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Best Honeymoon Destinations You Should Not Miss

Best Honeymoon Destinations You Should Not Miss

Sure, the honeymoon is a period when your partner and you go away to spend some quality time with each other, but that doesn’t mean you can just go anywhere at random. There are so many honeymoon destinations you two can go to and cherish that love you have for each other, so you should definitely take some time to do the research and find the perfect place to start making your first memories as an official married couple. Whether you prefer to be in pure nature surrounded by high mountains or you’d rather visit something more laid back and traditional like exotic beaches, you should know that this globe of ours has a lot to offer.

Cuba

01 Cuba

    This island is among Caribbean’s very finest honeymoon destinations, and is an option you should definitely consider. Just imagine you two being lazy in the Sun the whole day, drinking notorious Cuban cocktails in one of their widely known jazz bars and getting to know their vibrant culture. How amazing would that be?

    Bora Bora

    If you’d like to experience the supreme romance, Bora Bora is the place to go. Considering the fact hotels and resorts are more than capable of providing you with conditions so romantic you’ll probably think you are the only two people left on Earth. Having a private dinner on the beach during a sunset isn’t like anywhere on the planet.

    Venice

    It’s not a coincidence that Casanova was from Italy – the whole country was practically made for young lovers. First of all, the coastal architecture will charm you with its narrow pathways and vividly colored details. If that doesn’t sweep you off your feet, Italian cuisine most certainly will – those people really know how to live.

    Santorini

    04 Santorini

      Another costal spot that will leave you breathless. Santorini in Greece is widely known for its appearance – being there feels like you’re somewhere between earth and sky, and that’s something you really don’t want to miss. It really is an amazing place for newlyweds.

      Mallorca

      There’s so much more to this island than meets the eye. Other than gorgeous beaches and beautiful architecture, Mallorca has an amazing history I’m sure you too will find fascinating. So going there would be like going on a romantic adventure, which is the perfect genre for every honeymoon.

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      Rio de Janeiro

      This amazing city is hectic, everything moves fast and life in general has a different pace. If you’re up for having every day be even crazier than the previous one during your whole honeymoon, Rio de Janeiro is the place for you. You two can spend your time horseback riding, visiting astonishing landmarks or snorkeling – practically whatever comes to your mind.

      Hawaii

      Not just Hawaii, but the entire archipelago is the romantic center of our planet. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t just spend your honeymoon there, you should also get married there! Hawaiian wedding destinations attracted many celebrities, and you two can be one of those couples who had the perfect wedding.

      Ibiza

      08 Ibiza

        If your partner and you have more of a modern view of love, you shouldn’t settle for conventional honeymoon destinations. Ibiza is all about the clubbing culture, and the hottest spot on the planet that gathers internationally known DJs. If you two get a bit tired from all the parties, the other part of the island is a quiet little paradise where the only music you can hear comes from the waves.

        Dubai

        This exciting city is definitely capable of expanding your horizons – there’s nothing like it on Earth. You’ll be able to see everything from monstrous buildings that scream luxury, to wide empty spaces covered in sand. This unusual combination attracts people all over the world, so you’ll be able to witness a true clash of the cultures.

        Maldives

        If you want to be surrounded by clear emerald water, have a private beach entry, and enjoy your glass of champagne surrounded by vast tropical space in undisturbed peace, you should pack your bags immediately and head out to Maldives.

        Paris

        Also known as the city of light and romance, Paris is a must-visit spot for all those who are in love. Whether you want to go sightseeing, visiting museums or enjoying a romantic dinner in a small restaurant while admiring the view on the Eiffel Tower, Paris is the city for you.

        Buenos Aires

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        12 Buenos Aires

          Speaking of Paris – did you know that Buenos Aires is also called the Paris of South America? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially if we count in the fact that this is the city where tango was born. So, wild nightlife, massages for couples, or a dance lesson – it’s up to you!

          Las Vegas

          If you’ve eloped to get married, chances are that you’re already in Las Vegas. This flashy, luxurious, tacky city in Nevada is a bit more than just a gambling capital. Other than lights and casinos, you can catch many amazing shows, eat in the finest restaurants, and take a gondola ride or a boat trip along the Nile. Besides, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the occasional adrenaline rush when placing a bet.

          Amsterdam

          15 Amsterdam

            This wild city isn’t for every couple. Considering the fact that the Amsterdam keeps playing with legal boundaries, things might get out of control before you know it. However, if you’re not into psychoactive substances, you should rent a place just for the two of you  – it’s cheaper and you’ll have so much more privacy – and truly get to know the city by learning about its landmarks, history, or simply taking long romantic walks along the intriguing narrow streets.

            Bali

            This is a mysterious island of dragons and pirates, and it couldn’t be more inviting to all adventurers worldwide. There are all types of honeymoon destinations in Bali, but even huge hotels managed not to disturb its nature, which makes it a highly spiritual place that’s simply tailored for newlyweds.

