We know honeymoon planning takes time and effort. We created this page to help you plan your honeymoon in a simple and straight forward way. Each of the recommendations below are companies that we have personally used during our travels.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. The Nomad Newlyweds make recommendations because to help plan your trip/honeymoon, not because of the small commissions we earn if you decide to buy something. Please do not use the links below unless you feel that they will help you with your travel goals.
Most Recommended Honeymoon Resources
TripAdvisor: A great starting point for compiling research to plan your own honeymoon, TripAdvisor is a go-to resource for finding hotels, restaurants, and activities at your honeymoon destination. We use TripAdvisor to get a sense of what other travelers think about a particular location as well as read about first hand experiences.
They house a database full of millions of reviews from just about every activity and venue. We tend to look to see what others have to say about a company, and then make our own judgement based on several factors (like overall ratings).
Negative reviews are to be expected on any rating platform. A few negative reviews (out of many hundreds or thousands) should be taken with a grain of salt. Unless there are a lot of extremely negative reviews, try and look past them because those are usually the people who are never pleased about anything in life and like to dramatize a perceived worst experience ever 😉
Our flight booking process usually involves two steps: first conduct a little research using either Kayak or Google Flights to see what is available and search for the best deal. Then, click over to the actual airline website in order to book a flight.
Kayak: a great resource for both researching and booking flights. Kayak pulls flight information from all the major airlines and travel sites to show you an aggregate display of the best deals and flight connections. As a bonus, Kayak can also be use to book hotels or car rentals.
Google Flight Search: Another search option to find flights. If you are flexible with your dates or arrival city, try entering different dates/cities to see the price difference. You may manage to snag a last minute fare, or find am amazing discount.
When searching for a room at a hotel we use either Hotels.com or Booking.com. Both are easy to use hotel booking sites with similar features, inventory, and functionality. Make sure to check both and compare notes, as sometimes you can find a hotel on one site that is not listed on the other.
Hotels.com: We use Hotels.com quite often for booking hotels. In fact, as a Silver member of their rewards program, we have cashed in free nights on several occasions. Much like a coffee card, when you collect 10 nights the 11th night is free!
Booking.com: We use Booking.com to book hotels as well as read reviews (similar to how we use TripAdvisor). They have a fantastic selection of available rooms for all honeymoon budgets.
What’s great too is that most rooms have a FREE cancellation policy – a useful perk for those adventurous types who like to book a room in advance, but have the option of staying in one location longer. For example, maybe you are touring France on your honeymoon and want to spend an extra few nights in a cute village in Provence that you stumble across.
Cruise Ship Romance
VacationsToGo: A valuable travel website for booking a cruise vacation. The four times we have used them to book a cruise, we would rate their customer service as warm, helpful, and genuine. Whether by email or phone staff are available to help.
We enjoy searching for deals on VacationsToGo.com, and think it is a wonderful way to find an amazing cruise ship travel deal. It is no secret that we love to cruise. We think it is a great way to travel, and a fantastic honeymoon option.
Expedia: For car rental bookings, or hires as they say in Europe, we use Expedia. They search and compare all the major brands and offer excellent value for reserving a car on your big trip.
eBags.com: Having brand new luggage always feels good and looks good when your rolling out of the airport nd into your hotel. Being digital nomad we are always on the move and therefor need good sturdy luggage. We received 2 Samsonite suitcases from the parental unit before we left, and the luggage has worked brilliantly. One exception is wheeling heavily laden bags over cobblestone, but I don’t think anything was made to traverse cobblestone.
Samsonite luggage comes with a 10 year warranty (fairly rare nowadays), which is great to have as a backup.
Groupon.com: Groupon is a good place to get deals on restaurants and select activities for your particular honeymoon city destination. While Groupon may not be the first site you think of when it comes to travel, the reason we added them to this section is because they do have a really awesome travel section. Package deals are offered to destinations all over the word. Definitely worth a look.
Lonely Planet: Travel to a foreign county means slogging through endless opinionated websites for restaurant, shopping, or local attraction options. We still find ourselves buying or inheriting guidebooks by Lonely Planet wherever we go. The trust that Lonely Planet has built over the years for their brand means reviews and recommendations don’t have to be second guessed. No matter where you find yourselves on a honeymoon, chances are Lonely Planet has a guidebook to help you out.
Adore Me: A beautiful feminine robe, a sexy corset or a playful lingerie number certainly should be included in your honeymoon suitcase! Move over Victoria Secret, there is a new player in town. Adore Me by former Victoria Secret design director Helen Mears, is an online lingerie store selling beautiful, high quality, and fitting intimates for every personal style or budget.