Honeymoon Travel Tips
As your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll want it to be just perfect. Here are some handy hints to help you on your way.
Dollars & Sense
Take a major credit card with you to reduce the amount of cash you need to carry, and provide emergency funds in case you need it.
Try to change your money at national banks, as they usually offer the best rate of exchange.
Traveller’s cheque are a safer method for carrying money and can be replaced if lost or stolen. Order well before your departure date at your bank or an exchange bureau.
Keep a small calculator or currency converter on hand.
Include the following items in your first-aid kit. Remember to carry all medications in their original prescription bottles to avoid questions at customs.
Sunscreen; insect repellent; antihistamine for insect bites; antibiotic ointment.
Plasters for blisters; medication for motion sickness; water-purifying tablets.
Anti-diarrhoea tablets; antacid tablets; vitamin B for hangovers.
Decongestant tablets for head cold; throat lozenges; headache tablets.
Love and Marriage
Purchase some duty-free bubbles or wine as you leave home, as alcohol can be expensive overseas.
Buy small presents for each other while on honeymoon. ‘Souvenir’ is the French word for ‘remember’.
If your wedding photos, or even some snapshots, have been developed already, take some with you to enjoy looking over.
Make sure you get plenty of photographs on your own camera of both of you together. (Take film with you, as international and resort prices can be high.)
The Nitty Gritty
Pack an extra bag or expandable suitcase for honeymoon purchases.
Ensure your luggage is labelled both on the outside and inside with your name, hotel address and phone number.
Stop newspaper delivery and arrange for your mail to be collected or held at the post office during your trip.
Transfer the addresses of friends and family to whom you’ll want to send postcards to a small, travel-sized notebook.