            Puerto Rico

            Wouldn’t you like to start your morning with the finest cup of coffee in the whole world? Well, you can’t find a better place than Puerto Rico for this small ritual. Another Caribbean destination for newlyweds that will definitely astonish you with the quality of food, politeness of staff and – of course – carnivals, which you simply must participate in.

            Aruba

            Couples seem to be royalty here. Aruba is a welcoming island that gives a very special treatment to all couples, especially newlyweds. Just imagine – your partner and you sunbathing in a perfectly sandy beach, while everyone around you is practically throwing all kinds of perks, free drinks and complimentary commodities at you.

            Costa Rica

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            19 Costa Rica

              Another island of the Caribbean archipelago that’s practically a paradise for couples – but this one is for the daring. Costa Rica has a really rich landscape and ecotourism is quite popular here, so adventure will await you around every corner. Whatever you decide to do – bungee-jumping, zip-lining or mountain biking – I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun.

              Barcelona

              If you’d like to get to know how spirit of Southern Europe, you should know that Barcelona picked up only the best. Therefore, you two should hop on a scooter, and start visiting wonderful beaches. Besides, is there anything more romantic than driving into a sunset?

              Qatar

              Late mornings, having breakfast in bed, being lazy and enjoying the company of your loved one – that’s what Qatar is all about, well, Doha to be precise. Every detail will be arranged before you even get there, and everything you two will have to do is relax and unwind.

              Tahiti

              22 Tahiti

                If you’d like to celebrate your love for each other in a bungalow, so that the first thing you see when you wake up is the horizon, don’t bother having second thoughts and go straight to Tahiti. You can either join groups doing entertaining activities or simply enjoy your private escape with no one to bother you.

                London

                If you’d like a cultural epiphany for two, London is your city. You can even go pretty cheap because there’s no entry fee to their museums! So, find a cozy little place, get settled and go to the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, and learn about the unique exponents and see the world’s finest exhibitions.

                Agra

                India is really something else – their architecture, lifestyle, religious system and food is unlike anywhere in the world. If you need a romantic getaway, visiting Agra will feel like you’re on a different planet. While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss Taj Mahal – it will leave you breathless.

                Tanzania

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                25 Tanzania

                  Beginning your married life with a hot air balloon ride isn’t a bad idea, is it? That would be just the start if you decide to visit Tanzania, because you can have a nice romantic dinner in the middle of wilderness afterwards, sunbathe on one of amazing Indian Ocean beaches or go off on a safari adventure.

                  Belize

                  If you’d like your happily ever after to have a fairy tale beginning, I believe you won’t be able to find a place that’s nowhere near to what Belize has to offer. You can choose whether your honeymoon will be interactive, e.g. if you want to spend time with other couples, or you’d prefer it to be intimate and isolated. The landscapes are simply dreamy.

                  Vienna

                  This city of classical music, fine art and cultural events could be the exact thing you’re looking for. The seductive architecture will take you back to the age of Baroque, Art Nouveau and the Gothic era, and you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a fairy tale.

                  Malta

                  After the wedding, most couples are in need of a pampering treatment. All that buildup stress needs to be gotten rid of, and Malta is the perfect place for it. Once you land there, you’ll get a feeling that the whole place is tailored for newlyweds – and that’s exactly what it is. Delicious treats, thoughtful amenities and relaxing massages… Just sit back and relax.

                  Istanbul

                  28 Istanbul

                    Being the link between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is rich in incredible historic sites that will leave you asking for more. Learning about their oriental tradition and enjoying their unusual foods will create a strong bond between you and your lover, that’s for sure. Also, they have a unique architectural style that will leave you breathless.

                    Iceland

                    If you’d like to enjoy your glass of champagne in a hot tub surrounded by untouched wilderness, you should definitely pick Iceland for your honeymoon destination. Waterfalls, volcanos and geysers are just some of the things you’ll be able to see on this adventure, so it’s not something you want to miss out on.

                    One last piece of advice – try not to get to distracted with all those wonders around you, so that you can take a photo or two, which will help you cherish those wonderful yet-to-be memories. Each of these honeymoon spots is amazing in its own way, and it’s up to you to pick out the one which will be absolutely perfect for the two of you. Bon voyage!

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                    Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                    You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                    We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                    The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                    Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                    1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                    Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                    For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                    • (1) Research
                    • (2) Deciding the topic
                    • (3) Creating the outline
                    • (4) Drafting the content
                    • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                    • (6) Revision
                    • (7) etc.

                    Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                    2. Change Your Environment

                    Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                    One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                    3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                    Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                    Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                    My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                    Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                    4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                    If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                    Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                    I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                    5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                    I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                    Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                    As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                    6. Get a Buddy

                    Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                    I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                    7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                    This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                    For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                    8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                    What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                    9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                    If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                    Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                    10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                    Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                    Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                    11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                    At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                    Reality check:

                    I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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