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22 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations Newly-Weds Should Consider

22 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations Newly-Weds Should Consider

For honeymoon destinations, a very popular option is traveling to the Caribbean for a week and relaxing on the beach. However, there are lots of destinations out there that can make your getaway a relaxing adventure and a vacation that you will never forget. Consider the following romantic and beautiful destinations for your honeymoon:

1. Bali

Bali

    The warm Indian Ocean in a secluded area is the perfect romantic getaway. Spend your days along the beach, or travel inland to the forests and rice paddies. The culture is rooted in tradition and practice; you may even find yourself picking up a yoga class or meditating while you are here.

    2. Turks and Caicos

    turks and caicos

      Take relaxation to one of the world’s best beaches. Enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle. If you are up for an adventure, scuba dive in the coral reef.

      3. Mexico

       

      Sayulitas

        In Mexico you have a few different options depending on if you want the Pacific or the Gulf Coast, or if you want a resort area or a town with lots of character. A honeymoon-worthy destination is off of Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the resort town of Nuevo Vallarta. If you’re more into surfing, consider the relaxed surf town, Sayulitas.

        4. Fiji

        fiji

          At the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is a tropical oasis. It boosts of serene waters, relaxation, and a honeymoon where no one is going to bother you. Your retreat can be filled with lots of water activities, and days spent on the white sandy beaches.

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          5. Thailand

           

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            You can find a mix of adventure, culture, food, and relaxation here. From the jungles, to the crystal blue water, to a decadent plate of pad thai, Thailand is the perfect place to honeymoon.

            6. New Zealand

            New Zealand

              Is an adventure calling your name? New Zealand has beautiful beaches, mountains to explore, snorkeling in the coral reef, and even volcanos. You will not get bored with all of the activities here.

              7. Italy

              Italy

                Where else can you mix delicious food, culture, and a love of life? If you are looking for a romantic European getaway, Italy is the place. In Italy, you can indulge in homemade gelato, have dinner at a local trattoria, travel to the Tuscan wine country, and hop on a romantic gondola ride down the Venetian River. The landscape and culture are absolutely gorgeous.

                8. California

                Vancouver

                  Whether you are looking for the beaches, city life, or a relaxing week in Napa, California has it. From San Francisco to the beaches in San Diego to wine country in Napa Valley, you can find the perfect balance of relaxation and activity in California.

                  9. Florida

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                    Florida is the destination of choice when people want to visit in the U.S. and also have warm weather. Try the beaches at South Beach if you are up for the party scene, or along the Gulf Coast for a more relaxing atmosphere.

                    10. Costa Rica

                    costa rica

                      Surfing, rain forests, and relaxation are all in one place. Spend a day hiking in the rainforest and the next day sunbathing at the beach all the while living la pura vida.

                      11. St. Lucia

                      st lucia

                        A trip to the Caribbean where you can relax on the beach, travel to a volcano, explore the Piton Mountains and rainforest, and then travel to the Sulphur Springs of Soufriere. It’s all very close in proximity and you can see it all on your honeymoon.

                        12. Hawaii

                        hawaii

                          Make your honeymoon memorable with time spent at one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Why not learn how to surf? Spend a night watching hula dancing and dining on delicious Hawaiian cuisine.

                          13. France

                          Paris

                            France has many destinations to visit from the city of love (Paris) to the French Alps for spas and skiing to the Mediterranean resorts. There is always something to do in France! Go to historical landmarks or hop on a train to go to Nice for a few days and relaxing seaside.

                             

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                            14. Spain

                            Barcelona

                              The Mediterranean coast of Spain is wonderful for newly-weds. You can travel to Barcelona for culture, food, relaxation and parties. If you are looking for relaxation in a city not located in the Caribbean, this is the place. Stop by the Boqueria for one of the world’s best markets, rent a car and drive along the Costa Brava and Costa del Sol, and visit all of Gaudi’s architectural works.

                              15. South Africa

                              south Africa

                                If you want a diverse honeymoon filled with adventure, water, and wildlife watching, travel to South Africa. You can see all of the beautiful things that nature has to offer.

                                16. Kenya

                                kenya

                                  From the costal offerings in Mombasa to the inland capital of Nairobi, you will be dazzled by Africa’s beauty. Visit the coast and relax, take a camel ride, and explore throughout the capital city.

                                  17. Tahiti

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                                    Tahiti is an island paradise. If you’re looking for a place to relax alongside the beach with no interruptions, this is the place to be.

                                    18. Greece

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                                      Visit the history-rich city of Athens and walk through the ancient streets to see the country’s natural beauty. If you are looking to stay at a pristine resort, check out the Greek Islands. Here, you can relax, or charter boats and island-hop.

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                                      19. Portugal

                                      Portugal

                                        Portugal is a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon. From the secluded beaches outside of Lisbon in Guincho and Cascais, which are perfect for sunbathing and surfing, to seeing the countryside near Cabo da Roca, you will always feel welcomed. Amazing seafood, a glass of vinho verde, and a walk through Lisbon will make your honeymoon memorable.

                                        20. Argentina

                                        Argentina

                                          Argentina has a wide variety to offer whether you are traveling to Iguazu Waterfalls, the Patagonia countryside for wine and seeing gauchos, or the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires. Take a few tango lessons, travel throughout the country and be captivated by Argentinian hospitality.

