination wedding, you’ve opted for this might double your anxiety. However, if you’ve decided that Thailand is where you want to host your big day, here are a few tips to make sure you don’t turn into a bridezilla!

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Planning

It is essential that you’ve drawn up your own plan for the event before you start on any of the arrangements. Think about your theme, hotel, guest list, food, and entertainment. This will also help you make your budget. Also, consulting a wedding planner when planning your wedding in Thailand is a must.

The backdrop

Do you visualise yourself exchanging rings in the setting of a garden by the beach? Hotels like Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok is ideal for a wedding by the riverside. However, have a clear picture in your mind before going ahead and reserving a hotel.

Logistics

When selecting your location in Thailand, you have a wide variety of options from a wedding in the mountains to a wedding by the beach or just at the ballroom of a luxurious hotel. However, if the place is hard to get to, the cost is said to be most likely to increase by 30%.

A bit of Thai

Since your wedding is in Thailand, why not make it unique by adding a touch of Thai culture? Event facilities in Bangkok hotels offer a bit of a Thai twist to your wedding. Still, it is your option whether you’ll go along with it or not.

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Join your loved one for a dreamy and exciting travel experience through some of the most scenic destinations in Sri Lanka. Read on to know about the train journey from Colombo to Nanu Oya which is regarded as one of the best scenic travel routes in the world.

An intercity train, the Udarata Menike, runs through the scenic Sri Lankan hill country
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Getting train tickets

Sri Lankan trains have three classes categorised based on the level of comfort they provide. It is recommended that you should book either the first or the second since the third-class train compartments can be crowded. It is also recommended that you book your train tickets in advance.

What do you get to see?

Initially, you will be travelling past picturesque paddy fields and as you ascend the hill you will travel through wilderness and lush tea estates, you will also come across a number of tunnels, waterfalls, and rivers.

Things to remember

Keep in mind that safety should always be your number one priority, don’t stand near the compartment doors, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your seats. Keep your belongings close to you always.

Attractions and accommodation options

When you get off at Nanu-Oya, located just a fifteen-minute drive away, lies Nuwara Eliya where you will be able to find plenty of accommodation options from cottages in Nuwara Eliya the likes of Cottage 42 and many others.

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Thailand is a fabulous tourist destination, and if you’re looking to make Thailand the destination for your wedding, you need to get to planning. Here are a few tips to consider when planning a dream destination wedding.

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Selecting the setting

The atmosphere you want to set for your wedding is highly important. Are you looking at a beach wedding or something indoors? Once you decide this aspect, a lot of other things follow, but this is the very first step. Look up wedding venues in Bangkok, the likes of Chatirum Hotels & Residences, which will make the deciding process much easier.

A wedding planner

To ensure everything occurs way ahead of time so that you don’t have to fret about preparing during the very last minute, hire a wedding planner. They are the experts and know how to go about thins, especially in a land that you aren’t familiar with. This is a decision you won’t regret.

A Thai twist

The simple fact that you’re having your wedding in Thailand is amazing, however, to bring on a unique twist to things, add a Thai mix to it. It doesn’t really matter how you go about adding this twist, as far as you do. A Thai performance or Thai decor is enough to bring out the uniqueness of your wedding.

Food

The food plays a rather large role in any wedding, therefore ensure the menu at your wedding is something the guests look forward to. Thailand is a food haven, so you’re not bound to come across any issues in this regard.

 

 

 

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There’s something about cold weather that ignites romance and intimacy, two key ingredients for any couple’s escape! Here are some reasons why your next trip with that special someone should be to a destination with a cold climate.

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Cuddle Time
One of the best “perks” of the cold are the many opportunities to cuddle and get close to your partner! Be you staying at cabins in the Swiss Alps, lodges in Alaska or cottages in Nuwara Eliya including the likes of Cottage 42, embrace both the wonderful setting and your loved one for some all important snuggling.

Romantic Strolls
The cool weather makes taking strolls that much more romantic. Forget about the heat, dust and the sweat which are definitely not going to set the “right mood” and enjoy a leisurely walk, hand in hand amidst everything from mountain scenery to snow-covered landscapes.

Fun Exploring
The active couple may want to do more than just take some strolls! Most destinations with cool climates also have lots of adventures in store. Enjoy an afternoon of skiing, hike up mountains, trek through nature reserves or go ice skating; depending on the destination there will be much to experience.

Back Indoors
Of course, as the temperature drops, you can come back inside where there’s more to do. Play your favourite board or card games, have an indoor picnic (fireplace optional though highly recommended!), watch your favourite movies snuggled up together or just share your hopes, dreams and fears with the person who loves you unconditionally.

 

 

Home to stunning backdrops, turquoise waters, sun-kissed beaches and all things romantic, the paradise archipelago of Maldives is certainly an idyllic honeymoon destination. Read on to know what awaits here for lovebirds.

Snorkelling and Scuba diving

These are two of the most sought over activities by honeymooners who arrive at the Maldives. Almost all the islands in the Maldives are surrounded by reefs and you could find a myriad of marine creatures dwelling inside and around these reefs. This makes these regions ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Island Hopping

There are a number of uninhabited islands in the Maldives and if you wish to spend a romantic time together with your loved one in total privacy this is one of the best things to do.

