I hope you enjoyed the photos I posted from my recent trip to Nevis. Stunning island, wasn't it?! The destination was beautiful, but if you are looking for more action for your next vacation - I have the perfect combination for you...
You may or may not know this, but there are several amazing packages available that offer a visit to both London and France in the same trip! The reason this itinerary makes perfect sense is they are virtually right next to each other on the map barring a brief across the channel to get from London to Paris. As far as things to do the rich histories of both London and France provide many things to do making a combination London and France trip a great idea.
On combination trips, you choose activities before you go to locations that are easily linked to each other by transportation and distance. From there your trip across borders and cultures will be uniquely customized to fit your needs. You can choose between a trip that is about a week long to one that is several weeks, or somewhere in between.
A word of advice, don't try to plan too much in both destinations. The first rule would be to give yourself enough time to take it all in. Scheduling one activity for morning, one for the afternoon, with little rest in between can get tiresome. Yes, you will want to see as much as you can, but be sure to take time to actually enjoy the attractions and culture you're visiting.
When visiting London and France you can experience any number of historic locations and landmarks. From modern to classical this all depends on your taste. One interesting factor to consider is you can tour sections of both by bus, on foot, by boat or even by bicycle. Of course, photo opportunities abound all along the way.
Some common classic icons in the city of London include the London Eye Ferris Wheel, Big Ben, Windsor Castle and even The River Thames. London also plays host to music history and culture you will find nowhere else. France brings you to the stunning art and food of Paris. From the Arc de Triumph, to the Eiffel Tower, to the Louvre Museum marvels of living art welcome you.
There are travel package tours that include stops at specific destinations, whereas others will give you the freedom to explore on your own. The key to getting the most out of your trip is to explore all of your options ahead of time and plan for your must see attractions, but to have a back up plan as well. Your back up can include all of the attractions you will visit if you run out of “must see” destinations, or your first picks are unavailable. Of course, when you book your trip with Destinations HD we can help you plan everything well in advance, and we know all the hot spots you will want to consider.
I am heading to Nevis in a few days (a very small Caribbean Island just off St. Kitts). Nevis is known as one of the most unspoiled and relaxing islands. The vivid green landscape, blue skies, clean air, and long empty beaches - creates an island life that makes you stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around and within you. Nevis has also been said to be one of the most romantic islands - which leads me to my topic this week regarding LOVE...
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Regardless of how long you’ve been married, a vow renewal ceremony is a fantastic way to reaffirm your love and commitment with your significant other. The sad reality is we live in a day and age where divorce is as common as catching a cold and easier to do than fighting a parking ticket. This is all the more reason to show the love of your life that the love is still there and help keep those embers of romance burning bright for many more years to come! If you are considering a vow renewal, here are a few things to keep in mind:
When Should you do a Vow Renewal?
There is no universally accepted time for a vow renewal: it can happen just a year after your original nuptials, decades after or any time you choose really. It is all dictated by the couple. However, many people around the world prefer to have their vow renewals coincide with milestone years in the marriage; for example, to celebrate 10, 15, 25, or even 50 years of marriage. The vow renewals can also be planned to coincide with an important birthday. There is no wrong time as there is no wrong reason to do it. In fact, some people plan their vow renewals after they’ve had children and want to reaffirm their commitment in front of their children.
How Should you do a Vow Renewal?
Deciding on who to invite - the vow renewal ceremony can be as intimate or as big as you want. You may opt to invite only immediate family and friends, or you can open up the event to a large group of people for a mega-celebration. Whichever way you prefer it, intimate or a huge party, send out invitation cards in advance and begin planning your big day of saying “I do, still”. (invitations should be send 9-12 months prior if planning a destination vow-renewal OR about 4-6 weeks prior if hosting the event locally).
Make New Memories - While it is alright to incorporate some or all of the elements from the original nuptials, for example, reciting the same vows and wearing a wedding gown, you can also seize the opportunity to make new memories with your spouse by, for example, opt for different kinds of flowers. It is all up to you.
Hire a Photographer - Don’t leave the photos of the day to friends and family. Let them be there to celebrate with you, not work the event. You will also want a professional for the best possible memories - they have the eye and attention for details which you can cherish and show off for years to come.
Find the perfect destination - Like the rules of when to do it, there are no rules as to where to re-tie the knot. Why not opt for a sexy destination you have always wanted to visit? Think Venice, Caribbean, even Tahiti! An all-inclusive resort is a great option, especially for larger groups - everyone pays before they go and then they can just enjoy themselves on the trip. As an added bonus, having the ceremony at an exotic destination could make for a fabulous second honeymoon spot. Then again, if you would prefer to stay home for the ceremony you can always have the second honeymoon after the fact ;) Remember, the rules are up to you and your spouse!
How much you’ll spend on the big event will depend on a variety of factors including your number of guests, where you hold it, where you escape to afterward, etc… But, looking into the eyes of your spouse to declare your endless love? Priceless!
If you plan to travel for the event and would like help planning all the travel accommodations that will come with it, we would be honored if you would choose Destinations HD. Gives us a call at (913) 244-9195 today to discuss!
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