                                          21. Maldives

                                          Maldives

                                            Travel to the warm climate island in the Indian Ocean and have an unforgettable time. You can relax on the white sandy beaches, swim in the Indian Ocean, go to the spa, and also travel to an inhabited island to see the local culture.

                                            22. Vancouver

                                            Vancouver

                                              If sightseeing and exploring are part of your requirements, then Vancouver is one of your options. See the gorgeous costal city, walk along the boardwalk, and travel to the mountains.

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                                              Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                                              20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                                              20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                                              Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?

                                              If your answer is “no” to any of the questions above, that means you’re not managing your time as well as you want. Here are 20 time management tips to help you manage time better:

                                              1. Create a Daily Plan

                                              Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.

                                              2. Peg a Time Limit to Each Task

                                              Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.

                                              3. Use a Calendar

                                              Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software.

                                              I use it. It’s even better if you can sync your calendar to your mobile phone and other hardwares you use – that way, you can access your schedule no matter where you are. Here’re the 10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track .

                                              Find out more tips about how to use calendar for better time management here: How to Use a Calendar to Create Time and Space

                                              4. Use an Organizer

                                              An organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.

                                              These Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools can help you organize better, pick one that fits your needs.

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                                              5. Know Your Deadlines

                                              When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.

                                              But make sure you don’t make these 10 Common Mistakes When Setting Deadlines.

                                              6. Learn to Say “No”

                                              Don’t take on more than you can handle. For the distractions that come in when you’re doing other things, give a firm no. Or defer it to a later period.

                                              Leo Babauta, the founder of Zen Habits has some great insights on how to say no: The Gentle Art of Saying No

                                              7. Target to Be Early

                                              When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

                                              For appointments, strive to be early. For your deadlines, submit them earlier than required.

                                              Learn from these tips about how to prepare yourself to be early, instead of just in time.

                                              8. Time Box Your Activities

                                              This means restricting your work to X amount of time. Why time boxing is good for you? Here’re 10 reasons why you should start time-boxing.

                                              You can also read more about how to do time boxing here: #5 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity.

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                                              9. Have a Clock Visibly Placed Before You

                                              Sometimes we are so engrossed in our work that we lose track of time. Having a huge clock in front of you will keep you aware of the time at the moment.

                                              10. Set Reminders 15 Minutes Before

                                              Most calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that alarm 15 minutes before.

                                              You can learn more about how reminders help you remember everything in this article: The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder That Works)

                                              11. Focus

                                              Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Multitasking is bad for you.

                                              Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.

                                              Lifehack’s CEO has written a definitive guide on how to focus, learn the tips: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

                                              12. Block out Distractions

                                              What’s distracting you in your work? Instant messages? Phone ringing? Text messages popping in?

                                              I hardly ever use chat nowadays. The only times when I log on is when I’m not intending to do any work. Otherwise it gets very distracting.

                                              When I’m doing important work, I also switch off my phone. Calls during this time are recorded and I contact them afterward if it’s something important. This helps me concentrate better.

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                                              Find more tips on how to minimize distractions to achieve more in How to Minimize Distraction to Get Things Done

                                              13. Track Your Time Spent

                                              When you start to track your time, you’re more aware of how you spend your time. For example, you can set a simple countdown timer to make sure that you finish a task within a period of time, say 30 minutes or 1 hour. The time pressure can push you to stay focused and work more efficiently.

                                              You can find more time tracking apps here and pick one that works for you.

                                              14. Don’t Fuss About Unimportant Details

                                              You’re never get everything done in exactly the way you want. Trying to do so is being ineffective.

                                              Trying to be perfect does you more harm than good, learn here about how perfectionism kills your productivity and how to ditch the perfectionism mindset.

                                              15. Prioritize

                                              Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.

                                              Apply the 80/20 principle which is a key principle in prioritization. You can also take up this technique to prioritize everything on your plate: How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

                                              16. Delegate

                                              If there are things that can be better done by others or things that are not so important, consider delegating. This takes a load off and you can focus on the important tasks.

                                              When you delegate some of your work, you free up your time and achieve more. Learn about how to effectively delegate works in this guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

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                                              17. Batch Similar Tasks Together

                                              For related work, batch them together.

                                              For example, my work can be categorized into these core groups:

                                              1. writing (articles, my upcoming book)
                                              2. coaching
                                              3. workshop development
                                              4. business development
                                              5. administrative

                                              I batch all the related tasks together so there’s synergy. If I need to make calls, I allocate a time slot to make all my calls. It really streamlines the process.

                                              18. Eliminate Your Time Wasters

                                              What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often.

                                              One thing you can do is make it hard to check them – remove them from your browser quick links / bookmarks and stuff them in a hard to access bookmarks folder. Replace your browser bookmarks with important work-related sites.

                                              While you’ll still checking FB/Twitter no doubt, you’ll find it’s a lower frequency than before.

                                              19. Cut off When You Need To

                                              The number one reason why things overrun is because you don’t cut off when you have to.

                                              Don’t be afraid to intercept in meetings or draw a line to cut-off. Otherwise, there’s never going to be an end and you’ll just eat into the time for later.

                                              20. Leave Buffer Time In-Between

                                              Don’t pack everything closely together. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each tasks. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one.

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