Romantic dinner and luxury indulgence

The Maldives is home to exquisite resort properties the likes of Adaaran Select Meedhupparu and these hotels offer Maldives hotel packages that are carefully curated for honeymooners. You and your loved one can unwind, relax and enjoy luxurious comforts at your resort. You could also opt for a romantic dinner under the stars while you are here.

Watersports

If you wish to add a little bit of adventure to your vacation, then join in for an exciting watersport activity. Windsurfing, jet skiing, kayaking are some of the activities you could take part together with your loved one.

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Koh Samui is one of the islands located off the east coast of Thailand and is perfect for those couples seeking the perfect romantic destination for their next couple get-away.

Where to stay

If you want to get the best of these islands, it is better to stay at a resort, Koh Samui has many exotic ones nestled between its beaches, so finding one to fit your budget and preference should not be an issue at all. AVANI+ Samui is one such leading resort with stylish villas and exquisite dining providing a one of a kind island experience for you and your partner.

Enjoy a sunset dinner by the beach

Enjoy blissful moments by the beach by watching the sunset and tasting a perfect meal prepared by authentic Thai chefs. Pair it with your favourite glass of wine to complete the most romantic get-away.

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Go on a couple cycling tour

Feel the cool breeze hit you as you take a cycling tour with your partner and discover the hidden treasures of this gorgeous island. There are special packages that included cycling guides who will lead the way on this one of a kind 4-hour cycling tour. View beautiful temples, rubber plantations and much more.

Go on a boat ride

Arrange for a boat ride for you and your loved one to go on. Set sail on the clear blue waters of Koh Samui and check out the many corals, sea anemones and tropical fish on your journey.

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As one of Asia’s most vibrant holiday cities, Bangkok is a dream destination for couples the world over. A world-renowned cuisine hotspot, wining and dining is not the only romantic activity available to couples and honeymooners heading to the bustling metropolis.

Spa Days and Cruises

Those who are looking to kick off their Thai getaway in style should first head to one of Bangkok’s premier spa facilities and enjoy a massage or couples therapy session in the inner sanctum of the luxurious healing facilities. Couples who wish to see the sights from the comfort of a cruise can also hop on board a Chao Phraya cruise and take in the beauty of the riverside by day or by night with Anantara Cruises or any of the countless other tour operators in the city.

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Romantic Dining Options

Couples will find no finer alternative to the Buri Tara Wine Bar & Restaurant where the romance of Bali’s beachside bliss is recreated in cosmopolitan Bangkok.

Sweet-tooth Options
Couples with a sweet tooth should also stop by to sample the traditional Thai dessert selections at Cher Cheeva, arguably one of the most romantic restaurants in town. Night owls, on the other hand, will find Bangkok’s rooftop bars to be a spectacular setting to enjoy a romantic evening as venues the likes of Sky Bar and Octave offer sweeping views of the city and impressive collections of wines.

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A Walk in the Park
Often compared to Central Park in New York, the Lumpini Park is another romantic precinct in the capital where couples can paddle boat around the manmade lake or simply stroll hand in hand around the beautifully maintained lawns and tree-lined avenues of the park.

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Wedding!

Retaining a rare charm of another era, where traditional wooden houses stand alongside colonial mansions on ancient streets, Luang Prabang is considered to be a great wedding destination.

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The Atmosphere

Home to dozens of stunning temples clad in gold, Luang Prabang embodies a traditional yet timeless atmosphere; a magical setting perfect to celebrate your very own fairy-tale Laos wedding with your friends and family around you.

The Setting

Luang Prabang is home to a wide range of exquisite colonial villas and hotels such as AVANI+ Luang Prabang, which offers couples great wedding packages that cater to different budgets. Making inquiries and booking well advance is recommended.

The Logistics

If you wish to be cost-effective with your planning, choosing to book your wedding venue and other plans for the off-peak season would help you save up to 20-35% off your given rates. To save more consider booking your flights around 3-6 prior. This applies especially for ASEAN regions, since booking in advance is approximately 53% cheaper than doing so closer to the date.

Plan Minimally

Destination weddings can be quite expensive, but it also can be quite affordable if one goes about planning it correctly and minimally. Thinking long and hard about what will be crucial for the ceremony and keeping the guest list small will save you a couple hundred of dollars. Since destination weddings are all about the views, location and novel experience consider skipping the extravagant party favours and decorations.

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Escape to the ” City of Love” with its idyllic cobbled streets, intimate restaurants and seductive atmosphere, and discover romance all over again! Here are the top 4 must do things in Paris as a couple!

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Take in the Stunning Views from Atop the Eiffel Tower

Without doubt one of the most romantic spots in the world, the Eiffel Tower is a great place to kick off or end an unforgettable stay in Paris according to travel directories such as My Romantic Travel! To get the most out of the experience, avoid lines by buying tickets in advance and visiting at sunset!

A Spot of Romantic Shopping

No trip is complete with a spot of shopping! So, do make sure to pay a visit to the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees and Avenue Montaigne among others to shop for fine perfumes, exclusive designer items and more.

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Tuileries Garden Luftbild | Image Credit – dronepicr, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Take a Stroll Among the Famous Tuileries Garden

Take a short break from the bustling streets of Paris, one of the most popular couple holiday destinations and get lost in the stunning vernal splendour of the famed Tuileries Garden with your significant other.

Dining at its Finest

The capital of fine dining, Paris is home to some world-famous Michelin star restaurants whose culinary delights will tantalize your taste buds! Or if you are after a more intimate experience, drop in at a charming Parisian bistro!

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